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Today's News

  • WC girls take two in a row

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes got their fifth win of the season and second in a row as they defeated the Fort Knox Lady Eagles 61-46 Monday night in Bardstown. The victory came in the first round of the 5th Region All “A” Classic tournament at Bethlehem High School and sets up a second round matchup against Campbellsville at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

  • Casualties of recession offered free classes at St. Catharine College

    Call it your local stimulus package, courtesy of St. Catharine College. In a way to aid those who unfortunately have lost jobs during the economic down-turn, St. Catharine is now offering free classes during the spring semester. And, even though classes for the semester began Monday, it is not too late to take advantage of this enticing offer. Registration for the spring semester has been extended one week, and some eight week courses do not start until mid-term.

  • Battling the brrrr

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The sun was barely peeking over the horizon Friday morning as the thermometer at Springfield State Bank read zero degrees. An arctic freeze moved into the area, but the freezing temperatures were no excuse for those who must work outside.

  • Payments to be issued to holders, producers

    USDA Farm Service Agency announced it will begin issuing more than $162 million in Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) payments to quota holders and producers in Kentucky. Payments from 2009 and subsequent year payments will be made every Jan. 15.

  • Help local 4-H celebrate centennial event March 21

    Last week the information on the State 4-H Centennial Kickoff Bash was announced in the 4-H news for being February 21 at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington.  This week, I would like to announce the Washington County 4-H Centennial event will take place on Saturday, March 21 at the River of Life Church in Springfield.  The theme for the day will be “Come Home to Celebrate 100 years of 4-H at the County Fair.”  The celebration will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will feature both outdoor and indoor events similar to those you would find at county fairs.  

  • Fire damages local home

    An early morning fire on West High Street in Springfield was the result of electrical wiring, according to fire officials. The blaze originated in the attic of the home, which is at the corner of West High and Doctor streets. There were no injuries from the fire. No other information is available at this time, and the investigation is continuing.

  • KofC free throw contest

    The Springfield Knights of Columbus will sponsor a free throw contest at 1 p.m. Jan 25. at the Washington County Middle School gym. The contest is open to boys and girls aged 10-14 as of Jan. 1, 2009. The contest is free for all contestants.

    Local winners will advance to regional and state competitions. For more information, contact Larry Smith at (859) 336-5149.

  • Control lice in beef cattle: tobacco expo is Jan. 21

    If cattle seem to be scratching excessively against trees, posts, and feeders, to the point of rubbing off large patches of hair or creating raw sores, lice may be the reason.  The species of biting and sucking lice that infest cattle are most numerous and active during the winter and can spread easily through the herd as cattle bunch in response to cold temperatures.  Confirm that lice are the reason for the scratching by examining some animals in the herd.  Part the animal’s hair in spots where lice are likely to occur and look for lice eggs (nits) attached to hairs.&

  • Search continues for missing teen

    Kentucky State Police are searching for a missing Washington County teenager.

    Dawn Hardin, 15, has been missing since Friday, Jan. 9, 2009. She is a white female with shoulder-length black hair, and weighs approximately 170 pounds and is 5 feet, 5 inches tall. She has lip and ear piercings.

    Hardin was last seen wearing light blue jeans, a white thermal knit shirt decorated with light blue skulls and a black jacket.

    Anyone with information about her whereabouts should contact the Kentucky State Police at 1 (800) 222-5555. Trooper John Adams is investigating.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Remembering the dream

    More than 45 years have passed since Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Monday night, the words of that speech were spoken again, this time by Gene Livers of Springfield as part of a celebration of King’s life and legacy at the River of Life Church.

    Livers said being able to recite the words of that speech on the anniversary of King’s birth as part of the celebration was special to him.