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Today's News

  • Plant pansies, mums

    Now that fall will be officially here next week (even though it has felt like fall for the last six weeks) it’s time to start planting fall flowers such as pansies, mums, and ornamental cabbage and kale.  My favorite fall flower is pansy mainly because it is one of those tough little plants that will actually give you flowers periodically in winter as well as next spring.  Pansies are not perennials as they hate hot weather but do reliably overwinter in Kentucky to give us two seasons of bloom.  Or three if you count the few flowers that pop up in winter.

  • Patriots off to 3-1 starts

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    This past weekend was good for both St. Catharine soccer teams as each team improved to 3-1 early in the season.

    Last Saturday, the women hosted Berea College and the Lady Pats came out on top, 2-0.

    Lee Ann Walker made three saves during the match to preserve the shutout, her second of the season.

    This past Sunday, the men’s soccer team earned a 5-2 win over Southern State College in Hillsboro, Ohio.

  • Local students to see history come alive

    History class will be in session for some Washington County students on Thursday, Sept. 24, when a trio of Chautauqua actors brings the past to life.

    Behind the efforts of Michael Breeding, a Springfield native, along with the Kentucky Humanities Council, three actors will portray historical figures for local students through a method that first started more than a century ago.

  • Kalarama Farm does well at state fair

    Special to The Sun

    Kalarama Farm took 11 wins plus 11 reserves at the 2009 Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show. Saturday night at the World’s Championship Horse Show, Larry Hodge won the Fine Harness Grand Championship with Misdee Wrigley Miller’s Castledream. This is Castledream’s sixth world’s championship title and his first grand championship since his arrival at Kalarama in 2005.

  • Referendums to be conducted

    The 2009 Goat and Sheep Referendums will be conducted on Oct. 1, 2009 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Voting will be in person by secret ballot and absentee will be allowed before Oct. 1, 2009.

    County Extension Offices are designated as official voting locations.  The following is a sample of how the ballot will read:

  • River of Life Volleyball League

    It’s once again time to sign-up for the River of Life volleyball league. The league is open to anyone age 13 or older.

    Play begins Monday Sept. 28 and runs through Nov. 30. Games will start a 6 p.m. and will be played at River of Life Community Church on Hwy 555 in Springfield.

    This is a great way to get some exercise, have some fun and fellowship.

    A limited number of spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis.

    Players may sign up by contacting Terry Bishop at (859) 336-3001 or Todd or Derinda Osbourne at (859) 336-9259.

  • City offers financial incentives for businesses

    The city of Springfield is hoping to lure more businesses into downtown by offering an attractive bait. Through the Springfield Main Street Renaissance Program, the city is offering financial assistance to retail and service-oriented businesses to locate in Springfield’s historic commercial district, which encompasses Main Street from Doctor Street to Walnut Street and Cross Main Street across from the 1816 courthouse.

  • SWEDA shows industrial appreciation

    The Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Authority hosted its annual Industrial Appreciation Breakfast Sept. 2 at Mordecai’s on Main.

    The event was to show the organization’s appreciation for local businesses and their commitment to the Springfield and Washington County Community.

    To show that appreciation, SWEDA provided a meal, as well as several door prizes for employees of local industries, as well as presenting awards of recognition to the businesses and industrial operators who have recognized milestone anniversaries in the community.

  • Commanders come up short vs. Cards

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    While most outcomes in sports are unpredictable, one thing was certain last Friday night in Springfield. Either the 0-2 Washington County Commanders or the 0-3 Taylor County Cardinals were going to win their first game of the season. After 48 minutes of play, it was the Cards who came away with a 28-27 win.

    In addition to the Commanders coming up one point short on the scoreboard, junior back Quan Turner ended the night three yards shy of setting a new WC single-game rushing record.

  • Commanderettes complete sweep of Bardstown

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes completed a season sweep of Bardstown last week by defeating the Lady Tigers 2-0 (25-14, 25-8).