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Today's News

  • General Motors closes Hammer Chevrolet

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    The doors of Hammer Chevrolet have closed. The lights are off, the sign is gone, and the lot is empty.

    General Motors officially closed the Springfield dealership Tuesday, July 13, according to Eddie Franklin, a Columbia, Ky., based auto dealer who had been managing the local dealership for Hammer recently.

  • ECTC Springfield campus announces fall class schedule

    Registration for 2010 fall semester classes is under way at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Springfield Campus. ECTC will offer 19 courses at the Springfield Campus during the fall term, which begins Aug. 16. The schedule includes both day and evening classes and features three foundation courses, three general education courses and 13 technical program courses/labs.

  • Former Patriot part of Cliff Lee deal

    SCC Sports Information

    Former St. Catharine College right-hander Josh Lueke was traded to the Seattle Mariners from the Texas Rangers in the Cliff Lee deal last week.  Lueke was an NJCAA All-American pitcher for the Patriots in 2006 and signed with Northern Kentucky University following that year.  He was a 16th round pick of the Rangers in 2007.  Lueke had a career 1.01 ERA for SCC and won 14 games with 141 Ks in 134 innings in two seasons at St. Catharine (2005-2006).

  • New law cracks down on texting while driving

    Local law enforcement officers are ready to send a clear warning to all drivers - if you text while you are behind the wheel of a moving vehicle, be ready to pay. The new state law aimed at penalizing texting drivers took effect on Thursday. The law also prohibits drivers under 18 years of age from talking on a cell phone while they are driving. It’s all in an effort to cut down on the number of accidents involving distracted drivers.

  • Corn pollination is a concern

    Blue mold continues to be an issue in Connecticut, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania as of July 12, with new reports coming in from western NC during this past week. Current forecasts from North Carolina State University indicate a low threat to Kentucky and surrounding areas from the known sources of disease. This information can be accessed at http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/pp/bluemold/ and then selecting ‘Current Forecast’. It seems that blue mold is beginning to creep westward, and may eventually reach the Commonwealth.

  • 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.