Today's News

  • Commanders take to the practice field

    With the regular season slated to start Aug. 28 at Shawnee High School in Louisville, the Washington County Commanders started preparing for the 2009 football season on Monday. You can catch all Washington County High School sports every week in each issue of The Springfield Sun.

  • School board votes to hire "SAM"

    The Washington County School System’s newest employee is SAM.

    The board voted Monday night to create a position at Washington County High School that will be known as school administration manager, or SAM. The position comes after multiple discussions about hiring a school resource officer at the high school ended in the board voting to not create that position. The SAM will have some of the responsibilities of the proposed SRO, but will also have additional duties.

  • Social News and Events


    Smith: It's a boy!

    Alexander Ray Smith

    Chasity and Michael Smith of Lebanon announce the birth of their son on June 23, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Alexander Ray Smith weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 22 inches in length.



    Rachel Wicker and Newman Miller

  • Try controlling sweet corn pests; take some time to enjoy life

    I discussed tomatoes last week, so sweet corn gets the nod this week.  From what I have determined this has been the worst year in terms of actually getting to eat your sweet corn, even though it has been a bumper crop.  I am talking about the many critters that have been eating it before we do.  The calls I have gotten include birds, raccoons, deer, and of course worms.  Out of all of these the birds are probably the most difficult to control.  A scarecrow, some loud music, or maybe even some wind chimes or old cd’s hanging high in the patch to blow and flash

  • Volleyball hopefuls hit the hardwood

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Several local high school girls turned out last week for Commanderette volleyball tryouts. Head coach Brett Hudson, assisted by Jordan Reinle, put the girls through their paces, working on passing, hitting, serving and basic fundamentals.

    “We have about 14 girls returning from last year,” said Hudson. “We’re looking to add about eight or nine to put us around 22 or 23.”

  • Faces of cancer

    Life after cancer definitely exists. To understand that, you need only to look at the faces and the lives of those who have survived it.

    Two local women are living proof of life after cancer, and their faces are part of a tribute to cancer survivors in the Lincoln Trail District.

    Michelle Riley and Kathy Carrico both endured their individual bouts with cancer and came out on top. Now, their faces and a portion of their stories are a part of “Faces of Cancer,” a traveling exhibit to pay tribute to survivors from the eight-county area.

  • Low and fixed income residents can save on fire fee

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    While it may not be your typical “fire sale”, the Springfield – Washington County Fire Protection District is offering a 50-percent rebate on the annual fire fee to qualifying district residents. To get half off the annual $45 fee, residents must file paperwork stating that they meet the qualifications for low or fixed income.

  • Local company charged in male-on-male sexual harassment suit

    A Washington County company faces charges of sexual harassment involving a male supervisor allegedly making sexual comments to a male employee.

    Haydon Brothers Contracting, Inc., is charged with violating federal law for allegedly subjecting a male employee to sexual harrassment, according to a report filed by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). A civil suit was filed against Haydon Brothers in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky’s Louisville Division.

  • Reflecting on cow herd changes

    We received this article from Dr. Roy Burris, University of Kentucky Beef Specialist, and thought we should share it with our local beef producers.

    What’s Happening to the Cow Herd?

    If you’ve been in this business for a while, you’ve seen how the nation’s cow herd is always changing.  History can sometimes be a good teacher, so it is probably good to consider where we are now, and to reflect on where we have been.

  • 9-10-year-old all stars fall in district championship

    Despite a strong pitching performance by Michael Chastain, Washington County's 9-10-year-old all-star team fell to Campbellsville 5-2 in the District 5 championship game.

    Chastain pitched into the fifth inning with a 2-0 lead, but had to be removed due to the pitch count rule. After Chastain left, Campbellsville scored five runs in the fifth to go ahead for a 5-2 lead and never looked back. Campbellsville now advances to the state tournament in Richmond next week.

    See complete coverage of the district tournament in next week's Springfield Sun!