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Today's News

  • New Pioneers to sponsor global multimedia program

    Thursday, Oct. 15, is the date.  The Springfield Opera House is the place.  From 5-9 p.m., the stage will be set for “Awakening the Dreamer:  Changing the Dream,” a unique global multimedia conversation springing up all over the world.  This local event will be sponsored by New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future and facilitated by Joe Mitchell of the Louisville Earth and Spirit Center.

  • Blood test method is simple, accurate

    This information is from Dr. Les Anderson, and I thought it was interesting enough to share it with you all.  I am not suggesting everyone rush out to do this, but it is interesting to know there is another way to pregnancy check.

  • SCC women win twice in soccer, men fall to Rio Grande

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College women’s soccer team eclipsed their 2008 victory total last week with two wins. The Patriots improved to 6-3-1 for the season by beating visiting Rio Grande on Tuesday and winning at Berea on Thursday.

  • Purdom prepares for third military deployment

    Freedom isn’t free, and Washington County native Davis Purdom knows that well.

    Purdom, a 1995 graduate of Washington County High School, now lives in Georgia, where he is a member of the U.S. Army stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga. He will be part of a group of soldiers deployed to Afghanistan in November, and this will be his third deployment.

    Purdom’s first two tours lasted 12 months and 15 months respectively, where he served as a fuel specialist in Iraq. His work had him refueling and rearming helicopters near the front lines.

  • Local farm does well at horse show

    Special to The Sun

    Rolling Acres Farm and Stables, owned by the Stannard family of Springfield, placed well at the 43rd Annual Kentucky Celebration in Liberty, Ky., last month. More than 500 entries took part in the four-day event.

    Walk Time Charlie, ridden by Rocky McCoy, won the coveted Two-year-old Stallions and Geldings Class by unanimous vote.

  • County homemakers host regional meeting

    Homemakers from eight counties gathered in Springfield last Thursday to participate in the Lincoln Trail Area Extension Homemakers Association annual meeting held at River of Life Community Church in Springfield.

    “The homemakers are a part of the county extension program,” said Kay Kennedy, Washington County extension agent for family and consumer sciences. “They do philanthropic projects throughout the community, and this is a way of getting together to discuss what we have done during the year.”

  • Commanderettes fall in first round of district

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It wasn’t the way they wanted the season to end, but Washington County head volleyball coach Brett Hudson is still proud of the way his girls played during the season, and even through the first round of district playoffs Monday night. Although the Commanderettes fell 2-0 to Bethlehem to end their season at 8-22-1, Hudson saw a lot of positive things that the squad will build on for next season.

  • 4-H clubs to give awards

    Project clubs are reorganizing for the year, and this week I have included dates of upcoming meetings.  Anyone with questions on the following clubs should contact the extension office at 336-7741.

    The 4-H Young Riders will have their annual awards night on Monday, Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m. at the extension office.  New members and parents are welcome to come and should bring a potluck dish. Put Nov. 16 on your calendar for the next meeting and all meetings are held on the third Monday of the month.

  • That's a wrap: Commercial filming finished in Springfield Sunday

    Springfield was center stage again this past weekend, and this time, the town hosted the filming of a new TV commercial for Bluegrass Cellular telephone company.

    Two Popes Production Company of Minneapolis, Minn., was in charge of the filming, and the company brought dozens of crew members to town for the filming.

    The stars of the commercial were some local notables, including members of the Washington County High School Commander Band, the Washington County Pompettes, and others well known in the community.

  • Snake problem found, solved at middle school

    If you ask people what they fear, many will say snakes.  Several staff members at Washington County Middle School will give you the same answer, and with good reason.

    The school has had some uninvited visitors lately as some small snakes have made their way into the school.

    The snakes were discovered recently in the middle school’s resource room, where items such as clothing are stored when donated to the school. That’s how officials believe the snakes entered the school.