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Today's News

  • North Washington students dig up the past

    Several students with the BEST program at North Washington Elementary School had fun digging up the past last week by taking part in an archaeology class hosted by the Springfield campus of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    “BEST stands for ‘Better Educated Students for Tomorrow’,” said Karen Elswick, the BEST director at NWES. “The kids had a lot of fun learning about archaeology, digging for artifacts and what they stood for. The deeper the layer of earth, the older the artifact.”

  • Energy manager hired to help local, area school districts

    T.J. Poliskie has been hired as district energy manager for Mercer County schools, a move the system hopes will result in major savings. In addition, he will also serve Washington County, as well as in the Burgin Independent, Danville Independent, and Lincoln County districts, collaborating in a regional partnership, Mercer Superintendent Chuck Hamilton said in making the announcement.

  • Meat prices reflect supply and demand

    Consumers may be in the driver’s seat when it comes to higher meat prices. Indications are that retail meat prices may rise to record highs later this year, according to a University of Kentucky agricultural economist, and it all rests on that bedrock of free market economics — supply and demand.

  • Coach pitch season ends at Idle Hour Park

    Coach pitch seasons ended at Idle Hour Park earlier this week. Here are a few photos from girls' action on the diamond.

  • WCHS Girls Volleyball Tryouts

    The Washington County High School volleyball team will be conducting tryouts on July 15 & 16 from 3-5 p.m. in the high school gym for any girl who will be attending WCHS this year. You must have a current physical in order to tryout. Please contact Anne Mudd at the high school at (859) 336-5475 with any questions.

     

  • Mackville man enters guilty plea in 2009 murder-for-hire plot

    One of the men accused of plotting to kill a manager at the Danville Wendy’s last year pleaded guilty Thursday after prosecutors significantly reduced the charge.

    William Tate, 25, of Mackville pleaded guilty in Boyle Circuit Court to criminal facilitation to commit murder. Judge Darren Peckler will formally sentence Tate on Aug. 3. Prosecutors are recommending Tate serve four years in prison.

  • WC baseball all-stars in E-Town

    The Washington County Little League baseball all-stars will wrap up pool play in the 5th District tournament on Thursday. See next week's issue of The Springfield Sun for a complete season wrap-up plus more photos.

  • Changes under way on St. Catharine campus

    School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean things are going to remain quiet on the campus of St. Catharine College in the weeks ahead. Record enrollment for the coming fall semester has prompted the school to, once again, expand its student living quarters. By the end of July, construction is slated to begin on a new dorm which will house at least 100 students, and that is just the first of several projects planned for this year.

  • Locally filmed commercial now showing

    A commercial filmed in Springfield last year has finally made its way into theaters and onto the Internet.

    Bluegrass Cellular, a regional cell phone company, had a commercial filmed here in October promoting it as “Bluephoria.” Now, the commercial has been completed and is airing in area theaters.

  • From Left Field

    From Left Field

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Fair-weathered, first-place fans