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Today's News

  • Search continues for missing teen

    Kentucky State Police are searching for a missing Washington County teenager.

    Dawn Hardin, 15, has been missing since Friday, Jan. 9, 2009. She is a white female with shoulder-length black hair, and weighs approximately 170 pounds and is 5 feet, 5 inches tall. She has lip and ear piercings.

    Hardin was last seen wearing light blue jeans, a white thermal knit shirt decorated with light blue skulls and a black jacket.

    Anyone with information about her whereabouts should contact the Kentucky State Police at 1 (800) 222-5555. Trooper John Adams is investigating.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Remembering the dream

    More than 45 years have passed since Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Monday night, the words of that speech were spoken again, this time by Gene Livers of Springfield as part of a celebration of King’s life and legacy at the River of Life Church.

    Livers said being able to recite the words of that speech on the anniversary of King’s birth as part of the celebration was special to him.

  • Baseball booster chili supper

    The Washington County High School baseball boosters will have a chili supper Friday, Jan. 23 from 5-8 p.m. at the high school cafeteria. The menu will include chili, sandwiches, drinks and desserts.

    There will also be a silent auction for three gift baskets, one featuring UK items, one featuring Washington County items and one featuring items for your car.

    Tickets may be purchased in advance from any member of the WCHS baseball team or at the door. All proceeds will benefit the WCHS baseball program.

    For more information, contact Coach Schuler at (502) 639-2617.

  • SCC takes lumps on the road

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College men and women found out how it looks to play conference basketball on the road. And when they finished their first away date Saturday at the University of the Cumberlands, they didn’t like what they saw.

    Against the sixth ranked men’s team, St. Catharine dropped a 77-46 decision. The Cumberlands women, ranked 12th, defeated the Lady Patriots 79-49. The loss dropped J.T. Burtons team to 0-2 in the conference and 4-14 overall. The St. Catharine women are 1-1 and 11-9.

  • Commanders take Fort Knox, 70-63

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

  • 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.