Today's News

  • Diamond dreams

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    When Steve Thompson and Jude Spalding took to the softball field, they never dreamed of someday being hall-of-famers. But now, that’s exactly what they are. The two Washington County residents are among this year’s inductees into the Kentucky Softball Hall of Fame and Honor in Lexington. Thompson and Spalding attended the induction ceremony last Saturday.

    “It’s a real honor,” Thompson said. “I never thought I’d get into something like that.”

  • Commanders and Ads clash tonight in district action

    The football Commanders will be on the road tonight as Washington County travels to Danville to face the Admirals in a must-win district battle that will determine if WC will get a home game in the first week of district playoffs.

  • Now is good time to divide perennials

    With the end of the growing season looming, it is still a good time to divide your perennials.  If your perennials didn’t perform as well this year as they have in the past even with plenty of rainfall, it is probably because they need dividing.  When perennials get overcrowded they don’t bloom well and usually go into a decline meaning more disease, insect, and disease problems.  This year the extra wet weather caused several more disease issues than normal.

  • Social News and Events


    Settles: It's a boy!

    James Davis Settles

    Samantha and Jason Settles of Springfield announce the birth of their son on Sept. 21, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    James Davis Settles weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

    Lee: It's a boy!

    John Mikael Lee

    Brittany Wiser and Robert Scott Lee of Lebanon announce the birth of their son on Sept. 16, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

  • SCC volleyball drops four at Asbury

    SCC Sports Information

    St. Catharine College’s volleyball team ran up against some tough competition last weekend at the Asbury College tournament and fell in all four matches. The winless weekend left the Patriots with an 11-24 slate.

    St. Catharine opened play Friday against Webber International (Florida) and lost 3-0. Later that day they fell to Milligan College (Tennessee), also by a 3-0 count. On Saturday they again lost two matches 3-0, the first one to IU-East and the second to the host Asbury team.

  • County weighs bulky item future

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Everybody likes something for free. That's why the Washington County Fiscal Court is debating whether or not to continue free bulk item drop-off for county residents at the landfill. Until the court can determine their course of action, the free drop-off will continue for county residents only. Out of county residents and CD&D loads will still need to pay fees.

  • 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.