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Today's News

  • Last Chance to register for Relay for Life Golf Scramble

    April 25 is the absolute last day to register for the Washington County Relay for Life golf scramble to be held May 9 at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course.

    Cost is $200 for a four-person team, minimum handicap of 40.

    The shotgun start will take place at 9 a.m. with lunch served at the turn.

    Prizes will be awarded for first and second place, along with longest drive, straightest drive and closest to the pin.

    For more information, contact Tammy Osbourne at (859) 805-0014.

     

  • Springfield pool drowning in problems

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The Springfield public pool has been drowning in financial loss for years. Now that new federal laws are in place, it looks as if the pool may have seen its last swimmer as the cost to comply with the regulations reaches at least $20,000, and could climb as high as $50,000 or more.

  • From Left Field

    Six years gone

    I believe that kids and parents should build a solid sports foundation early in life.

    My relationship with my father was strained at best during most of my life. My parents divorced when I was around seven years old and I rarely saw him after that, mostly when it was my birthday and Christmas.

  • Edelen will keep new judicial center running

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    A brand new multi-million dollar building like the Washington County Judicial Center doesn’t just run itself. It takes a highly qualified individual to oversee the daily upkeep and maintenance of such a building. That’s where Richard “Ricky” Edelen enters the picture. As the maintenance person for the center, it’s up to him to keep everything running in top condition at Washington County’s newest landmark.

  • Church camp wants you to take a hike May 2

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Alan Cooper, manager of Camp Calvary in Washington County, would like everyone to take a hike – literally! Saturday, May 2 is Hike Day at the camp, which is used as a fundraiser for the facility. Participants in the hike are asked to raise money by having people pledge so much per mile hiked. The hike is approximately five miles around the camp property.

  • Check scams target locals

    A Washington County woman received a check in the mail on Wednesday, along with a letter informing her that she had won a prize of $250,000. Obviously it sounded too good to be true to the woman, and for good reason, so she took the letter and the check to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office where she was assisted by Deputy Jackie Robinson.

    The letter said the woman’s name had been selected randomly as the result of an international sweepstakes drawn on March 20 in the United Kingdom.

  • Pythium root rot damages transplants

    Besides blank shank, this is the worst disease we have to deal with.  In the float systems, occasionally this is fatal, but mostly what it does is rob you of time.  With the serious outbreak of this disease it will set the affected plants back four to six weeks.  Most people can’t afford that kind of waiting period.  So, please pay attention to this article and manage accordingly.

  • Commanderettes bash Banshees, 16-6

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes improved to 3-5 on the season with a 7-6 win over Adair County Thursday evening and evened their district record at 1-1 with a 16-6 shelling of Bethlehem the night before.

    Following a cancellation due to lightning against Nelson County on April 13 that saw the Lady Cardinals leading 4-0 after 3 1/2 innings of play, the Commanderettes headed back to Bardstown on Wednesday to wail on the Banshees.

    Bethlehem

  • Web Exclusive: Wrestlers help SCC soccer

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    High-flying wrestling action took place this past Friday as Ohio Valley Wrestling invaded Lourdes Hall at St. Catharine College.

    As strange as it may seem, the event was held as a fundraiser for the SCC soccer program.

  • Lincoln statue unveiled

    The new statue of President Abraham Lincoln was unveiled Wednesday in front of the Washington County Judicial Center. A large crowd gathered in the center of downtown Springfield for the ceremony.

    Sen. Dan Kelly (R-Springfield), sculptor Paula Slater, and Rep. Mike Harmon (R) House District 54, worked together to unveil the statue following speeches from several local dignitaries, as well as remarks from Lincoln portrayor Jim Getty, of Gettysburg, Pa.

    For complete coverage of the event and to see more photos, pick up next week's Springfield Sun!