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Today's News

  • 4-H'ers to attend conference; workshop to be held

    National 4-H Congress is the capstone event of 4-H, the United States Department of Agriculture’s youth development program. For 87 years, youth from the United States and its territories have participated in this youth leadership development conference. The Congress offers youth, ages 14-19, a quality, educational, and cross-cultural experience that exceeds what any state independently provides. It is designed to address the needs and issues of youth while helping to develop capable, competent, and caring citizens.

  • Remember farmers this Thanksgiving

    By Richie Farmer
    Agriculture Commissioner

    This season is known for the fall harvest, bountiful meals, and the many other blessings for which we all owe a debt of thanks. When you gather with family and friends around that crowded Thanksgiving table, keep in mind that the fruits (and vegetables, and meats, and bread) of that annual feast wouldn’t be possible without the labor of tens of thousands of farm families across the Commonwealth.

  • Local student takes steps to become a leader

     

    While most kids are playing Follow the Leader, St. Dominic eighth-grader Molly Simms is taking steps toward becoming a leader. She is taking part in Presentation Academy's 16th annual Eighth Grade Leadership Forum in Louisville. The program, which is for eighth-grade girls in Catholic schools, consists of three sessions held during the school year. The first was on Oct. 5, and Simms just returned from the second session held Nov. 11. The final session will take place on Feb. 16, 2011.

  • St. Catharine College hosts Catholics at the Capital

     

    Local Catholics participated in a forum on the campus of St. Catharine College Sunday to voice their concerns to area politicians. Among the topics of discussion were a womans right to know the risks of having an abortion, and seeking a cap of 36-percent interest on payday loans. Rev. Patrick Delahanty, the interim director of the Catholic Conference of Kentucky, said the event, the second of such to be held at SCC, is a way for Catholics to share their views on issues with the people who represent them on the state level.

  • Johnson jumps for joy on 60th birthday

     

    When most people turn 60 years old, they celebrate with the traditional birthday cake, presents and party favors. But for Judy Johnson, she didn't want another boring birthday – she decided to try something different by skydiving from 10,000 feet.

    Johnson lives near Arnold's Airport in Washington County, and she watches local skydivers from her house. After seeing how graceful they looked in the air, the seed was planted for her to give it a try.

  • Improvements under way at city park

     

    Springfield Public Works Supervisor Glenn Mattingly told the city council Tuesday that workers have been taking advantage of the nice weather to commence improvements at Idle Hour Park. On the ground, work is being done to expand and remodel the concession stand, while in the air, the lights on the two upper fields are being completely rewired and bulbs are being replaced. The city hopes the improvements will provide a better atmosphere for everyone who uses the facilities.

  • Local churches, services times, and contact information

    BATTLE BAPTIST CHURCH
    Battle Rd., Mackville, Ky.
    Services: Sunday School - 10 a.m.
    Sun. Morning -11 a.m., Sun. Evening -
    6 p.m., Wed. Evening Prayer,
    Meeting - 6:30 p.m.
    Pastor: Mark Williams

    BEECH GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
    1122 Perryville Rd., Springfield, Ky.
    (859) 336-3265
    Services: Sunday School - 9:30 a.m., Sun. Morning - 10:30 a.m.,
    Sunday Evening - 6:30 p.m.,
    Wed. Evening - 6:30 p.m.,
    Pastor: Rev. Bobby Estes

    BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH
    2200 Old Perryville Rd. Loop
    Springfield, Ky. (859) 336-3191
    Services: Sunday School - 10 a.m.

  • Message of Columbine victim presented tonight at 6:30 p.m. at WCHS

     

    Rachel Joy Scott’s name might not be one you recognize when you hear it, but her story is one you will never forget.
    Rachel, a student at Columbine High School in Colorado, was the first person killed in the tragic Colorado school shooting on April 20, 1999. The students that took her life, as well as their own lives and the lives of 11 other students and one teacher, reportedly did so as a result of bullying.

  • At the polls: A precinct-by-precinct breakdown of Election 2010

     

    The ads have stopped running on TV, the signs are gone from local yards, and the final vote count is in for Washington County in the 2010 general election.

  • Earls signs with SCC

    Well, by now, some of you have heard the talk around town, so I guess I need to let the cat out of the bag. I never thought I would say this, but this is the final installment of my column, From Left Field. As of Nov. 24, I will not be working full-time at The Springfield Sun anymore. Starting in December, I will begin employment at St. Catharine College as Director of Communications. While there may be a few people out there glad to see me leave the sports scene in Washington County (you know who you are!), I am both happy and sad.