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Today's News

  • Social News and Events

    BIRTHS

    Hale: It's a girl!

    Lily Michelle Hale

    Stephen and Amy Hale of Louisville announce the birth of their daughter on May 27, 2009 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

    Lily Michelle Hale weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 22 inches in length.

    Bell: It's a girl!

    Elizabeth Addison Rose Bell

    Ashley and Gary Bell of Campbellsville announce the birth of their daughter on July 5, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

  • Golfers hit the links to celebrate African-American heritage

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    This year’s theme for Springfield’s annual African-American Heritage Festival is celebrating “firsts”. So what better way is there to kick off the event than by hosting the first African-American Heritage Golf Scramble?

    Golfers from near and far gathered at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course early Saturday morning to tee-off despite an early morning drizzle that disappeared by the time of the shotgun start.

  • African-American Heritage Festival starts tonight

    The African-American Heritage Festival begins tonight in downtown Springfield.

    This year's festival celebrates "firsts" for Springfield's African-American community.

    The festival begins with the parade at 6:30 p.m. on July 31, followed by gospel singing from 7:30-8 p.m. The group “On The Edge” will entertain from 8-9:30, and the festival wraps up with a performance by “Net’Work” from 9:30 to midnight.

    Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the fun. For more on the festival, call (859) 336-0052, ext. 2.

  • Local families benefit from Fullerstock

    It's one thing to lend a hand to a neighbor in need. It's even better if that hand is holding a hammer, paint brush, or broom and making life a little nicer for that neighbor. Volunteers from near and far will be helping two families this week as part of Fullerstock 2009, a project under the umbrella of the Fuller Center for Housing and co-sponsored by Springfield Baptist Church. This is the first of a two-part story about Fullerstock 2009.

  • Springfield prepares for 2010 census

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    At their meeting last Tuesday, the Springfield City Council started paving the way for the construction of new housing near the intersection of Bob-O-Link Drive and Bonnie Boulevard. The council had the first reading of an ordinance to re-zone 5.3 acres from industrial to residential.

    The re-zoning was initiated by TSR, Inc., owned by Tony Royalty, who owns the land. Royalty plans to build a total of 75 condo units and hopes to begin construction on the first 16 units within 30 days.

  • Junior golfers play for free at Lincoln Homestead

    Junior golfers age 18 and under play for free with an accompanying adult paying the regular price green fee at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course in Springfield. The promotion ends July 31. For more information, contact the golf course at (859) 336-7461.

  • Youth League Awards Night

    Idle Hour Park will be the scene for youth league awards night Monday, July 27 at 6 p.m.

     

  • Fair horse show is Aug. 8

    The 4-H Young Riders would like to invite everyone in Washington County to attend the annual Washington County Fair Horse Show scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8. The show will be held at the Willisburg Community Park 4-H Horse Show Arena beginning at 4 p.m.  The gate fee is $2per person or $5 per car.  What a great way to spend an evening and support the community! Show bills are available from the Washington County Extension Office.  Classes include lead line and also classes for Walking, Racking, Hunter, Western Pleasure and Contest divisions.

  • Heritage Classic Golf Scramble

    The First Heritage Classic Golf Scramble will take place Saturday, July 25 at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

    Maximum team handicaps are 36 for men and 40 for women. Prizes will be awarded for top finishers.

    Deadline for signups is July 17.

    Any persons or teams interested in participating should contact Nell Haydon at (859) 336-5412, ext. 2, John Ellery at (859) 805-0314 or Issac Frye at (859) 749-2570.

     

  • 21 apply for vacant superintendent position

    When  the deadline for applications for the vacant Washington County superintendent position passed July 17, a total of 21 names had been tossed into the hat. Still, only 19 of those will be considered for the position, according to Mike Oder, superintendent search consultant with the Kentucky School Boards Association. Oder said two of the applicants turned in incomplete information, and will be removed from consideration.