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Today's News

  • McCain wins Entrepreneur of the Year Award

    This year’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award conferred by the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce went to a man who believes in hard work and his community - Michael Will McCain.

  • Suspect evades capture

    A police pursuit that started in Mercer County ended without capture in Willisburg over the weekend. 

    Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies Sue Mudd and Ian Justice were dispatched to assist Mercer County Sheriff’s Office deputies with a pursuit that started in their county, according to a report.

  • WC baseball wins game in All ‘A’ Classic

    After defeating the Marion County Knights in their first game, the Washington County Commanders’ schedule ramped up this past week, playing four games in all.

    WC (4-1) is currently on a three-game winning streak after defeating North Hardin by a score of 11-6 on Thursday, beating Danville 2-1 in extra innings in the first round of the 12th Region All “A” Classic on Friday and picking up an extra-innings 8-6 victory over the Campbellsville Eagles (1-2) just before press time Monday night. 

  • HOME AND GARDEN: Be Our Guest!

    Springfield is not known as a place filled with lodging options for travelers, but some local residents are changing that by opening their homes to guests through a popular website.

    Airbnb, a website established in 2008, continues to grow, and its users are spreading through cities and towns across the U.S., including Springfield.

  • City, schools meet to talk about lights

    As a Danville Admiral baseball player received permission to step outside the batter’s box, a shout came from the home team’s dugout.

    “Take your time. We’ve got lights!”

  • Mendoza sentenced to 20 years

    A man involved in a three-vehicle accident that left another man dead was sentenced to 20 years after accepting a plea agreement last Wednesday.

    Victor Mendoza, 25, of Campbellsville, appeared in circuit court before Judge Todd Spalding for final sentencing.

  • SCC gets its day in court

    Editor's Note: A portion of this article was inadvertently left out of the Wednesday, March 23, edition of The Springfield Sun. We sincerely apologize for this error.

    Saint Catharine College’s day in court last week proved to be very constructive for the college’s desire to be reimbursed for tuition that was withheld by the U.S. Department of Education over the course of three semesters. 

  • WC track team ready to start a new season

    According to head coach Eric  Sagrecy, one of the main goals for the Washington County Commander track and field team this season was to “get more kids involved.”

    In track and field, it can be hard for schools with smaller teams to be competitive at events because they aren’t able to participate in many of the disciplines.

  • WC strives for return trip to region

    When the Washington County Commanderette softball team reached the 5th Region Tournament last season, it was the first time the team had reached this milestone since 2011.

    And head coach Christy Baker believes that this was just the beginning.

    That trip to the region tournament made a big impact on the Commanderettes, according to Baker, and the team will continue to use last year’s performance as motivation for this season.

  • WC tennis plays first match of the season

    The Washington County Commander tennis team opened its season last week when it took on the Bethlehem Eagles.

    The Commanders picked up its lone win in singles play as junior Chase Drury defeated Bethlehem’s Davis Downs by scores of 6-4 and 6-2 in two sets.

    In other boys’ action, WC senior Thomas Graves was unable to take down Hunter McCoy, losing 6-1 and 0-6.