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Today's News

  • 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.

  • A shot at the pros

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Any kid who steps onto a playing field in their youth entertains at least a passing thought of someday being a big league ballplayer. On Thursday at St. Catharine College, 154 registered participants revisited those aspirations as they took part in a tryout camp conducted by the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau.

  • T-ball time at Idle Hour Park

    Boys and girls across Washington County are having some summertime fun by hitting the T-ball fields at Idle Hour Park. Here are some photos from recent play.

  • 9-10 Dodgers are champs; 11-12 Red Sox take title

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County Little League baseball teams wrapped up their seasons last week with the Dodgers winning 1-0 over the Braves for the 9-10-year-old championship and the Red Sox taking the 11-12-year-old title.

    For the 9-10 championship, it was the Dodgers and the Braves going at it for the title. The Braves sent Landon Taylor to the mound, while the Dodgers countered with Luke Abell.

  • Relay raises more than $27,000

    Mother Nature wasn’t cooperating this weekend as the rains fell during the 2010 Washington County Relay for Life. But while attendance was down, the event still managed to raise more than $27,000 for the American Cancer Society.

    “With the economy the way it is, I was hoping to reach $20,000,” said Cathy Carrico, a member of the Relay committee. “We still have some money coming in, and our fundraising for the year ends in August, so we’re hoping to get a little more.”

  • 4-H Sharpshooters compete

    The Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters trap and archery teams kicked off their summer competitions on May 15 with the Spencer County Invitational competition.  They followed that competition with the Washington/Marion County Invitational competition on June 5.  Results from both competitions are listed below.  The pistol and rifle teams will begin their summer competitive events on June 26 at the District 4 Invitational that will be held at the Mercer County Gun Club.  Watch the Springfield Sun for results from the various competitions for shooting sports and other 4-H

  • Residents call for solutions to problems on High Street

    Taxation with representation – that was the rallying cry for several residents of East High Street in Springfield at the June 8 meeting of the Springfield City Council. A group of citizens concerned about issues such as loitering, noise, littering and general disregard for private property turned out to speak with council members.

  • Outstanding in his field: Settles wins prestigious FFA award

    It’s not uncommon to say someone grew up on a farm in Washington County, and it’s as true of Jordan Settles as it is of anyone you’ll meet. Not only did he grow up on a farm, the 19-year-old literally grew up farming.

    “He’s been working cattle since he was four years old,” said Charlotte Settles, Jordan’s mother. “He and Jeff came in and Jeff said, ‘Tell Momma what you’ve been doing.’ He had been opening and closing the gate as they got the cattle in. I couldn’t believe it.”