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Today's News

  • 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).

  • Hunter safety course

    The Wilderness Trace chapter of QDMA (the Quality Deer Management Association) will sponsor a Hunter Safety Class in the cafeteria at North Washington Elementary.

    Classes will be held 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 17 and 18 and the final class will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 19. You must attend class on all three days.

    For more information, contact Brad Wingfield at (859) 375-2200.

  • Joseph Thomas Candles to host grand re-opening today

    Joseph Thomas True Candles will be hosting a grand re-opening in Springfield on Friday, Sept. 11 from 1-6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 12. from 9 a.m. until noon at their new location at 240 Lebanon Hill, Suite 2B behind Showplace Custom Marble. Refreshments will be provided, and door prizes will be awarded.

    For more information, call (859) 336-5029, or visit www.josephthomastrue.com on the Internet.