Today's News

  • Resurfacing under way on Bardstown Road

    A long line of traffic is a rare sight in Washington County. Local drivers are used to dealing with slow-moving farm equipment or the occasional horse and buggy. But another summertime traffic jam culprit is road construction, and crews from the Kentucky Department of Transportation have been resurfacing the road from the 150/55/555 intersection to the Cartwright Creek Bridge, about four miles west of town. Drivers passing through the area during the day had to exercise patience as work progressed.

  • Social news and events


    Greenwell: It's a girl!

    Carleigh Marie Greenwell

    Jessica F. and David B. Greenwell of Bardstown announce the birth of their daughter on Aug. 8, 2010 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    Carleigh Marie weighed 7 pounds, 11.5 ounces and was 20 inches in length.



    Renee Mudd and Tony Kirkland

  • Former worship leader indicted for sexual abuse

    A former Washington County worship leader has been indicted on 11 counts of sexual abuse by a grand jury.

    Jonathan Linwick, 29, of Lexington, and formerly of Mockingbird Lane in Springfield, was charged with 11 counts of sexual abuse in the 1st degree, a Class D felony.

    See the complete story in this week's edition of The Springfield Sun!

    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. Anyone who is indicted is innocent until proven guilty.

  • Commanders move to 5-0 with win over Marion Co.

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders' record improved to 5-0 Friday night with a thrilling 3-0 victory over the heavily-favored Marion County Knights. A field goal by senior Seth Mattingly was the deciding score as the Commanders shut down the Knight offense and held them scoreless.

    For a complete wrap-up, see the Sept. 29 issue of The Springfield Sun.

  • Mackville hosts truck and tractor pull

    When most men were little boys, they spent time playing with toy trucks in the dirt. Even when you didn't have a toy truck, a nice big rock was a good substitute. Like all kids at heart, some guys grow up, but they still feel the need to play in the dirt. That was never more evident than this past Saturday at the Mackville Community Center. Mackville Community Development, in cooperation with the Mackville Lions Club, hosted their annual fall truck and tractor pull. All money raised helps to keep the community center funded throughout the year.

  • Patriot volleyball suffers injuries along with losses

    SCC Sports Information

    It was a tough week for Adam Stevenson’s St. Catharine College volleyball team. After losing a tough match to conference foe Cumberlands in five sets, the Patriots suffered some key injuries that led to their demise in the TranSouth/Mid-South Volleyball Classic played over the weekend at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn.

  • SCC soccer women top Mountaineers

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College womens' soccer team has two wins on the season and both have come in convincing fashion. The 2-2 Patriots opened the 2010 campaign with an 11-0 rout of Ohio Christian. Then, after dropping the next two matches, the Patriots routed the visiting Berea College Mountaineers 8-0 Saturday.

    “It was a good game to get everyone playing time,” said SCC head womens' coach Paul Patton. “We were able to dominate the play the entire game.”

  • Commanderette volleyball participates in Slam Jam

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The past week was a tough one for the Washington County volleyball team. The Commanderettes fell 2-0 (25-18, 26-24) to Bardstown on Sept. 9, and then lost to Marion, Taylor and LaRue counties during the Abraham Slam Jam at LaRue County over the weekend. Head coach Curt Scifres said while the freshman and JV squads are doing well, the varsity has been struggling lately.

  • Kids’ Day 2010

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s no wonder kids all over the county enjoy attending the annual kids’ day sponsored by the Cantuc Whistlers chapter of Quail Unlimited. Where else can you shoot BB guns, take archery practice, play tug-o-war and chase a greased pig?

    At last count, more than 100 kids participated in the event that promotes safety while giving the youth a taste of the outdoors.

  • Free football for future Commanders

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Members of the Blake Hoppes Youth Football League, plus any middle school football player in Washington County, can enjoy a free night of football this Friday when the Commanders host Lincoln County. All they have to do is wear their jersey to the game and they will receive free admission.