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Today's News

  • St. Catharine's 18th annual celebrity golf tourney July 9

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    St. Catharine College will host its 18th annual celebrity auction and golf tournament Aug. 8-9.

    The festivities start on Friday when the doors open at 6 p.m. and the Hawaiian luau-themed reception and silent auctions begin in the Spalding Student and Community Center. The celebrity auction begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by the live auction. Bidders are encouraged to wear Hawaiian shirts, shorts, sandals and other resort wear. There will also be a hula dancing contest.

  • From Left Field: The Griffey gorilla is off Reds' backs

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Well, by now you know that the Cincinnati Reds traded outfielder and future hall-of-famer Ken Griffey Jr. to the Chicago White Sox on July 31.

    Good! Maybe, just maybe, the Reds can now get the monkey off their back and start worrying about building a winning team.

  • Baseball player with local ties makes major league debut

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Kentucky may be considered Cincinnati Reds country, but that's not going to stop Springfield resident Ann Murphy from cheering for the New York Mets. But she has a good reason - her grandson Daniel just got his first major league hit in a Mets uniform.

    Daniel's family always knew he had a talent for the game.

  • Kelty: It's a girl

    Cami Lee Pass and Ryan Christopher Kelty of Spring-field announce the birth of their daughter at 9:54 a.m. on June 4, 2008 at Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville.

    Haylee Kendan Kelty weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

  • Commander Classic golf tournament ends in a tie

    Golfers from all over the Washington County and the surrounding area participated in the 2008 Washington County Commander Classic golf tournament on August 2.

    Prizes were awarded to Mike Yates for the longest drives on holes #6 and #15.

    Ryan Spalding won closest to the hole on hole #5. Other winners for getting closest to the hole were Matthew Smith (#8), Jason Hilton (#14) and Tommie Smith (#17).

  • No WCHS alumni game this year

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County High School alumni game will be postponed until next year because the football field is not ready. Instead, there will be a toned-down intra-squad scrimmage at 5 p.m. on the practice field.

    The football field underwent some renovation during the summer. The field was re-graded and a new irrigation system was installed. New Bermuda grass seed was also put down on the field.

  • Awards night closes summer youth league seasons

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

     

    The 2008 youth baseball and softball seasons officially came to an end July 29 with an award ceremony for all the participants at Idle Hour Park.

    Madison White and D.T. Yocum were presented awards for sportsmanship.

  • Springfield celebrates African-American heritage

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The streets of downtown Springfield were filled with food, fun and entertainment on Friday, Aug. 1, as the city held its 5th annual African-American Heritage Festival. The event recognizes and celebrates the contributions that African-Americans have made to the community. This year's event focused on the importance of education in children's lives.

  • Living in the past

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Most people prefer to learn about the Civil War by reading about it in a book or watching a film. Lee Lewis, of Willisburg, would rather learn about it by dressing the part and participating in battle re-enactments.

    “I learn something new at every event,” said Lewis. “The more you learn about the past, the more you appreciate what you have now.”

  • From Left Field: Render unto Caesar

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Until I recently graduated from college and got my job in journalism, I was a pro musician of more than 20 years. In 1989, my best friend Scott Carr's band was the house band at a small bar in Ironton, Ohio called The Park, and I was helping them out.