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Today's News

  • Jake's Day event canceled

    The Jake's Day event scheduled for Saturday, June 12 at River of Life Church has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

  • Little League softball starts season

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The 9-12-year-old Little League fast-pitch softball season got under way at Idle Hour Park last week. After the first week of play, the Mets are on top at 3-0, followed by the Braves (2-1), Orioles (1-2) and Reds (0-3).

    Haylee Graves got the win as the Orioles beat the Reds 3-1 last Monday. Elizabeth Medley took the loss for the Reds.

    In the late game, the Mets blanked the Braves 5-0 behind the pitching of Katy Webb. Ann Taylor Redmon got the loss for the Braves.

  • Follow these ATV safety tips

    School is finally out for summer, and that means kids everywhere are free to spend their time playing outside.  For some, that may mean taking a ride on an ATV.  While we want to encourage children to be active during the summer, we want to make sure that they stay safe.

  • SCC Basketball Camp

    St. Catharine College women’s head basketball coach Lena Bramblett will host a basketball camp for boys and girls ages 8-18 at Lourdes Hall on June 14th and 15th. The camp is from 8:30 a.m. until noon each day.

    For more information or to register, contact Coach Bramblett at (859) 336-5082.

  • Local Relay for Life kicks off Friday night

    This Friday, the campus of St. Catharine College will shake, rattle and roll as the Washington County Relay for Life takes place. The theme this year is “Music of the Night” and each campsite will celebrate their favorite song or music style.

    The festivities kick off at 7 p.m. with the opening ceremony, followed by the survivors ceremony and lap. A silent auction will take place from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The luminaria ceremony, honoring those who have fought cancer or have lost their fight, will be held at 10 p.m.

  • Commander Youth Baseball Camp

    The Washington County baseball team will host a summer baseball camp June 14-16. Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day.

    Any child entering first grade through eighth grade may attend. The only thing campers need to bring is a glove.

    Each camper will receive three days of instruction plus a WC Baseball Camp t-shirt.

    All proceeds will benefit the Washington County High School baseball program.

    For cost and more information, contact head coach Derek Schuler at (502) 639-2617.

  • Commanders fall to E-Town in regional semis

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The 2010 season came to an end for the Washington County Commanders with a 7-3 loss to Elizabethtown in the 5th Region semifinals at Central Hardin High School last week. The Commanders finished with an 18-18 record.

    The Panthers jumped out in front early, scoring three times in the top of the first.

    Washington County cut the lead to 3-1 in the bottom half of the first inning on an RBI single by Tyler Coulter. The Commanders tied the game at 3-3 in the second on sophomore Trae Abell’s sacrifice fly and an error.

  • Local man killed in tractor 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.

    For more on this story, see next week's issue of The Springfield Sun.

  • Local FEMA office will close Saturday at 6 p.m.

    After just opening Monday morning, the Springfield Disaster Recovery Center located in the Washington County Court Annex at 111 North Cross Main Street, will close its doors for business Saturday at 6 p.m.

  • Control late blight on your tomatoes

    A couple of weeks ago we got word that late blight had been found in Kentucky on tomatoes in Northern Kentucky. Last week it showed up in Washington and surrounding counties.  It is unusual for this disease to show up so early in Kentucky.  We generally don’t have a problem with late blight until September or October, which isn’t much of a problem, however last year and now this year it has reared its ugly head early because of transplants sent to Kentucky from northern areas and in this year’s case, Michigan.