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Today's News

  • From Left Field

    Rookie year in review

  • New Pioneers celebrate 500th "green home"

    For many Washington County homes, the future is bright, and it may just be bright green.

    New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future, a community based non-profit organization founded in Washington County in 2005, is celebrating its 500th Green Pioneer Home.

  • From Left Field

    I just got back into Springfield on Sunday after spending a few days in hot and humid St. Louis. My main purpose in visiting was to attend the wedding of one of my former band mates. It also gave me an excuse to see Cindy and check out how the house is coming along that we’re fixing up to sell. I thought it would be nice to get away for a while and leave work behind. So what did I do while I was in The Lou? Why, take pictures, of course!

  • Washington County youth leagues sizzle

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It's been a crazy time at Idle Hour Park as five, count 'em, five youth leagues are keeping the diamonds busy. Along with 9-11-year-old softball, there are also boys and girls coach pitch leagues going strong as well as boys and girls T-ball. Come out and enjoy exciting and entertaining youth league action in between heat waves and thundershowers.

  • Commanders hold summer baseball camp

    Washington County Commander head baseball coach Derek Schuler took to the field again on Monday to instruct youngsters on improving their baseball skills. Schuler and his staff put the kids through pitching drills and fielding exercises, plus they also got a chance to improve their swing for better contact at the plate. Money raised through the camp supports the high school baseball program.

  • Poison hemlock: A growing concern in Kentucky

    This spring we have had more questions pertaining to Poison Hemlock, so we thought we would share this with you all.

  • Springfield man arrested in connection with burglaries

    A Springfield man is in jail in Shelbyville after police there arrested him for a string of burglaries he is believed to have committed in as many as six counties.

    Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, of Springfield was arrested Wednesday and could be charged with as many as 30 burglaries. Most of the burglaries have taken place at insurance offices, and only cash was taken in all cases, according to Springfield Police Chief Fred Armstrong.

  • Social News and Events

    BIRTHS

    Coyle: It's a girl!

    Nell Elizabeth Coyle

    Abby and Bradley Coyle of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on May 13, 2009 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

    Nell Eliz-abeth weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.

    Ryan: It's a girl!

    Kaylee Carol Ryan

    Jesse and Thomas Ryan of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on May 29, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

  • Kids enjoy summer hoops camp

    Several area youths participated in the Washington County Commander Basketball Camp last week. Commander head coach Russell Burkhead and his staff, along with current Commander players, instructed the kids on the finer points of the game as well as basic play strategy and drills. Proceeds benefit the Commander basketball program.

  • City accepts $3.5 million budget

    The Springfield City Council held the second reading of the 2009-10 budget ordinance on Tuesday morning. With Mayor John Cecconi and council member John Hardin absent, council member Paul Borders was appointed mayor pro tem and called the meeting to order.

    The budget passed 4-1, as Borders, Mike Elliott, Willie Ellery and Carolyn Hardin voted in favor, while Debbie Wakefield was the only dissenting vote. She declined to comment following the meeting.

    See the complete story in this week's Springfield Sun!