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Today's News

  • Judicial seat vacancy announced

    Last week, the Kentucky Court of Justice posted a notice of vacancy for the judge’s seat in the 11th Judicial Circuit, Division One.

    The 11th Judicial Circuit includes Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties.

    According to the notice, the vacancy was created when Judge Doughlas George resigned from that position Jan. 31. George has continued to fill that seat until a replacement is named.

    The deadline for any person interested in filling that seat or in nominating someone for that seat is Sept. 22.

  • EZ-Stop suffers another break-in

    When burglars made their way into EZ-Stop convenience store in Willisburg over the weekend, it marked the second time in recent weeks the store had been broken into.

    During the last break-in, cigarettes were taken. This time, the burglars attempted to make their way into the store’s automatic teller machine.

  • Patriots sweep three

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine Patriots volleybll team flexed its muscles Saturday to win all three matches in a quad-match they hosted.

    Against Berea the Patriots won 25-7, 25-7 and 25-2. Lauren Bowling led the way with five kills while Brittini Schmidt and Sam Gehler had five each. Mandy Gray had 14 digs and Taylor Malott had 15 assists.

    They followed that win with a four-game set victory over Hiwassee, in which Schmidt had 10 kills, and Gray, the Mid-South Conference Player of the Week, had 15 digs. The Patriots won 25-5, 25-27, 25-8, 25-7.

  • Senior citizens pick top tomatoes

    By the time the winners were announced, the entries had been eaten. But that didn’t stop the folks at the Springfield Senior Citizens Center from having fun with their tomato contests. Both red and yellow tomatoes were judged in three categories each: largest, ugliest and first 1-pound.

    The rules of the contest were simple. Contestants could enter any tomato they could find, whether it be at the grocery store, in a neighbor’s garden, or other means. The entry fee was five cents per entry, and seniors could cast votes for one cent.

  • Commanders roll past Patriots, 48-24

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders earned their first win of the season Friday night with a 48-24 defeat of Lincoln County in Stanford.

    The Commanders got on the board first with a touchdown run by senior back Tyree Railey. It didn't take long for the Patriots to answer as they found the end zone on their next possession to knot the score at 7-7. Halfway through the first quarter, Lincoln County added a field goal to take a 10-7 lead head into the second quarter.

  • Plant pansies, mums

    Now that fall will be officially here next week (even though it has felt like fall for the last six weeks) it’s time to start planting fall flowers such as pansies, mums, and ornamental cabbage and kale.  My favorite fall flower is pansy mainly because it is one of those tough little plants that will actually give you flowers periodically in winter as well as next spring.  Pansies are not perennials as they hate hot weather but do reliably overwinter in Kentucky to give us two seasons of bloom.  Or three if you count the few flowers that pop up in winter.

  • Patriots off to 3-1 starts

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    This past weekend was good for both St. Catharine soccer teams as each team improved to 3-1 early in the season.

    Last Saturday, the women hosted Berea College and the Lady Pats came out on top, 2-0.

    Lee Ann Walker made three saves during the match to preserve the shutout, her second of the season.

    This past Sunday, the men’s soccer team earned a 5-2 win over Southern State College in Hillsboro, Ohio.

  • Local students to see history come alive

    History class will be in session for some Washington County students on Thursday, Sept. 24, when a trio of Chautauqua actors brings the past to life.

    Behind the efforts of Michael Breeding, a Springfield native, along with the Kentucky Humanities Council, three actors will portray historical figures for local students through a method that first started more than a century ago.

  • Kalarama Farm does well at state fair

    Special to The Sun

    Kalarama Farm took 11 wins plus 11 reserves at the 2009 Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show. Saturday night at the World’s Championship Horse Show, Larry Hodge won the Fine Harness Grand Championship with Misdee Wrigley Miller’s Castledream. This is Castledream’s sixth world’s championship title and his first grand championship since his arrival at Kalarama in 2005.

  • Referendums to be conducted

    The 2009 Goat and Sheep Referendums will be conducted on Oct. 1, 2009 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Voting will be in person by secret ballot and absentee will be allowed before Oct. 1, 2009.

    County Extension Offices are designated as official voting locations.  The following is a sample of how the ballot will read: