Today's News

  • Enter your 4-H projects

    For the past 100 years in Kentucky, project work has been the backbone of 4-H and it’s “learn by doing” motto. 4-H members have entered their completed projects for county and state fairs, many of which they have later worn, used in the home or in early years, used on the farm.  

  • YMCA Volleyball and more

    The Wilderness Trace Family YMCA will be having an adult volleyball program. The program is offered for men and women starting on April 13. Teams need to have their registration in by April 6. If your team is interested in playing, contact the YMCA at 1-877-734-9622. The Wilderness Trace Family YMCA will also be offering Boot Camp and Yogalites at the Harrodsburg YMCA. The programs will start April 15, so sign up today!

  • Members compete in livestock judging

    Approximately 175 4-H and FFA members from 17 counties competed in the Washington Co. Invitational Livestock Judging Contest held at the Washington Co. Livestock Center on March 14.  The annual event is sponsored by the Washington County Fair Board and conducted by the local 4-H and FFA programs.  The contest, held at the Washington County Livestock Center, is the first to be held each year to help prepare youth statewide for livestock judging competition.

  • Safety first...and last at new judicial center

    The new Washington County Judicial Center is receiving customers and visitors every day. While the building is impressive and boasts amenities like plenty of office space and high-tech courtrooms, there is one particular area that hopefully most people will never get a chance to see – the secured prisoner area.

  • Customers in a rush as tax deadline nears

    The flowers in the garden are starting to bloom, winter’s chill seems like a faded memory and college basketball just wrapped things up for the year. So you know what time of the year it is, right? Of course, it’s tax time!

    What? Taxes?

    Yes, there’s one week left to file your tax returns, and if you’re like a lot of people, you’re waiting until the last minute to file. According to Darlene Carrico, the branch manager of H&R Block in Springfield, there are a variety of reasons why people procrastinate during tax season.

  • Rough week for Commanders

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    One week you’re hot, the next week you’re not. If anyone ever had doubts that baseball is a game of streaks, they haven’t followed the Washington County Commanders the past couple of weeks.

    After starting off the season with three consecutive wins, the Commanders have dropped four straight with losses last week against Russell County, Boyle County, Bethlehem and Marion County.

  • From Left Field

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  • New security steps going smoothly at judicial center

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The moment people walk into the new judicial center in Springfield, they can tell that things are done differently than in the past. After entering on the right, visitors are told to empty their pockets and then proceed through a metal detector. If needed, the court security officer on duty will use a wand detector to check specific parts of the body.

  • Commanders start strong

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders opened up the 2009 baseball season early last week by winning their first three games, including a 12-4 victory over Fort Knox March 24 to open home play. The early impression is that WC has some pop in their bats and some speed on the bases. Things looked a little shaky on the defensive side, but it’s nothing that can’t be solved by practice and communication.

  • 4-H members show off talent

    The premise that 4-H was founded on over 100 years ago was to teach life skills to young people they could use throughout their lives and to be successful in their career choice.  One 4-H project that has achieved this goal is the 4-H Talk Meet program.