Today's News

  • Region loss ends season for Commanders

    The Washington County Commanders faced off against the LaRue County Hawks in the first round of the fifth region tournament Monday night. The Commanders fought to the end but couldn’t come up with the win, as they fell 76-53. The score was also misleading for how well WC played.

  • Road and bridge repair discussed at fiscal court

    Trent Taylor


    Gary Tomblyn, Commissioner of Rural and Municipal Aid, attended Friday’s fiscal court meeting to discuss roads and bridges that were being updated. Paul Sanders, Chief District Engineer of District Four, was also in attendance to help with the discussion.

  • Smith indicted on federal charges

    Matthew R. Smith, the man who allegedly was planning a mass shooting at L.B. Manufacturing in Springfield, was indicted on federal charges last week.

  • Hale receives lifetime achievement award

    The results are in, and Steve Hale has been posthumously named 2018’s recipient of the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Lifetime Achievement award. Family members received the award for Hale, who was well known in the community.

  • Hurst lives and plays in a new generation

    Editor’s note: this story contains language that some may find offensive.

    On or off the court, Washington County Commander senior Devin Hurst is an all-around upstanding guy. Born and raised in Washington County, Hurst is very proud to be a part of a loving community. Hurst and his mother, Tara Hurst, lived with his grandparents growing up. Tara gave birth to Hurst at a young age, and he loves his grandparents very much. Hurst is really close with his grandfather, who he sees as a father figure.

  • Commanders prepare for district action

    The Washington County Commanders faced adversity with several injuries plaguing the team at the start of the week. Drew Yates didn’t play during either of the early week contests against Adair County and Green County due to injury. During the Adair County game, Devin Hurst was injured and wasn’t able to play against Green County. Additionally, Josh Burkhead was sick and unable to play in the game against Green County.

  • Commanderettes advance in district play

    The Commanderettes are moving on in the 19th district tournament after beating the Nelson County Lady Cardinals 59- 51 on Monday. They advanced to play the Bardstown Lady Tigers Tuesday night after press time.

    The game against the Lady Cardinals was a back-and-forth contest. The largest lead of the night was only 10 points and that was held by the Commanderettes at the end of the game.

  • Remembering J.S. Moran

    It’s been 30 years since The Springfield Sun’s editor emeritus, James Saunders Moran, passed away. He was 100 years old.

    The famous journalist was inducted into the University of Kentucky’s Journalism Hall of Fame in 1985 and was named the county’s outstanding citizen in 1965 by the chamber of commerce.

  • Newby overcomes racism with hard work

    Paul Newby was never one to sit around and do nothing. From an early age, he worked on the 62-acre family farm in Russell County. He was taught about how to run everything and all his family worked together. They grew crops on the farm and also kept a garden.

    “We were raised on the farm my father brought us up on,” Newby said. “And our mother showed us how to do everything correctly.”

    They never were rich, but they got along just fine because of hard work and determination.

  • Hard fought week for Commanders

    Trent Taylor


    It was a rough week for the Commanders as they went 1-2 with the two losses being very close games. First up the Commanders faced the Bullitt Central Cougars. The Commanders were close the entire game but just came up short in the end. The first quarter was neck and neck with WC down one 14-13. Cameron Willis had a pair of 3-pointers, and Drew Yates added another one. Devin Hurst and Jake Yates both scored 2 points.