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Today's News

  • Kentucky State Police to officer Citizens Police Academy

    Have you ever wondered what a state trooper really does? Have you ever been curious to know more about DNA and what a crime lab can really do with it? What really goes on in an undercover drug investigation and successful prosecution? If you’ve ever pondered over these questions and had other curiosities concerning the Kentucky State Police, you might be an excellent candidate for our Citizens Police Academy.  

  • Kelly judgeship appointment still uncertain

    The seat of Sen. Dan Kelly, R-Springfield, in the 14th District of the Kentucky Legislature isn’t empty, but that hasn’t stopped numerous people from speculating about how it will be filled, if indeed it is vacated.

    Kelly’s name has surfaced in rumors as the man to fill a seat that is actually empty, and that’s the one vacated by Chief Regional Circuit Judge Doughlas “Dodie” George when he moved from the position and into the state’s senior status program in February.

  • Walk benefits women's outreach

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Two laps around Idle Hour Park equals an opportunity for local women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy to receive assistance in preparing for, and eventually, raising a child. The House of Hope's annual Walk for Life will take place at 9 a.m. Sept. 12 and it's the center's hope that participants raise much needed funds to help with the outreach's operating costs.

  • SCC golfers finish close second at Georgetown

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College men’s golf team held the lead after the first day of last week’s golf tournament hosted by Georgetown College at Cherry Blossom Golf Course. But the Patriots couldn’t hold on for the title as the host Tigers overtook them to win the 36-hole event by nine strokes.

    “They wanted to win so badly,” said SCC coach Joan Rizer, “but just didn’t put two rounds together.”

  • Three Patriots named Mid-South Players of the Week

    SCC Sports Information

    St. Catharine College’s Laura Bowling, Mandy Gray and Taylor Malott are the Mid-South Conference Volleyball Players of the Week for the week ending Sept. 5, the conference announced on Monday.

    The weekly honors are the first for all three student-athletes this season.

  • WCHS, NWES name interim principals

    With the promotion of one local principal to Washington County’s central office to serve as superintendent, and another making a move to be superintendent in another school district, there are some vacant positions in local schools these days.

    To fill those vacancies, new Superintendent of Washington County Schools Robin Cochran has announced how those spots will be filled, at least temporarily.

  • County tax rate increases while tax bills should stay the same

    In these tough times, consumers are finding out that it’s becoming necessary to do more to maintain the same level of spending. The Washington County Fiscal Court is no different. At their meeting on Friday, the court approved the first reading of an ordinance to increase the county real estate and personal property tax to 7.5 percent. The increase from the current rate of 7.4 percent is needed to maintain the same level of income for the county.

  • Idle Hour Park Cornhole League

    Idle Hour Park will be holding a cornhole league starting Sept. 8.

    Games will take place Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and the league will last for five weeks.

    Because of Labor Day, the first game will be played Tuesday, Sept. 8 with all following games held on Mondays.

    For more information or to sign-up, please contact Bernard Smalley at (859) 336-5448.

     

  • Dudley’s doing right

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    There’s an old phrase that says you can never go home again. But if you are fortunate enough to win 320 football games in your life, maybe they’ll make an exception.

    Bell County head football coach and Springfield native Dudley Hilton returned to the area last Saturday as his Bobcats took on the Marion County Knights in the 2009 Marion County Pigskin Classic in Lebanon.

  • Osbourne takes Lincoln Men's Club championship

    Special to The Sun

    The Lincoln Homestead Men’s Club held their annual club championship on Aug. 22 and 23 at Lincoln Homestead State Park Golf Course. It was an exciting two days of golf that came down to the last hole.