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Today's News

  • Bartley feels fortunate to be cancer survivor

    Everyone who battles cancer has his or her own personal, unique experience. Some have long fights involving chemotherapy, while others come out of it with little or no trauma. Janice Bartley of Springfield considers herself one of the lucky ones.

    “I’m fortunate and I’m thankful,” said Bartley. 

    For the complete story, see this week's Springfield Sun!

  • Commander Basketball Camp

    Washington County Commander Basketball Camp for boys and girls will be held June 15-17, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for grades 1 - 8.

    Grades 1 - 4 will be in the middle school and 5 - 8 will be in the elementary school.

    Deadline for registration is June 12.

     

  • 'Mr. Rotary', Tom Duncan Reed passes away at 86

    He served more than 62 years as a member of the Springfield Rotary Club, and that dedication, along with his involvement in so many community and club projects earned Tom Duncan Reed the nickname of “Mr. Rotary.”

    Mr. Reed, a Springfield native, passed away last Tuesday at his home after a battle against pulmonary fibrosis. He was 86.

    Over the years, Mr. Reed served in such a dedicated manner that the local Rotary club’s highest honor is now named in his honor, The Tom Duncan Reed Service Above Self Award.

  • SCC Basketball Camp

    A basketball camp for boys and girls aged 8-18 will be held June 11 and 12 at St. Catharine College.

    Campers are asked to pre-register by June 8 to ensure a proper size camp t-shirt, although campers may register the first day of camp starting at 8 a.m.

    Hours will be from 8 a.m. to noon each day. For more information or to register, call Coach Bramblett at 859 336-5082 ext. 1252 or e-mail lcbramblett@sccky.edu.

     

  • Fields receives DEKALB award

    Amber Renee Fields of Washington County High School was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Company.

    Fields, the daughter of Ricky and Fran Fields of Springfield, received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience. Her significant experiences and accomplishments have included Chapter President and Regional Vice President of FFA and has been accepted at University of Kentucky College of Ag with a major in agricultural biotechnology.

  • Public library's summer reading program is off and reading!

    The Washington County Public Library kicked off its 2009 summer reading program on Tuesday, June 2. The summer reading program offers something for all ages, with programs for all ages. Programs for ages 3-8 will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6 p.m., and from 6-7 p.m. (please pick one). Programs for Tweens will be on Thursdays at 1 p.m., and for teens, Thursdays at 3 p.m. Adult progams will also be available, including one on July 13 when Sue Massek, a member of the Reel World String Band, will perform on guitar and banjo starting at 6:30 p.m.

  • Simpsons fans, stamp collectors seek Springfield post mark

    Springfield Postmaster Trae Purdom didn’t expect to get such a workout when the U.S. Postal Service began its promotion of their new postage stamps featuring characters from The Simpsons on May 7. The result of the new campaign is a tidal wave of mail pouring into the post office seeking a special Simpsons postmark, a postmark that must be canceled by hand.

    “The Simpsons stamps have been popular, and I think because we are a Springfield, I believe I’ve canceled at least 2,000 letters,” Purdom said.

  • Mackville community hosts first-ever state-sanctioned horse pull

    Mackville Community Center and the Mackville Lions Club sponsored their “first-time ever” horse pull on Saturday, May 30. The weather cooperated nicely and 22 teams of horses came to pull from all over the state. The pull was sanctioned by the Bluegrass Horse Pulling Association, which sanctions horse pulls over Kentucky during the summer. The finals are held at the Kentucky State Fair. An association representative said this was one of the largest pulls that would be held before the finals at the state fair.

  • 17 young ladies seek Junior Miss crown Saturday

    When the contestants of this year’s Washington County Junior Miss take the stage Saturday night, the group will be one of the largest ever to compete for the title. Seventeen young ladies will seek the 2010 Washington County Junior Miss crown at the WCHS gymnasium starting at 7 p.m.

    Tickets are on sale at all local banks for $7 each before the show. Tickets will also be available the night of the competition for $8 each.

    For the complete story, as well as photos and good-luck ads, see this week's Springfield Sun!

  • 2009 Commander Football Camp

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County High School was the scene last week for the 2009 Commander Football Camp. WCHS head football Mark Perry and his staff instructed area youths age 8-13 in the basic fundamentals of offense and defense. While game strategy was discussed, some emphasis was also placed on getting into shape and building strength and endurance.

    For more, see this week's Springfield Sun.