Today's News

  • Commanderettes open with a win

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Call it season opener jitters, but the Washington County Commanderettes opened the 2009 season last Tuesday with a 2-0 win over Campbellsville by squeaking by in the second game, coming back to win 27-25 after taking game one 25-16.

  • Cantuc Whistlers provide kids with some fun in the sun

    The Burg was abuzz with activity over the weekend as the Cantuc Whistlers chapter of Quail Unlimited, Inc., held its annual Kids' Day. Although temperatures were in the 90s, that didn't stop nearly 170 young ones from coming out for the free event.

    “This was our fourth year,” said Jerry Mattingly, president of the Cantuc Whistlers. “Donations play a big part in being able to do this for the kids each year.”

  • WC boys finish second in All “A” Tournament in Campbellsville

    Special to The Sun

    The Washington County boys’ golf team finished runner up at the All “A” Regional tournament on Saturday at Campbellsville Country Club.

    Aaron Spalding fired a 78 and qualified for All “A” State as an individual. The state tournament will be held later this season at Arlington Golf Course in Richmond, Kentucky.

    The team shot a 337 total. Aaron Spalding shot a 78, Chris Spalding shot an 81, Travis Smith shot an 82, Chase Spalding shot a 96, and Matthew Spalding shot a 103.

  • Mangan has SCC volleyball ready

    SCC Sports Information

    Before entering her fourth season as volleyball coach at St. Catharine College, Juanita Mangan had one priority over the summer. That main order of business was to find a setter to run the new offense the Patriots will employ. That mission was accomplished but it wasn’t the only productive part of Mangan’s summer.

  • City seeks utility savings

    As more and more people scramble to save on energy costs and keep bills down, even city governments are looking for ways to cut back on spending. Case in point, the Springfield City Council’s decision to do some re-wiring of the lights at Idle Hour Park’s baseball fields.

  • Leon Smith, WCHS principal, named superintendent of Russellville schools

    Washington County High School Principal Leon Smith has been named superintendent of Russellville schools in Logan County. The announcement came Monday night in Russellville. For complete details, see this week's Springfield Sun.

  • Commanders tame Mustangs, 24-12

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The time for all the talk, all the second-guessing and all the pre-season speculation is over. This Friday night, the Washington County Commanders will step onto the field for their season opener against Shawnee in Louisville, and this time it counts.

    The Commanders have spent the past few weeks preparing for this moment, with their intra-squad blue/gold scrimmage on August 7 and a game simulation scrimmage against North Oldham last Friday.

  • Cochran named superintendent

    When Robin Cochran was named superintendent of Washington County Schools Thursday night, some may have seen the announcement as a career move, but Cochran said it was much more than that.

    “This isn’t just a career move for me. This is my life,” she said. “This is where I want to be. I haven’t applied anywhere else, and I don’t want to be superintendent of any other district. This is home to me.”

  • Social news and events



    Amy Jo Wheatley and Jerimy Fletcher

    Bernice Lanham and Larry Wheatley, both of Marion County, announce the engagement and forhcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Jo Wheatley of Springfield, to Jerimy Fletcher, son of Karen Downs of Bardstown, and the late James Fletcher.

    The wedding will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fredericktown.

    The reception will follow at Holy Trinity Parish Center in Fredericktown.

  • From Left Field

    Buy me some peanuts and Asian stir fry?

    I was talking with Washington County magistrate Benjamin Settles the other day and he mentioned that he recently attended his first professional baseball game. Not of the year, mind you - I mean ever!