Today's News

  • 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!

  • County looks into dead animal composting

    It wasn’t your typical field trip last Thursday when members of the Washington County Fiscal Court took a field trip to a farm in Versailles. County Judge-Executive John Settles, magistrates Billy Riney, Morris Sweazy and Terry Tingle, and Washington County Extension Agent Rick Greenwell visited the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture’s Pin Oak Research Farm to look at ways dead animals can be turned into compost for agriculture.

  • Get involved with 4-H

    A new school year is here, and it’s a great time to get involved with 4-H, the nation’s largest youth organization. 4-H offers experiential learning to youth ages 9 to 18 on a variety of topics. With broad subjects ranging from insects to technology to sewing, youth can find a topic that interests them. By participating in 4-H, youth develop many essential life skills including responsibility, leadership and self esteem.

  • Will late summer nitrogen applications to pastures pay this year?

    We are close to the point where some livestock producers would normally start to apply nitrogen to tall fescue pastures to boost production levels and stockpile for fall and winter grazing.  There were few opportunities for this practice the last two years due to the dry weather, but 2009 has good potential due to the favorable soil moisture conditions.  Since there are many factors that will impact the profitability of this practice, the question at hand is: Under what set of conditions will applying nitrogen to pastures pay this year?

  • Planning meals for your family

    Anyone who cooks meals for their family wants to prepare nutritious meals that are tasty.  Great meals do not just happen. They take time and preparation, but following a few tips and planning meals in advance is beneficial for you and your family. By planning meals you can provide side dishes that appeal to everyone.  Planning your meals in advance could help you refrain from unnecessary purchases at the grocery store and have fewer leftovers. One of the best things about meal planning is that you create fun, family time where everyone can appreciate one another.

  • Commanders open at Shawnee tonight in Louisville

    The Washington County Commander football team opens the 2009 season tonight with a road game against Shawnee in Louisville.

    Senior Michael Gash will be the starting quarterback as the Commanders take the field with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

    Catch all the action live on 100.9 MIKE FM, and see photos and complete stats, coaches' comments and more in next week's Springfield Sun.

  • Theater fundraiser is tonight at Opera House

    The Central Kentucky Community Theater group will host a special fundraising event tonight in preparation for a trip to Walt Disney World for the Central Kentucky Youth Actors, who will perform selections from the musical “Grease” at the Orlando, Fla., amusement park in October.

    A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Opera House on Main Street in Springfield, followed by performances of songs from “Grease” at 6:30 p.m. on the Opera House stage.