Today's News

  • 7-8-year-old coach-pitch league ends intramural all-star game

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The 7-8 year-old coach pitch league officially came to an end with the intramural all-star game on July 10.

    The Red Hounds, a combined team from the Red Legs and the Rock Hounds, faced a mix from the Golden Girls and the Scrappers, aptly named the Golden Scrappers.

    The season ended with an exciting game that featured plenty of hits from both teams. The Red Hounds had several hits up the middle of the field, occasionally sending co-coach Tracy Graves scurrying out of the way.

  • Wright

    Kim Coleman and Jason Wright of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on June 22, 2008 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Mya Kamari Wright weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 inches in length.

  • WCHS football boosters club meeting on July 17

    The WCHS football boosters club will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 17 at the football complex.

  • Football in July?

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    With seven seniors and 18 juniors returning this year, the Washington County High School Commanders football team has a lot of youth. That's why they're working hard during the summer to prepare for this fall.

    “We're young,” said Head Coach Mark Perry. “So we've got to get better in a hurry.”

    WCHS opens the season on Aug. 29 at Lincoln County.

  • Lewis-Pinkston

    The wedding of Shirl Lewis to Charles Pinkston will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2008 at Thompsonville Baptist Church.

    Shirl is the daughter of J.B. and Mary Frances Hensley.

    Charles is the son of Russell Pinkston, and the late Geneva Pinkston.

    The reception will follow in the fellowship hall at the church.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • From left field

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Have any of you been glued to the television watching the U.S. Olympic trail coverage? Me neither.

    Well, it's that dreaded time again, when the NBC airwaves are over-saturated with Olympic trial coverage.

  • Blood drive to be held July 17 in honor of Hatchett

    By Jennifer Corbett

    Sun Summer Intern

    Justin Hatchett loves being on the farm.

    “It’s a way of life for him,” said Donna Remington, advisor and teacher of agriculture for Future Farmers of America (FFA). “It’s what he wants to do.”

    Remington, who taught Hatchett for four years at FFA, planned the upcoming blood drive for Justin from 3-8 p.m. July 17 at Cornerstone Christian Church since “it’s something that needed to be done.”

  • Staying cool at the pool

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer


    For less than the price of a gallon of gas, you can enjoy a day in the sun and keep cool this summer without leaving Springfield.

    Springfield's public pool is an affordable option to gassing up the minivan and heading out on the road.

  • 4-Hers attend camp

    Cool weather, great staff and enthusiastic campers all equaled a fantastic week at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp for Washington County.

    Thirty-four Washing-ton County campers and counselors enjoyed a week at camp whose theme, Camp Scene Investigation involved a camp mystery that all campers had a chance to solve for a grand prize at the end of the week. Classes such as lakefront, swimming, high and low ropes, archery, riflery, crafts, fingerprinting, sketch artist, nutrition, leather craft and biologist in training were other highlights of the four day camp.

  • Repairs made to Nancy Hanks memorial at Lincoln Homestead State Park

    By Jennifer Corbett

    Summer Intern

    In 1935, Washington County residents gathered at Lincoln Homestead State Park to celebrate the wedding anniversary of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks. They also gathered to celebrate the legacy of Hanks by dedicating a memorial to her just a few feet from the cabin where she grew up.