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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Dig Pink Volleyball at SCC this Saturday

    The St. Catharine College volleyball team will play volleyball Saturday with a cause. Three matches will be played in Lourdes Hall Saturday with the entire gate proceeds to benefit breast cancer research.

    The action in the tri-match will begin at noon when Indiana University-Southeast plays Midway. At 2 p.m., Midway takes on St. Catharine and at 4 p.m., St. Catharine plays IUS.

    The volleyball matches will benefit the Side-Out Foundation, a charitable organization that raises money to fight breast cancer nationally.

  • Horse ride benefits Toys for Tots

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    If you like to ride horses, then you have the chance to saddle up and help provide needy children with Christmas gifts this year by participating in the Washington County 4-H Toys for Tots Trail Ride on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Camp Calvary in Mackville.

  • Battle of the border

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Blue vs. Gray. The Hatfields vs. the McCoys. The Roadrunner vs. Wile E. Coyote. The road of history is paved with heated rivalries. It’s no secret that when it comes to the Border War between Washington and Marion counties, things can get as serious as any major conflict. That’s why, when these two teams clash on the gridiron, it’s time to give it all you have and play for bragging rights.

  • Bardstown Junior Tennis Classic

    Bardstown is hosting the inaugural Bardstown Junior Tennis Classic Oct. 24-25, with play contested in nine different divisions.

    Players can sign up for the following divisions:

    • U16 Boys and Girls Singles

    • U15 Boys and Girls Doubles

    • U18 Boys and Girls Singles

    • U18 Boys and Girls Doubles

    • U18 Mixed Doubles

  • Attend county fair; 4-H'ers excel

    I always feel like fall has officially begun when Springfield hosts their annual festival the first weekend in October.  The Crossroads Harvest Festival, Oct. 2 – 4 will include many activities and will involve many community members including 4-H.  The 4-H Young Riders will be holding their annual horse rides at the corner of Depot and Armory Hill and the 4-H Sharpshooters will be selling cotton candy, soft drinks and tickets for their annual giveaway on Cross Main close to the intersection of Depot Street.

  • Social News and Events

    WEDDINGS

    Reed-Dickerson

    Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Dickerson

    Julie Reed and Jeremy Dickerson were wed at 5:30 p.m. on July 25, 2009 at the Springfield Christian Church in Springfield.

    She is the daughter of Keith and Jackie Reed of Springfield.

    He is the son of Jean Dean of Junction City and Johnny Dickerson of Harrodsburg.

    A reception followed the ceremony at Cornerstone Christian Church in Springfield.

    After a wedding trip to Panama City. Fla. the couple are making their home in Springfield.

  • County continues to tighten purse strings

    Until county revenues pick up and an end to the economic slump is in the foreseeable future, the Washington County Fiscal Court is doing everything they can to account for every penny in the coffer. That includes cutting back on spending that may have come easily before, but is difficult to give up now.

  • When making your own compost, avoid using diseased plants

    Composting is a controlled natural biological process where bacteria, fungi (microbes), and other organisms decompose organic wastes.  This is a clever scientific definition of composting but basically it’s allowing organic material to decompose into humus or compost or basically “dirt”.

  • School system gets grades from No Child Left Behind

    Grades are a part of the educational process, and the Washington County School System got its own report card recently. Numbers were released on the progress of students across the district through the No Child Left Behind program, which was passed into federal law in 2002, as well as results from an interim performance test.