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Today's News

  • Youth League Awards Night

    Idle Hour Park will be the scene for youth league awards night Monday, July 27 at 6 p.m.

     

  • Fair horse show is Aug. 8

    The 4-H Young Riders would like to invite everyone in Washington County to attend the annual Washington County Fair Horse Show scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8. The show will be held at the Willisburg Community Park 4-H Horse Show Arena beginning at 4 p.m.  The gate fee is $2per person or $5 per car.  What a great way to spend an evening and support the community! Show bills are available from the Washington County Extension Office.  Classes include lead line and also classes for Walking, Racking, Hunter, Western Pleasure and Contest divisions.

  • Heritage Classic Golf Scramble

    The First Heritage Classic Golf Scramble will take place Saturday, July 25 at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

    Maximum team handicaps are 36 for men and 40 for women. Prizes will be awarded for top finishers.

    Deadline for signups is July 17.

    Any persons or teams interested in participating should contact Nell Haydon at (859) 336-5412, ext. 2, John Ellery at (859) 805-0314 or Issac Frye at (859) 749-2570.

     

  • 21 apply for vacant superintendent position

    When  the deadline for applications for the vacant Washington County superintendent position passed July 17, a total of 21 names had been tossed into the hat. Still, only 19 of those will be considered for the position, according to Mike Oder, superintendent search consultant with the Kentucky School Boards Association. Oder said two of the applicants turned in incomplete information, and will be removed from consideration.

  • District crown slips away from 9-10-year-olds

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Despite a strong pitching performance by Michael Chastain, the Washington County 9-10-year-old all-stars fell 5-2 to Campbellsville in the Kentucky Little League District 5 championship game last Tuesday.

    The game started off even through the first two innings as each team held the other scoreless.

    Washington County struck first with a two-out, two-run rally in the top of the third to go ahead 2-0.

  • 12-year-olds play hard but fall 9-5 to Campbellsville in title game

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Last Tuesday, Washington County Little League coach Billy Hilton once again found himself and his team playing for a district championship with a trip to the state tournament on the line. Last year’s 11-12-year-old team raised the bar as they won their first ever game in the state tournament by beating Morgan County 5-2, but eventually going 1-2 in pool play. This year, it was a tough Campbellsville team that stood in the way of the District 5 crown and a trip to Richmond.

  • Commanders take to the practice field

    With the regular season slated to start Aug. 28 at Shawnee High School in Louisville, the Washington County Commanders started preparing for the 2009 football season on Monday. You can catch all Washington County High School sports every week in each issue of The Springfield Sun.

  • School board votes to hire "SAM"

    The Washington County School System’s newest employee is SAM.

    The board voted Monday night to create a position at Washington County High School that will be known as school administration manager, or SAM. The position comes after multiple discussions about hiring a school resource officer at the high school ended in the board voting to not create that position. The SAM will have some of the responsibilities of the proposed SRO, but will also have additional duties.

  • Social News and Events

    BIRTHS

    Smith: It's a boy!

    Alexander Ray Smith

    Chasity and Michael Smith of Lebanon announce the birth of their son on June 23, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Alexander Ray Smith weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 22 inches in length.

    ENGAGEMENTS

    Wicker-Miller

    Rachel Wicker and Newman Miller

  • Try controlling sweet corn pests; take some time to enjoy life

    I discussed tomatoes last week, so sweet corn gets the nod this week.  From what I have determined this has been the worst year in terms of actually getting to eat your sweet corn, even though it has been a bumper crop.  I am talking about the many critters that have been eating it before we do.  The calls I have gotten include birds, raccoons, deer, and of course worms.  Out of all of these the birds are probably the most difficult to control.  A scarecrow, some loud music, or maybe even some wind chimes or old cd’s hanging high in the patch to blow and flash