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Today's News

  • Peters

    Steven and Deann Peters of Willisburg announce the birth of a daughter on March 14, 2008 at 12:23 p.m. at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

    Allison Marie was born 13 weeks early and weighed 1 pound, 6 ounces.

  • Elder-Fowler

    Greg and Carlotta Elder of Loretto announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Elder to Justin Fowler, son of Pat and Celeste Fowler of Springfield.

    The wedding will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 2, 2008 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fredericktown.

    The reception will follow at Holy Trinity Parish Center in Fredericktown.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Insured deposits are safe at a community bank

    Special to The Sun

    Springfield State Bank would like to remind community banking customers that their insured deposits are safe and backed by the full faith and credit of the federal government through the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

  • Stafford named new superintendent of Washington County Schools

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    The hiring process has been a long one to name the new superintendent of Washington County Schools. On Monday, however, the local school board spent little time at the start of its regularly scheduled meeting to vote upon and then introduce Rob Stafford as the next head of the school system.

    Stafford, 41, is a native of Camargo, Ky., just east of Mount Sterling in Montgomery County. He currently serves as assistant superintendent in charge of district operations and student support services in the Owen County school system.

  • Golf carts may be legalized on city streets

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    There are no fairways, sand traps or greens, but perhaps an occasional water hazard can be found. Still, the streets of Springfield could see a lot more golf cart traffic in their future.

    Springfield City Council member Mike Elliott is preparing legislation for the next city council meeting on August 12 that could allow residents to use golf carts within the city limits.

  • Teen back home after being hit by truck

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    He’s home now and on the mend, but this time last week, Thomas Riney was hospitalized following an accident at his home.

    Riney, 16, was lying in the sun at the family’s home shortly after 3 p.m. Monday, July 14, when he was accidentally struck by a truck driven by his father, Billy Riney.

  • Local businessman spreading the word, one pedal at a time

    By Jennifer Corbett

    Summer Intern

    At 56 years old, some people would be preparing for retirement. But not Steve Hale. In fact, he wants to help out more people before he settles down.

    Hale, owner of Sell with Hale Realty and Auction, plans to depart on a more-than 500-mile journey July 26 from Boston Court in Louisville, Ky., and ride to Springfield the first day. Then he will depart on July 27 from Springfield and ride to Americus, Ga. His method of transportation: a bicycle, with a “poop out vehicle” attached.

  • Get into the swing

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County High School's girls golf coach Tom Harmon is looking for a few good golfers.

    With golf gaining popularity in recent years, it's never been a better time to get into the sport.

    Coach Harmon is looking to add members to this year's Commanderttes golf team and build interest in golf for the next generation.

  • All-stars go 1-2 in state tourney

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Despite their final state tournament record, the 2008 Washington County Little League all-stars did something that none of their predecessors could do at the state tournament - win a game.

    The team's victory over Morgan County on Saturday morning was their sole win, as Ashland National and Nelson County both won over WC. Washington County ends the state tournament with a 1-2 record.

    Game 1 vs. Morgan County

  • All-stars win game one

    Washington County's 11-12-year-old all-stars defeat Morgan County 5-2 in the state tournament. For a complete wrap-up, see this week's Springfield Sun.