http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en PHOTOS: BPW Wine & Stein http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/photos-bpw-wine-stein <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4568edit-main.jpg" alt="The band Stoner Road from Bardstown played music from various artists at this year’s Springfield BPW Wine and Stein. " title="The band Stoner Road from Bardstown played music from various artists at this year’s Springfield BPW Wine and Stein. " align="left" hspace="6" width="115" height="85" /><p> The weather didn&rsquo;t want to cooperate, with rain coming down much of the day on Saturday, but that didn&rsquo;t stop the festivities.</p> <p> The 13th annual Springfield Business and Professional Women&rsquo;s Club Wine &amp; Stein was a success once again, though the final numbers on attendance and funds raised were not available at press time.</p> <p> BPW President Virginia White-Schatzke said that despite rain leading up to the event, there was still an exceptional turnout.</p> Commanderettes reach region http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanderettes-reach-region <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4879_edit.jpg" alt="The Commanderettes cheer at a play during Monday night’s battle against Nelson County." title="The Commanderettes cheer at a play during Monday night’s battle against Nelson County." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> It&rsquo;s been four years since the Washington County Commanderettes have been to the regional tournament, but as of Monday night, that all changed.<br /> The Commanderettes won their first game of the 19th District Tournament in a no-holds-barred fight against the Nelson County Lady Cardinals (10-20), defeating them 13-9 under a black and starless sky.<br /> For Commanderettes head coach Christy Baker, only one word could describe the moment as the Commanderettes celebrated their victory &ndash; &ldquo;amazing.&rdquo;<br /> Springfield native takes Homeland internship http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/springfield-native-takes-homeland-internship <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/photo_3_3.jpg" alt="Brittany Wells’ internship in Washington D.C. will run through August." title="Brittany Wells’ internship in Washington D.C. will run through August." align="left" hspace="6" width="81" height="85" /><p> A Springfield woman has earned the opportunity of a lifetime, but she&rsquo;s ready to make sure it&rsquo;s just the next step in a career full of accomplishments.</p> <p> Brittany Wells, a 2009 graduate of Washington County High School, is off to Washington D.C. as part of a paid, full-time internship with the Department of Homeland Security. Wells spoke to The Sun prior to beginning orientation this week, and she said others are more capable than they realize of making the jump from small town to big government.</p> Today in History http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/today-history <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ipad-history_t607.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /> Wagon reported stolen http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/wagon-reported-stolen <p> The Washington County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office provided a report on a stolen wagon that was reported missing on Monday.</p> <p> Mikie Colvin informed authorities that his 20-foot wagon with a diamond plate steel bed was stolen, according to an incident report filed by Deputy Jackie Robinson. The wagon was taken from a field at 1200 Shortline Road and is described as having a slip-tongue hitch and being rusty in appearance.</p> <p> The report also noted that because of the diamond plate steel bed, the wagon would be easily identifiable.</p> County to receive federal aid http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/county-receive-federal-aid <p> Washington County Fiscal Court&rsquo;s budget will soon get a recharge after spending extra money to combat the two winter storms that swept across the state earlier this year. The funding comes after two disaster declarations made by President Barack Obama for various counties in the commonwealth.</p> <p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;m excited,&rdquo; Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said. &ldquo;We did have some extraordinary events, and you have to have well above any average event to be eligible.&rdquo;</p> Reception to honor retiring Bill Huston http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/reception-honor-retiring-bill-huston <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/huston_graduation.jpg" alt="St. Catharine College President William Huston is stepping down from his position at the conclusion of his contract in June." title="St. Catharine College President William Huston is stepping down from his position at the conclusion of his contract in June." align="left" hspace="6" width="117" height="85" /><p> A reception is being held Wednesday evening in honor of St. Catharine College President William D. Huston, who is retiring after 18 years with the school. Huston&rsquo;s contract expires at the end of June, at which time he will officially step down from the position.</p> <p> The event will be from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Emily Hundley Library on the SCC campus.</p> <p> While Huston said he isn&rsquo;t privy to the specifics of the reception, he&rsquo;s looking forward to showing his appreciation to the community.</p> Power restored after outage on Sunday http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/power-restored-after-outage-sunday <p> A power outage caused concern in Springfield on Sunday afternoon, but all services now appear to be up and running.</p> <p> The incident occurred around 2 p.m. Sunday and all Kentucky Utilties (KU) customers in the area were impacted. According to city officials, KU engineer Larry Gilpin advised that a transmission line issue leading into both of Springfield&rsquo;s substations led to the power outage. The issue was resolved quickly, with residents and businesses being without power for an hour or slightly longer.</p>