Today's News

  • Local couple thinks Civil War graves have been found on their property

    Owners of the old Jack Arnold House think their yard and pastures may be the home to more than just dry bluegrass.

    Ben and Susan Breeding of Washington County believe their front yard and side pastures are home to about 340 full Civil War graves and possibly many burial sites for human limbs.

    The Breedings, along with Sherry Robinson, a Kentucky Division officer for the United Daughters of the Confederacy, said the house was a hospital during the Civil War, and they believe limbs were pitched over the front porch after surgery.

  • Thistle program available

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has contacted us about spraying thistles this fall. They will spray five farms, 10 acres which they will provide the chemical and 20 acres if the farmer provides the chemical for the additional 10 acres. They will be in our county the first of October, if you are interested, please contact Cheryl at the Extension Office, 336-7741.

    This article is from William Kanitz President Scoring Ag., Inc., Bradenton, FL, USA. We thought some of you may find it interesting.

  • Lady Patriots' volleyball match benefits cancer research

    Special to the Sun

    Every coach will tell you that the won/loss record on the final ledger is what counts in an athletic season. But when St. Catharine College hosts the University of the Cumberlands on Oct. 14 everyone will be a winner, no matter the outcome of the match.

  • Commanderettes bounce back

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    After an easy win at Bardstown on Sept. 15, the Washington County Commanderette volleyball team was ready to hit the home hardwood against John Hardin on Sept. 18. The John Hardin team came came into the match riding a five-game losing streak. WC had some momentum from a win over Bardstown three days before, and they were able to beat the Lady Bulldogs 2-1 (25-16, 13-25, 25-23).

  • Three trucks and boat involved in crash

    Three vehicles and a boat were involved in an accident near the intersection of US 150 and KY 1030 Bear Wallow Road Friday, and a fourth vehicle came to rest in a ditch in an attempt to avoid the accident.

  • Cornbread Mafia member sought by U.S. Marshals

    The United States Marshals’ Office and Kentucky State Police are searching for Johnny Boone, a known member of the “Cornbread Mafia” who is considered armed and dangerous.

  • Web exclusive: One more week to go for golf cart ordinance

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    By this time next week, Springfield residents will be able to apply at city hall for golf cart permits. City Council held the second reading of the ordinance early Tuesday morning and it will take effect once it is published in the Oct. 1 edition of The Springfield Sun. All council members present voted in favor of the ordinance. Brian Bishop was the only member absent from the meeting.

  • St. Catharine women win, men lose in soccer

    Special to the Sun

    The St. Catharine College women's soccer team posted a 2-0 win Friday over visiting Spalding University. But the SCC men's team couldn't make it a sweep as they dropped a 4-1 decision.

    The Lady Patriots, 4-3, broke a scoreless tie just six minutes before halftime as Ashley Thompkins took an assist from Megan Metcalf for the goal. It was the seventh goal for Thompkins in the last three games.

  • Knight-mare for Commanders

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It didn’t take too long to see who would fire the first shot of the “border war” for 2008. In fact, it only took Marion County 17 seconds to put six points on the board with David Litsey’s opening kickoff return for a touchdown. Washington County never seemed to recover from that point in the game. Marion County defeated WC for the third straight year, winning 17-14 Friday night in Lebanon.

  • Hoping for a heart

    Larry Thompson doesn’t take life for granted anymore. He used to go, go, go, working constantly and rarely taking a moment to rest. Now, however, he doesn’t have a choice. His body can no longer hold up under the strain of a busy lifestyle.