Today's News

  • Golf carts may be legalized on city streets

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    There are no fairways, sand traps or greens, but perhaps an occasional water hazard can be found. Still, the streets of Springfield could see a lot more golf cart traffic in their future.

    Springfield City Council member Mike Elliott is preparing legislation for the next city council meeting on August 12 that could allow residents to use golf carts within the city limits.

  • Teen back home after being hit by truck

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    He’s home now and on the mend, but this time last week, Thomas Riney was hospitalized following an accident at his home.

    Riney, 16, was lying in the sun at the family’s home shortly after 3 p.m. Monday, July 14, when he was accidentally struck by a truck driven by his father, Billy Riney.

  • Local businessman spreading the word, one pedal at a time

    By Jennifer Corbett

    Summer Intern

    At 56 years old, some people would be preparing for retirement. But not Steve Hale. In fact, he wants to help out more people before he settles down.

    Hale, owner of Sell with Hale Realty and Auction, plans to depart on a more-than 500-mile journey July 26 from Boston Court in Louisville, Ky., and ride to Springfield the first day. Then he will depart on July 27 from Springfield and ride to Americus, Ga. His method of transportation: a bicycle, with a “poop out vehicle” attached.

  • Get into the swing

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County High School's girls golf coach Tom Harmon is looking for a few good golfers.

    With golf gaining popularity in recent years, it's never been a better time to get into the sport.

    Coach Harmon is looking to add members to this year's Commanderttes golf team and build interest in golf for the next generation.

  • All-stars go 1-2 in state tourney

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Despite their final state tournament record, the 2008 Washington County Little League all-stars did something that none of their predecessors could do at the state tournament - win a game.

    The team's victory over Morgan County on Saturday morning was their sole win, as Ashland National and Nelson County both won over WC. Washington County ends the state tournament with a 1-2 record.

    Game 1 vs. Morgan County

  • All-stars win game one

    Washington County's 11-12-year-old all-stars defeat Morgan County 5-2 in the state tournament. For a complete wrap-up, see this week's Springfield Sun.

  • Click

    Michael and Julene Click of Lawrence-burg announce the birth of a son at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

    Clayton Michael weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19.5 inches long.

  • Middle school holds football mini-camp

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County Middle School will hold a football mini-camp on July 18-19.

    Camp will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday and end at 6 p.m. on Saturday with the players staying overnight.

    For more information, contact Coach Timmy Lawson at (859) 336-0364.

  • Shooting for success

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County High School girls basketball coach Bernard Smalley is serious about improving over last season's record, and he wants his players to know that.

    "If you want to go 8-20 again, I don't want you in here," Smalley said to his players.

    The team started summer practices on July 14. Basketball season may still be months away, but if the girls want to have a winning season, they've got to put in some practice time on the court.

  • All-stars prepare for state

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Now that the 11-12 year-old Washington County Little League all-stars have had some time off to rest, they will head to Louisville this weekend for the state tournament.

    WC will face Morgan County in the first round of pool play at 9 a.m. this Saturday at Valley Sports Little League in Louisville.