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Today's News

  • Baseball Commanders wrap up season

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    In just his second season at the helm, Washington County head baseball coach Derek Schuler has led the Commanders to their first winning season since 2003. The Commanders finished 2009 with a 14-12 record, their best since going 15-12 six years ago.

    Last year, WC went 10-18 in Schuler’s first year as head coach.

    The Commanders’ season came to an end with a first-round loss to Nelson County in the 19th District Tournament.

  • Hats of to the Class of 2009143 seniors graduate from WCHS

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    A packed house gathered in the gym of Washington County High School Friday night to celebrate the school’s 2009 graduating class. And while the program only lasted one hour, it probably seemed like the longest hour in their lives to the students as they waited to receive their diplomas and head out into the world.

  • Man arrested, charged with burglary

    A Lebanon man has been arrested and charged with burglary after allegedly breaking into a Springfield home.

    George Smothers, 40, of St. Rose Road in Lebanon, was charged with burglary 1st degree and criminal possession of a forged instrument after a May 22 incident at the home of Burton Hatchett of Springfield.

    According to Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley, Smothers entered the Hatchett home through a rear window and took a blank check from the home. The check had been made out to a local business, but no amount was written on it at the time.

  • Farmers markets have numerous benefits

    Many of us grew up with a family garden and remember the fresh taste of the first tomato of the summer or the crispness of the first ear of corn.  While you may not have the time or space to grow your own fruits and vegetables, you can still get the freshest produce available at your local farmers market. Shopping at the local farmers market has numerous benefits for you, your family, local farmers and the community.

  • Lincoln Homestead Junior Golf League

    A junior golf league for ages 10-16 will be held at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course beginning June 9 and lasting for five weeks. Play will take place every Tuesday and Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

    For more information, contact Bobby Bartholomai at (859) 336-7461.

     

  • Burgers, chips...and water!

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    It started off innocently enough as a cookout for the graduating class at Washington County High School. It ended up being a water-logged free-for-all as the seniors battled the underclassmen in a giant water balloon fight at Idle Hour Park Thursday afternoon.

  • Social News and Events

    BIRTHS

    Hood: It's a girl!

    Ava Violet Hood

    Todd and Pam Hood of Bardstown announce the birth of their daughter on April 23, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Ava Violet Hood weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length.

    Mattingly: It's a girl!

    Anna Kate Mattingly

    Amanda and Bobby Joe Mattingly of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on May 14, 2009 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

  • Equine field day is June 27

    University of Kentucky Equine Initiate presents, 2009 Equine Field Day on June 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This will be held at the UK’s Maine Chance Quine Campus, Newton Pike just north of I-75, Lexington, KY.

    The events highlights will be hands-on workshops and booths showcasing event partners, UK Equine Initiative groups.

    The Hands-on Workshops Include:

    • Managing problem weeds on horse farms, Dr. Bill Witt

    • Degenerative joint disease, Dr. Jamie MacLeod

    • Evaluating your feeding program, Dr. Laure Lawrence

  • Simms keeps racking up honors

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County’s Joe Joe Simms has been adding impressive honors to his resume lately. Recently, the 2009 grad of Washington County was named the 5th Region Baseball Player of the Year. A couple days later, he was named as one of the quarterbacks for the West team in the upcoming East vs. West All-Star Football Classic.

    News first broke early last week that Simms was named 5th Region Baseball Player of the Year.

  • Bank info scam targets local citizens

    A new scam is out there, and it’s targeting Washington Countians.

    Keith Reed, vice president of Springfield State Bank, said he has talked to customers who have received telephone calls from someone claiming to be bank representatives, and asking for account numbers and other personal information from the person answering the call.

    Reed said the person on the line has not identified themselves as being with a particular financial institution, but simply tells the person on the line that they are “with the bank” or “calling from your bank.”