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Today's News

  • 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!

  • Watch for beetles, plant diseases

    The Japanese beetles are back!  The last few years they haven’t been as bad because of natural diseases that have built up over time since they moved in as well as trouble they have had lately in hard droughty soils.

  • Fentress comes back as interim superintendent

    Less than a year after the Washington County School Board hired a new superintendent, the search is about to begin again. And this time, just like the last time, a familiar face will fill the vacant seat temporarily.

  • Farmers' market jamboree, concert in park highlight weekend

    Nothing to do this weekend? Bored and have no plans? That’s all about to change!

    This is a busy weekend in Springfield, and there’s something for just about everyone starting Friday evening and continuing into Saturday night.

  • 4-H members participate in state horse events

    The Kentucky 4-H State Horse Events were held in Lexington on June 9 and 10.  Each year, hundreds of 4-H horse project members from across the state compete in the two-day event.

    Three Washington Co. 4-H Young Riders members, Brittany Wells, Brandon Wells and Tyler Adams, participated in this year’s event.  

  • Times are tough for small dairies

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Whoever said that there's no crying over spilled milk obviously wasn't a diary farmer. As prices for wholesale milk continue to fall, small dairy farmers are literally trying to squeeze out every drop they can in order to meet their profit margin.

    Washington County Extension Agent Rick Greenwell said he has never seen it this bad. When he first started working for the extension agency, there were approximately 135 dairy farms in the county. That number dropped to 88 dairies in 1988. The number today is just a fraction of that.

  • Free, low-cost prescription drug plans available for low-income

    Between 2000 and 2007, 44 to 54 million Americans did not have health care insurance.  Still others have health insurance, but have increased their out-of-pocket costs in order to reduce monthly premiums, and as a result, cannot afford potentially lifesaving drugs. Several free and low-cost prescription drug programs exist for low-income individuals under the age of 65, especially if they do not have health insurance.