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Today's News

  • Conquering racism with love

    Trent Taylor

    ttaylor@readthesun.com

    Dorothy Sleet, Anna Keenes, Tierra Hargis, and Harmony Hargis. Four generations of a family that has shown nothing but love to other people. The family is a combination of African Americans and Caucasians living together as a family. Dorothy Sleet, the oldest of the family (82), says they are all just a happy family.

    “All in all it is just one big happy family,” she said.

  • Colder temps means more care for dogs in winter

    Nick Schrager

    editor@readthesun.com

    When it’s cold outside, folks bundle up, but may forget about their animal companions.

    According to Springfield veterinarian Dr. Laura Webb, household pets are usually safe from freezing conditions, but outdoor pets such as farm dogs, can sometimes be forgotten.

    When asked how she feels about the situation, Webb said she feels terrible for those pets.

    “I just want them to get warm and be in the house, or be in a barn or something,” she said.

  • Commanderettes snap six-game losing streak

    The Commanderettes had an amazing week winning two of their three games. The first game of the week came against the Shelby County Lady Rockets.

    The Commanderettes jumped out to a quick first quarter lead of 15-7 and never looked back. Amber Murphy had a big first quarter scoring 8 of the Commanderettes 15 points. Madison Snellen had 5 and Maddy Riley had 2 wrapping up the Commanderettes 15 points.

  • Hard fought week for Commanders

    Trent Taylor

    ttaylor@readthesun.com

    It was a rough week for the Commanders as they went 1-2 with the two losses being very close games. First up the Commanders faced the Bullitt Central Cougars. The Commanders were close the entire game but just came up short in the end. The first quarter was neck and neck with WC down one 14-13. Cameron Willis had a pair of 3-pointers, and Drew Yates added another one. Devin Hurst and Jake Yates both scored 2 points.

  • Commanderettes struggle leads to improvement

    After struggling against district rivals Thomas Nelson on Tuesday, the Commanderettes fall to 1-7 on the year in district play. Even after the loss, head coach Lena Bramblett was happy about the effort the Commanderettes put out.

    “Well, I thought that our effort was better than it was last night but I still think that we made a lot of mistakes that lead to us being down a lot early,” Bramblett said.

  • Fiscal court looks to improve security

    Trent Taylor

    ttaylor@readthesun.coom

    The 1816 Courthouse, which is attached to the county clerk’s office, has no type of security for any of the employees that work there and is in need of a security upgrade.

    Washington County Fiscal Court discussed adding a security feature that the employees of the clerk’s office, or of the Judge-Executive’s office could use in the event of an unruly person.

  • Record-breaking week for Commanders

    After the Washington County Commanders 61-47 district win against Thomas Nelson, the Commanders have now clinched 1st place in district play for the first time in school history. While that’s a point of celebration for Commanders head coach Bernard Smalley, he said that’s not enough.

    “We will take the wing and take the first number one seed in school history since they’ve had number one seed,” Smalley said. “Again, that number one seed doesn’t mean anything, but it’s something to be proud of.”

  • Braving the freezing temperatures

    Trent Taylor

    ttaylor@readthesun.com

    With this recent batch of cold weather last week, most people stayed indoors. Schools were cancelled, but a group of hardworking and dedicated individuals were still out every day to get the mail to the citizens of Washington County. Trae Purdom, postmaster of the Washington County post office, said ,“If the sun comes up, we are going to deliver mail in Springfield.”

    And deliver they did.

  • Smalley celebrates 36 years of coaching

    Trent Taylor

    ttaylor@readthesun.com

    Following Saturday’s game against Henry County, Washington County Schools, along with his wife, Shorty Lassiter, and a host of volunteers, surprised head boys basketball coach Bernard Smalley with a plaque presentation followed with a reception. The WCHS gym was packed with former players, coaches, family, and friends of Smalley.

    Smalley was extremely appreciative to see everyone.

  • Frye overcomes racial segregation, becomes educator

    Editor’s note: this story contains information about racial segregation that some may find offensive. This content doesn’t reflect the views of The Springfield Sun or the story’s writer.

    Nick Schrager

    editor@readthesun.com

    Washington County resident Isaac Frye III, 69, has seen a lot over the years. Through segregation, racism, and integration, Frye has overcome many obstacles life has thrown his way.