Today's News

  • Marijuana found in Main Street home Tuesday morning

    A Springfield man has been charged by police after approximately 35 marijuana plants were discovered growing in his home on Main Street Tuesday morning.

    An investigation conducted by the Springfield Police Department and the Kentucky State Police West Drug Enforcement Branch turned up the plants. The male found to be in possession of the plants was arrested on unrelated charges, and his name is not being released at this time due to the ongoing status of the investigation.

  • From Left Field

    My alma mater left for fodder

    You know, there are probably a lot of people here in Washington County who are not natives to this area. I know I’m not the only one, right?

    I’m just wondering how many of us non-locals still follow athletics from the school from which we graduated.

  • Commanders take Fort Knox, 48-7

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County High School celebrated homecomingFriday night, and no one was happier to be back on home turf than the football Commanders, who came out of the gate early and never looked back on their way to a 48-7 rout of Fort Knox.

    The Eagles swept into Springfield looking for their first win of the season. To make the stakes even higher, this was the first district contest of the year for both teams, so up for grabs was a chance to get a foothold in district standings.

  • New Pioneers to sponsor global multimedia program

    Thursday, Oct. 15, is the date.  The Springfield Opera House is the place.  From 5-9 p.m., the stage will be set for “Awakening the Dreamer:  Changing the Dream,” a unique global multimedia conversation springing up all over the world.  This local event will be sponsored by New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future and facilitated by Joe Mitchell of the Louisville Earth and Spirit Center.

  • Blood test method is simple, accurate

    This information is from Dr. Les Anderson, and I thought it was interesting enough to share it with you all.  I am not suggesting everyone rush out to do this, but it is interesting to know there is another way to pregnancy check.

  • SCC women win twice in soccer, men fall to Rio Grande

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College women’s soccer team eclipsed their 2008 victory total last week with two wins. The Patriots improved to 6-3-1 for the season by beating visiting Rio Grande on Tuesday and winning at Berea on Thursday.

  • Purdom prepares for third military deployment

    Freedom isn’t free, and Washington County native Davis Purdom knows that well.

    Purdom, a 1995 graduate of Washington County High School, now lives in Georgia, where he is a member of the U.S. Army stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga. He will be part of a group of soldiers deployed to Afghanistan in November, and this will be his third deployment.

    Purdom’s first two tours lasted 12 months and 15 months respectively, where he served as a fuel specialist in Iraq. His work had him refueling and rearming helicopters near the front lines.

  • Local farm does well at horse show

    Special to The Sun

    Rolling Acres Farm and Stables, owned by the Stannard family of Springfield, placed well at the 43rd Annual Kentucky Celebration in Liberty, Ky., last month. More than 500 entries took part in the four-day event.

    Walk Time Charlie, ridden by Rocky McCoy, won the coveted Two-year-old Stallions and Geldings Class by unanimous vote.

  • County homemakers host regional meeting

    Homemakers from eight counties gathered in Springfield last Thursday to participate in the Lincoln Trail Area Extension Homemakers Association annual meeting held at River of Life Community Church in Springfield.

    “The homemakers are a part of the county extension program,” said Kay Kennedy, Washington County extension agent for family and consumer sciences. “They do philanthropic projects throughout the community, and this is a way of getting together to discuss what we have done during the year.”

  • Commanderettes fall in first round of district

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It wasn’t the way they wanted the season to end, but Washington County head volleyball coach Brett Hudson is still proud of the way his girls played during the season, and even through the first round of district playoffs Monday night. Although the Commanderettes fell 2-0 to Bethlehem to end their season at 8-22-1, Hudson saw a lot of positive things that the squad will build on for next season.