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Today's News

  • Taylor ready to compete at Kentucky Junior Miss

    She’s going to be busy, but Josette Taylor is excited and looking forward to her experience as a competitor in the Kentucky Junior Miss contest next week.

    Taylor, daughter of Billy and Kathy Taylor, will leave home Jan. 10 and head for Lexington, where she will stay with a host family for a week in preparation for the state competition.

  • SCC basketball returns to action Tuesday

    SCC Sports Information

    After a holiday layoff spanning two weeks, the St. Catharine College basketball teams return to action Tuesday. Lena Bramblett’s women will visit Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, while J.T. Burton’s men will be at home against nationally ranked Southern Polytechnic State from Marietta, Ga.

  • Today's WC basketball games canceled due to snow

    Today's Washington County basketball doubleheader against Bethlehem has been canceled due to snow.

    The games were originally slated for Friday night, then moved to Saturday. There is no makeup date set for the games, which were a pair of district contests.

    The next scheduled action for the WC boys' and girls' teams is Tuesday at home versus Nelson County. The girls are scheduled to play the 6 p.m. game, followed by boys' action. For more news and updates, look to www.thespringfieldsun.com.

  • WC/Bethlehem basketball games canceled for Saturday

    The WC/Bethlehem basketball games re-scheduled for Saturday afternoon have been canceled due to continuing snow accumulation in the area. No word on when the games will be re-scheduled.

  • County schools closed Friday due to snow

    The Washington County School District has canceled classes for Friday, Jan. 8 due to snow. For more coverage on the blast of wintery weather affecting Central Kentucky, see next week's issue of The Springfield Sun and visit us online at www.readthesun.com.

  • Commanders get first ‘W’

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    When a team enters into tournament play, it comes down to the luck of the draw as to who your opponent is for any given day. The Washington County Commanders entered the 2009 Mordecai’s Holiday Homecoming Classic last Saturday with an opening round game against neighboring Marion County, the host team for the tournament.

  • Patriot men, women have final warm-up before second half, conference play

    SCC Sports Information

    Both St. Catharine College varsity basketball teams have one game remaining before embarking on their 14-game Mid-South Conference schedule. And looking at the NAIA national rankings, the Patriot men and women will surely welcome all the pre-conference tune-up games they can get.

  • UK Grain Crops Academy expands

    To share the latest research-based information with more grain crops producers across Kentucky, the University of Kentucky Grain Crops Academy will offer programs in two different areas of the state beginning in January.

    The expansion is due to the overwhelming response from producers in each of the previous two years when it was held at only one location.

  • Sheriff and County Clerk budgets approved for 2010

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    At a special called meeting held Dec. 23 due to the Christmas holiday, the Washington County Fiscal Court approved both Sheriff Tommy Bartley and County Clerk Glenn Black's budgets for calendar year 2010.

    First to present their budget was Bartley and deputy Melissa Knopp, who proposed a 2010 budget of $469,000.

  • Weigh options when making grain dryer decisions

    During the 2009 harvest, many growers, especially those who relied on natural air drying, struggled to get their grain dried down to appropriate moisture levels. With harvest finished, now is a good time for grain producers to weigh the pros and cons of purchasing a grain dryer.

    “Having a dryer on hand gives you flexibility about when you can harvest and the moisture levels you can work with,” said Sam McNeill, extension agricultural engineer with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.