Today's News

  • From Left Field: The Andy Griffith Show, starring Manny Ramirez

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    I'm a big fan of the Andy Griffith Show, and one of my favorite episodes is the one where his son Opie learns to throw temper tantrums from his friend Arnold. Of course, Andy, in his infinite wisdom, sees right through Opie's deceit and, as Barney Fife would put it, nips it in the bud.

  • In honor...

    Clyde Logsdon caught a plane to Washington D.C., this morning. The plane has landed by now, but Clyde is probably still a few feet off the ground, likely somewhere around Cloud 9.

    Logsdon, 87, is a Washington County native and a veteran of World War II. He and his daughter, Kathy Mattingly, left Louisville this morning as part of a trip to the nation’s capital aboard a flight operated by a veteran’s support group called Honor Flight.

  • St. Catharine volleyball looks to rebound after tough opening schedule

    Special to the Sun

    St. Catharine College volleyball coach Juanita Mangan is quick to point out to her players how tough the early schedule has been, which has resulted in the Patriots getting off to an 0-11 start in their first season of competition in the NAIA.

  • Charcoal truck wrecks on KY 555

    A tractor-trailer filled with bags of charcoal went over a guardrail late Wednesday evening near the intersection of KY 555 and US 150. Kentucky State Police were called to the scene around 9:40 p.m. Wednesday. The accident was the result of brake problems reported by the driver, who was not injured, according to emergency officials. The wreckage was finally cleared from the scene around 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

    Photo courtesy of Tony Golden

  • SCC soccer off and running

    Special to the Sun

    The St. Catharine College men’s and women’s soccer teams, both coached by Paul Patton, are now two weeks into the regular season. The Patriots recorded their first two wins last weekend in Ohio to improve their record to 2-3 while the Lady Patriots are currently 1-3 in the early going.

    “For the most part all of our games have been close,” said Patton. “We have played some good teams and will play many more good ones when we get into the conference games.”

  • Patriot volleyball wins first match of the season

    SCC Sports Information

    Special to The Sun

    It would be safe to say that two volleyball teams couldn’t be more evenly matched that those from West Virginia Tech and St. Catharine College. The two squads played two Mid-South Conference matches at St. Catharine Saturday and each won one. And both matches went all five games as the two teams battled to get their first wins of the season.

  • LaRue rushes over Washington 52-34

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The LaRue County Hawks rushed themselves to a 52-34 win over Washington County on a rainy Friday night. In addition to the football, the field and the players, the hopes of the Commander fans were also dampened as LaRue County was nearly unstoppable with their running game.

  • Club champions raise money for charity

    Special to The Sun

    The First Annual Rosewood Charity Skins Game was held on August 23 at Rosewood Golf & Country Club in Lebanon, Ky. Four golf clubs and their club champions participated in the event.

    Curt Manning represented the Rosewood Golf Club, Phillip Brady represented the Lebanon Country Club, Campbellsville Country Club was represented by Ricky Newton and Lincoln Homestead Golf Club by Mikey Yates.

  • No increase on school tax rate

    At a time when a poor economy is putting a pinch on almost everybody’s budget, higher taxes are the last thing most people need. Recognizing that, the Washington County School Board voted in a special meeting Thursday to keep its tax rate exactly the same as it was last year.

  • Grundy Plantation recognized as historic site

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Hugh L. Grundy, 93, of Springfield, has enjoyed a career in aviation that has taken him around the world. But whether he was in Hong Kong, New York City, Cairo, Shanghai or Los Angeles, the place he would rather be was his family’s plantation right here in Washington County.

    “In all my travels I have never seen a place more peaceful than right here,” said Grundy. “They say you can’t go home, but here I am.”