Today's News

  • Knights beat Commanders 52-7 to win border war.

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The stage was set and the field was wet as the Washington County Commanders hosted the rival Marion County Knights at Bennett R. Lewis Field in Springfield. In recent years, Marion has come out on top in contests that have been decided by a touchdown or less. Tonight, the Knights returned home with a 52-7 win over the Commanders.

  • Spalding rules the ring

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Some sports are tougher than others, but one of the toughest has to be mixed martial arts, and Springfield native Deon Spalding is the reigning heavyweight champion.

    Spalding competed in Hardrock MMA 12: Night of the Champions on Aug. 15 at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville. Competing as a member of Team Animal, Spalding went one-on-one with Michael “PK” Parker for the vacated Heavyweight belt.

  • Southern States sells clovers for WC youth

    Southern States is showing support of local 4-H clubs by implementing the “Clovers All Over” fundraising promotion in Washington County.  During National 4-H Week and the week after (October 5-18) Southern States will offer shoppers the opportunity to purchase paper clovers in the shape of the 4-H emblem, and 50 percent of the proceeds will directly support local 4-H clubs in Washington County.

  • Alive After Five postponed for Thursday

    Due to the forecast of inclement weather for Thursday, Sept 24, the "Alive After Five" event on Cross Main Street in downtown Springfield from 6-10 p.m. is being postponed. 

    Continue to look to The Springfield Sun for a schedule of other future events in Springfield and Washington County.

  • Commanders host Marion County in gridiron rivalry tonight

    The Washington County Commanders will host the Marion County Knights this evening in high school football action.

    The Commanders come in off an impressive 48-24 comeback win at Lincoln County last week, while Marion topped Taylor County 67-0.

    The game kicks off at Bennett R. Lewis Field at 7:30 p.m. Follow up-to-date information by logging on to Twitter.com/wcsports and following us during the game.

    Catch all the coverage can be heard on MIKE FM 100.9, and also on WLBN AM 1590. The pre-game show begins at 7:15 p.m. with Hal B. Goode.

  • Patriots display signs of banner seasons

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    In a ceremony held last Wednesday evening in the gym at Lourdes Hall, St. Catharine College unveiled championship banners to commemorate the 2009 national titles won by both the Patriot baseball and softball teams.

    First, head softball coach Holly Smith took the stage to introduce returning team members from the championship squad. The team intro was followed by a slide show from the title game, accompanied by a play-by-play re-enactment of the final at-bats.

  • Girls’ soccer resurrected at WCHS

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    After a dormant period, Washington County High School is fielding a soccer team this year. Yes, a soccer team. And though the team has yet to win their first game this season, head coach Emily McConnell knows that this is a building year, and that the players have a lot to learn and a long way to come.

    “It’s an all-girls JV team,” said McConnell. “Some of the girls at the school presented site-based council with the idea of reinstating the team, so it was a student-motivated effort.”

  • Senior lunch program back on track

    It’s no secret that the senior lunch program at the Springfield Senior Citizen Center is a success. With dozens of elderly and disabled county residents taking advantage of the low-cost meals every Monday through Friday, the program depends on every link in the chain to operate smoothly. So when a recent kink formed in that chain, things came grinding to a halt, and it took some fast action to get the wheels turning again.

  • Social News and Events


    Newton: It's a girl!

    Payten Elizabeth Newton

    Elizabeth Hayden and Charles “Chuckie” Newton of Loretto announce the birth of an 8-pound, 8 3/4-ounce daughter, Payten Elizabeth Newton, born Aug. 21, 2009, at Spring View Hospital, Lebanon.

    Lenz: It's a boy!

    Liam Isaiah Lenz

    Shaina and Bill Lenz of Springfield announce the birth of their son at 3:43 p.m. on Aug. 14, 2009 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

  • Become a 4-H leader; conference to be held

    If you enjoy working with young people, volunteering as a 4-H club leader may be an exciting and fulfilling experience for you. In 4-H, caring, enthusiastic adults are always needed to assist young people in achieving their goals.

    Club leaders can positively impact a 4-H’ers life. It is very rewarding for them to watch young people build self-confidence and self-worth and develop new interests as they accomplish goals in various projects and activities.