Today's News

  • WC girls’ skid hits four games


    Washington County @ Adair Co.
    Score: 69-36 Adair County
    When: Saturday, Jan. 28
    Where: Adair County High School

  • Commanders hang on despite woes at the free throw line


    Washington County vs. Metcalfe County
    Score: 46-42 Washington County
    When: Saturday, Jan. 28
    Where: Washington County High School
    Key players: MCHS - Asher Sullivan WCHS - Alex Marshall

  • Head-on collision causes traffic congestion

    A head-on collision near the Lebanon-Springfield Airport sent three people to the hospital on Tuesday afternoon.

    According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police, Trooper Justin Phillips is investigating the collision that occurred at 3:50pm on Hwy. 55 at the Marion/Washington County line. 

    Sixty-three-year-old Judith Filiatreau, of Springfield, was traveling north on Hwy. 55 in a 1991 Oldsmobile when she crossed the center line and struck a southbound 1995 Chevy truck, operated by 56-year-old William R. Bishop of Campbellsville.

  • The faces of chess

    When it comes to playing chess, the students at North Washington are no pawns. They’re kings and queens.

    Aaron Dugger, a library media specialist at North Washington, said that 97 percent of the students he’s taught to play chess have really enjoyed it.
    “It took off like wildfire,” he said. “In library, if we finish early the kids will just get up and go get the chess boards and pieces and set up and start playing. It really took the Willisburg kids by storm.”

  • SCC grad Heil travels to Haiti

    Former St. Catharine College soccer player Jacob Heil, along with his wife (Laura), dad (Chuc) and brother (Jody), travelled to Haiti over the Christmas holiday on a service mission to the Good Shepherd Orphanage in the town of Carrefour.

    They spent time with children of all ages who were orphaned by the 2010 earthquake. In addition to the gift of time, the Heil family took along several gifts to support the orphanage, including several St. Catharine logo soccer balls and a pump kit to keep them inflated.

  • SCC’s Commander College program at WCHS receives three-year grant

    The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education was recently awarded a three-year grant totaling $720,000 from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors to improve college readiness.

    A featured activity within this award is a $120,000 grant to St. Catharine College to continue their collaboration with the Washington County Commander College program. Kentucky was one of 10 states selected to participate in the overall grant. St. Catharine College is one of three Kentucky higher education institutions who will benefit from the overall award.

  • News briefs for 01-25-12


    Masonic Lodge
    The Masonic Lodge will be having Rook on the second Monday each month during winter from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The lodge is located beside the Opera House in Springfield. Parking and entrance in the back - large blue door. No charge, bring your own cards, refreshments, etc.

    Saturday, Jan. 28
    100th Birthday Celebration

  • Saturday accident leads to two arrests

    Two men were arrested following a single-vehicle accident at 4:39 a.m. Saturday near Hwy. 289 and Mill Dam Road in Marion County.

    After investigating the accident, Marion County Deputy Anthony Rakes arrested, Joshua M. Sallee, 29, of Springfield and John Michael Moore Jr., 19, of Lebanon.
    Sallee has been charged with alcohol intoxication and receiving stolen property under $10,000 (auto).

  • Sun staff earn honors from Kentucky Press Association

    The editorial staff of The Springfield Sun was named one of the top two mid-sized weekly newspapers in the state on Friday by the Kentucky Press Association (KPA).

    The Sun nabbed second place overall in its class, accumulating 16 awards among staff members.
    The LaRue County Herald News was named the best overall mid-sized weekly newspaper.
    Sun editor Jesse Osbourne won 11 awards outright, and shared one with former Sun publisher Jeff Moreland.

  • Board members honored at January meeting

    School board members were honored at the regular scheduled meeting on Jan. 17.

    January is board member appreciation month.
    “I truly appreciate your support and commitment that all five of you show for educating WC students,” Robin Cochran, superintendent of Washington County Schools, said.
    In other school board news, the Comprehensive District Improvement Plan (CDIP) was approved by the board.
    A work session was held on Jan. 16 to discuss the CDIP.
    The plan passed unanimously.