Today's News

  • Staying cool at the pool

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer


    For less than the price of a gallon of gas, you can enjoy a day in the sun and keep cool this summer without leaving Springfield.

    Springfield's public pool is an affordable option to gassing up the minivan and heading out on the road.

  • 4-Hers attend camp

    Cool weather, great staff and enthusiastic campers all equaled a fantastic week at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp for Washington County.

    Thirty-four Washing-ton County campers and counselors enjoyed a week at camp whose theme, Camp Scene Investigation involved a camp mystery that all campers had a chance to solve for a grand prize at the end of the week. Classes such as lakefront, swimming, high and low ropes, archery, riflery, crafts, fingerprinting, sketch artist, nutrition, leather craft and biologist in training were other highlights of the four day camp.

  • Repairs made to Nancy Hanks memorial at Lincoln Homestead State Park

    By Jennifer Corbett

    Summer Intern

    In 1935, Washington County residents gathered at Lincoln Homestead State Park to celebrate the wedding anniversary of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks. They also gathered to celebrate the legacy of Hanks by dedicating a memorial to her just a few feet from the cabin where she grew up.

  • Sparrow-Coleman

    Kathy and Hershell Sparrow of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Melissa Sparrow, to Victor Coleman, son of Carolyn Coleman of Springfield, and the late “Billy” Coleman.

    Sparrow is employed at Sansbury Care Center in Springfield.

    Coleman is employed at Lincoln Homestead State Golf Course in Springfield.

    The wedding will be held at 2 p.m. July 19, 2008 at Army National Guard in Springfield

    The reception will follow the ceremony.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Program helps farmers begin operation

    By Rick Greenwell

    Washington County Extension Agent

    As promised, this is a continuation of last week’s article on Understanding Ag Loan Programs.

    What is the Beginning Farmer Loan Program?

  • Bonnie Plant operation, new jobs coming to county

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    The local economy will soon get a boost as some new jobs take root in Springfield.

    Bonnie Plants, a company providing vegetables, herbs, flowers and other gardening items to home and department stores such as Home Depot, Lowe’s, Wal-Mart and K-Mart, has announced it will open a new Springfield growing and distribution location.

  • Wright

    Kim and Wesley Wright of Lebanon announce the birth of their son on June 12, 2008 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    William Isaac weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

  • Reds take 9-10 girls title

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Reds are the champs of 9-10 year-old Little League softball.

    Although the title was decided the week before, the games played on July 7 were no less thrilling.

    Indians Vs. Dodgers

    In the first game of the evening, the Dodgers defeated the Indians by a score of 11-1 in four innings.

    Jazzlin Linton was on the mound for the Dodgers, who got some key hits including a two-RBI single by Erika Weir.

  • Don't rain on our parade

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The crowd was lined up along Main Street, the hamburgers were cooking, the band was setting up, kids had their faces painted and the old courthouse was littered with decorated bikes, sidewalk chalk drawings and dogs dressed in their holiday best. So a little bit of rain wasn't going to stop Springfield's ninth annual Independence Day celebration.

  • From left field

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    I can only take so much winning, so much success, so much happiness.

    That's why I'm going back to being a Cincinnati Reds fan.

    After spending the past eight years in St. Louis, I grew to love the Cardinals, seeing Albert Pujols make his major league debut, Mark McGwire's rise and eventual fall from grace, appearances in two world championships and finally winning it all in 2006. Enough is enough!