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Today's News

  • Springfield man charged with DUI, wanton endangerment

    A Springfield man was charged with two counts of wanton endangerment, as well as driving under the influence following an accident on Hwy. 55 around 5 p.m. on Feb. 20.

    James R. Newton, 71, was charged with wantonly endangering his passenger, John Noel, 72, and another driver, Coy W. Pendleton, 53, of Lebanon.

  • Moreland named regional publisher

    Jeff Moreland, former publisher of The Springfield Sun, will be returning to work in Washington County.

    Moreland, who served as publisher of The Sun from 2005 to 2011 when he was promoted to the position of publisher at the Central Kentucky News-Journal in Campbellsville, will now serve as a regional publisher for Landmark Community Newspapers. In his new position, Moreland will now manage the day-to-day operations of the News-Journal and The Sun.

  • A leader of (young) men

    When it comes to getting involved, few adults can claim to have touched as many corners of the local community as Seth Robinson has, and he won’t even graduate from Washington County High School until this spring.

    The senior is serving his third year as class president and has been a member of 4-H, Teen Leadership and the governor’s scholar program.

    He even helps out any way he can with the Central Kentucky Community Theatre, where his younger brother, Aaron, is a regular participant.

  • Close call nearly costs city

    The massive winter storm that hit the area last Monday morning was not the only threat the City of Springfield faced last week, nor was it the most frightful.

    Around 5 a.m. that morning, smoke was seen pouring from the city of Springfield public works garage. The source of the smoke turned out to be the cab of a 1998 Dodge three-quarter ton truck, which had become fully engulfed in flames. Though the truck was a complete loss, the potential existed for much more damage than what occurred.

  • Spring vegetable gardening

    Mid-to-late March is an ideal time to plant your cool season or spring garden.  
    Potatoes, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, onions, peas and many other crops can be planted this month.  

    Lettuce can also be planted. However, you will want to cover it with remay fabric (tobacco canvas).

    If you haven’t started cole crops (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower etc.) seedlings yet, you should just buy the plants in a few weeks from a trustworthy nursery. This will save you time and trouble unless you are growing a great deal of it.

  • An update on 4-H programs

    Hopefully the worst of winter is over, and everyone can catch up on all of the activities that had to be postponed.

    Washington County 4-H has rescheduled the 4-H Chili Supper for Tuesday, March 18, 5-8 p.m. at the Extension Office in Springfield.  Tickets can still be purchased at the door.  

    Proceeds go to the 4-H Camp scholarship program to help youth attend summer camp.

  • The future of industrial hemp

    We have had several inquiries about the future of industrial hemp and this is what the University of Kentucky College of Ag has given us on their status of industrial hemp.   

    Many in the CAFE community have been receiving requests for information about hemp lately.

  • SCC falls in MSC semifinals


    Special to the Sun

    The St. Catharine Patriots were unable to defeat top-seeded Pikeville (Ky.) in the Mid-South Conference tournament this past week, despite a furious rally by the Patriots.

    The 78-69 semifinal loss ended SCC’s bid for the conference tournament championship.

    The No. 2-ranked Bears would then go on to to Sunday’s title game to soundly defeat second-seeded Georgetown (Ky.).

  • SCC falls in MSC semifinals


    Special to the Sun

    The St. Catharine Patriots were unable to defeat top-seeded Pikeville (Ky.) in the Mid-South Conference tournament this past week, despite a furious rally by the Patriots.

    The 78-69 semifinal loss ended SCC’s bid for the conference tournament championship.

    The No. 2-ranked Bears would then go on to to Sunday’s title game to soundly defeat second-seeded Georgetown (Ky.).

  • Lady Patriots unable to make back-to-back NAIA national tournaments

    Rebuilding a basketball roster is not always the easiest of tasks, and following an NAIA National Tournament appearance in 2013 and the graduation of two NAIA All-Americans, the St. Catharine Lady Patriots found out exactly how difficult it can be.

    The Lady Patriots came into the 2013-2014 season knowing that they would be faced with the gargantuan task of replacing Janae Howard and Reilly Poirier, the aforementioned NAIA All-Americans.