Today's News

  • St. Catharine trainer to call Little League World Series

    At 24, Justin Farr is young to be a college athletic trainer.

    But Farr, in his first year as the trainer at St. Catharine College, finds himself in even older company in his secondary occupation: that of an accomplished umpire.
    Accomplished would very well describe Farr’s umpiring credentials as the native of Clarksville, Ind., has already called balls and strikes in some prestigious venues. The most recent call came from the Little League World Series, where he will umpire the softball World Series in Portland, Ore. in August.

  • Track teams compete at state

    Washington County High School’s track team sent five athletes to compete in four events at the KHSAA Class AA state meet on Thursday at the University of Louisville.

    Qwan Turner was unable to clear five feet, eight inches, the starting height for the event.
    Turner cleared 5-10 to earn a spot at state, but failed to clear 5-8 in three attempts on Thursday.
    Tyler Bray of Lloyd Memorial won the event, clearing 6-8.
    Turner finished 22nd in the long jump, recording a distance of 18-9.

  • Oh, what a spring

    Spring is always a busy time of the year for sports, but this one has left me breathless.

    One quick glance at this week’s sports section will give you an idea why.
    For starters, the Commanders continued a long tradition of baseball excellence by winning their 20th district championship in 45 years.
    If you didn’t catch the Commanders this season, shame on you. When the boys are on, the bats are aflame. They can really knock it around the park.

  • Commanderettes bow out to Central Hardin


    The Washington County High School softball team (11-12) ran into region favorite Central Hardin (32-4) on Monday  night at LaRue County.
    The Commanderettes hung tough for five-and-a-half innings, keeping it tied 1-1.

  • Commanders beat Cards for title, advance in region against E-town

    Washington County vs. Elizabethtown
    7-2 Washington County
    When: Monday, May 30
    Where: Central Hardin High School

    Game highlights: Blake Smith left the mound with a bloody finger, but Elizabethtown just left bloodied.
    The Commanders recovered from a shaky third inning to win their first round region game.

  • BIRTH: Downs: It's a boy!

    Kendall Noel of Springfield and Timothy Downs of Bardstown announce the birth of their son on April 14, 2011, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Dane Downs weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length.
    He was welcomed home by a brother, Blake Downs, age 8.
    Maternal grandparents are Paul Noel and Carolyn Hardin of Springfield and Martina and Jerry Rawlings of Lebanon.
    Paternal grandparents are Becky and Raymond Downs of Bardstown.

  • WC baseball team tops E-Town in 5th Region opener


    The Washington County Commander baseball team beat E-Town 7-2 in the opening round of the 5th Region baseball tournament this afternoon. The Commanders will face the winner of Campbellsville/Green County Tuesday at Central Hardin High School.

    Junior third baseman Tyler Coulter set a new single-season hit record for the Commanders with 57 hits, topping the mark previously held by Bradley Coyle.

  • Les Miserables plays this Saturday, Sunday at Opera House


    The Central Kentucky Youth Actors will present Les Miserables at Springfield's Opera House this weekend. See a slide show of images from the show at www.readthesun.com.

    Shows will be Saturday, May 28 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 29 at 2 p.m.

    Tickets are on sale, and doors open one hour before show time, with seating 30 minutes before show time.

    For more information on the Central Kentucky Community Theatre, visit www.centralkytheatre.com on the Internet.

  • KSP say juvenile died in accidental shooting


    Kentucky State Police responded to a shooting complaint on Main Street in Springfield Wednesday, May 25, that resulted in the death of a 14-year-old Washington County juvenile.  

  • Severe weather possible tonight

    STORM UPDATES: The National Weather Service office in Louisville is predicting tonight could be a dangerous weather situation for parts of Kentucky - particularly for the western half of Central Kentucky.