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Today's News

  • Lincoln Homestead Men's Club captures President's Cup

    Special to The Sun

    The Lincoln Homestead Men’s Club played their annual President’s Cup match against the Lebanon Country Club this past weekend. The teams consisted of 13 players from each course. They played four nine-hole matches in Ryder Cup style match play. The Lincoln Men’s Club needed to win 15.5 out of 30 possible points to regain the cup that was lost last year to Lebanon in a landslide defeat.

    This year, Captains Joe B. Yates and Kurt Blandford assembled a team to go up against a strong Lebanon squad.

  • Simms among Bat Pat signees

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    When the St. Catharine Patriot baseball team takes the field next season, a familiar face will be among those at Edelen-Haydon Field. Washington County graduate Joe Joe Simms is among the latest crop of players that have committed to playing for head coach Luther Bramblett’s Bat Pats.

  • New principal hired at WCES

    DeVona Hickerson has been named the new principal at Washington County Elementary School.

    The school’s site-based decision-making council announced the hiring Friday morning, and a special reception took place for Hickerson in the WCES library Friday afternoon.

  • 4-H'ers win awards

    The summer continues to be a busy time for Washington County 4-H members.  From horse shows, cattle shows to shooting sports competitions and rabbit and poultry shows, our 4-H members continue to excel and receive many honors.  Over the next several weeks, especially leading up to the Kentucky State Fair (August 19-29) as many pictures and results will be included as possible.  A special thanks goes to The Springfield Sun for all they do to promote our youth and their achievements in our community!

  • YMCA Basketball League

    The Wilderness Trace Family YMCA and Mercer County Youth Sports League are joining together to establish a fall basketball league.

    This league, for ages 7-18, will play games in the Central KY Youth Basketball Conference with Jessamine and Garrard counties.

    Registration starts July 31 and the deadline to sign up is Aug. 20. The season will start on Sept. 11.

    For information on cost and registration, call the YMCA at (859) 734-9622.

  • City looks at improvements at Idle Hour Park

    The Springfield City Council discussed several improvement projects at Idle Hour Park at its Tuesday night meeting. Park director Bernard Smalley said several of the light poles on the upper ball fields need to be rewired, while the lower softball field needs to be raised to alleviate a drainage problem. Public works director Glenn Mattingly said expansion of the concession stand needs to be looked at as well.

    Smalley said the city will host the District 5 Little League softball tournament in 2011, and these changes need to be made.

  • African-American Heritage Festival salutes Motown

    The streets of Springfield will be rockin’-and-a-rollin’ on Aug. 6 when the city hosts its 7th annual African-American Heritage Festival. This year, the event will honor two local men who were instrumental in bringing big stars to the area back in the 1960s.

  • Producers can apply for training, benefits

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) announced that it has certified a petition for asparagus and catfish under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Farmers Program. Beginning June 25, 2010, U.S. asparagus and catfish producers nationwide will have 90 days to apply for training and benefits.

  • Social news and events

    ENGAGEMENTS

    Parrott-Saucedo

    Melissa Ann Parrott and Juan Saucedo

    Abell and Pam Parrott of Springfield announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Ann Parrott to Juan Saucedo, son of Ma Manuela Escalante and Juan Saucedo.

    The wedding will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2010 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Springfield.

    The reception will follow at St. Dominic Parish Center.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

    Spalding-Ison

  • Bacterial wilt showing up in gardens

    There are a few problems that have been showing up in gardens lately, specifically cucurbits.  This includes cucumber, squash, and melons.  Bacterial wilt is showing up sporadically, and I am sure it’s going to hit many of you who have cucurbits in the next few weeks.  Bacterial wilt causes plants to wilt slowly over a few days; they freshen up at night and then wilt during the day, and eventually wilt and die.  The problem is a bacteria that enters the plant and blocks the flow of water and nutrients.