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Today's News

  • African-American Heritage Festival starts tonight

    The African-American Heritage Festival begins tonight in downtown Springfield.

    This year's festival celebrates "firsts" for Springfield's African-American community.

    The festival begins with the parade at 6:30 p.m. on July 31, followed by gospel singing from 7:30-8 p.m. The group “On The Edge” will entertain from 8-9:30, and the festival wraps up with a performance by “Net’Work” from 9:30 to midnight.

    Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the fun. For more on the festival, call (859) 336-0052, ext. 2.

  • Local families benefit from Fullerstock

    It's one thing to lend a hand to a neighbor in need. It's even better if that hand is holding a hammer, paint brush, or broom and making life a little nicer for that neighbor. Volunteers from near and far will be helping two families this week as part of Fullerstock 2009, a project under the umbrella of the Fuller Center for Housing and co-sponsored by Springfield Baptist Church. This is the first of a two-part story about Fullerstock 2009.

  • Springfield prepares for 2010 census

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    At their meeting last Tuesday, the Springfield City Council started paving the way for the construction of new housing near the intersection of Bob-O-Link Drive and Bonnie Boulevard. The council had the first reading of an ordinance to re-zone 5.3 acres from industrial to residential.

    The re-zoning was initiated by TSR, Inc., owned by Tony Royalty, who owns the land. Royalty plans to build a total of 75 condo units and hopes to begin construction on the first 16 units within 30 days.

  • Junior golfers play for free at Lincoln Homestead

    Junior golfers age 18 and under play for free with an accompanying adult paying the regular price green fee at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course in Springfield. The promotion ends July 31. For more information, contact the golf course at (859) 336-7461.

  • Youth League Awards Night

    Idle Hour Park will be the scene for youth league awards night Monday, July 27 at 6 p.m.

     

  • Fair horse show is Aug. 8

    The 4-H Young Riders would like to invite everyone in Washington County to attend the annual Washington County Fair Horse Show scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8. The show will be held at the Willisburg Community Park 4-H Horse Show Arena beginning at 4 p.m.  The gate fee is $2per person or $5 per car.  What a great way to spend an evening and support the community! Show bills are available from the Washington County Extension Office.  Classes include lead line and also classes for Walking, Racking, Hunter, Western Pleasure and Contest divisions.

  • Heritage Classic Golf Scramble

    The First Heritage Classic Golf Scramble will take place Saturday, July 25 at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

    Maximum team handicaps are 36 for men and 40 for women. Prizes will be awarded for top finishers.

    Deadline for signups is July 17.

    Any persons or teams interested in participating should contact Nell Haydon at (859) 336-5412, ext. 2, John Ellery at (859) 805-0314 or Issac Frye at (859) 749-2570.

     

  • 21 apply for vacant superintendent position

    When  the deadline for applications for the vacant Washington County superintendent position passed July 17, a total of 21 names had been tossed into the hat. Still, only 19 of those will be considered for the position, according to Mike Oder, superintendent search consultant with the Kentucky School Boards Association. Oder said two of the applicants turned in incomplete information, and will be removed from consideration.

  • District crown slips away from 9-10-year-olds

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Despite a strong pitching performance by Michael Chastain, the Washington County 9-10-year-old all-stars fell 5-2 to Campbellsville in the Kentucky Little League District 5 championship game last Tuesday.

    The game started off even through the first two innings as each team held the other scoreless.

    Washington County struck first with a two-out, two-run rally in the top of the third to go ahead 2-0.

  • 12-year-olds play hard but fall 9-5 to Campbellsville in title game

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Last Tuesday, Washington County Little League coach Billy Hilton once again found himself and his team playing for a district championship with a trip to the state tournament on the line. Last year’s 11-12-year-old team raised the bar as they won their first ever game in the state tournament by beating Morgan County 5-2, but eventually going 1-2 in pool play. This year, it was a tough Campbellsville team that stood in the way of the District 5 crown and a trip to Richmond.