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Today's News

  • Postage stamps increase today to 44 cents

    The Governors of the U.S. Postal Service have approved new prices for mailing services, including a 2-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail stamp to 44 cents. Prices for mailing services are reviewed annually and adjusted each May. The new prices go into effect today, Monday, May 11. 

  • Greenwell speaks at Cornell about Kentucky's 2009 ice storm

    As everyone knows, the ice storm from this past January had a big impact on Kentucky residents. So why would Cornell University in New York be interested in what Washington County experienced during the crisis? Washington County Extension Agent Rick Greenwell just returned from a trip to Cornell where he discussed what the county did, and didn’t do, during and following the storm.

  • Filiatreau scores big on and off the court at Georgetown College

    Katie Filiatreau of Springfield continues to rack up academic and athletic honors at Georgetown College. She carries a 4.0 grade-point average, while also starring on the Georgetown basketball team.

    For the complete story on Katie's honors, see this week's Springfield Sun!

  • Old house moved to become home for a new family

    Recycling is popular these days, but one local group took it a step beyond the normal last week.

  • Local horses place well at Mercer Co. horse show

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Several horses from Rolling Acres Farm & Stables in Springfield did well at the Spring Jubilee Charity Horse Show held April 16-18 at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Harrodsburg. Silver Dollar’s Donato, owned by Robert Stannard, and trained and ridden by Rocky McCoy, won the Walking Horse Championship.

  • WCHS Alumni Baseball Game

    A Washington County High School alumni baseball game will take place at noon May 16 at Tom Bystrek Field in Idle Hour Park. All WCHS alumni are invited.

    The cost to play is $30 per person which includes a t-shirt. There will also be a cookout.

    Come out to catch up with former classmates and have a great time.

    For more information, contact WC baseball coach Derek Schuler at (502) 639-2617.

  • Wednesday Night Golf League

    A Wednesday night golf league at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course will start at 4:30 p.m. May 6 with an organizational meeting.

    In order to participate, you need to have a two-person team and show up for the May 6 meeting.

    The cost to play is $30 per person.

    For more information, contact Bill Hardin at (859) 336-7570.

     

  • Practice green gardening by following tips

    I recently taught a class on gardening greener and thought the information may be useful to those of you that would like to be a little “greener” in the garden and didn’t have the time to attend one of my “Wheelbarrow Series” classes.  So, I have decided to put together my top greener gardening tips.

  • Bible-reading marathon now underway

    Springfield's fourth-annual Bible-reading marathon kicked off Sunday evening on the steps of the Washington County Courthouse. The event will go on non-stop until its conclusion on Thursday at noon, with the observance of the World Day of Prayer. Everyone is invited to attend to listen to the reading of God's word, as well as read in time slots that may still be vacant. For details on possible time slots, visit www.thecornerstonechristian.org on the Internet, or stop by the courthouse for more information.

  • Health scares hit community

    One case of MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) has been confirmed at Washington County High School, according to Superintendent of Schools Robert Stafford.

    “We have one doctor-confirmed case of MRSA, and we have taken all precautions,” Stafford said. He added that a letter was sent home with students Thursday afternoon, as well as a call being made over the school’s automatic telephone notification system.