Today's News

  • County finishes some roads, starts on others

    The Washington County Road Department was out Monday morning blacktopping a section of Coulter Lane. As road supervisor Albert Wimsatt rolled out the final stretch of fresh pavement, that completed all of the road projects related to recent flooding in the county. The total cost of the work on Coulter Lane was not covered by FEMA, although the agency did pay for rock and a drainpipe to be installed.

  • Washington County man wins two Corvettes in two weeks

    When Fill and De Corey of Washington County visited the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., on Aug. 12, they purchased three Corvette Matchbox cars for their two boys, Logan and Lane. Little did Fill realize that over the next couple of weeks, he would acquire a pair of Corvettes of his own.

    “The first time we went down there, we just went on a vacation to Mammoth Cave,” said De. “Neither one of us had been to the museum before, so we took a trip there for our kids. They always have raffles there, that’s how the museum raises funds.”

  • Commanders shut out Marion Co., 3-0

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    In the latest chapter of Washington County vs. Marion County football, the Commanders came out on top Friday night by a foot - the foot of WC senior kicker Seth Mattingly, that is. In what turned out to be a defensive showdown, Mattingly’s field goal late in the third quarter proved to be the game-winner as the Commanders held the Knights scoreless for 48 minutes to earn the 3-0 win and improve to 5-0 on the season. Many people were not giving Washington County much of a chance, but just try telling the Commanders.

  • Kalarama Farm takes big honors at state fair

    Springfield’s Kalarama Farm showed 18 horses at the Kentucky State Fair last month and came away with an impressive list of wins at the fair’s World Championship Horse Show. The farm had six wins, including three championships and one World’s Grand Championship. They also took six Reserve World Championships.

  • Elderly man wanders away, found safe Tuesday morning

    An elderly man who wandered away from his home in the northern part of Washington County was found safe early Tuesday morning. The 76-year-old left home Monday afternoon, and had been walking all night when a motorist found him on the Blue Grass Parkway just after daylight Tuesday morning.

    See complete details in this week's issue of The Springfield Sun!

  • County fires EMT facing drug charges

    Christopher Hood, the Washington County EMT charged with felony drug solicitation, has been officially terminated by the county. The Washington County Fiscal Court voted to fire Hood effective Oct. 5. Hood has been suspended without pay since Aug. 27. The firing doesn’t just stem from Hood’s arrest on Aug. 24. According to Washington County EMS Director Mark Hale, there were other factors that resulted in Hood’s dismissal.

  • Patriot golfers compete in conference golf tournament

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College golf teams competed last week in the Mid-South Conference fall golf tournaments. The men played at Dale Hollow while the women played at The Pine in Columbia, Ky.

    The Patriot men, playing Monday and Tuesday, were in third place among the 10-team field after the first day, but had to settle for a sixth place finish.

    Aaron Darby led the Patriots with a 36-hole total of 148 (72-76). Adam Nolte had a 151 (77-74), Todd Yelton a 155 (74-81), Alex Carey a 161 (78-83) and Nick Patterson a 163 (77-86).

  • Commanders edge Patriots

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Just when you thought you had witnessed the play of the game Friday night between Washington County and Lincoln County, another key Commander gem would grab your attention. But one play in particular is responsible for Washington County beating the Patriots - the blocked extra point attempt by WC’s Markus Reardon. His block preserved a 17-16 Commander lead which proved to be the final, and improved Washington County’s record to 4-0 on the year.

  • City looks to expand historic district

    Springfield residents living along Main Street may find themselves living in a national historic district if the city has its way.

  • School district facilities committee sets two meeting dates

    The Washington County School District has announced that two meetings of the Facilities Planning Committee are scheduled.

    The committee will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 22 and Wednesday, Sept. 29 at the Board of Education’s central office at 6 p.m.

    The purpose of the meetings will be to discuss the needs of the school district, and a public forum will be held in conjunction with the meetings to gather input.

    Additional meetings will take place in the future, and reports on the meetings will be featured in The Springfield Sun.