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Today's News

  • Heroes remembered during Willisburg festival

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    It was a day to remember those who have given all to protect and defend our country. It was also a day for food, friendship and fun as Willisburg held its annual Memorial Homecoming Festival on Saturday.

  • BueLingo beef cattle come to Washington County

    If you travel north on KY-438 a couple miles past Lincoln Homestead State Park, you may notice something you don’t see every day in Washington County. As some drivers pass Nodda Farm, owned by Charlie and Sharon Raymond of Springfield, they can’t resist the urge to stop, backup and take a look at a unique sight. Nodda Farm is home to Double Stuff and Miss Moon Pie, a pair of BueLingo Cattle. In fact, the cattle look like Oreo cookies – all black with a prominent white band around their center.

  • Little-leaguers break out the big bats

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s been a wild week at Idle Hour Park as Little League action clicks into high gear.

    The 9-10-year-old Reds are red hot, winning all four of their games last week. Reds pitching has been solid, with D.T. Yocum earning two wins and a no-hitter from Garrett Floyd on Monday in a 14-0 shutout over the 0-7 Marlins.

    The 9-10-year-old Cubs aren’t far behind as they won three of four, with their lone loss coming against the Reds.

  • Moslemi makes top eight at state

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County sophomore Cyrus Moslemi’s reputation as a tough opponent on the tennis court is getting around.

    In the opening round of the Kentucky boys’ state tennis tournament in Lexington on Thursday morning, Moslemi faced 12th ranked Derek Childers from Lee County. It was all Moslemi as he handily won the match 6-0, 6-0.

    In the afternoon match, 9th ranked Moslemi would pair up against 11th ranked Stephen Metcalf from Ashland.

  • Social news and events

    Engagements

    SMITH-RULEY

    Sara Smith and Craig Ruley

    Linda and Charlie Smith of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sara Smith, to Craig Ruley, son of Sheila and Joe Ruley, of Springfield.

    The wedding will be held at 7 p.m. on June 13, 2009 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Springfield. The reception will follow at Holy Trinity Parish Center in Springfield.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

    VIZE-CAMBRON

  • Sunday Corn Hole League at Idle Hour Park

    A corn hole league will take place at Idle Hour Park. Games will be played on Sunday afternoons starting the first Sunday in June.

    Cost is $50 per team. For more information, call (859) 336-5448.

     

  • Departments seek new fire station

    Anybody who suffers from claustrophobia wouldn’t want to be a member of the Springfield or Washington County fire departments right now. That’s because a lack of space at the armory in Springfield is making life too close for comfort, as they must park some vehicles outside while squeezing other trucks into the bays with little room left over to breathe. That’s why the Washington County Fire Protection Association presented plans to build a new fire station to Washington County Fiscal Court and Springfield City Council last week.

  • GM drops 'Hammer' on local dealership

    When General Motors sent letters to more than 1,100 of its 6,000 dealers last week telling them that they will no longer do business with those dealers in 2010, Hammer Chevrolet in Springfield was among the letter recipients.

    Still, according to Mark Clark, general manager of Hammer Chevrolet, that does not mean the end of the local dealership, which is in the approval process of a sale to Eddie Franklin, a Columbia, Ky., based car dealer who already owns Ford, Chevrolet, and Nissan dealerships.

  • County nears the end of storm cleanup; bulky item drop-off extended

    It’s hard to believe it’s almost the end of May and there’s still debris to be picked up from the January ice storm. But that goes to show just how severe the damage was. The Washington County Fiscal Court met last Monday and discussed ways to finish the clean-up.

    State-hired contractors ceased work on May 21 after cutting several roads in the county.

  • SCC golfers complete season

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College golf teams completed the spring season with the Mid-South Conference tournament held at Nevel Meade Golf Course. In their first year as a conference member, St. Catharine was not eligible for team honors but could still compete as individuals.

    Scott Johnson gave the top individual effort for the Patriots as he placed fifth overall with a 36-hole total of 152 (77-75).