Today's News

  • 11-year-old all-stars win 11-1

    By Richard RoBards

    Special to The Sun

    Washington County sent 11 batters to the plate in the second inning, scoring seven runs, as the 11-year-old team run-ruled Adair County 11-1.

    Trae Coulter gave up only three hits in his four-inning stint on the mound.

    Addison Riney had a single and triple to lead Washington County’s offense. D.J. Keeling, Isaac Yates and Coulter all had singles.

  • Milburn is state's longest-serving guardsman

    Most young men don't enter the Kentucky National Guard thinking they will make a career of it. But in February 1966, Roger Milburn, a then-17-year-old senior at Springfield High School, thought he would give it a shot. It turned into a 43-plus year career that has taken him all over the world.

    “I joined the guard when I was 17,” said Milburn. “I turned 18 during basic training and celebrated my 50th birthday on the equator in Ecuador.”

  • Social News and Events



    Tiffany Drury and Matt Webb

    Joyce Drury of Springfield announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Tiffany Drury, to Matt Webb, son of Cathy and Coy Webb of Tennessee.

    A private ceremony will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009.


    Susie Pardieu and Cliff Kinniard

  • "Hey now, you're an All-Star..."

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    You can tell it’s officially summer in Washington County when the big buzz on the street is who made the Little League all-star teams. This is always an exciting time as the best of the best compete against other all-star teams in District 5 competition.

    This year, family, friends and fans won’t have too far to drive to follow their favorite squad. The boys will be playing in nearby Campbellsville while the girls are traveling just a little farther to Columbia.

  • Fiscal court selects new insurance provider

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    It was business as usual for the Washington County Fiscal Court last Friday, but this time, it was a different setting that drew a lot of the attention. Instead of meeting in the annex building as in recent months, the court conducted business in the courtroom of the 1816 courthouse, making it the oldest courtroom in Kentucky still in continual use.

    “This is a historic occasion,” said Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles before calling the meeting to order.

  • Local theater group to perform at Disney World this October

    They’ve played to two sold-out crowds and put on an encore performance of Grease. Now, the Central Kentucky Children’s Theater Youth Actors are going to Disney World!

  • Local Independence Day celebration is Friday evening

    This Friday, Springfield will celebrate its annual Independence Day Celebration with festivities starting downtown at 6 p.m. This will be the 10th year for Springfield’s Fourth of July parade, and the city couldn’t have picked a better pair to be the grand marshals this year than U.S. Army Col. Arthur L. Kelly (retired) and his son, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Dan Kelly (retired).

  • UK ag meteorologist warns of livestock heat stress

    Recently Kentuckians have experienced some of the highest heat indices of the season. Livestock become uncomfortable when the heat index reaches about 90 degrees. With heat indices at or above that level this week, it’s critical for producers to be aware of what’s going on with the animals.

  • Springfield celebrates America's independence

    Music, fireworks, food and other fun rounded out the celebration of Independence Day in downtown Springfield Friday evening. See more photos in next week's Springfield Sun, as well as a slide show on our Web site, www.readthesun.com.

  • Be careful when spraying herbicides

    I have gotten several calls about plants doing weird things and having weird diseases only to get samples and home visits to determine that the plants were actually suffering from herbicide spray drift.  What gardeners need to realize is that not all herbicides stay where they are sprayed and that some plants are very sensitive to some of these chemicals.  Also, if you spray herbicide and it damages someone else’s plants you are liable.