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  • Reduce your risk of stroke

    Ashley Spalding
     A.P.R.N.

     
    Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States and the third leading cause of death. According to the American Stroke Association, roughly 800,000 Americans per year will suffer from a stroke.

    Fortunately, individuals who understand warning signs and risk factors can significantly reduce their risks of having a stroke.

  • Five lives lost but not forgotten

    Diane Mattingly
    Special to The Lebanon Enterprise

    Time wasn’t there. That’s how Judy Ballard Platt describes that night 50 years ago when five young men crashed into a tree near her home.  

    “It was just like it was something that wasn’t happening,” she said. “It was like an eternity, like a slow motion-type thing.”

    Platt, along with her father and brother Howard, went immediately to the wreck scene on that Monday night of May 25, 1964.

  • County discusses disposal systems

    In last Friday’s regularly scheduled meeting of Washington County Fiscal Court, the main topic of discussion centered around the first reading of an ordinance for on-site disposal systems.

    Washington County Environmentalist Kate Peake was present at the meeting to discuss what the ordinance entails.

    To start the conversation, Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles stressed that the ordinance would only affect electrical reconnects and has “nothing to do with new service.”

  • Changes to farmers market

    The start of the Springfield farmers market season is just around the corner, but one key feature is lacking just two weeks shy of opening weekend: the vendors.

    The market will be open for business on Saturday, June 7, but Sr. Claire McGowan, founder of the New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future, said the search is still on to find vendors to fill what is remaining of the 14 total spaces downtown.

  • Lincoln Homestead loses a gem

    Over the last 40 years, a lot has changed at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course.

    Four different course managers (Jimmy Ballard, Bill Padgett, Gary Feldman and Bobby Bartholomai) have taken the reins, the course has undergone major changes and the popularity of the 18-hole attraction has increased drastically. Throughout that time, the course has had one constant, and that’s Ruby Noel.

    That is until Noel, or Miss Ruby as she’s known by many, stepped away from her position as clerk at the pro shop last week and into retirement.

  • Man shot over weekend

    An incident at KC Hall in Springfield on Saturday night resulted in a shooting that left one man hospitalized, according to local authorities. The shooting occurred following an altercation, but few other details were available at press time.

    Check www.readthesun.com for updates as they become available.
    The Springfield Police Department noted four separate incidents that included a narcotics arrest, domestic assault, burglary and vandalism in reports recently provided to The Springfield Sun.

  • Shooting for the big stage

    Stephanie Carey has established herself as one of the top trap shooters in the collegiate ranks, and she’s done so without the benefit of any formal coaching.

    The senior at the University of Kentucky raked in numerous high overall trophies in the ladies’ division this past season and placed tied for 12th overall in American trap at the ACUI (Association of College Unions International) national competition in March, while leading the Wildcats to a fifth-place overall finish in the second division.

  • ‘Rocky Top’ of the world

    J.T. Burton is making his way toward the top of the mountain of college basketball coaching. After the announcement of a new position last week, you might say he’s reached the Rocky Top.

  • PHOTOS: Wining & steining
  • Lozano selected for youth advisory board

    Bethlehem High School sophomore Mirna Lozano has been selected as a member of the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) of the Archdiocese of Louisville.  YAB is made up of 52 high school leaders from all over the Archdiocese of Louisville who represent geographic regions and diversity.  Each member is personally nominated by the Archdiocesan staff, their parish or school adult leaders.