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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Junior Golf Clinic

    Lincoln Homestead Golf Course will host a junior golf clinic and league for children age 10-15.

    Beginning June 8, they will meet 8-10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday for six weeks.

    For cost and additional information, contact Bobby Bartholomai at (859) 336-7461.

     

  • Sign up for 4-H camp; results announced

    When many people think back to summers growing up, a traditional memory is often of attending summer camp.  Many in Washington County will remember Bingham 4-H Camp that was located at the old Tathum Springs Hotel that burned down several years.  This was the first 4-H Camp owned by Kentucky 4-H.  Now, Kentucky 4-H has four camps and Washington County 4-H members camp at Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp that replaced Bingham 4-H Camp.  

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Patton: It's a girl!

    Ashley Nicole Patton

    Natashia and Jeffery Patton of Bardstown announce the birth of their daughter at 1:49 p.m. on March 10, 2010 at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.

    Ashley Nicole weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

    ENGAGEMENTS

    Marrett-Smith

    Tiffany Marie Stout Marrett and William Brian Smith

  • Regulator to increase pasture growth

    Some of you may have recently heard about a new plant growth regulator called RyzUp SmartGrass. It is being marketed to increase grass pasture production during late fall and early spring. The product is a formulation of gibberellic acid (often called GA). GA is a naturally occurring plant growth regulator that causes cell elongation in all plants and therefore is essential for plant growth.

  • FEMA repairing lives, rebuilding homes

    Tom and Mary Ann Tingle have been married for 13 years. They have lived in their home on Midway Lane off Bloomfield Road since they married, and Tom has owned the property since 1982. When heavy rains and flooding took place the first weekend of May, it was nothing new to the Tingles. They had seen flooding before, and although they had suffered damage in the past, they had recovered and been able to return to their home.