Today's News

  • Marrinan ready for first year as WC girls’ soccer coach

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Girls’ soccer made a return to Washington County High School last year. A year later, coach Emily McConnell has moved with her family to New York state, and now Seamus Marrinan finds himself as the new girls’ soccer coach at WCHS. Marrinan is no stranger to local soccer players, having been involved in YMCA soccer leagues and the former boys’ soccer team at WCHS.

  • UK field days take place Aug. 5, 9

    Environmental issues are at the forefront of many people’s minds, including agriculture producers. University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension specialists will host two field days to teach tobacco producers how conservation tillage can help them run operations that are more environmentally friendly.

    The first field day will be Aug. 5 in Christian County and will focus on dark tobacco. The second field day will take place Aug. 9 in Marion County and is geared toward burley production. Both begin at 4 p.m. local time. Altria is sponsoring both events.

  • Springfield man arrested in Lexington;allegedly sent nude photos to minor

    A Springfield man is in jail after allegedly sending text messages containing photos of himself in the nude to a Gravel Switch juvenile.

    Charles Lee Hardesty, 35, of Springfield, was arrested Wednesday, July 28, by the Lexington Division of Police on charges of unlawful electronic communication with a minor.

    For complete details on the case, see the print edition of this week's Springfield Sun!

  • Commander Golf Classic benefits football program

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    When Washington County head football coach Mark Perry steps onto the playing field, it’s usually on Friday nights in autumn when he’s leading the Commanders on the gridiron. But on Saturday, Perry traded in his headset and playbook for a set of golf clubs as Lincoln Homestead State Park played host to the annual Commander Golf Classic.

    Despite a light early-morning rain, the course was in great shape as teams of four took to the links to raise money for the WC football boosters.

  • Bartholomai new WC boys’ golf coach

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Bobby Bartholomai has been named the new boys’ golf coach for Washington County High School. Bartholomai currently serves as the golf pro at Lincoln Homestead State Park.

  • Coleman sentenced to 53 years in Tennessee murder case

    A Knox County, Tennessee judge on Friday rejected the notion that the lone female suspect in a January 2007 torture slaying was a young innocent under the domination of brutal killers.

    Instead, Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner deemed Vanessa Coleman, 22, a street-savvy woman in firm command of her actions and callously indifferent to the consequences.

  • Election filing deadline is Aug. 10

    When election day rolls around this fall, at least one incumbent says his name will be on the ballot.

    Springfield Mayor John W. Cecconi said last week that although he has not filed his paperwork, he does plan to run for re-election for the office he has held since 2006, and has served a total of 17 years.

  • Weighing benefits of nitrogen applications

    We are close to the point where many livestock producers would normally apply nitrogen to tall fescue pastures to boost production levels and stockpile for fall and winter grazing.  Since there are many factors that will impact the profitability of this practice, the question at hand is: Under what set of conditions will applying nitrogen to pastures pay this year?  

  • School bus routes affected by road slides

    Slides along several roads in Washington County are not only giving members of the Washington County Fiscal Court some headaches, but once the school year starts later this week, parents and students along one road will also have to deal with re-routing school buses to avoid danger.

  • Social News and Events


    Taylor: It's a girl!

    Josie Alyssa Taylor

    Lisa and BJ Taylor of Springfield announce the birth of their  daughter on June 29, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Josie Alyssa weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

    Dowd-Mattingly: It's a boy!

    Bennett Patrick Dowd-Mattingly

    Ariana Dowd and Brian Mattingly of Louisville announce the birth of their son at 1:12 a.m. on June 30, 2010.