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Today's News

  • Commanderettes reach Class A Regional finals

    The Washington County Commanderette softball team reached the finals of the Class A Regional Tournament Friday night, but fell to Green County in the championship game. See next week's Springfield Sun for complete coverage.

  • Haydon signs with Morehead

    Washington County senior Joe Haydon has signed a National Letter of Intent to play golf this fall at Morehead State University.

    "I've always wanted to play college golf," said Haydon. "I hope I can play well up there like I have most of time throughout high school. They're Division I, part of the Ohio Valley Conference, so it should be competitive."

    Haydon also received a $4,000 scholarship to help with tuition.

  • St. Catharine softball wins one of six

    SCC Sports Information

    The good news is that the St. Catharine College softball team snapped a seven game losing streak with a win Thursday over conference rival Lindsey Wilson. The not-so-good news is that it was the only win in six outings for the Patriots last week.

  • Springfield Mens Golf League

    The Springfield Mens Club is gearing up for the 2009 golf league and would like to invite interested parties to a stag dinner on April 18 at the old clubhouse just past Lincoln Homestead Gold Course. This will include a great meal plus the chance to meet new members of the club. The tournament committee has come up with some exciting events for this year. Please come and see what it’s all about. For cost, time and more information, contact Kurt Blandford at (859) 285-8229.

  • Economy could bring large crowd to SCC job fair

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The struggling U.S. economy is leaving many Americans wondering where their next paycheck will be coming from. St. Catharine College is doing their part in helping people find employment by holding their second annual job fair Friday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the gym at Lourdes Hall.

    Nearly 20 companies will be represented, including private businesses, the federal government, state agencies, temporary employment services and post-graduate educational programs.

  • SCC women compete in first golf tournament

    SCC Sports Information

    There were a couple of “firsts” in last week’s golf tournament for the St. Catharine College women’s golf team. It was the first time that most of the team, being freshmen, played in a college tournament. And, as coach Joan Rizer said, it was the first time that a team of hers has played golf in the snow.

  • Graves indicted for attempted murder;Five others indicted

    A Washington County grand jury returned indictments against six people recently, including eight counts against Kevin D. Graves of Springfield.

    Graves, 30, of Jimtown Road, was charged with four counts of criminal attempt to commit murder (Class B felony), as well as one count of assault in the 4th degree (Class A misdemeanor), one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun (Class C felony), one count of criminal mischief in the 1st degree (Class D felony) and one count of being a persistent felony offender in the 1st degree.

  • Get ready to pitch, hit and run

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County youth are invited to participate in a pitch, hit and run competition sponsored by Aquafina and Major League Baseball. The competition takes place April 18 at Idle Hour Park.

    Registration begins at 8 a.m. with competition taking place afterward. Competitors will be divided into four age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14.

  • Heifers given for Worthington contest

    Over 160 people from across the state gathered April 4 at the Mercer County Extension Office for the 10th Annual Dustin Worthington “I Love Cows” Essay Contest awards ceremony.  At t his year’s ceremony, eighteen beef heifers were given away to students who participated in the contest.  The contest is open to all FFA & 4-H members interested in the cattle industry in the state of Kentucky. 

  • County weighs dead animal options

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The Washington County Fiscal Court is one step closer to a solution to the dead animal pickup problem. The county decided not to renew their contract with Nation Brothers due to a doubling of the contract cost. The court has received a proposal from Dead Animal Removal Service, Inc. from Winchester, Ky., to pick up and dispose of dead animals in the county for $27,900. The county is also considering keeping the $20 per-stop fee charged to farmers who use the service.