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Today's News

  • Commanderettes face E-Town in regional on Monday

    The Washington County Commanderette volleyball team will participate in the 17th Regional Tournament at Central Hardin High School on Monday evening. They will face Elizabethtown in the first round at 6 p.m.

    The team lost 0-2 to Nelson County Tuesday night in the 5th District Tournament in Bardstown to finish second in the district. Pick up The Springfield Sun on Wednesday for highlights and photos.

  • Local library has big day at Lexington surplus sale

    September 20 was a big day for the Washington County Library. In fact, it was a day that brought about $8,000 worth of materials to the library at no cost.

    Washington County Public Library Director Joy Wandrey received an e-mail early on the morning of Friday, Sept. 19, informing her that the Lexington Public Library would be having a sale of equipment no longer used there. The e-mail featured a list of several items, but she was informed that other items would also be available.

  • From Left Field

    Armchair heroes

    It’s no secret that guys like sports, and when it comes to their favorite team or team they are cheering for at the time, sometimes little things happen that make you wonder if the universe is all cosmically connected.

  • Make your own compost and help the environment

    Have drought, wind, gas prices, economy, politics and the coming of fall got you down? You aren’t alone. So why not start thinking about compost. Yes, that’s right, compost. Why not? It will get your mind off of the many things you can’t do anything about. So, why not do something good for the environment and your garden and start a compost pile. Most people have leaves and dead plants this time of year and probably more so this year due to the drought and wind storm of late.

  • Drought will cost local farmers millions

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Back-to-back years of drought will end up costing Washington County farmers millions of dollars, not only in loss of crops or livestock, but also in costs to get parched acreage back into production, this according to Rick Greenwell, Washington County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • 4-H'ers win ribbons at Kentucky State Fair

    Washington County 4-H members had outstanding representation at this year’s Kentucky State Fair. Besides entering 4-H projects and showing various livestock, Washington County also took an active leadership role by providing the hosts for Cloverville one day.

    Volunteer teen and adult leaders helped state fair goers locate 4-H projects and be familiar with Cloverville which is the mock town that Kentucky 4-H uses to showcase all of the 4-H projects entered at the state fair.

  • Commanderettes advance in district play

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderette volleyball team found new life in the postseason with a 2-1 win over Bethlehem in the first round of the 17th District Tournament on Monday night. With the victory, the girls guaranteed themselves a spot in the 5th Region Tournament at Central Hardin, which begins Oct. 20.

    The Commanderettes got off to a shaky start in game one, but Morgan Thomas went on a 9-0 run in service and WC fought back to win 25-23.

  • Drought putting damper on state's soybean yield

    Kentucky’s soybean harvest yield estimate for September was down 8 percent from August but up 69 percent over last year at this time, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The increase is due to greater yields per acre and more acreage in soybeans. On the surface the number sounds impressive until the poor yields of 2007 are taken into consideration.

  • Fall cornhole league wraps up

    Idle Hour Park's fall cornhole league wrapped up on Monday night with the league tournament. Phillip Haydon and Keith White won a one game tie-breaker against Michael Smalley and Tony Churchill to take the championship. The team of Smalley and Churchill took second place. Third place was won by the team of Bobby Joe Mattingly and Bernard Smalley.

  • YMCA adult basketball league

    The Wilderness Trace Family YMCA will offer an adult basketball league starting Nov. 2. Games will be played on Sunday afternoons at the YMCA in Harrodsburg. Registration deadline is Oct. 17. Call the YMCA toll-free at (877) 734-9622.