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Today's News

  • Thieves take lawn, porch furniture

    Lawn and porch furniture has been a popular target for thieves lately as some local residents have had these items stolen from their front porches.

    Hooker Osbourn of 2119 Bardstown Road had approximately $1,700 worth of outdoor furniture stolen from his property on Saturday, July 18. Osbourn told Washington County Deputy Sheriff Billy Mattingly that the furniture was on the porch Friday evening when he went to bed, and he said he was at home all day on Saturday. Osbourn’s wife discovered the furniture was missing when she went out to water her flowers.

  • Youth athletes recognized at awards night

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Now that the fury of summer youth leagues at Idle Hour Park has settled down, it was time to recognize all of this year’s participants as well as those who excelled on the field at the annual youth league awards presentation Monday night.

    Savannah Goff received the sportsmanship award for girls, while the boys’ sportsmanship trophy went to Justin Shelton.

  • Heart of Kentucky Cornhole Classic

    The Heart of Kentucky Cornhole Classic will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, at Johnston Field at Centre Square in Lebanon.

    The first 64 paid entries will be accepted for the double-elimination tournament. This will be a sanctioned event by the American Cornhole Organization.

    All players will receive a t-shirt, hat, koozie and raffle ticket for prizes to be given away.

    More than 100 teams competed in 2008.

    For more information, please contact Ray Osbourne at (270) 402-7828 or rosborne@murakami-usa.com.

  • Appy nitrogen now, keep cows off

    I know we have had a wet year and, have a lot of hay stored.  For those of you who do not like to feed hay any more then you need to, you might want to put some nitrogen on some grass fields now and keep the cows off until first frost.  Remember, it costs 37 cents per head per day to graze a cow, and $2.50 per head per day to feed one cow hay.

    Agronomic Basics for Stockpiling Pastures:

  • Volunteers complete home makeovers

    What a difference a week, some hard work and a lot of love can make. Two Springfield families have better lives now because of Fullerstock, a joint project of the Springfield Fuller Center for Housing and Habitat for Humanity. Springfield Baptist Church was the covenant partner for Fullerstock, but several groups pitched in to make this event a success.

    Volunteers both young and old, the youngest was 11 and the oldest was 86, showed up to do what they could to make life a little better for the recipients.

  • From Left Field

    Bobby, Arnold, Jack, Tiger and Jimmie?

  • Recycling spurs friendly competition among students

    A group of local young entrepreneurs are hoping to make some green while going green. The Green Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (GEL-IN), under the direction of the Hardin County School System, the Lincoln Trail Innovation Center and Kentucky Student Ventures Corporation, has more than 150 participants from an eight-county region.

  • Social News and Events

    BIRTHS

    Hale: It's a girl!

    Lily Michelle Hale

    Stephen and Amy Hale of Louisville announce the birth of their daughter on May 27, 2009 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

    Lily Michelle Hale weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 22 inches in length.

    Bell: It's a girl!

    Elizabeth Addison Rose Bell

    Ashley and Gary Bell of Campbellsville announce the birth of their daughter on July 5, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

  • Golfers hit the links to celebrate African-American heritage

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    This year’s theme for Springfield’s annual African-American Heritage Festival is celebrating “firsts”. So what better way is there to kick off the event than by hosting the first African-American Heritage Golf Scramble?

    Golfers from near and far gathered at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course early Saturday morning to tee-off despite an early morning drizzle that disappeared by the time of the shotgun start.

  • African-American Heritage Festival starts tonight

    The African-American Heritage Festival begins tonight in downtown Springfield.

    This year's festival celebrates "firsts" for Springfield's African-American community.

    The festival begins with the parade at 6:30 p.m. on July 31, followed by gospel singing from 7:30-8 p.m. The group “On The Edge” will entertain from 8-9:30, and the festival wraps up with a performance by “Net’Work” from 9:30 to midnight.

    Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the fun. For more on the festival, call (859) 336-0052, ext. 2.