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Today's News

  • Sorghum Festival is this week

    The Sorghum Festival is one of the longest running events in Washington County’s history, and this year’s edition hopes to find success with a mix of new events and some callbacks to traditional favorites. Things will kick off on Friday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 a.m. with the Farm to City breakfast at Mordecai’s. The festival will continue throughout the weekend, with Chamber of Commerce President Pat Rose hoping that this year’s events will include something for everyone.

  • No trial date set for Pennington

    It’s been more than a year since Crystal Warner and Robert Jones were killed on Texas Road in Washington County, and their parents still have no idea when the case will go to trial.

    Friends and family of the couple waited in silence during a pretrial conference Sept. 20, as they eagerly hoped for a trial date, but instead were left with yet another drive to Springfield.

  • Commanderettes play in All-A state tournament

    After claiming their fourth consecutive All-A Classic 12th Region championship last month, the Washington County Commanderette volleyball team spent this past weekend in the All-A Classic state tournament in Florence, Kentucky.

    The tournament opened with pool play, featuring four pools made up of four teams in each. Washington County head coach John Rogers knew his team had anything but an easy draw, and before the tournament was over, three teams from Washington County’s bracket would be playing in the finals of their brackets.

  • WC wins ‘Border War’

    There’s no such thing as an easy win, but the Washington County Commanders ended the game with a running clock and very little trouble against rival Marion County in this year’s installment of the annual “Border War.” 

    The Commanders outgunned the Knights 42-6 at Bennett R. Lewis Field in Springfield Friday night.

    Head coach Eric Sagrecy said he was happy with his team’s efforts. 

    “We played really well,” he said. 

    Sagrecy gave a shout out to a number of his players.

  • 9/20/17 Briefs

    Ongoing

    Fair Books Available

    Washington County Fair books are now available.  They can be picked up at the following locations: Washington County Extension Office, Washington County Public Library, Springfield State Bank, or contact Krista Thompson at (859) 481-5768.

     

    Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.

     

    Addiction Counseling

  • Peñalva joins Sun news team

    The Springfield Sun is proud to welcome a new member to its family. 

    Zack Peñalva, 23, has been hired as The Sun’s sports/news reporter. 

  • Council passes tax increase

    Springfield City Council passed a tax rate increase Tuesday night.

    During the public hearing – which had no Springfield citizens speak – City Administrator Laurie Smith went over the rate and cleared up some misconceptions. 

  • Drug problem on the rise in Springfield

    “Springfield is a quintessential small town in America,” Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith said. “But like all other towns in this great country, we have our problems like everybody else.”

    The problems the chief of police is talking about include a rising amount of drugs in the community. In fact, he said the illicit substances are getting more plentiful and cheaper.

    “I’ve been doing this job for 30 years, and this is the worst I’ve ever seen it,” Smith said. 

  • The thin blue line

    The city of Springfield is fighting to keep police officers on its streets as other local departments are offering more money for the same job.

    According to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, the city has lost officers in the past to other agencies and could possibly lose more in the near future.

    “It’s hard to keep and recruit good officers,” Smith said.

  • 9/13/17 Briefs

    Ongoing

    Fair Books Available

    Washington County Fair books are now available.  They can be picked up at the following locations: Washington County Extension Office, Washington County Public Library, Springfield State Bank, or contact Krista Thompson at (859) 481-5768.

     

    Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.

     

    Addiction Counseling