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Today's News

  • Taylor's story

    Jacob Eads

    Kentucky Kernel

    Editor’s note: This story is being reprinted with permission from the Kentucky Kernel, a University of Kentucky student publication. The original story, published April 3, also included a profile on an additional UK student, Sean Culley.

    Taylor Rae Nolan was ready to start the spring semester.

  • Clements Ag Supply wins Agriculture Leader of the Year

    Trent Taylor

    ttaylor@readthesun.com

    Pat Clements, owner of Clements Ag Supply, was the recipient of the Agricultural Leader award. This award is given to an individual or business who has contributed significantly to the local agricultural community in the previous year.

    Clements is a third-generation seed dealer and is in his 42nd year of owning the store. His family got their beginnings with a seed cleaning business in Nelson County. One of his uncles moved to Washington County and opened his own seed cleaning business.

  • Softball gets shut out win over Berea

    Thursday the Commanderettes faced off against Berea. Washington County started with a run in the top of the first inning. Graves led against Berea. Graves saw four pitches before striking out. Maddie Pettus singled for the Commanderettes to get the first runner on the base paths. Trinity Baker came to the plate next for the Commanderettes and an error allowed Pettus to advance all the way to third. Baker then hit a single to shortstop scoring Pettus to give WC a 1-0 lead. Two quick ground outs by WC ended the top half of the inning.

  • Extra-inning thriller for Commanders

    It wouldn’t be a April Fools’ Day joke. The Commanders took extra innings to do it, but they secured the win. Washington County played it’s first game in the Keaton Hall Wood Bat Memorial tournament on April 1 against Fairdale. Taylor Smith did the majority of the tossing from the mound for WC.

  • Extra-inning thriller for Commanders

    It wouldn’t be a April Fools’ Day joke. The Commanders took extra innings to do it, but they secured the win. Washington County played it’s first game in the Keaton Hall Wood Bat Memorial tournament on April 1 against Fairdale. Taylor Smith did the majority of the tossing from the mound for WC.

  • Going to Oaks

    Springfield resident Michelle Smith was nominated and voted to walk in this year’s Kentucky Derby Oaks Survivors Parade.

    According to the parade’s website: “The Survivors Parade is a march of breast and ovarian cancer survivors, which takes place on Churchill Downs’ historic racetrack. 145 breast and ovarian cancer survivors will walk in the parade prior to the 145th running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks race.”

    The parade will take place on May 3.

  • Enjoying the golden years

    The Washington County Senior Center has a very specific mission, to enrich the lives of those who enter its doors.

    The senior center, which has been around since the 1980s, moved into its current home in the 1990s.

    Thelma Thompson, the site manager of the senior center, has been there for going on seven years. Prior to working as the site manager, Thompson was on the senior center’s board for 15 years.

    She said their mission they hope to bring friendship into their lives.

  • Fighting against autism

    Trent Taylor

    ttaylor@readthesun.com

    According to Autism Speaks, autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. Autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the US.

  • Smith wins Young Leader of the Year award

    The Young Leader of the Year award is given to a young person who has demonstrated a dedication to Springfield and Washington County, not typical for someone their age. They excel in the classroom and community service. Lydia Smith hits every one of those with ease.

    Smith was honored to be awarded the Young Leader award and looks forward to continue to be a part of the community in Springfield and Washington County.

  • Commanders get big first win of the season

    The Commanders started the season on a 1-3. They have faced three regional opponents so far and have struggled to score in those game. WC’s win has come against an out of region team in Lincoln County.

    The Commanders started the game against Lincoln County with a three up, three down inning. They looked to do the same to LC, but an error at first base put a runner on with two outs. Drew Yates, who started as the pitcher, was able to get a ground ball to get them out of the inning.