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Today's News

  • Springfield to host Lincoln bicentennial events

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    At the Springfield City Council meeting last Tuesday, McKenna Raybourne and Stephen Carney of the Springfield Young Ambassadors announced that Springfield Mayor John W. Cecconi and Washington County Judge/Executive John A. Settles have proclaimed Feb. 12, 2009 as Abraham Lincoln Day.

  • Mr. Smith goes to China

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Comparing Washington County to Beijing, China may be tough to comprehend, but when it comes to education, each country has something to learn from each other. That’s what Washington County High School Principal Leon Smith recently discovered during a trip to China sponsored by the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning based in Louisville.

  • Former Commanderette stars now shining in college

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Some former Washington County High School basketball players are finding success at the collegiate level.

    Brittany Edelen, a 2006 graduate of WCHS and the school’s all-time leading scorer, had a good showing this past week as she notched 13 points while going 5-for-11 from the floor, including 3-for-5 from the three-point line in a close 69-64 loss at No. 7 Tennessee Thursday. She added four rebounds in her 25 minutes of play against the Lady Vols.

  • Springfield teen missing

    The Kentucky State Police are attempting to locate 15-year-old Dawn Hardin of Springfield in Washington County. She is a white female with brown eyes and shoulder-length black hair, weighing approximately 170 lbs. and standing 5 feet, 5 inches tall. She has lip and ear piercings and was last seen on Friday Jan. 9, 2009, wearing light blue jeans, a white thermal shirt decorated with light blue skulls and a black jacket. If anyone has any information as to her whereabouts, please contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555. Tpr. John Adams is investigating.

  • Two killed in Tuesday night crash

    A Washington County man is dead after a two-vehicle accident on KY 555 around 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

    Robert Wayne Miles of Springfield was traveling north on KY 555 when he attempted to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone, according to a report by Kentucky State Police. The 1995 Ford truck he was driving collided head-on with a 2007 Chevy van driven by Willie J. Adams of Washington, Pa., who was traveling south on KY 555.

  • Eligible producers should sign up for MILC program

    The 2008 Farm Bill reauthorized the Milk Income Loss Contact Program (MILC). USDA issues MILC payments on an operation-by-operation basis. Beginning with Fiscal Year 2009 marketings, which started Oct. 1, 2008, the Farm Bill made changes to the provisions for payment eligibility to add an adjusted gross income (AGI) limit. If the individual or entity has annual non-farm AGI for the relevant base period greater than $500,000, the individual or entity is not eligible for MILC benefits.

  • Three Patriots earn pre-season baseball recognition

    SCC Sports Information

    The Collegiate Baseball publication annually picks “players to watch” for the upcoming season. And, in scanning over 200 rosters from NAIA schools, three of those players they deemed with the most potential will be suiting up for the St. Catharine College Patriots this spring.

  • From Left Field

    Hanging Chad

    Aug. 7, 2008, a date which will live in NFL infamy, will not be remembered as the day the New York Jets acquired Brett Favre as their starting quarterback, but more as the day that Chad Pennington got kicked to the curb after eight seasons as the Jets’ QB.

  • Commanderettes win one, lose one in district

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    There had to be a big sigh of relief from Washington County head girls basketball coach Bernard Smalley Friday night after the Commanderettes defeated the Bethlehem Banshees 36-30 in Bardstown to improve their district record to 2-1. The win practically assured that they would stay out of fourth place in district standings and not have to face Nelson County in the first round of the tournament.

  • Jewels from Lebanon robbery recovered in Springfield

    The Springfield Police Department has played a key role in the recovery of approximately $20,000 worth of stolen jewelry, although an estimated $40,000 worth of jewelry remains missing.