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Today's News

  • Kelty: It's a girl

    Cami Lee Pass and Ryan Christopher Kelty of Spring-field announce the birth of their daughter at 9:54 a.m. on June 4, 2008 at Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville.

    Haylee Kendan Kelty weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

  • Commander Classic golf tournament ends in a tie

    Golfers from all over the Washington County and the surrounding area participated in the 2008 Washington County Commander Classic golf tournament on August 2.

    Prizes were awarded to Mike Yates for the longest drives on holes #6 and #15.

    Ryan Spalding won closest to the hole on hole #5. Other winners for getting closest to the hole were Matthew Smith (#8), Jason Hilton (#14) and Tommie Smith (#17).

  • No WCHS alumni game this year

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County High School alumni game will be postponed until next year because the football field is not ready. Instead, there will be a toned-down intra-squad scrimmage at 5 p.m. on the practice field.

    The football field underwent some renovation during the summer. The field was re-graded and a new irrigation system was installed. New Bermuda grass seed was also put down on the field.

  • Awards night closes summer youth league seasons

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

     

    The 2008 youth baseball and softball seasons officially came to an end July 29 with an award ceremony for all the participants at Idle Hour Park.

    Madison White and D.T. Yocum were presented awards for sportsmanship.

  • Springfield celebrates African-American heritage

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The streets of downtown Springfield were filled with food, fun and entertainment on Friday, Aug. 1, as the city held its 5th annual African-American Heritage Festival. The event recognizes and celebrates the contributions that African-Americans have made to the community. This year's event focused on the importance of education in children's lives.

  • Living in the past

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Most people prefer to learn about the Civil War by reading about it in a book or watching a film. Lee Lewis, of Willisburg, would rather learn about it by dressing the part and participating in battle re-enactments.

    “I learn something new at every event,” said Lewis. “The more you learn about the past, the more you appreciate what you have now.”

  • From Left Field: Render unto Caesar

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Until I recently graduated from college and got my job in journalism, I was a pro musician of more than 20 years. In 1989, my best friend Scott Carr's band was the house band at a small bar in Ironton, Ohio called The Park, and I was helping them out.

  • WC Stars win Marion County tournament

    Special to The Sun

    The Washington County Stars competed in the 2008 Marion County Invitational Tournament July 25-27 and brought home the championship trophy.

    WC took the #1 seed in Pool A and picked up wins in both semi-finals and the championship game. Sunday’s three-game single elimination round had fielding excitement, pitching challenges, and a few come-from-behind hits that helped WC overcome Anderson, Marion and Adair counties to bring home the hardware.

    Game 1

  • New bridge opens at Maker's Mark

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The Washington County Fiscal Court announced that a new Maker's Mark Bridge was completed on July 24. The bridge opened for traffic on the morning of Monday, July 28.

    The old bridge, which was damaged earlier in the month when an abutment fell into the creek, was torn down and replaced for approximately $52,000. $50,000 of that cost was paid for by Marion County through emergency funds.

  • Clements: It's a girl

    Catherine and Joe Clements of Lexington announce the birth of their daughter on July 2, 2008 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

    Elizabeth Frances weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19.25 inches in length.