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Today's News

  • Porter introduced as Sun sales rep

    The Springfield Sun is proud to welcome the newest member of its staff, Stacy Porter. 

    Porter, a native of Bardstown, is replacing Lizzy Haydon – who is now a full-time employee at The Kentucky Standard, – and will take over advertising sales at The Sun. 

    Porter said she’s excited to take on her responsibilities and feels the transition will be a smooth one.

  • Jones funeral set for Saturday

    A funeral service for a man who went missing in early July will be held this Saturday, nearly a month after his body was found.

    Robert “Bobby” Jones’ funeral is set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. at the Letcher County Independent Baptist Church.

    Jones and his girlfriend, Crystal Warner, both of Florence, Kentucky, first went missing on July 3.

  • Yates to spend 120 days in jail

    Frankie Yates, the Springfield woman accused of stealing money, goods and Wal-Mart gift cards from people across North America, was escorted out of the courtroom by security after her formal sentencing last week.

  • Suspected scam artists in area

    The Irish Gypsy Travelers may be a group of scam artists you’ve never heard of, but they’re currently operating in Washington County.

    According to Deputy Jackie Robinson of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the group of scam artists has targeted several elderly people in the community and stolen thousands of dollars.

    He said they claim to be contractors and offer services that are not needed, do little or nothing and then demand payment.

  • Behind the Scenes ... of a band performance

    With a commanding roar of wind instruments and the ear-crushing crash of drums, the Washington County High School Marching Band could easily be called a force to be reckoned with. What few people realize – or fully appreciate – is the time and effort it takes for the students to put on an award-winning show.

    According to band director Scotty Burns, the 55-member band, which plays more than 10 different instruments, will perform its new and original show entitled “Disturbed,” this year.

  • WC volleyball win streak hits five

    After an 0-4 start to the season, the Washington County Commanderettes (5-4, 0-2) have finally found their groove, winning their next five matches, including last week’s matchups with the Woodford County Yellow Jackets (7-5) and the Danville Admirals (2-9).

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    WC head coach John Rogers said the team has been working on improving its serving all year long, and that focus showed through in the Commanderettes’ three-set win (25-14, 25-11, 25-17) over Woodford County.

  • Sure Shot

    Brady Lawson practically grew up with a gun in his hand.

    By the time he was 7 years old, he was already hunting, and within three years, he had picked up a sport that would become his passion: trapshooting.

    “I just kind of started shooting trap out with [his grandfather, Glenn Lawson] in the backyard,” Brady said. “He’s loved guns ever since he could pick one up,” added his father, Tim. “My dad was a trapshooter, and [Brady’s] just got a natural knack for it.”

  • Commanders lose 63-28 to Kentucky Country Day

    The Washington County Commanders (0-3) were able to keep up for one half in a road game against the Kentucky Country Day Bearcats (2-1) on Friday night, but a second-half surge by KCD ended in a 63-28 blowout Commander loss.

    The Bearcats started the game off with a quick score on their opening possession, but the Commanders answered back on their next drive. Facing a 3rd and 12, WC quarterback John Floyd threw a long pass to Jason Anderson, who drew a pass interference penalty on a KCD cornerback at the Bearcats’ 38-yard line.

  • Saylor, Hardesty appear in court last week

    An accused murderer and alleged sexual predator both appeared in Washington County Circuit Court on Aug. 31.

    Eric Saylor, 47, of Lancaster, entered the courtroom in shackles for a pretrial conference. Saylor is accused of shooting Shane E. Thomason at the Washington County Livestock Center on Feb. 1. The shooting occurred outside of the stockyard building during a cattle auction.  

    A bond hearing for Saylor was set for Oct. 12 and a jury trial was scheduled for March 6.

  • Mackville Harvest Homecoming Festival returns this Saturday

    When the Mackville Harvest Homecoming Festival was revived in 2013, it was the return of a long-beloved community event that had been dormant for eight years.

    This Saturday will mark the fourth year of the festival after its revival, and co-chair Amanda Preston hopes to see the popular celebration reach new heights again this year after seeing consistent growth in years past.