Today's News

  • Blake Hoppes Youth Football

    Sign-ups for the Blake Hoppes Youth Football League will take place Friday, Aug. 14 from 6-8 p.m., and on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Washington County High School weight room.

    Children grades K-6 are eligible and all players must sign up even if they played last season.

    For more information, call (859) 481-1469.

  • Commanders use scrimmages to fine tune for the season

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The countdown is on until the start of the 2009 Washington County football season. Head coach Mark Perry and his staff are using this time to see where they stand and make any neccessary adjustments. The team played its annual intra-squad blue/gold scrimmage last Friday as a way to prepare for the upcoming schedule.

  • Volleyball season is here - dig it!

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Note: The Springfield Sun went to press before the Washington County volleyball home opener against Campbellsville last night. For results and photos, please visit our sports section online at www.readthesun.com.

    The Washington County Commanderettes lost their first scrimmage match last Tuesday, falling to Taylor County 28-26, 25-7, 25-20.

  • Cochran named new superintendent of Washington County schools

    Robin Cochran, principal of North Washington Elementary School, was named the new superintendent of Washington County Schools Thursday night. She is the first female superintendent in the history of Washington County Schools.

    Cochran, a native of Washington County, was selected by the school board and hired from a field of four finalists and 19 original candidates.

    The vote to hire Cochran was 4-0, with one member, Buffy Mann, abstaining from the vote.

    See the complete story in next week's Springfield Sun.

  • Replanting decisions critical

    It is getting time to plant wheat.  We received this information this week and you might want to read this and take some of this information into consideration.

    Fusarium head blight, also known as “head scab,” was widespread in Kentucky winter wheat fields during the past growing season. University of Kentucky College of Agriculture specialists encourage growers to make pre-planting decisions to ensure good stand establishment this fall and to lessen the risk of Fusarium head blight being a problem next spring.

  • State fair upcoming

    It’s almost time for the Kentucky State Fair!  This year’s fair dates are Aug. 20 -30.  Washington County 4-H members will certainly be spending a lot of time at the fair this year participating in animal and livestock shows as well as performing and exhibiting their 4-H projects in Cloverville.  The Kentucky 4-H Centennial will be a highlight of the fair and special exhibits and recognition of current and past 4-H champions will be scheduled throughout the fair.  On Thursday, Aug.

  • Kidney recipient can thank his 'guardian angel'

    Rob and Karen Waddell, members of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, have no doubt about the existence of guardian angels. In fact, they have names for theirs: Hugh and Kim Haydon.

    The Haydons and the Waddells met about five years ago when their daughters started kindergarten together. The kids stayed close, and the moms eventually became friends. And in May, the fathers of the two families forged a bond that will last a lifetime when Hugh Haydon gave one of his kidneys to Rob Waddell.

  • Controlling ants in the home

    No one wants to wake up in the morning, go into a kitchen to grab some breakfast and find ants invading your home.  Ants are one of the most common pests found in homes, but many misconceptions exist about their control.

  • Commander golf back in the swing

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    After starting the season with a five-stroke loss (166-171) to Marion County last Thursday, the Washington County boys’ golf team got its first win Monday with a seven-stroke win (165-172) over Bardstown.

    WC’s Chris Spalding shot a low round of 39, but the Spalding scoring-spree didn’t end there as Aaron Spalding shot a 40, Chase Spalding shot a 42, and Matthew Spalding shot a 44.

  • Fuel spilled at local gas station

    When Marion Cummins of Perryville pulled in for gas at the BP station on the corner of Main and Doctor streets in Springfield Friday afternoon, the last thing he expected was to be the center of attention. But just seconds into fueling his vehicle, he was showered from head to toe in gasoline after a rupture formed in the gas hose.

    Cummins went into a panic and dropped the fuel line as the gas kept pumping onto the pavement. Station manager Sonny Patel shut the pump off from inside the store, but not before 6.75 gallons of gasoline were flowing down the side of Doctor Street.