.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Forage producers need to watch for poison hemlock in hayfields

    Many farmers across the state have just made or will soon make their first hay of the season. While making hay, it is important for growers to notice and remove any poison hemlock from their hay or pasture fields.

    Native to Europe, poison hemlock is an invasive weed that was introduced as an ornamental in the United States during the 1800s. It is potentially poisonous if ingested by livestock or humans in both its vegetative growth stages and when dry.

  • Bees are all the buzz at bank

    There was a lot of buzz around the office of US Bank in Springfield Thursday afternoon, and it came from a group of bees located in the upstairs of the bank office.

    Frank Peters, branch manager of the local US Bank office, said the excitement all began when he recently had an installation scheduled for a new security camera. When the installer arrived and went into the seldom-used upstairs area to complete the installation and discovered a large group of honey bees, he told Peters about the problem.

  • Are you eligible for SURE program?

    John W. McCauley, executive director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Kentucky, encourages producers who suffered crop production losses during the 2008 crop year to contact their local FSA office before a deadline is announced to see if they are eligible to participate in the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program (SURE). This program provides financial assistance to producers who have suffered crop losses due to natural disasters.

  • Softball wraps up 5th District Tournament

    The Washington County softball all-stars wrapped up play in the 5th Region tournament in Lebanon last weekend. For more, see next week's issue of The Springfield Sun.

  • A perfect day to celebrate Independence

    Many folks were in agreement that you couldn’t have asked for a better day than Friday to celebrate the birth of United States. With temperatures in the mid-80s and a clear, blue sky, people from near and far made their way to Springfield for the city’s 11th annual Independence Day celebration.

  • Disaster money available for farmers hit by May storms

    Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) announced Friday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared 15 counties in the Second Congressional District eligible for agriculture emergency assistance for damage caused by the storms that hit the area starting May 1, 2010.  

    Congressman Guthrie sent a letter in early May to the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, requesting a prompt review for agriculture emergency assistance given the widespread damage to Kentucky’s farmers and agriculture industries.

  • Overabundance of clover raises concern

    As extension forage specialists we have been asked to comment on factors that have contributed to the abundance of clover in 2010.

    We have been in regular contact with livestock producers and industry throughout the state, and we have heard about and seen an overabundance of white clover in many pastures this year.

    This has raised concerns about bloat, and a number of farmers have experienced death losses due to bloat. There are several reasons for the high percentage of white clover this year.

  • All-star teams playing for state tourney berths Sunday

    Washington County's 9-10-year-old and 11-12-year-old all-star baseball teams will play Sunday afternoon for a shot to advance to the state tournament.

    The 9-10-year-old squad topped #1 seed Campbellsville Saturday by a score of 5-4. They will play at 2 p.m. in the district finals.

    In 11-12-year-old action, Washington County knocked off #1 seed Adair County 12-2 Saturday. They will play at 4 p.m. in district finals.

  • Alcohol thougth to be a factor in Loretto wreck

    A Springfield man is in serious condition at University Hospital after being involved in a motorcycle accident Saturday in Loretto.

    The collision occurred at 8:14 p.m. on KY 49 in Loretto. John F. Golden, 52, was driving a 1978 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he lost control, and was thrown from the motorcycle. Golden was not wearing a helmet and was airlifted by Air Evac to University Hospital in Louisville.

    As of Monday, Golden was listed in serious condition.

  • Softball all-stars start tournament action

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County all-star softball teams started District 5 tournament play in Lebanon by facing off with teams from South Hardin. The 11-12-year-olds struggled as they fell 18-0 in three innings, but the 9-10-year-olds built an early lead, and despite a late charge from South Hardin, they hung on for a 15-12 win.

    9-10-year-olds