Today's News

  • Wilson-Warner to wed Aug. 16

    Maurice and Jane Wilson of Willisburg announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Dawn Wilson to Brian David Warner, son of David and Debbie Warner of Springfield.

    The wedding will take place at 3 p.m. on Aug. 16, 2008 at Willisburg Christian Church.

    Reception immediately following at the church fellowship hall.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • African American Heritage Festival is this weekend

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    For the fifth consecutive year, Washington County will celebrate its heritage this weekend as the 2008 African American Heritage Festival kicks off in downtown Springfield.

    Nell Haydon, director of the Springfield’s Main Street Renaissance Program, said this year’s event will pay tribute to African American educators. The festival will begin with a new event featuring a special panel of educators at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31 at the Opera House.

  • Local farmer's cows killed when struck by lightning

    By Jennifer Corbett

    Sun Summer Intern

    It had seemed like a normal day when Kevin Coulter left six cows and a bull to graze near a tree on his farm July 21.

    Soon it began to rain, so Coulter waited an hour before he went back to his cattle.

    But when he came back, all of them were dead. They had all been struck by lightning.

  • Perry preparing young squad for tough season

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    With less than three weeks to go until pre-season scrimmages start, the Washington County High School Commanders football squad is gearing up for a challenging season.

    “We have a tough schedule, through and through,” said head coach Mark Perry. “When you start with Lincoln, LaRue, Green, Marion and Bardstown, I don’t think there’s a bad team in that five. They’re all very good football teams.”

  • Clements: It's a boy!

    Beth Lay and John Paul Clements of Springfield announce the birth of their son on June 15, 2008 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Evan Ray Clements weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

  • Durham: It's a boy!

    Nancy Patrick Young and Lofton Durham of Pittsburgh, Pa. an-nounce the birth of a son at 2:19 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2008.

    Arthur Lofton Young-Durham weighed six pounds, seven ounces.

  • Haydon-Loveman to wed Aug. 23

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harry Haydon Jr. of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Margaret Louise Haydon to Rhett Barry Loveman, son of Eugene Barry Loveman of Gadsden, Ala.

    The wedding will be held Aug. 23, 2008 at Grayton Beach, Fla.

  • Abbi receives U.S. citizenship

    By Jennifer Corbett

    Sun Summer Intern

    Bonnie Abbi believes her move from Alberta, Canada, to Springfield, Ky., was due to God throwing a dart on the map. It was where she needed to be.

    “I now believe in all my heart there are so many blessings he could shower upon me here rather than in British Columbia,” Abbi said.

  • From Left Field: A "lot" of memories

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It was just a small corner lot located at 11th Avenue and 5th Street West near Ritter Park in Huntington, W.Va., but to us, it was Riverfront Stadium. Why it was vacant, we didn’t know. We were just grateful it was.

  • WANTED: Fall coed softball players

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer


    Several people have expressed interest in an adult coed softball league this coming fall at Idle Hour Park.

    You must be 32-years-old or over to participate, games will start in September.

    Four teams are required for the league.

    Registration fees and details are still being finalized.

    If you are interested in playing, contact Bernard Smalley at (859) 336-5448.