http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en ‘The Ancient Art of War’ http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/%E2%80%98-ancient-art-war%E2%80%99 <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/band1_1.jpg" alt="Nicole Hines and the Washington County marching band took reserve grand champion in Saturday&#039;s competition." title="Nicole Hines and the Washington County marching band took reserve grand champion in Saturday&#039;s competition." align="left" hspace="6" width="139" height="85" /><p> Last week, the Washington County Marching Commander Band started their 2014 season. Friday night found the WCHS band preparing for their first public performance in full uniform.</p> <p> They performed with excitement at halftime for a very supportive home crowd. The next day came early with a practice that began at 5:30 a.m. After the intense practice, the Commander Band loaded the bus and headed for Mason County. &nbsp;</p> WC just keeps on winning http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/wc-just-keeps-winning <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_kelsey_vball.jpg" alt="WC sophomore middle hitter Kelsey Thompson delivers a powerful spike during one of last week’s games." title="WC sophomore middle hitter Kelsey Thompson delivers a powerful spike during one of last week’s games." align="left" hspace="6" width="96" height="85" /><p> After winning its first 12 games of the season, the Washington County Commanderette volleyball team(14-2, 2-2) have dropped two of the squad&rsquo;s last four games.</p> <p> But it&rsquo;s how WC has responded after each loss that has impressed assistant coach Casey Mudd the most. The team went 6-7 in games following a loss, but a win this past Monday against the Anderson County Bearcats (8-5) improved their record in that department to 2-0 on the season.</p> Traffic stop leads to meth arrests http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/traffic-stop-leads-meth-arrests <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/drug_bust.jpg" alt="More than two ounces of crystal methamphetamine and more than $6,000 in cash was confiscated by Harrodsburg Police during a traffic stop last Monday." title="More than two ounces of crystal methamphetamine and more than $6,000 in cash was confiscated by Harrodsburg Police during a traffic stop last Monday." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong>Jared Holt<br /> The Harrodsburg Herald<br /> </strong></p> <p> On Monday, Sept. 15,&nbsp; the Harrodsburg Police Department (HPD) seized 58.4 grams (2.06 ounces) of crystal methamphetamine and $6,356 in cash. According to a report released by the HPD, while conducting surveillance, officers observed a narcotic transaction taking place. A traffic stop was conducted on a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche involved in the suspected transaction.</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" /> 100 years a house of faith http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/100-years-house-faith <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/thompsonville-old.jpg" alt="Pictured above is construction of the first church Thompsonville Baptist called home in 1917." title="Pictured above is construction of the first church Thompsonville Baptist called home in 1917." align="left" hspace="6" width="121" height="85" /><p> On Sept. 3, 1914, a group met at the schoolhouse in the community of Fenwick and formed a local Baptist congregation.</p> <p> In the hundred years since, the area has become known as Thompsonville and the church&rsquo;s first long-term home has come and gone, but the community that comes together each Sunday remains.</p> Seeing stars http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/seeing-stars <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jolenedavis-boayersliberacetour_2.jpg" alt="Jolene Davis is pictured above with Bo Ayars — Liberace’s pianist and conductor — and two of her students at one of her tour shows with the famous performer." title="Jolene Davis is pictured above with Bo Ayars — Liberace’s pianist and conductor — and two of her students at one of her tour shows with the famous performer." align="left" hspace="6" width="87" height="85" /><p> Jolene Davis has had a love of music since an early age, and that passion paid off in a big way with the experiences she&rsquo;s collected throughout her career.</p> <p> Currently the director of the Bluegrass Kids in Springfield, Davis has a personal history that includes time spent with everyone from Liberace and Red Skelton to Tony Bennett and Phyllis Diller.</p> WCHS students getting on track http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/wchs-students-getting-track <p> Much of last week&rsquo;s Washington County School Board meeting was spent discussing the schedule for the move-in of the new high school, but several other topics were also addressed.</p> <p> Chad Willis, director of pupil personnel, updated district officials on the progress of students working in the high school&rsquo;s Commander Academy, and said the work study program continues to grow and be a successful model.</p> News briefs for 9/24 http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/news-briefs-924 <p> <strong>WC Fair Books</strong><br /> Washington County Fair books are now available. They are at the following locations: Washington County Public Library, Springfield State Bank, Farm Bureau Ins. and the Washington County Extension Office. For more information call Krista Thompson (859) 284 5524<br /> <em><br /> Through Sept. 26</em><br /> <br /> <strong>Hydrant flushing</strong><br />