Today's News

  • 4-H Sharpshooters compete

    The Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters trap and archery teams kicked off their summer competitions on May 15 with the Spencer County Invitational competition.  They followed that competition with the Washington/Marion County Invitational competition on June 5.  Results from both competitions are listed below.  The pistol and rifle teams will begin their summer competitive events on June 26 at the District 4 Invitational that will be held at the Mercer County Gun Club.  Watch the Springfield Sun for results from the various competitions for shooting sports and other 4-H

  • Residents call for solutions to problems on High Street

    Taxation with representation – that was the rallying cry for several residents of East High Street in Springfield at the June 8 meeting of the Springfield City Council. A group of citizens concerned about issues such as loitering, noise, littering and general disregard for private property turned out to speak with council members.

  • Outstanding in his field: Settles wins prestigious FFA award

    It’s not uncommon to say someone grew up on a farm in Washington County, and it’s as true of Jordan Settles as it is of anyone you’ll meet. Not only did he grow up on a farm, the 19-year-old literally grew up farming.

    “He’s been working cattle since he was four years old,” said Charlotte Settles, Jordan’s mother. “He and Jeff came in and Jeff said, ‘Tell Momma what you’ve been doing.’ He had been opening and closing the gate as they got the cattle in. I couldn’t believe it.”

  • SCC Volleyball camp for junior and senior high players

    St. Catharine College will be hosting a volleyball camp for players in grades seven through 12 from June 20 to 23. The camp is open to both resident campers and commuters.

    The camp will be directed by Patriot head coach Adam Stevenson and his coaching staff. Stevenson is in his first year at St. Catharine College after serving as assistant coach at nationally ranked Olivet Nazarene University.

    The check-in for the camp will be Sunday, June 20 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm.

    For more information contact Coach Stevenson at adamstevenson@sccky.edu.

  • SCC Softball Camp

    St. Catharine College head softball coach Holly Smith will be conducting a softball camp on campus from June 21-24 from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

    The camp is for players of all ages.

    For more information contact Coach Smith at hsmith@sccky.edu or at (859) 336-5082, ext 1275.

  • Grand jury indicts five

    A Washington County grand jury has returned indictments against five people.

    Thomas R. Combs, also known as Thomas R. Cornish, 29, of 10071 Highway 555 in Willisburg, was charged with a total of 10 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument 2nd degree, a Class D Felony, and two  counts of being a persistent felony offender.

    According to court documents, the charges are in relation to forged checks, allegedly written between April 10 and May 11, 2010. Bond for Combs/Cornish was set at $20,000 cash.

  • Legumes send a second-round blow

    The following is an article from Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler, beef extension specialist,  University of Kentucky, and I thought it would be of some interest to you all.

  • Junior Miss contest is Saturday night

    A group of 13 young ladies will take center stage Saturday night to compete for the title of 2011 Washington County Junior Miss.

    Jordon Mudd, co-chair of the event, said the participants have worked hard, and she sees a lot of responsibility and determination from the group.

  • Social news and events


    Brady: It's Twins!

    Bella Janell and Benjamin James Brady

    Tonya Coffman and Larry Brady Jr. of Camp-bellsville announce the birth of twins, Bella Janell Brady and Benjamin James Brady, May 9, 2010, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Bella, weighed 5 pounds, 13.5 ounces and Benjamin weighed 4 pounds, 5.5 ounces.



    Erin Spalding and Michael Allen Green

  • County switches insurance plans for employees

    No one likes to see their insurance deductibles go up, but the Washington County Fiscal Court voted 5-0 Monday to switch the county’s insurance coverage for its employees to a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) managed by Peel and Holland Insurance through KACo. The vote was unanimous, with magistrate Greg Simms absent from the meeting.