Today's News

  • YMCA flag football

    The Wilderness Trace Family YMCA announces their upcoming flag football program.

    It is for kindergarten through third graders.

    The season starts in September and will go through October.

    You can call the office or stop by Washington County Elementary School to sign up.

  • From Left Field: Brand loyalty

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    I'm sure as sports fans, we've all had those times in our lives when we dislike a particular player so much, we vow to never cheer for them no matter what. But what would happen if that player suddenly became a member of your favorite team? Although it is highly unlikely, given his huge inflated salary to go along with his huge inflated ego, what if Barry Bonds signed with the Cincinnati Reds?

  • Indications are prices will continue to climb

    The following is from University of Kentucky Ag Economics Department. I thought it was a very good article and would like to share it with you all.

    Rising costs put farming in center of perfect storm

    For the first time in 30 years, grain farmers received a raise, but they might not see as much of it as they would like, according to a University of Kentucky agronomist. Cattle producers are facing declining revenues. Vegetable growers are feeling squeezed both on the farm and beyond the farm gate. Blame it on the soaring price of inputs.

  • City moves forward on golf cart law

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    At their meeting held on Aug. 12, Springfield city council voted unanimously to proceed with a city ordinance that would allow the use of golf carts on streets within the city limits.

    Although the paperwork was put into motion, nothing has passed as of yet ,and it is still illegal to drive a golf cart on public streets in Springfield, according to Springfield Police Chief Fred Armstrong.

  • Local man looks to beat gas prices with mini trucks

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Lynn Wimsatt is like most people in this area when it comes to the high gas prices these days. He’s tired of paying them, and he’s ready to find a new solution. Actually, he thinks he may have found a way to beat the gas prices. Now, he just needs to have it legalized.

  • WC youth football registration begins Aug. 21

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Registration begins Thursday, Aug. 21 for Washington County youth football. Registration will be at the WCHS weight room from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 and 1-2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24. Registration forms will be provided.

  • Settles-Medley to wed Aug. 23

    Rita Settles of Marion County announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Settles, to Charles Medley, son of Angela Medley and Wayne Medley of Fredericktown. Amanda is the daughter of the late Howard Settles.

    The wedding will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fredericktown.

    The reception will follow at the parish center in Fredericktown.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Brewer-Jones to wed Aug. 30

    Mildred and Ishia Keene and William and Shirley Brewer of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Laquita Brewer to Chris Jones, son of the late Linda Jones.

    The wedding will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 30, 2008 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Springfield.

    The reception will follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Springfield.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Big changes on the way for Dominican Sisters

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The Dominican Sisters of St. Catharine will be uniting with six other communities across the United States to form a new congregation of Dominican women. The as-yet unnamed new congregation will be official on Easter Sunday, Apr. 12, 2009.

    Although some administrative responsibilities will move from St. Catharine, the motherhouse and the sisters who call it home will still remain a vital part of Washington County’s Catholic community.

  • Commanders take command of Eagles

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders football team faced their first test of the year Friday night when they scrimmaged against the Madison Southern Eagles in Berea, Ky. After all the hours of sweat and hard work, the Commanders finally got a chance to knock helmets with someone other than their teammates.