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Today's News

  • Weather spotter class to be held Tuesday, Feb. 23

    There will be a weather spotter class at the Washington County Extension Office on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 7-9 p.m. The class is open to the public. The instructor will be Joe Sullivan of the National Weather Service. Anyone planning to attend should call Kevin Devine at the Washington County Office of Emergency Management at (859) 336-0746 and leave a message indicating your desire to participate.

  • 4-H clubs to meet; members attend forum in Lexington

    The winter of 2010 will be remembered and talked about by most of us for years to come as the winter of lots of snow and frigid temperatures.  When Canada can’t seem to get cold enough for the Winter Olympics, Kentucky seems to be in a perpetual deep freeze.  The forecast for the upcoming weekend is for more snow.  When we look out the window, it’s not if we are going to see snow, it’s how much snow are actually going to see!

  • Goatley elected STMA Secretary/Treasurer

    Special to The Sun

    Springfield native James Michael Goatley, Jr., Ph.D., Virginia Tech University Associate Professor of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences and Extension Turfgrass Specialist, took office as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) on Jan. 14. He was officially elected during the association’s annual meeting at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Convention Center in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., held during the STMA 21st Annual Conference and Exhibition, Jan. 12-16.

  • SCC women win one of two conference games

    SCC Sports Information

    Based on the first round of conference games, St. Catharine College head coach Lena Bramblett felt her Patriots had a good chance of winning one of two home games last week. Coming in Thursday was a West Virginia Tech team, winless in the Mid-South, who SCC beat 68-45 earlier this season. And Saturday the Patriots would host Pikeville who throttled them by 31 points in the first meeting.

  • County fire chiefs step down

    Two fire chiefs in Washington County have recently stepped down from their positions, and while they each have a love of firefighting in common, their reasons for stepping down are totally different.

    In the case of former Willisburg Fire Chief Kevin Devine, there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day. In addition to his duties with the Willisburg Volunteer Fire department, Devine is also the director of the Washington County Office of Emergency Management

  • Job club ready to help people find, get jobs

    Looking for a job? Join the club. The job club, that is.

    Thanks to the Cabinet for Workforce Development and Office of Employment and Training,  the job club is now offering assistance in job skills as well as finding and getting a job in today’s tough job market.

  • Washington County girls struggle against Marion County juggernaut

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    When your team is up against the top-ranked team in the state, there’s really nothing you can do except hold on for the ride. That was the situation the Washington County Commanderettes found themselves in last Friday as they traveled to Lebanon to face the 26-1 Lady Knights of Marion County.

    A string of runs by Marion in the first quarter set the pace of the game as the Lady Knights led 25-6 after the first quarter.

    The Commanderettes were outpaced 14-12 in the second as MC took a 39-18 lead into the break.

  • WC schools on one-hour delay Thursday, Feb. 18

    Washington County school officials have announced that classes for Thursday, Feb. 18, will be on a one-hour delay due to inclement weather. Stay tuned to www.thespringfieldsun.com for more weather, closing and delay updates on schools and other activities in Washington County.

  • From Left Field

    A word from our sponsors

    Sunday signaled the official start of NASCAR season with the Daytona 500. I do enjoy watching a few races during the year, but I don’t follow the sport like I used to, and that’s partly because the season is so long now. It seems like they just wrapped up last season!

  • Poster contest deadline is Feb. 19

    Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer has announced that the deadline for submitting entries to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Poster and Essay Contest has been extended to Feb. 19.

    “Many Kentucky students have been out of school for extended periods of time because of the winter weather,” Commissioner Farmer said.

     “Extending the deadline will give more children the opportunity to participate in this year’s contest.”