.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Cornhole Tournament

    Springfield Masonic Lodge 50 will have a cornhole tournament Saturday, April 17 in the parking lot behind the Springfield Opera House.

    Sign-ups will begin at 10 a.m. and games will begin at 11 a.m.

    All proceeds go to the lodge’s Coats for Kids program. Trophies will be awarded for first place.

    In case of rain, the tournament will be held in the Washington County Middle School gym.

    For more information, call (859) 336-9459 or (859) 336-3542.

  • Patriot golfers finish fifth at Georgetown

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College men’s golf team finished fifth in the six team field last week in a tournament hosted by Georgetown College at Cherry Blossom Golf Club. The Patriots finished with a 36-hole total of 634.

    Wright State won the tournament with a 586. University of the Cumberlands was second at 590. Lindsey Wilson was third at 596 while Georgetown was fourth with a 622 total. West Virginia Tech was sixth at 735.

  • Truck and Tractor Pull

    A truck and tractor pull will be held April 17 at the track behind the Mackville Community Center.

    Weigh-in is at 4 p.m. and the event starts at 5 p.m.

    Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place.

    For more information, contact Eddie Noel at (859) 262-5104.

  • Shop smart at your farmers market

    Farmers markets are flourishing.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 5,000 exist today.  Chances are, one is located in your neck of the woods.

    Many of Kentucky’s popular “homegrown” offerings become available this month as markets around the state open for the 2010 season.  An hour perusing the stalls at your local market is a fun way to spend a morning, and the bonus is flavorful food straight from the garden to the table.

    Here are a few tips to help you get the most from your trip to the market.

  • Growers defend their work providing grain for livestock, ethanol

    As corn growers nationwide, and in Kentucky, are lining up beside livestock producers to defend livestock on many fronts, the American Meat Institute (AMI) is lining up beside anti-agriculture activist groups to fight against corn and ethanol.  AMI’s members include the major meat processors, with several in Kentucky.

  • Candidates seek seat in District 2 magistrate's race

    Four Democratic candidates will seek the seat of magistrate in District 2 in the May 18 primary election. The winner from that race will meet the lone Republican candidate in the general election in November. Benjamin Settles is the incumbent in District 2, and is seeking re-election.

    Now that he is nearing the end of his first term, Settles is hoping that voters will look at his proven track record of trying to save the county money while also tackling important issues in the county.

  • County revisits community clean-up

    Although a plan is currently in place to help with the problem of bulky item disposal in Washington County, county officials say there might be alternatives for future pick-ups. But in the meantime, some residents are finding their own ways of ridding themselves of bulky items, and those items don’t always find their way to the county’s CD&D transfer station.

  • Local pastor hospitalized following motorcycle accident

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    A Washington County pastor is listed in serious condition in the Intensive Care Unit of University Hospital in Louisville following a motorcycle accident Tuesday. John McDaniel, pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Springfield, sustained multiple injuries. Further information is unavailable at this time. For more on this story, see the April 14 issue of The Springfield Sun.

  • Flushing the fire hydrants

    You’ve probably driven down the street and seen water standing everywhere and wondered why those fire hydrants have been running wild. If so, you’re not alone.

    There are more than 100 fire hydrants in Washington County, and to keep them operating properly, every one of them has to be flushed out at least twice per year.

  • Managing deer issues in fields

    Every year deer cause $10,000 or more worth of damage to crops and yards.  You may find this information from Dr. Tom Barnes, UK College of AG Wildlife specialist, helpful.