Today's News

  • Threat has passed for soybean rust this year

    The risk of damage and yield loss from soybean rust has subsided for crops in the state that are at or past the R5, or beginning seed, stage, according to a University of Kentucky plant pathologist.

    “We dodged another bullet this year,” said Don Hershman, plant pathologist in the UK College of Agriculture. “Even if spores were to arrive in the state today, it will still take them at least a month to a month-and-a-half to develop, and by that time, all of our soybeans will be made.”

  • Second annual Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival on the horizon

    As fall approaches, with it will come the second annual Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival.

    The festival officially begins on Friday, Oct. 3, but this year will feature a special event that kicks things off on Sept. 27.

  • Commanders outlast Patriots 35-30 in Death Valley Bowl

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders kicked off the football season with an exciting 35-30 victory over the Patriots of Lincoln County in the 2008 Death Valley Bowl in Stanford, Ky.

    The Patriots dominated the first quarter as Washington County’s time of possession was held to 1 minute and 45 seconds. Despite having the ball for nearly the whole quarter, Lincoln County was unable to capitalize on possession and the game was scoreless through the first quarter.

  • Commanderettes fall to Lady Knights

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    After a tough loss at the hands of Central Hardin, the Washington County Commanderettes traveled to Marion County on Aug. 28 for the "Volley for the Cure" match with proceeds from the game going to breast cancer research.


  • From Left Field: Poker is a sport? What's the deal?

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    I was flipping through the 72,548 channels I apparently have on my satellite the other day and airing on every other “sports” channel was something to do with playing poker. Yes, the card game called poker.

    Did I miss the hiccup in the space-time continuum that allowed card games to be categorized as sports? When did this temporary lapse in judgment take place?

  • High school students caught with marijuana

    An incident that took place just as the school day began Tuesday at Washington County High School has ended in two students being charged with marijuana trafficking.

    According to a report from the Springfield Police Department, Sgt. Cliff Peek was called to the school after administrators observed two students acting suspiciously and passing something under a table in the cafeteria. Upon searching one of the students, administrators found a bag containing 17 grams of marijuana, according to Peek. He said the marijuana is valued at approximately $300.

  • Washington County joins lawsuit to recover jail funds from state

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Washington County has joined a lawsuit proposed by the Kentucky County Judge/Executives Association against the state of Kentucky. The lawsuit would ask the state to compensate counties for housing state felony prisoners who get credit for time served in county jails.

  • Commanders battle Wildcats to tie, season opener at Lincoln on Friday

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Following an impressive scrimmage against Madison Southern a week ago, the Washington County High School Commanders hosted the Wildcats from Louisville's Waggener Traditional High School Friday night.

  • River of Life Community Church Volleyball League

    Special to The Sun

    It's time once again to sign up for the River of Life Community Church Volleyball League. The league will start on Sept. 22 and end Nov. 24. Everyone 13 and over is eligible to play. This is a league for men and women. Deadline to sign up is Sept. 14. You must contact Terry Bishop at 336-3001 or Derinda Osbourne at 336-3928.

  • Corn hole league at Idle Hour Park

    Anybody interested in participating in a fall corn hole league at Idle Hour Park should contact Bernard Smalley at (859) 336-5448 for more information.

    Games will start in Sept. after Labor Day, playing once or possibly twice a week for six weeks. Cost will be approximately $50 for a team.