Today's News

  • All-stars win game one

    Washington County's 11-12-year-old all-stars defeat Morgan County 5-2 in the state tournament. For a complete wrap-up, see this week's Springfield Sun.

  • Click

    Michael and Julene Click of Lawrence-burg announce the birth of a son at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

    Clayton Michael weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19.5 inches long.

  • Middle school holds football mini-camp

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County Middle School will hold a football mini-camp on July 18-19.

    Camp will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday and end at 6 p.m. on Saturday with the players staying overnight.

    For more information, contact Coach Timmy Lawson at (859) 336-0364.

  • Shooting for success

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County High School girls basketball coach Bernard Smalley is serious about improving over last season's record, and he wants his players to know that.

    "If you want to go 8-20 again, I don't want you in here," Smalley said to his players.

    The team started summer practices on July 14. Basketball season may still be months away, but if the girls want to have a winning season, they've got to put in some practice time on the court.

  • All-stars prepare for state

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Now that the 11-12 year-old Washington County Little League all-stars have had some time off to rest, they will head to Louisville this weekend for the state tournament.

    WC will face Morgan County in the first round of pool play at 9 a.m. this Saturday at Valley Sports Little League in Louisville.

  • Spalding

    Nicole Deering and Tray Spalding of Lebanon announce the birth of their daughter on June 19, 2008 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Ariyana NaShira Spalding weighed 8 pounds and was 21 inches in length.

  • 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.”

    Hatchett was operating a tractor at his family’s farm on Mackville-Springfield Highway around 9 a.m. June 18 when it suddenly overturned. Justin was reportedly penned under the machine for nearly 30 minutes while rescue crews tried to save him.

  • Lincoln statue design selected for new judicial center

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    In life, Abraham Lincoln stood 6 feet, 5 inches tall. When a statue of the 16th president is completed in front of the new Washington County Judicial Center, Lincoln will be a total of 15 feet, 9 1/2 inches above ground, cast in bronze and placed atop a solid granite base. The statue itself will be 9 feet 6 inches, while the base will measure 6 feet, 3 1/2 inches.

  • All-star girls fall to Marion County

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County 11-12 year-old Little League softball all-stars lost 5-2 to Marion County in the District 5 semi-final game on July 8 in Albany.

    Hannah Spalding and Samantha Mudd hit back-to-back doubles giving WC a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but that would be the extent of the damage.

    Marion County pitcher Madison Avritt settled down and allowed Washington County only one other hit throughout the game.

  • Salvation Army Camp reaches local kids

    By Jennifer Corbett

    Summer Intern

    Just call him “Rayface.” He is in charge of fun.

    “Rayface,” whose real name is Ray Dalrymple, the disaster service and service extension director for the Salvation Army, tells this to his “Paradise Valley” campers as soon as they meet him.

    Dalrymple, who has worked at the camp for almost 20 years, also tells the kids that he is Santa Claus’s cousin and even helps take care of the reindeer.