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Today's News

  • Bring in houseplants, tender bulbs

    It’s time to start bringing in houseplants and tender bulbs before we get really cold, or worse, we have a frost or freeze.   Before actually bringing your houseplants in for the winter you need to do a little work to ward off problems down the road. 

    The plant and pot should be washed with a good spray of water from the hose and allowed to dry completely.  Next, you should spray the entire plant and pot with an insecticidal soap.  Make sure you spray the undersides of the leaves. This is where most plant pests are located.

  • Patriot men win, women lose in soccer

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College varsity soccer teams traveled to play Cincinnati Christian last Tuesday. While the men came away with a 2-1 victory, the women fell 2-0.

    After falling behind 1-0 on a Cincinnati free kick, the Patriots bounced back to take a halftime lead on two goals from Patrick Williams. Both team shad several scoring opportunities in the second period but neither team could find the net.

    The win gave the Patriots a 5-3 record. They return to action Saturday at home with a game against conference rival Pikeville College.

  • Commanderettes host district Monday

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    As the regular season winds down and the Commanderettes prepare to host district playoffs beginning Monday, every game counts now as Washington County tries to build momentum heading into the postseason.

    The team battled hard against a tough Boyle County squad last week, and the Commanderettes almost came away with a big win.

    WC won the first game of the match, 26-24, but the Lady Rebels were able to comeback to win the final two 26-24, 25-22 for the 2-1 victory.

  • Sharpshooters compete; Safe Night to be held

    Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters Club members competed in the State 4-H Shooting Sports Competition on Sept. 19-20.  

    Members of the archery, rifle and pistol teams competed on Sept. 19 at the Bluegrass Sportsman League located outside out of Wilmore, Ky.  On Sept. 20, the trap team competed at the Kentucky Wildlife Management Center in Madison County.  

    Below are the team and individual awards won by the Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters.

    ARCHERY BOWHUNTER COMPOUND

    2ND PLACE TEAM – 15/18 YEAR OLD

  • Drug court helps local man stay clean, sober

    Editor’s Note: The following is the story of a Washington County man who has experienced the effects of drugs and alcohol in his life, and was willing to share his story with our readers. He does so here under the condition of his last name not being revealed.

    He started drinking when he was 10 years old. By 11, he was using marijuana, and at 15, he had moved on to crack cocaine. Dustin, a 21-year-old Washington County man, said he has been in and out of jail for drug related incidents, and he didn’t even care.

  • Blood drive begins at noon today

    The regularly scheduled visit of the American Red Cross Blood Mobile will take place today from noon until 5 p.m. at the Springfield Baptist Church. This visit will be in honor and support of Jason Flinn, husband of Anne Nicole Davis Flinn, in his fight against caner, as he is in need of a lot of blood.

    To take part, stop by the Springfield Baptist Church at 305 Lincoln Park Road today.

  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

  • From Left Field

    Know your role

    I’m going to expose my inner geek right now and use a quote from the movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

    “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.”

  • Commercial filming moved to Sunday

    The local filming of a Bluegrass Cellular TV commercial slated for Friday morning has been moved until Sunday afternoon due to a rainy weather forecast.

    Extras are still needed, and anyone interested in being part of the commercial should arrive in downtown Springfield at the parking lot behind Rumpke across from B&E Furniture by 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Participants must sign a release to be in the commercial, and anyone under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian sign the release on their behalf.

  • Lights, camera, Springfield!

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Hey, Springfield, do you want to be in a commercial? Then put on your favorite casual weekend wear and head to downtown Springfield Friday morning. The town has been selected as the location for a new television commercial from Bluegrass Cellular, and you are asked to be a part of the filming.