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Today's News

  • Police increase school traffic patrol

    Stop means stop, and that’s what Springfield Police want you to understand.

    For the past three weeks, officer Charlie Osbourne has been stopping cars as they roll through stop signs on Springfield city streets each morning. Osbourne has been patrolling the intersection of West High Street and Locust Drive near St. Dominic School. He hasn’t issued a single ticket, but instead, wants to make drivers aware of the importance of safety for children in the area.

  • Future looks bright for local swimmers

    Special to the Sun

    Between them, Kate and Hannah Spaulding have six years left to swim. Right now, they’re just getting started.

    Bethlehem High School sophomore Kate Spaulding and St. Dominic eighth grader Hannah Spaulding recently smashed their records in their strongest events – the 100 breaststroke and 200 freestyle.

  • Conference to showcase achievements

    Due to budget cuts at the Kentucky Department of AG, they will not have chemical for this year’s spray season. The chemical of course is 24D-A. Washington County has been participating with the Department of AG’s program for many years. With the last two years’ droughts, thistles will probably be a worse problem since they are very opportunistic. The Department of AG will however spray thistles as a custom service if farmers would like to contract with them. You can let us know if you are interested.  

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  • Starting seeds at home

    Now is the time to start seedlings such as broccoli and cabbage to be planted in the vegetable garden in late March. There are several techniques and rules that should be followed when starting seedlings so we will discuss a few of them now as a reminder.

    One rule of thumb to keep in mind when starting seedlings is that generally it takes six weeks for a seed to grow into a transplant ready for the garden.

    Ten things to keep in mind when starting seedlings are as follows:

  • Patriot baseball team opens with sweep of Grace

    SCC Sports Informtion

    Friday afternoon, with winds howling and temperatures struggling to get out of the 30’s, the baseball season opened at St. Catharine College. Fortunately for the homestanding Patriots the day was warmed somewhat by placing two marks in the win column.

    The Grace College Lancers (Indiana) provided the opening day opposition and left with losses of 10-0 and 8-0 to begin their season. SCC head coach Luther Bramblett could find nothing but good things to say about his team’s season-opening effort.

  • Bodenhamer steps down as WC hoops coach

    Citing personal reasons, Paul Bodenhamer stepped down Thursday as the Washington County High School boys basketball coach. For more on this story, see the March 4 issue of The Springfield Sun.

  • 4-H kicks off celebration

    Kentucky 4-H officially kicked off their Centennial Celebration last Saturday with a birthday bash at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington.  Fans in town for the UK/Tennessee game that entered through the Hyatt lobby saw a lot more green than orange on Saturday.

  • Adult sewing session is March 11

    In Washington County we are very fortunate to have a certified volunteer in the Kentucky Master Clothing Volunteer Program. Our volunteer is Marion Mulligan who received her certification in 2006. Rita Yates from Washington County is in the process of being certified in the program.

  • Commanders close out regular season play

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders closed out their regular season on the road last week. Last Tuesday, WC traveled to Hodgenville where they lost a close contest to the LaRue County Hawks, 72-70. The Commanders’ final regular season game was Friday against Moore High School in Louisville. The Mustangs defeated Washington County 66-36.

    LaRue County

  • SCC basketball drops two at Campbellsville; Season ends Saturday

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College basketball teams traveled to Campbellsville Saturday for a Mid-South Conference doubleheader against the Tigers. One game was close and the other wasn’t as the Patriots came home with two losses.

    Lena Bramblett’s women’s team could never get untracked in the opener as the Tigers overcame a 5-2 St. Catharine lead to build a 38-21 halftime lead en route to a 87-54 win.