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Today's News

  • 8-10-year-old all-stars are state bound

     

    Who are the happiest kids in Washington County right now? The 8-10 year old Little League all-stars would be a good answer. The team competed in the District 5 Little League Baseball Tournament last week and, after defeating Glasgow 11-0 on Sunday, completed its quest for not only a championship, but a berth in the state tournament this weekend in Middlesboro.

    “It’s something that hasn’t happened around here for a while,” said head coach Leonard Abell. “I’m extremely happy for them.”

  • Jets Over Kentucky back at airport this week

     

    For 13 years now, model jet enthusiasts from all over the world have been coming to the Lebanon-Springfield Airport to fly their aircraft in an event known as Jets Over Kentucky.

    When it started, there were only 28 participants, according to event organizer Lewis “The General” Patton. When this year’s event opened Sunday, there were already many more than that, and Patton said the event is expected to draw between 160 and 180 participants.

  • Nelson County woman found

    UPDATE: According to a report from The Kentucky Standard, Ball has been found safe.

  • Practice makes perfect for sharpshooters

    Sports are at the center of many communities big and small across the United States. Whether it’s high school, college, or professional sports, people come from all over to watch and cheer on their favorite team or player. Here in Washington County, there’s a sport more than 20 years old and has seen many participants go on to compete at higher levels in competitions across not only Kentucky, but also the country.

  • Baseball All-Stars battle in District 5

    The District 5 Little League All-Star Baseball Tournament began Saturday, July 1, at Beaver Creek Park in Glasgow. Washington County’s 8-10 and 10-12 year old teams took on Marion County Saturday and Glasgow Sunday. The teams also took on Boyle County Monday and Adair County on Tuesday, though results weren’t available at press time. Washington County will finish play against Campbellsville today, July 5, at 5 p.m. CT. Be sure to see more in next week’s issue of The Sun.

  • 7/5/17 Briefs

    Ongoing

    Accepting Used Sporting Equipment

    Springfield Presbyterian Church Mission Store, Heavenly Treasures, is accepting used sporting equipment to be donated to needy children. Donations may be dropped off at the store on East Main Street in Springfield, next door to the church, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  

     

    Summer Feeding Program

  • Be prepared for disasters

    Washington County had a brush with disaster when high winds struck the area last week causing damage to structures and blocking roadways.

    Kevin Devine, the director of Washington County’s Office of Emergency Management, said the storm was an eye-opener for how fast things can turn sour.

  • When seconds count

    “Emergency 911, where is your emergency, what is your county?’”

    No matter what time of day or what day of the week, dispatchers at the Springfield Police Department are on standby, waiting to help you during your time of need. 

    E-911 Captain Francisco Vazquez, who’s been working as a dispatcher for 16 years, said someone is always on duty – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each person works a 12-hour shift for three days a week, followed by a four-hour shift. 

  • Jets Over Kentucky is next week

    Whoosh!

    The sound of jet engines will fill the air when approximately 200 people come to the Lebanon-Springfield Airport to fly in the 13th annual Jets Over Kentucky next week.

    According to the event’s organizer, Lewis ‘The General” Patton, it’s expected to be the largest remote controlled jet show he’s put on to date.

    “We are very satisfied,” Patton said. “This is the world’s largest jet event.”

  • Keeping kids full in the summer

    Tyler Brown

    Staff Writer

    No child in Washington County has to worry about going hungry during the summer, thanks to the summer feeding program sponsored by the Washington County School district. 

    The program has been in place since before current food service director Regina Hood took over eight years ago, saying they serve children of all ages across the county.

    “It is for children of any age from 2 to 18, and it is open to any child in the community,” Hood said.