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Today's News

  • Commanders drop opener at Shawnee

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The 2009 season got underway last Friday night for the Washington County Commanders as they opened the season with an 18-7 loss to the Shawnee Golden Eagles in Louisville.

    Each team traded possessions during the first quarter, with neither team able to score.

    The Commanders got on the board first when senior quarterback Michael Gash connected with senior receiver Alex Simms for a touchdown with 8:38 left in the first half. Seth Mattingly made the extra point to put WC up 7-0, a lead they took into halftime.

  • Scam alert: Fake call made to Sun subscriber

    A subscriber to The Springfield Sun contacted our office today and informed us that she had been contacted by someone claiming to represent the newspaper. The caller told the woman that her newspaper subscription was about to expire, and she needed to provide them with her credit card information to prevent the subscription from expiring.

    She did not give the information, and contacted The Sun offices to report the incident.

  • Season progressing for Commanderette golf

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderette golf team continues to battle through the 2009 schedule. With wins over Bardstown and Spencer County, the girls continue to build experience that will help in years to come.

  • Cash for Clunkers has little local impact

    While the “Cash for Clunkers” program offered by the federal government is a boom to new car dealers, smaller dealers like Hammer Chevrolet in Springfield haven't benefited much from the controversial, albeit successful, program. The government set an 8 p.m. deadline this past Monday for the end of the clunkers program, which funneled $3 billion into the sagging auto industry.

  • Commanderettes split six at Centre College

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The past week has been a productive one for the Washington County Commanderette volleyball team. After defeating Campbellsville 2-0 on the road last Thursday, the girls headed to Centre College for tournament action, which saw them go 3-3 overall. The 4-3 week brings the ladies to 5-4 early in the season.

    “In the four years I’ve been coaching, this is the most competitive and evenly matched that I’ve seen this tournament,” said WC head coach Brett Hudson.

  • From Left Field

    Everything's relative

    I’m a firm believer that everything is relative, be it where you live, where you go to know, who you know, etc.

  • School tax hearing is tonight

    Operating a school system is expensive business, and in a tough economy for everyone involved, it unfortunately costs more each year.

    The Washington County School Board will meet tonight to discuss with citizens the cost of operating the school system and how best to do that at a public hearing set for 6:30 p.m. at Central Office. The meeting is open to the public.

  • Commanderettes open with a win

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Call it season opener jitters, but the Washington County Commanderettes opened the 2009 season last Tuesday with a 2-0 win over Campbellsville by squeaking by in the second game, coming back to win 27-25 after taking game one 25-16.

  • Cantuc Whistlers provide kids with some fun in the sun

    The Burg was abuzz with activity over the weekend as the Cantuc Whistlers chapter of Quail Unlimited, Inc., held its annual Kids' Day. Although temperatures were in the 90s, that didn't stop nearly 170 young ones from coming out for the free event.

    “This was our fourth year,” said Jerry Mattingly, president of the Cantuc Whistlers. “Donations play a big part in being able to do this for the kids each year.”

  • WC boys finish second in All “A” Tournament in Campbellsville

    Special to The Sun

    The Washington County boys’ golf team finished runner up at the All “A” Regional tournament on Saturday at Campbellsville Country Club.

    Aaron Spalding fired a 78 and qualified for All “A” State as an individual. The state tournament will be held later this season at Arlington Golf Course in Richmond, Kentucky.

    The team shot a 337 total. Aaron Spalding shot a 78, Chris Spalding shot an 81, Travis Smith shot an 82, Chase Spalding shot a 96, and Matthew Spalding shot a 103.