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Today's News

  • Washington County native returns home from Haiti

    After experiencing one of the most notable disasters in recent time, a Washington County native returned home over the weekend, and is now safe and sound back in the United States.

  • From Left Field

    We're #1...thanks to you!

    Well, the results are in for the 2009 Kentucky Press awards, and after the dust had settled, The Springfield Sun had emerged as the number one paper in the state for its category.

  • Commanderettes beat Bethlehem 42-40 in OT to avoid district cellar

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It wasn’t exactly the state championship last Friday night in Springfield, but you would have thought Washington County won the title when the final buzzer went off in overtime and the Commanderette faithful erupted in celebration after edging the Bethlehem Banshees 42-40.

  • County looks for solution to dangerous curve

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    If the Washington County Fiscal Court had to “grade on a curve”, then most likely they would give an “F” to a sharp curve on Route 429 known as “cowhole curve.” A Christmas Day accident involving several Washington County High School students is just the latest accident to occur in the curve. The road is maintained by the state, but the county is hoping that something can be done soon before more accidents take place. The fiscal court discussed possible solutions at the meeting this past Friday.

  • Three charged in vandalism at Mordecai's

    A birthday celebration that may have gone a bit too far is being blamed for  the destruction of property, as well as the theft of some items at Mordecai’s Restaurant on Main Street in Springfield.

    According to a report by Springfield Police Officer Charlie Osbourn, three people are charged after they allegedly drank heavily at Mordecai’s while celebrating a birthday, then destroyed two brass light fixtures in the men’s room of the restaurant, as well as taking several pictures and a plaque from the wall of the restaurant’s lobby.

  • The Sun takes top honors at state newspaper awards

    You wanted the best, and you’ve got the best.

    The Springfield Sun was named the best newspaper in Kentucky for its size Friday night at the annual Kentucky Press Association awards ceremony in Lexington.

    The competition was judged by the Tennessee Press Association, which awarded The Sun a total of 19 awards, including first place in five categories.

    Among the awards won by the newspaper include first place honors for best spot news photo, best headline, best business/agribusiness story, best graphic and best sports picture essay.

  • SCC hosts community forum today at 5 p.m.

    Residents of Washington County and surrounding areas will have their chance to discuss the relationship between the community and St. Catharine College when SCC hosts a community forum at the Springfield Opera House today from 5-7 p.m. The Springfield forum is just one of three, including two recently held in Lebanon and Bardstown in an effort to draft SCC strategic plan for 2011 through 2015.

    For more information on the community forum at the Springfield Opera House, contact Nora Hatton at (859) 336-5082 or nhatton@sccky.edu.

  • Beekeeping workshops to be offered

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service and Kentucky State University are teaming up to offer beekeeping schools throughout the state.

    Whether you are a veteran beekeeper or a beginner eager to get started, these day-long educational workshops, held on Saturdays, offer sessions on everything from where to buy equipment to tips on harvesting your first batch of honey.

  • School bus drivers request pay raise

    The cost of living isn’t getting any cheaper, and that’s why Washington County school bus drivers have asked for a raise.

    The drivers, represented by a committee, made the request for a raise of 75 cents per hour at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

  • KFBM completes Beef Enterprise Analysis

    The Kentucky Farm Business Management Program (KFBM) recently completed the 2008 Beef Enterprise Analysis.  This study focused on two beef cattle enterprises, those in which calves are sold at weaning (calves sold) and those in which calves are retained for at least 45 days after weaning (calves backgrounded).  There were 8 farms in the calves sold group and 10 in the calves backgrounded group.  Although these results can not be extrapolated across all Kentucky beef operations, it is our belief that they accurately portray the beef operations on the KFBM program.