Today's News

  • Switchgrass pelletized for biomass as part of UK research project

    Round switchgrass pellets, resembling small pieces of wood, rolled off machines at Midwestern Biofuels in Wurtland as the crop from a biomass research project at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture was pelletized for the first time.

  • Taylor in the state Junior Miss spotlight

    Washington County Junior Miss Josette Taylor wrapped up a whirlwind week Saturday as she competed in the Kentucky Junior Miss competition in Lexington. After weeks of preparation and hard work, it all came down to the final week, as Josette put in 12-hour days of rehearsals in anticipation of the finals.


  • Springfield native helping in Haiti

    The impact of a tragedy that hit Haiti last week has been felt around the globe, but one Washington County native was there to experience it first hand.

    Marsha Garner, 60, grew up on Beechland Road in Springfield and graduated from Washington County High School, but when a 7.3-powered earthquake hit Port-Au-Prince, Haiti last week, she was only 40 miles away from the heart of the disaster.

  • Whiteout scheduled tonight at WCHS

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Two weeks ago, a winter storm rolled through Kentucky, dumping several inches of snow and forcing the cancellation of high school basketball games. The Jan. 8 district match-up between Washington County and Bethlehem would have to wait until Jan. 22. Washington County is now hoping for a different kind of "whiteout" for tonight in Springfield.

  • County crews prepare for next round of winter weather

    Washington County Road Department crews have been working diligently to keep roads clear after last week’s snow fall. The department supervisor Albert Wimsatt told the Washington County Fiscal Court on Monday that his workers have been staying busy keeping up with Mother Nature.

  • Former deputies, five others indicted by grand jury

    Two former Washington County deputies were among seven people indicted by a local grand jury last week.

  • Commanders in the thick of the 19th District battle

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The past week was filled with important district match-ups for the Washington County Commanders. WC lost a hard-fought contest at Bardstown last Tuesday, with everything coming down to the wire. As the Commanders held a slim 53-52 lead with 16.5 seconds left in the game, a three-pointer by Tiger sophomore guard Nathan Hall found the net with seven seconds left, sending the stunned WC faithful home with a heartbreaking loss.

  • Second local rabies case confirmed

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Washington County officials have now confirmed a second local case of rabies. Following that news, officials are urging pet owners to have their animals vaccinated.

    “The latest report was a case of a dog being bitten by a rabid skunk and passing the rabies on to the pet,” said Sharon Browning with the Washington County Environmental Services. “Apparently the skunk got into a fight with the dog. The skunk wasn't tested, but the dog died and tested positive for rabies.”

  • St. Catharine basketball scores big with community service

    SCC Sports Information

    Many residents of Central Kentucky have become very familiar with the varsity basketball players from St. Catharine College. And they have done so without ever attending a game.

    The familiarity has stemmed from the many community service ventures of the Patriot women and men coached by Lena Bramblett and J.T. Burton. Within the last year the young players have painted houses, volunteered at local festivals, salvaged homes slated to be condemned, visited veterans centers and worked with elementary school students.

  • Man arrested in door-to-door begging scam

    A local man is facing a Class D felony drug charge after being arrested last Thursday night by Springfield Police. Joseph K. Sparrow, 29, of Springfield, is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and is currently being housed in the Marion County Detention Center in Lebanon with a cash bond set at $1,000.

    For the past several months, residents of Washington County may have fallen victim to Sparrow, who Springfield Police describe as a drug addict who used a door-to-door method to solicit money for his habit.