Today's News

  • Next sewing workshop to be held March 14

    If you would like a pretty drive out into the country, take Highway 127 south of Danville and head for Liberty, Ky., where there is King’s Departmental Store.

     It was such a treat browsing through hundreds of beautiful cotton fabrics, and the best thing of all was the price. Fabrics were very affordable and in the $3-and-under price range. The staff were extremely efficient and helpful. After an hour of choosing gorgeous and one-of-a-kind materials, checking out was a breeze and light on the wallet!

  • PHOTOS: USO Show
  • Women’s History Month events at local college


    St. Catharine College is having several events during the next week to recognize Women’s History Month.

  • Learn the history of Washington County through SCC

    How much do you know about the history of Washington County?

    Do you know who Matthew Walton is and the role he played in the formation of the county?
    You can learn all about the beginnings of Washington County, its development and its place in Civil War history through a four-part class presented by St. Catharine College starting March 13.
    The classes will be taught by some well-known native citizens of the county.

  • News briefs for 03-07-2012

    Sunday, March 4
    One Call Service
    If you are not currently receiving the One Call service, please call Judge John A. Settles office at 336-5410 to have your telephone number added to the service.

    Thursday, March 8
    Airport Board Meeting
    The Marion-Washington County Airport Board monthly meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the airport terminal, 650 Airport Lane.

    Fried Chicken Lunch

  • Pulitzer-nominated poet comes to campus

    Pulitzer-finalist Maurice Manning visited St. Catharine College on Wednesday of last week.

    A poet, he read about lodging a complaint with a rooster, drinking pot liquor (liquid left in the pot after cooking vegetables) and a co-worker that held out his glass eye in front of his good eye at mid-day and said, ‘Let’s see if I see dinner time.’”

  • Locals help out tornado victims

    While only minor damage was reported in Washington County after Friday’s severe weather scare, many parts of the state weren’t so lucky.

  • Sentencing set for Wednesday

    Sentencing for Norris Wayne Bartley and Billy Joe Mattingly, who pled guilty to stealing marijuana while serving as sheriff’s deputies, has been set for today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at the Gene Snyder United States Courthouse in Louisville.

    The sentencing has been rescheduled seven times, dating back to last year.
    Check next week’s Springfield Sun for a recap of the sentencing.

  • WC softball welcomes new coach, prepares for early challenges


    The Commanderette softball team has a new head coach this season, with Holly Medley taking over for Leonard Abell, who was at the helm for one season.

  • A life of helping behind the scenes

    The 2011 Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year said he much prefers life outside the spotlight.

    Friends of Bill Robinson were concerned that if he found out he was going to win the award, he wouldn’t show up for the banquet.
    Robinson, a first-generation attorney, said he helps out in the community for reasons other than acclaim. He certainly appreciates the honor, though, he said.