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Today's News

  • LL baseball regular season winds down

     By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    As the last Little League baseball games are set to be played this Thursday, other leagues are just getting underway at Idle Hour Park in Springfield.

    The 11-12-year-old Reds captured the league championship with wins over the Red Sox and Mets last week, finishing with an 8-2 record over the second-place Mets, who finished 5-5.

    Things are still up for grabs in the 9-10-year-old league, where the Reds hold a one-game lead over the Cubs with two games remaining on each team’s schedule.

  • From Left Field

    The summer games

     One of my favorite parts of summer is getting outdoors, doing some grilling, and most of all, enjoying my favorite summer activities.

    One way to stay in shape or get some exercise is to simply toss a frisbee around a state park or setting up the lawn darts in the back yard.

    What? Did he say lawn darts? Yes, I miss lawn darts!

  • Social News and Events

    BIRTHS

    Lynn: It's a boy!

    Daniel Logan Lynn

    Sara and Kris Lynn of Thompson, Mo. announce the birth of their son on April 13, 2009 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Mo.

    Daniel Logan weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long.

    Mattingly: It's a boy!

    William Patrick Mattingly

    Joseph and Kimberly Mattingly of Springfield announce the birth of their son at 9:52 a.m. April 14, 2009 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

  • Emerald ash borer found here

    Well, we knew for several years it was going to eventually make it to Kentucky and now it has!  The emerald ash borer has been found for the first time in Kentucky in a wood lot in Shelby County and a residential landscape in Jessamine County.  This has been confirmed by the state entomologist.

  • Bethlehem Volleyball Camp

    Bethlehem High School will host a developing skills volleyball camp for girls entering grades 6-8 June 13, 14 and 20.

    Registration deadline is June 10. Contact coach Bill Smith at (502) 424-6836 for more information.

     

  • Relay for Life Softball Tournament this weekend

    A softball tournament will be held this weekend at Burg Park to benefit the Washington County Relay for Life.

    Games start Friday night at 6 p.m. with play continuing on Saturday at 9 a.m.

     

  • Baseball Commanders wrap up season

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    In just his second season at the helm, Washington County head baseball coach Derek Schuler has led the Commanders to their first winning season since 2003. The Commanders finished 2009 with a 14-12 record, their best since going 15-12 six years ago.

    Last year, WC went 10-18 in Schuler’s first year as head coach.

    The Commanders’ season came to an end with a first-round loss to Nelson County in the 19th District Tournament.

  • Hats of to the Class of 2009143 seniors graduate from WCHS

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    A packed house gathered in the gym of Washington County High School Friday night to celebrate the school’s 2009 graduating class. And while the program only lasted one hour, it probably seemed like the longest hour in their lives to the students as they waited to receive their diplomas and head out into the world.

  • Man arrested, charged with burglary

    A Lebanon man has been arrested and charged with burglary after allegedly breaking into a Springfield home.

    George Smothers, 40, of St. Rose Road in Lebanon, was charged with burglary 1st degree and criminal possession of a forged instrument after a May 22 incident at the home of Burton Hatchett of Springfield.

    According to Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley, Smothers entered the Hatchett home through a rear window and took a blank check from the home. The check had been made out to a local business, but no amount was written on it at the time.

  • Farmers markets have numerous benefits

    Many of us grew up with a family garden and remember the fresh taste of the first tomato of the summer or the crispness of the first ear of corn.  While you may not have the time or space to grow your own fruits and vegetables, you can still get the freshest produce available at your local farmers market. Shopping at the local farmers market has numerous benefits for you, your family, local farmers and the community.