Today's News

  • 2008 Year in review


    The Central Kentucky Community Theater raised the curtain for the first time on Jan. 11 as “Nunsense” took the stage as the theater group’s first-ever performance.

    April Reinle made her way to Lexington to compete in state junior miss competition. Reinle, who was named Washington County 2008 Junior Miss, was among 36 participants to take part in the state event. She placed in the top 10 overall, and won top honors for physical fitness.

  • Simms, Mudd receive honorable mentions

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Although football season has been over for a couple of months, honors are still coming in for the Washington County Commanders as seniors Joe Joe Simms and Lee Mudd have been named as honorable mentions in the 2008 All-State Football Team as selected by the Louisville Courier-Journal.

  • From Left Field: From reliever to starter

    From reliever to starter

    As we close the book on 2008, it's a good time to look back at all that has happened in Washington County sports during the past 366 days. But since I have only been here at The Springfield Sun for the past 205 days, my reflections will be somewhat limited.

  • WC girls win one of three at Caverna

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Following their first victory of the season against Bethlehem on Dec. 19, the Washington County Commanderettes basketball team traveled to Horse Cave to participate in the Lady Colonel Christmas Tournament at Caverna High School.

  • KDA launches high-tech system

    Two new Internet-based systems are enabling the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to carry out its pesticide regulation and environmental enforcement duties more efficiently, improving customer service and staff productivity.

  • Man remains in serious condition at Louisville hospital after wreck on Bloomfield Road

    A 20-year-old Springfield man remained in serious – but stable – condition at University Hospital in Louisville on Monday, after he apparently lost control of his 1984 Chevy pick-up Friday afternoon and struck a ditch on Bloomfield Road, just five miles north of Springfield.

    Washington County EMS initially transported James T. Spalding to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. He was later transferred to Louisville for treatment.

  • Economy forces county to trim 2009 budget

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    With a shortfall of occupational taxes expected next year, the Washington County Fiscal Court is looking for ways to cut back.

    “We've got to trim some budget somewhere,” said Judge/Executive John A. Settles. “Occupational taxes are one of the greatest income generators that the county has and I think we can all understand that income to the county is going to start going down.”

  • The spirit of giving

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Children from Fredericktown Elementary School gathered in the school's cafeteria last Thursday evening to participate in "Wrap It" night, the school's annual holiday giving project.

  • From Left Field: Wii will rock you

    Wii will rock you

    I bought my girlfriend Cindy a Nintendo Wii for Christmas along with the Wii Fit add-on package. Shhh, don't tell her, it's a surprise! She really wanted to get these, so I figured it would be a great excuse to buy a video game system. Afterall, I can justify it by saying it's meant to get us in better shape.

  • A new home for the holidays

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    This Christmas is pretty much like previous Christmases for Ange Umulisa. She is used to decorating the Christmas tree and having strings of lights around the house. But this year, Christmas is different because she is not in her native country of Rwanda.

    “(In Rwanda) we have the tree and the lights,” said Umulisa. “But there's no snow and it's not too cold, like here.”