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Today's News

  • Senior citizens learn about weather preparedness

    Senior citizens from Washington County got some sound weather advice from a familiar face recently. Former WHAS-TV weatherman Ken Schulz, now a spokesman for Humana’s MarketPOINT program, talked to area seniors at the Springfield Senior Citizen Center about how to stay safe in case severe weather approaches.

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Wilson: It's a girl!

    Allie Claire Wilson

    Nicole and Brandon Wilson of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on May 22, 2010 at 6:33 a.m. at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

    Allie Claire weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.

    Bryant: It's a boy!

    Brayden De'Shae Bryant

    Courtney Bryant of Lebanon announces the birth of her son on May 13, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

  • Family living expenses continue to rise

    Farm business analysis specialists saw an increase in both net farm income and family living expenses during 2009.  This is according to data collected on 103 farms enrolled in the Kentucky Farm Business Management Program that provide family living information.

  • 4-H members win awards at event in Lexington

    Summer is here and several of our projects clubs are in full swing!  The 4-H Sharpshooters have been busy participating in various tournaments and doing very well.  They will be participating in the District 4 Shoot in Mercer County this weekend and I’m sure they will make Washington County proud!  The 4-H Young Riders have been busy with their summer events as well.  The State Horse Events were held in Lexington on June 10 – 11 and as always the club received many awards.  Congratulations to these two clubs for their successes so far.  Below you wi

  • Anna Pettus crowned 2011 Junior Miss

    Anna Pettus and Ellen Goatley have been best friends since they were small children. That closeness came in handy Saturday as they were the final two in the running for the title of 2011 Washington County Junior Miss.

    Pettus, daughter of John and Barbara Pettus of Springfield, was crowned the winner, and her best friend said she couldn’t have been happier.

    “We’ve been best friends ever since we were little,” Goatley said. “We weren’t expecting (to win) much, so it was a big surprise for both of us.”

  • City approves $2.25 million budget

    The Springfield City Council has approved a $2.25 million budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year. The estimated revenues include $725,000 from occupational taxes, $275,000 from property taxes, $360,000 from city licenses and $120,000 from tourism taxes. It also includes $323,741 carried over from the previous year.

    Estimated expenditures include $599,135 for police, $483,130 for administration, $321,994 for public works, $296,476 for dispatch, $168,875 for Idle Hour Park, $167,464 for fire, and $129,667 for the Springfield Main Street Renaissance Commission.

  • Idle Hour softball action

    Coach-pitch softball action has been in full swing at Idle Hour Park this summer. For a complete rundown of stats and standings, see next week's issue of The Springfield Sun.

  • How to control mosquitoes

    I don’t know how many of you have mosquito problems, but at my house you can’t go outside for more than  a few minutes at a time before getting attacked by the little blood suckers.  With the rain we have had of late, and some of you have had a lot more than others, there are bound to be many of you out there suffering as I am.  I remember the good old days when mosquitoes only came out to bite at dusk?   The imported tiger mosquito likes to bite any time of day and the hotter the better.  Guess where the tiger mosquito was imported from, you guesse

  • Upward Soccer Registration

    Upward Soccer Registrations and Evaluations will be held Tuesday, June 22 from 5-8 pm and Saturday, June 26 from 10 am-12 noon at the River of Life Church. All children age 4 through the 6th grade can play. Every player must attend one registration and evaluation.  League games begin Sunday, August 8. For more information, call Donna Spalding at 481-3678.

     

  • Man killed in farm accident

    A 61-year-old Washington County man was killed in a farm accident Thursday afternoon, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Mark Falkenstein of Springfield was operating a tractor that was towing another tractor uphill when the tractor he was driving overturned, pinning him beneath it. He was pronounced dead at the scene.