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Today's News

  • Giving back

    A Martin County family will sleep better this winter knowing that there is heat and electricity in their house, thanks in part to members of the Springfield Knights of Columbus.

    Jimmie and Rebecca Carrico, David and Patsy Smith and Springfield Grand Knight Billy Abell left Oct. 19 to take part in the Stewards of Appalachia service project benefiting the Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Center in Louisa, Ky. Members from KC councils from Taylorsville and Mt. Washington also participated in the project.

  • Commanders, Commanderettes drop season openers at home

    The Washington County Commanders and Commanderettes lost a double-header against Taylor County to start the 2008-09 basketball season.

    Boys

    The Commanders lost 86-59 to a Taylor County team loaded with size.

    "They're (Taylor County) one of the top teams out there right now," said WC head basketball coach Paul Bodenhamer after the game. "They're tough, we just don't have the size to match."

  • Serving up savings

    The economy in our country has seen better days. Prices of almost everything are on the rise, and one of the items affected most is the food we eat.

    That’s where Angel Food Ministries comes in.

    A program that started nearly 15 years ago in Monroe, Ga., to help 34 families in that area has now grown to serve hundreds of thousands of families in 35 states, including Kentucky.

  • From Left Field: Heads up!

    Heads up!

    Don’t you really hate finding out about something after it has already happened? I know I do, especially when it can be covered right here in the sports pages of your favorite weekly community newspaper, The Springfield Sun.

  • Speaker to address teens and parents

    He’s a globally known speaker who has given more than 3,000 programs in the U.S. and internationally, and one of his next stops will be Springfield.

    Justin Lookadoo is all about helping kids, and he will be bringing his high-energy program for kids and their parents to Washington County Dec. 10-11.

    A former juvenile probation officer, Lookadoo is also a best-selling author who has written books on dating for teens. His program addresses what is on the minds of teenagers as they face peer pressure and the challenges of being teenagers in today’s world.

  • St. Catharine women win two of three on hardwood

    SCC Sports Information

    St. Catharine College head coach Lena Bramblett has used one word most of this season to describe what she needs from her Patriot basketball team – consistency. That trait, or the lack thereof, was evident again last week as St. Catharine won two of three games to put its record at 6-5.

  • Board approves continuing program support

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (KADB), chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) for $3.3 million from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund (KADF) to continue supporting the Kentucky Proud Program. This proposal was one of 21 projects totaling more than $10.3 million approved at the November KADB business meeting.

  • Comparing tobacco yields across the state

    I received this latest update on our tobacco crop this year and I thought it was interesting and I wanted to share it with everyone.

    Obviously, 2007 was not a typical tobacco production year for any area of Kentucky. According to the Kentucky Farm Business Management (KFBM) program records for 2007, wide variation existed across the state. Post buy-out Kentucky has also seen considerable shifts in tobacco production. Some areas have seen sharp acreage declines, while other areas, especially western Kentucky, have experienced increases in tobacco acreage.

  • Burton gets first win; Patriots give D-1 Murray State a scare

    SCC Sports Information

    To use an old cliché, one might say that the St. Catharine College Patriots are the best 1-10 team in the state. At this early juncture of the season, J.T. Burton’s team is probably the only team with 11 games played as the Patriots became road warriors last week with five games in seven days.

  • Now is the time to cut and cover rose bushes

    It’s alright to go ahead and cut your roses back. Our recent cold weather should have sent them into dormancy. Generally it takes a night or two in the low twenties and upper teens to accomplish this.