Today's News

  • 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.

  • Commanderettes snap six-game losing streak

    The Commanderettes had an amazing week winning two of their three games. The first game of the week came against the Shelby County Lady Rockets.

    The Commanderettes jumped out to a quick first quarter lead of 15-7 and never looked back. Amber Murphy had a big first quarter scoring 8 of the Commanderettes 15 points. Madison Snellen had 5 and Maddy Riley had 2 wrapping up the Commanderettes 15 points.

  • Fiscal court looks to improve security

    Trent Taylor


    The 1816 Courthouse, which is attached to the county clerk’s office, has no type of security for any of the employees that work there and is in need of a security upgrade.

    Washington County Fiscal Court discussed adding a security feature that the employees of the clerk’s office, or of the Judge-Executive’s office could use in the event of an unruly person.

  • Colder temps means more care for dogs in winter

    Nick Schrager


    When it’s cold outside, folks bundle up, but may forget about their animal companions.

    According to Springfield veterinarian Dr. Laura Webb, household pets are usually safe from freezing conditions, but outdoor pets such as farm dogs, can sometimes be forgotten.

    When asked how she feels about the situation, Webb said she feels terrible for those pets.

    “I just want them to get warm and be in the house, or be in a barn or something,” she said.

  • Conquering racism with love

    Trent Taylor


    Dorothy Sleet, Anna Keenes, Tierra Hargis, and Harmony Hargis. Four generations of a family that has shown nothing but love to other people. The family is a combination of African Americans and Caucasians living together as a family. Dorothy Sleet, the oldest of the family (82), says they are all just a happy family.

    “All in all it is just one big happy family,” she said.

  • Commanderettes struggle leads to improvement

    After struggling against district rivals Thomas Nelson on Tuesday, the Commanderettes fall to 1-7 on the year in district play. Even after the loss, head coach Lena Bramblett was happy about the effort the Commanderettes put out.

    “Well, I thought that our effort was better than it was last night but I still think that we made a lot of mistakes that lead to us being down a lot early,” Bramblett said.