Today's News

  • Springfield celebrates African-American heritage

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The streets of downtown Springfield were filled with food, fun and entertainment on Friday, Aug. 1, as the city held its 5th annual African-American Heritage Festival. The event recognizes and celebrates the contributions that African-Americans have made to the community. This year's event focused on the importance of education in children's lives.

  • Living in the past

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Most people prefer to learn about the Civil War by reading about it in a book or watching a film. Lee Lewis, of Willisburg, would rather learn about it by dressing the part and participating in battle re-enactments.

    “I learn something new at every event,” said Lewis. “The more you learn about the past, the more you appreciate what you have now.”

  • From Left Field: Render unto Caesar

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Until I recently graduated from college and got my job in journalism, I was a pro musician of more than 20 years. In 1989, my best friend Scott Carr's band was the house band at a small bar in Ironton, Ohio called The Park, and I was helping them out.

  • WC Stars win Marion County tournament

    Special to The Sun

    The Washington County Stars competed in the 2008 Marion County Invitational Tournament July 25-27 and brought home the championship trophy.

    WC took the #1 seed in Pool A and picked up wins in both semi-finals and the championship game. Sunday’s three-game single elimination round had fielding excitement, pitching challenges, and a few come-from-behind hits that helped WC overcome Anderson, Marion and Adair counties to bring home the hardware.

    Game 1

  • New bridge opens at Maker's Mark

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The Washington County Fiscal Court announced that a new Maker's Mark Bridge was completed on July 24. The bridge opened for traffic on the morning of Monday, July 28.

    The old bridge, which was damaged earlier in the month when an abutment fell into the creek, was torn down and replaced for approximately $52,000. $50,000 of that cost was paid for by Marion County through emergency funds.

  • Clements: It's a girl

    Catherine and Joe Clements of Lexington announce the birth of their daughter on July 2, 2008 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

    Elizabeth Frances weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19.25 inches in length.

  • WCHS football golf scramble is Saturday

    Special to The Sun

    The Washington County High School football booster club will host the third annual Washington County Football Boosters’ Commander Golf Classic benefitting the team Saturday, Aug. 2 at Lincoln Homestead State Park Golf Course.

    The event begins at 7 a.m. Saturday with registration, followed by an 8 a.m. shotgun start.

    Prizes will be offered, including a chance to win a car by hitting a hole in one. Other prizes will also be awarded for closest to the pin and the longest drive.

  • School board filing deadline is Aug. 12

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Three of the five seats on the Washington County School Board are up for election this year, but so far, nobody has tossed their name into the hat to oppose the people who currently fill those seats for a four-year term on the board.

    The three districts to be decided this fall are held by Patsy Lester, who is the board chair serving from District 3, Margaret Newby of District 4, and Pat Clements of District 5.

  • Lincoln Homestead golf team wins President’s Cup

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Lincoln Country Club won the Presidents Cup for 2008, defeating the Lebanon Country Club. This marks Lincoln’s sixth title. Not a bad feat considering the tournament is only 10 years old.

  • Lewis-Hamilton to wed Aug. 16

    Crystal Gayle Lewis and Richard Terrence Hamilton, both of Springfield, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The wedding ceremony is set for 5 p.m. Aug. 16, 2008 at Springfield Baptist Church, 305 Lincoln Park Road in Springfield.

    A reception will follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Bardstown Road, Springfield.

    All family and friends are invited to attend.