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Today's News

  • County discusses disposal systems

    In last Friday’s regularly scheduled meeting of Washington County Fiscal Court, the main topic of discussion centered around the first reading of an ordinance for on-site disposal systems.

    Washington County Environmentalist Kate Peake was present at the meeting to discuss what the ordinance entails.

    To start the conversation, Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles stressed that the ordinance would only affect electrical reconnects and has “nothing to do with new service.”

  • Changes to farmers market

    The start of the Springfield farmers market season is just around the corner, but one key feature is lacking just two weeks shy of opening weekend: the vendors.

    The market will be open for business on Saturday, June 7, but Sr. Claire McGowan, founder of the New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future, said the search is still on to find vendors to fill what is remaining of the 14 total spaces downtown.

  • Lincoln Homestead loses a gem

    Over the last 40 years, a lot has changed at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course.

    Four different course managers (Jimmy Ballard, Bill Padgett, Gary Feldman and Bobby Bartholomai) have taken the reins, the course has undergone major changes and the popularity of the 18-hole attraction has increased drastically. Throughout that time, the course has had one constant, and that’s Ruby Noel.

    That is until Noel, or Miss Ruby as she’s known by many, stepped away from her position as clerk at the pro shop last week and into retirement.

  • Man shot over weekend

    An incident at KC Hall in Springfield on Saturday night resulted in a shooting that left one man hospitalized, according to local authorities. The shooting occurred following an altercation, but few other details were available at press time.

    Check www.readthesun.com for updates as they become available.
    The Springfield Police Department noted four separate incidents that included a narcotics arrest, domestic assault, burglary and vandalism in reports recently provided to The Springfield Sun.

  • Shooting for the big stage

    Stephanie Carey has established herself as one of the top trap shooters in the collegiate ranks, and she’s done so without the benefit of any formal coaching.

    The senior at the University of Kentucky raked in numerous high overall trophies in the ladies’ division this past season and placed tied for 12th overall in American trap at the ACUI (Association of College Unions International) national competition in March, while leading the Wildcats to a fifth-place overall finish in the second division.

  • ‘Rocky Top’ of the world

    J.T. Burton is making his way toward the top of the mountain of college basketball coaching. After the announcement of a new position last week, you might say he’s reached the Rocky Top.

  • 4-H celebrates country ham house

    Washington County 4-H held a country ham dinner recently in honor of some very special community members who made our new Country Ham House a reality!  

  • Ag news

    The following article is from the Kentucky Cattlemen Newsletter, and we feel it is some good information and want to share it with you all.

    Consumers are confused about the causes of antibiotic resistance, a new poll conducted by Nielsen/The Harris Poll for the American Meat Institute and released this week has found.

    In the survey, conducted online in March 2014 among 2,100 U.S. adults ages 18 and older, participants were asked, “According to the CDC, which of the following is the greatest contributing factor to human antibiotic resistance?”

  • WC track competes at state

    The Washington County Commander track team qualified for two events during this past week’s state championship at the University of Kentucky outdoor track complex.

    In individual competition, WC senior Ty’Lyn Byas participated in the Class 1A 100-meter dash.

    Running in the second heat, Byas was clocked at 11.75 seconds.

    The time, which was nearly identical to his regional tournament performance (11.74 seconds), was good enough for fifth in his heat and 14th in his class.

  • COLUMN: Buyer Beware

    Joel Embiid should not be the first overall pick in next year’s NBA draft.

    It’s not because he is already suffering problems with his back and knees (but it doesn’t help).

    It’s not because so many big men with those same problems have been absolute flops (although it’s not encouraging).

    And it certainly isn’t because he’s not talented (please excuse the double negative).
    It’s just the result of an evolving NBA.