Today's News

  • WCHS football golf scramble is Saturday

    Special to The Sun

    The Washington County High School football booster club will host the third annual Washington County Football Boosters’ Commander Golf Classic benefitting the team Saturday, Aug. 2 at Lincoln Homestead State Park Golf Course.

    The event begins at 7 a.m. Saturday with registration, followed by an 8 a.m. shotgun start.

    Prizes will be offered, including a chance to win a car by hitting a hole in one. Other prizes will also be awarded for closest to the pin and the longest drive.

  • School board filing deadline is Aug. 12

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Three of the five seats on the Washington County School Board are up for election this year, but so far, nobody has tossed their name into the hat to oppose the people who currently fill those seats for a four-year term on the board.

    The three districts to be decided this fall are held by Patsy Lester, who is the board chair serving from District 3, Margaret Newby of District 4, and Pat Clements of District 5.

  • Lincoln Homestead golf team wins President’s Cup

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Lincoln Country Club won the Presidents Cup for 2008, defeating the Lebanon Country Club. This marks Lincoln’s sixth title. Not a bad feat considering the tournament is only 10 years old.

  • Lewis-Hamilton to wed Aug. 16

    Crystal Gayle Lewis and Richard Terrence Hamilton, both of Springfield, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The wedding ceremony is set for 5 p.m. Aug. 16, 2008 at Springfield Baptist Church, 305 Lincoln Park Road in Springfield.

    A reception will follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Bardstown Road, Springfield.

    All family and friends are invited to attend.

  • Hooper: It's a boy!

    Andrea and Billy Hooper Jr. of Springfield announce the birth of their son at 8:53 a.m. June 12, 2008 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    Braden Daniel weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches in length.

  • Win Ryder Cup tickets at YMCA golf scramble

    The YMCA Strong Kids Golf Scramble will offer golfers a chance to win cash prizes as well at two tickets to the Ryder Cup Sept. 16-21 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville.

    The tourney, scheduled for 8 a.m. Aug. 16 at Old Bridge Golf Course in Danville, is for two-man teams. Deadline for entry is Aug. 4 and a rain date of Aug. 23 is scheduled.

    First place will pay $500, second place $300 and third place $150. Prizes are also available for longest putts on holes 6 and 15; longest drives on holes 4 and 11; and closest to the pin on all four par-three holes.

  • RoBards-Fiege to wed Aug. 7

    Mr. and Mrs. Richard RoBards of Campbellsville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Margaret Ann RoBards, to Karl Feige of Louisville, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Feige Jr.

    The wedding ceremony with family and close friends will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7 at Beech Mountain, N.C.

  • Wilson-Warner to wed Aug. 16

    Maurice and Jane Wilson of Willisburg announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Dawn Wilson to Brian David Warner, son of David and Debbie Warner of Springfield.

    The wedding will take place at 3 p.m. on Aug. 16, 2008 at Willisburg Christian Church.

    Reception immediately following at the church fellowship hall.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • African American Heritage Festival is this weekend

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    For the fifth consecutive year, Washington County will celebrate its heritage this weekend as the 2008 African American Heritage Festival kicks off in downtown Springfield.

    Nell Haydon, director of the Springfield’s Main Street Renaissance Program, said this year’s event will pay tribute to African American educators. The festival will begin with a new event featuring a special panel of educators at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31 at the Opera House.

  • Local farmer's cows killed when struck by lightning

    By Jennifer Corbett

    Sun Summer Intern

    It had seemed like a normal day when Kevin Coulter left six cows and a bull to graze near a tree on his farm July 21.

    Soon it began to rain, so Coulter waited an hour before he went back to his cattle.

    But when he came back, all of them were dead. They had all been struck by lightning.