Today's News

  • Michter’s Distillery expansion on schedule

    Editor's note: when this article was published on Dec. 26, Andrea Wilson was incorrectly identified as Andrea Mitchell. This version has been edited to correct Wilson's name. The Sun regrets this error. 


    By Jonna Priester

    Special to the Sun

    Almost a year after purchasing land in Washington County to expand its operations, Louisville-based Michter’s Distillery is closing in on completion of the first stage of its project.

  • Hagan named general manager of The Sun

    Dave Hagan has been named general manager of The Springfield Sun. He will also continue in his role as advertising manager at The Lebanon Enterprise.

    “I look forward to working closely with the staff at The Springfield Sun as general manager to overcome challenges and pursue the new opportunities for improvement available to the newspaper,” said Hagan.

  • Fiscal court ends year with send off for exiting members

    Washington County Fiscal Court finished its year by saying goodbye to five magistrates and it’s judge-executive. Each of the exiting court members had the chance to speak.

    Johnny Coyle
    Magistrate Coyle said he’s enjoyed working with all of the people in his district.
    “It’s a great district as far as Washington County’s concerned,” Coyle said. 
    He added he’s enjoyed working Judge-Executive John Settles and his fellow magistrates.

    Benjamin Settles

  • At a glance: looking back at 2018

    Mt. Zion Bridge Complete
    Work at the Mt. Zion Bridge is complete, and Washington County Fiscal Court is very happy with the way it turned out.
    “The covered bridge looks great,” magistrate Terry Tingle said. “Those folks did a great job with it.”
    Tingle said the wood used in the construction will age and look even better in the next few years.
    “It’s got to darken some,” he said. “It looks great.”

  • District woes for Commanderettes

    A trio of losses over the last week sends the Commanderettes into the weekend desperate to rebound.

    Last Tuesday’s 57-53 loss against Nelson County came despite the best efforts from Washington County’s squad. The Lady Cards led for the first half of the game, but a good adjustment from the Commanderettes coaching staff shut down the Nelson County offense coming out of halftime. Brylie Linton and Kyona Hamilton were poised for big nights after scoring 12 points apiece for the Lady Cards in the first half.

  • Winning streak ends at Bardstown

    After opening the season with back-to-back losses, the Washington County Commanders have done their best to recover. Monday night’s 61-58 loss to Bardstown ended a four-game winning streak that was started at the beginning of the month.

  • Open for business

    Some of Washington County’s youngest entrepreneurs had their wares on display during Friday night’s Christmas Market at City Hall.

    The annual event serves as a showcase for local artisans and gives the public a chance to shop from a variety of handmade Christmas gifts.

  • School’s aviation program taking off

    Four years after its creation, the Washington County High School aviation program is going strong.
    Students from a variety of backgrounds, and with a wide variety of interests within aviation, come together to learn aviation basics and put some of that knowledge to the test.

  • Commanderettes slip up over weekend

    Washington County’s girls’ basketball team came up short twice over the weekend during losses to Thomas Nelson and Berea.

    Friday night’s game at Thomas Nelson started off well enough for head coach Lena Bramblett’s team, but things spiraled away quickly.

  • Commanders win district opener

    It was a strong statement from the Commanders as they defeated 19th district foe Thomas Nelson 66-50 Friday night.