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Today's News

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Russell: It's a boy!

    Isaiah Kevin Russell

    Kevin and Becky Russell of Mackville announce the birth of their son on Jan. 25, 2010.

    Isaiah Kevin weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

    ENGAGEMENTS

    Medley-Smith

    Celeste Medley and Jeremy Smith

    Sharon and Danny Medley of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Celeste, to Jeremy Smith, son of Rose and Larry Smith of Springfield.

  • Bat Pats win streak at 11; 8-0 in conference

    SCC Sports Information

    Since Abner Doubleday threw out the first pitch, baseball experts have held that the key to successful seasons are centered on good pitching and defense. And while most will still subscribe to that philosophy, St. Catharine College head coach Luther Bramblett sees another component that is fairly important.

    “We have had solid pitching and have played good defense all season, but now we are starting to hit the ball,” said Bramblett. “We are executing on offense and doing the little things offensively that win ballgames.”

  • Camp Calvary celebrates 50 years of service

    24“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.”

        Matthew 7: 24-25,

        Holy Bible, NIV

    If anything has ever been built on a solid foundation, it would be Camp Calvary, a Washington County church camp built firmly on the word of God.

  • County youths have a blast with B.L.A.S.T.

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Dozens of local fourth and fifth graders spent the better part of Saturday at North Washington Elementary School taking part in B.L.A.S.T., an event sponsored by the Washington County Heartland Youth Coalition that replaces Safe Night.

  • New Pioneers observe fifth anniversary

    The past five years have gone by quickly for Sister Claire McGowan, founder of New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future. The organization celebrated its fifth anniversary Thursday night with a gathering at the Opera House in Springfield.

  • Plant cool season plants now

    Spring has started and it seems to have started all at once - the birds are chirping and the sting of cold has been replaced by mild, fresh air.  I don’t know why, but spring just smells better, sounds better, and feels better this year!  It must be because winter felt like it lasted ten years.  We are still going to have some cold weather, frosts, and freezes but there are a lot of plants that can and should be planted now in the vegetable and flower garden.

  • WC Harlem Globetrotter to celebrate 30th birthday

    A horse is a horse, of course of course, unless that horse is a very special one. Such is the case for Kalarama Farms’ resident sire WC Harlem Globetrotter, who will celebrate his 30th birthday on April 1. But this champion Saddlebred horse is no April fool. During his 30 years, he has been a world champion sire, producing 142 Kentucky State Fair ribbon winners, which is all the more reason to celebrate.

    Owner Joan Hamilton said the public is welcome to visit Kalarama Farm on April 1 and wish Harlem Globetrotter a happy birthday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Bank robber enters guilty plea

    The man accused of robbing the Bardstown Road branch of the Springfield State Bank on Nov. 7, 2008, has now admitted his guilt.

  • Training Kentucky's ag leaders

    In Kentucky, agriculture and agribusiness account for more than 16 percent of the gross state product and more than 20 percent of the total employment.  As a vital component of the state’s overall economy, agriculture faces many challenges which are increasingly complex as U.S. agriculture becomes more fully integrated into the U.S. economy and the global sector as well.

    To deal with this complex world, agriculture needs leaders who understand the important issues facing society and who can communicate a vision to an increasingly urban audience.

  • Ready, set, coast!

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Dozens of people packed the office at Franklin Chevrolet in Springfield Saturday morning trying to get a good look at some new arrivals. But these speedy creations were not the latest models to roll off the assembly line in Detroit. These were one-of-a-kind designs created by members of Cub Scout Pack 429 for its annual pinewood derby.

    Talon Walker placed first in the race competition with his purple car with red flames. Christopher Mason placed second for his Spider-Man car.