Today's News

  • Free home games for WCHS students

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Parents of Washington County High School students could feel some economic relief thanks to a new student sports pass program this school year.

    A $4,000 grant from the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy will allow WCHS students to attend regular-season home games free of charge this school year.

    Jill Settles, the vice-chair of the Washington County Heartland Youth Coalition, said the passes should be issued to students later this month.

  • St. Catharine breaks ground on new dorm

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    St. Catharine College broke ground on a new student dormitory on Aug. 11. The addition, estimated to cost $4.8 million, will provide housing for 74 students, plus include meeting rooms, lounge areas, a kitchen and a multi-purpose lobby. The resident director will have a two-bedroom apartment on site.

    “We’re very excited about the new dormitory,” said SCC president William Huston. “That will basically accommodate what we know we have this year.”

  • Anderson: It's a boy!

    Cynda and Erick J. Anderson of Canton, Ga. announce the birth of their son at 11:38 p.m. on July 20, 2008 at Good Samaritan Health Center in Kennesaw, Ga.

    Corbin Cyrick Anderson weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18 inches in length.

  • Willisburg break-ins concern residents

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Several Willisburg residents are living in fear in their own homes, and they are tired of it.

    Following a recent break-in attempt and at least three arrests of men from the Isaiah House/R6 Mentoring programs housed at the old Willisburg school, some residents say they are tired of living in fear.

  • Springfield facelifts making a difference

    By Jennifer Corbett

    Sun Summer Intern

    Since the 1800s, the Washington County Courthouse has been the center of downtown Springfield, along with a booming economy with numerous businesses locating here.

    Now, almost 200 years later, the same structures are still standing, and Springfield officials want to maintain them as they are.

  • Charity Shootout will be held in Lebanon

    Skins Game

    The 1st Annual Rosewood Charity Shootout will be held on Aug. 23. Rosewood Golf Club, Lebanon Country Club, Campbellsville Country Club and Lincoln Homestead Golf Club will be participating in the shootout.

    Each club will select a local charity to represent in the Shootout.

    The charity selected by each club will receive a minimum of $500.

    All clubs will nominate a player to participate in the skins game foursome which will tee off at 1 p.m.

  • The wheels on the bus

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Murray Walker rolled out of bed Tuesday morning and climbed behind the steering wheel of a bus for the first day of school. It’s nothing new for Walker, who at age 70, started his 44th year as a bus driver Tuesday.

  • St. Catharine's 18th annual celebrity golf tourney July 9

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    St. Catharine College will host its 18th annual celebrity auction and golf tournament Aug. 8-9.

    The festivities start on Friday when the doors open at 6 p.m. and the Hawaiian luau-themed reception and silent auctions begin in the Spalding Student and Community Center. The celebrity auction begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by the live auction. Bidders are encouraged to wear Hawaiian shirts, shorts, sandals and other resort wear. There will also be a hula dancing contest.

  • From Left Field: The Griffey gorilla is off Reds' backs

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Well, by now you know that the Cincinnati Reds traded outfielder and future hall-of-famer Ken Griffey Jr. to the Chicago White Sox on July 31.

    Good! Maybe, just maybe, the Reds can now get the monkey off their back and start worrying about building a winning team.

  • Baseball player with local ties makes major league debut

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Kentucky may be considered Cincinnati Reds country, but that's not going to stop Springfield resident Ann Murphy from cheering for the New York Mets. But she has a good reason - her grandson Daniel just got his first major league hit in a Mets uniform.

    Daniel's family always knew he had a talent for the game.