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Today's News

  • YMCA hosts punt, pass and kick event

    Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when Wilderness Trace YMCA will host an NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. at the Washington County High School football field.

    The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 8-15. For competition information, call 1-877-734-9622. Entry forms also are available from all schools, YMCA and online. Players must show proof of age. Volunteers are needed.

  • From Left Field: The Danville 500

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    I had no idea when I moved to Springfield that I would be granted a front row seat to one of Kentucky’s premier sporting events – racing! Now rather than hold these “need for speed” events at a sanctioned NASCAR venue or even on a dirt track, the participants of these events have cleverly decided to hold them on the public roadways.

  • Springfield one step closer to legalizing golf carts

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    One down and one to go. That's where the new city ordinance by the city of Springfield to legalize golf carts on city streets stands following the first reading of the ordinance at Tuesday's city council meeting.

  • Rizer wins at Senior Kentucky State Golf Tournament

    SCC Sports Information

    Special to The Sun

    Joan Rizer, golf coach at St. Catharine College, finished both first and third last week at the 29th Senior Women’s Kentucky State Golf Championship. Divided into age groups for the event played at Lone Oak in Nicholasville, Rizer finished first in the “freshmen” division (ages 55-59) and was third overall in the field of 126 players.

  • CATS tests show local schools highly ranked

    The Washington County School District has been recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education as an “exemplary growth district” following the recent release of scores from the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS).

    Only 64 of Kentucky’s 175 school districts have received this recognition. All schools in the district are progressing or meeting their goals, and the schools have also met the dropout and novice reduction goals set by the state. As a district, they rank fifth out of 18 districts in this region.

  • Sammi to the rescue!

    He stands about six inches tall, and he weighs 15 pounds, but don’t let his size fool you. Sammi is a big little dog.

    He’s not your typical super hero, but Sammi came to the rescue for Kathy Harvey and her son Kyle three years ago, and now, he’s part of the family.

    Kyle, 22, is autistic. In addition, he began to have unrelated seizures more than three years ago. Kathy said that was when she became concerned for his safety. Kyle had wanted a dog, but Kathy never imagined that a dog would be able to help with Kyle’s seizures.

  • Cornhole league starts Monday

    The fall cornhole league at Idle Hour Park will start on Monday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. The cost per two-person team is $50. To participate or for more information, contact Bernard Smalley at (859) 336-5448.

  • Volleyball squads have tough, busy week on the hardwood

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s been a busy week for the Washington County volleyball team as the squad played nine teams in eight days. The Commanderettes started play with a 6-5 record on Sept. 2. After back-to-back losses to Central Hardin and Marion County, which saw WC getting swept in both outings, the WC ladies looked to redeem themselves against a tough Campbellsville squad.

    Campbellsville

    Varsity

  • From Left Field: The Andy Griffith Show, starring Manny Ramirez

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    I'm a big fan of the Andy Griffith Show, and one of my favorite episodes is the one where his son Opie learns to throw temper tantrums from his friend Arnold. Of course, Andy, in his infinite wisdom, sees right through Opie's deceit and, as Barney Fife would put it, nips it in the bud.

  • In honor...

    Clyde Logsdon caught a plane to Washington D.C., this morning. The plane has landed by now, but Clyde is probably still a few feet off the ground, likely somewhere around Cloud 9.

    Logsdon, 87, is a Washington County native and a veteran of World War II. He and his daughter, Kathy Mattingly, left Louisville this morning as part of a trip to the nation’s capital aboard a flight operated by a veteran’s support group called Honor Flight.