Today's News

  • Commanders in the thick of the 19th District battle

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The past week was filled with important district match-ups for the Washington County Commanders. WC lost a hard-fought contest at Bardstown last Tuesday, with everything coming down to the wire. As the Commanders held a slim 53-52 lead with 16.5 seconds left in the game, a three-pointer by Tiger sophomore guard Nathan Hall found the net with seven seconds left, sending the stunned WC faithful home with a heartbreaking loss.

  • Second local rabies case confirmed

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Washington County officials have now confirmed a second local case of rabies. Following that news, officials are urging pet owners to have their animals vaccinated.

    “The latest report was a case of a dog being bitten by a rabid skunk and passing the rabies on to the pet,” said Sharon Browning with the Washington County Environmental Services. “Apparently the skunk got into a fight with the dog. The skunk wasn't tested, but the dog died and tested positive for rabies.”

  • St. Catharine basketball scores big with community service

    SCC Sports Information

    Many residents of Central Kentucky have become very familiar with the varsity basketball players from St. Catharine College. And they have done so without ever attending a game.

    The familiarity has stemmed from the many community service ventures of the Patriot women and men coached by Lena Bramblett and J.T. Burton. Within the last year the young players have painted houses, volunteered at local festivals, salvaged homes slated to be condemned, visited veterans centers and worked with elementary school students.

  • Man arrested in door-to-door begging scam

    A local man is facing a Class D felony drug charge after being arrested last Thursday night by Springfield Police. Joseph K. Sparrow, 29, of Springfield, is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and is currently being housed in the Marion County Detention Center in Lebanon with a cash bond set at $1,000.

    For the past several months, residents of Washington County may have fallen victim to Sparrow, who Springfield Police describe as a drug addict who used a door-to-door method to solicit money for his habit.

  • Time marches on for old Robinson store

    Located in Washington County just north of Sharpsville, where Routes 53 and 390 meet, sits the rundown shell of an old general store once owned by Jack and Adylee Robinson. Fifty years ago, it was the hub of the community, a place where many local residents purchased their groceries, feed, seed, and even their clothing. Today, the old store is home only to a family of stray cats. Jack  has passed away, and at 94, Adylee is spry and still kicking up her heels.

  • Commanderettes pick off Burgin but fall to Lady Tigers

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes opened the second half of the 2009-10 schedule with a road trip to Burgin to battle the 3-4 Lady Bulldogs.

    The first quarter was all WC as the Commanderettes got off to a 16-11 start after the first period. Burgin came back in the second quarter, putting up 14 points to WC’s eight, to take a 25-24 lead into halftime.

    WC pulled away in the second half, outscoring Burgin 14-10 in the third and 16-12 in the final quarter to win 54-47 and improve to 2-8 on the season.

  • School system now offering alternative education program

    In a pubic school system, learning is for every student, but not all students can learn in the same settings. That’s why Superintendent of Washington County Schools Robin Cochran is excited about a new program offering an alternative to students who may not have functioned as well as possible in the traditional classroom setting.

    The new alternative program offered at Washington County High School is a program Cochran has long believed was needed in the local school system, and she’s glad to see it coming to fruition.

  • Local man sentenced to 15 years for burglaries

    A Springfield man who went on a crime spree last spring has been sentenced in connection with numerous break-ins at businesses in Shelby County.

  • Livestock competitions to begin soon

    Although the warmer temperatures of spring and summer are just wishful thinking, it’s time for 4-H members who want to participate in livestock projects to begin making plans.  Kentucky 4-H requires that each member receive six or more hours of instruction in the various areas of livestock care, judging and general knowledge in order to participate in any 4-H livestock competition.  In Washington County, 4-H members join the 4-H Hooves and Horns Club to learn about the livestock industry and earn their six hours.

  • Social News and Events


    Coyle: It's a boy!

    Caden Shaun Coyle

    Rebecca and Shaun Coyle of Berea announce the birth of their son on Dec. 19, 2009 at St. Joseph East Hospital in Lexington.

    Caden Shaun Coyle weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

    Yates: It's a boy!

    Jason Michael Scott Yates

    Megan and Timothy Yates of Springfield announce the birth of their son on Dec. 14, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.