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Today's News

  • Fiscal court selects new insurance provider

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    It was business as usual for the Washington County Fiscal Court last Friday, but this time, it was a different setting that drew a lot of the attention. Instead of meeting in the annex building as in recent months, the court conducted business in the courtroom of the 1816 courthouse, making it the oldest courtroom in Kentucky still in continual use.

    “This is a historic occasion,” said Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles before calling the meeting to order.

  • Local theater group to perform at Disney World this October

    They’ve played to two sold-out crowds and put on an encore performance of Grease. Now, the Central Kentucky Children’s Theater Youth Actors are going to Disney World!

  • Local Independence Day celebration is Friday evening

    This Friday, Springfield will celebrate its annual Independence Day Celebration with festivities starting downtown at 6 p.m. This will be the 10th year for Springfield’s Fourth of July parade, and the city couldn’t have picked a better pair to be the grand marshals this year than U.S. Army Col. Arthur L. Kelly (retired) and his son, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Dan Kelly (retired).

  • UK ag meteorologist warns of livestock heat stress

    Recently Kentuckians have experienced some of the highest heat indices of the season. Livestock become uncomfortable when the heat index reaches about 90 degrees. With heat indices at or above that level this week, it’s critical for producers to be aware of what’s going on with the animals.

  • Springfield celebrates America's independence

    Music, fireworks, food and other fun rounded out the celebration of Independence Day in downtown Springfield Friday evening. See more photos in next week's Springfield Sun, as well as a slide show on our Web site, www.readthesun.com.

  • Be careful when spraying herbicides

    I have gotten several calls about plants doing weird things and having weird diseases only to get samples and home visits to determine that the plants were actually suffering from herbicide spray drift.  What gardeners need to realize is that not all herbicides stay where they are sprayed and that some plants are very sensitive to some of these chemicals.  Also, if you spray herbicide and it damages someone else’s plants you are liable.

  • Arrest made in local burglaries

    A Mt. Washington man is behind bars following three local burglaries. He is accused of stealing weapons and 4-wheelers.

    James David Riggs Jr., 24, of Mt. Washington, was arrested in Marion County Friday evening in connection with two Washington County cases, according to Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley. Riggs allegedly stole five guns and an X-Box video game system from the residence of Justice Hutchins of 1186 Newton Road on June 21. All of the guns were rifles, and one of them, a .308, has been recovered, along with the X-Box, from a Bardstown pawn shop, Bartley said.

  • Hills start on the long road to recovery

    June 20 is a date Tony and Connie Hill will never forget. That’s the date the Willisburg couple was involved in a motorcycle accident that changed their lives forever.

  • Boys and girls T-ball keeps rolling along

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It's been another fun and frantic week of T-ball play at Idle Hour Park. The kids seem to be having a lot of fun at the plate and in the field, and when the game gets a little boring for the young ones, they always seem to find an interesting and sometimes entertaining way to pass the time.

  • St. Catharine sister hosts book signing

    First there was Signadou, Sr. Paschala Noonan’s first book that is French for “sign from God”. Noonan, a Dominican Sister, planned to closely follow that publication on the history of Kentucky Dominican Sisters with a pictorial history of the Kentucky Dominicans titled La Bella Brigata (The Beautiful Circle of Friends).