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    Taylor: It's a boy!

    Clayton Joseph Taylor

    Shelly Taylor of Springfield announces the birth of her son at 2:18 a.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabeth-town.

     Clayton Joseph Taylor weighed 6 pounds, 14.5 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.

    Campbell: It's a girl!

    Savannah Grace Campbell

     Cathy Jo and Rodney Campbell of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on March 18, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

  • Bardstown teens in BG Parkway crash

    A one-vehicle accident on the Blue Grass Parkway early Sunday morning sent one Bardstown teen to the hospital and left four others uninjured.

    Clark Seth, 18, of Bardstown, was driving a 1994 Ford Focus west on the parkway seven miles north of Willisburg around 4:55 a.m. Sunday when the vehicle dropped off the right side of the road and struck an embankment, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Seth was taken to Flaget Hospital, where he was treated and released.

  • SCC players honored

    SCC Sports Information

    Two St. Catharine College softball players received Player of the Week honors last week.

    Shay Mangan was chosen as Player of the Week for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, and Amber Matteoli was honored as Pitcher of the Week in the Mid-South Conference.

    During the week for which she was chosen, Matteoli compiled a 4-0 record. She allowed three earned runs in 20 innings. The sophomore from Union, Ky., also tossed a no-hitter in the Patriots’ five-inning, 10-0 win over West Virginia Tech.

  • Numbers show child abuse on the rise

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    According to numbers released by Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, there were 74,159 reported cases of child abuse in Kentucky, involving 88,292 children. Of those reports, 9,522 cases, involving a total of 14,802 children were substantiated. It’s a problem that Pat Sutton of the Washington County Homemakers Association doesn’t see going away anytime soon.

  • With Mason on board, Red Sox have a prayer

    Bland Mason hasn’t taken a cut at a baseball since he was in Little League, but regardless, he has been called up to the show.

    Mason, former pastor of Springfield Baptist Church, has been to spring training with the Boston Red Sox, and he’s ready to make his big league debut. He won’t be playing balls off the Green Monster in left field at Fenway Park, nor will he be a part of the pitching rotation. Instead, he will handle even more important duties as he counsels the players and meets their spiritual needs, serving as the team’s chapel leader.

  • St. Dominic's Polin honored by Archdiocese of Louisville

    Nobody was more surprised Thursday morning to hear that Theodosia “Dodie” Polin was being honored by the Archdiocese of Louisville with its Catholic Education Foundation Teacher Award than Polin herself.

    The Catholic Education Foundation Teacher Award was established in 2004 by the family of Dan and Helen Ulmer to recognize excellent and dedicated Catholic teachers who consistently surpass expectations.

  • 4-H celebrates special day

    Saturday, March 21 was a special day for Washington County 4-H as several hundred people attended the Centennial Celebration for Kentucky 4-H at the River of Life Community Church.

  • Little League tryouts Saturday

    Little League tryouts for 9-12-year-old boys will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at Idle Hour Park. You must be 9-years-old before May 1, but not older than 12-years-old after May 1 to be eligible. You must try out even if you played last year. Bring your glove. For more information, call Bernard Smalley at (859) 336-5448.


  • Lighting up the town

    Workers with the Davis H. Elliott company of Roanoke, Va., installed new traffic lights last week at the intersection of KY 555, US 150 and KY 55 in Springfield. The work was part of the Kentucky Department of Transportation’s routine light maintenance program, and came at an estimated cost of $20,000-$25,000. The new lights are on lines that form a square around the intersection, giving a cleaner, clearer appearance for drivers, and eliminate some problems with signal light heads bumping together.

  • WCHS ready to serve up some tennis

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    “Ok, we’re going to start with a 20-mile run with full packs!”, exclaimed Washington County High School tennis coach Steve Schubart. Of course Schubart was kidding with his players, but he knows that conditioning and building endurance will be important.

    The 2009 tennis season is shaping up to be an interesting one for Washington County High School.