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Today's News

  • Social news and events

    ENGAGEMENTS

    Wheatley-Fletcher

    Amy Jo Wheatley and Jerimy Fletcher

    Bernice Lanham and Larry Wheatley, both of Marion County, announce the engagement and forhcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Jo Wheatley of Springfield, to Jerimy Fletcher, son of Karen Downs of Bardstown, and the late James Fletcher.

    The wedding will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fredericktown.

    The reception will follow at Holy Trinity Parish Center in Fredericktown.

  • From Left Field

    Buy me some peanuts and Asian stir fry?

    I was talking with Washington County magistrate Benjamin Settles the other day and he mentioned that he recently attended his first professional baseball game. Not of the year, mind you - I mean ever!

  • County looks into dead animal composting

    It wasn’t your typical field trip last Thursday when members of the Washington County Fiscal Court took a field trip to a farm in Versailles. County Judge-Executive John Settles, magistrates Billy Riney, Morris Sweazy and Terry Tingle, and Washington County Extension Agent Rick Greenwell visited the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture’s Pin Oak Research Farm to look at ways dead animals can be turned into compost for agriculture.

  • Get involved with 4-H

    A new school year is here, and it’s a great time to get involved with 4-H, the nation’s largest youth organization. 4-H offers experiential learning to youth ages 9 to 18 on a variety of topics. With broad subjects ranging from insects to technology to sewing, youth can find a topic that interests them. By participating in 4-H, youth develop many essential life skills including responsibility, leadership and self esteem.

  • Will late summer nitrogen applications to pastures pay this year?

    We are close to the point where some livestock producers would normally start to apply nitrogen to tall fescue pastures to boost production levels and stockpile for fall and winter grazing.  There were few opportunities for this practice the last two years due to the dry weather, but 2009 has good potential due to the favorable soil moisture conditions.  Since there are many factors that will impact the profitability of this practice, the question at hand is: Under what set of conditions will applying nitrogen to pastures pay this year?

  • Planning meals for your family

    Anyone who cooks meals for their family wants to prepare nutritious meals that are tasty.  Great meals do not just happen. They take time and preparation, but following a few tips and planning meals in advance is beneficial for you and your family. By planning meals you can provide side dishes that appeal to everyone.  Planning your meals in advance could help you refrain from unnecessary purchases at the grocery store and have fewer leftovers. One of the best things about meal planning is that you create fun, family time where everyone can appreciate one another.

  • Commanders open at Shawnee tonight in Louisville

    The Washington County Commander football team opens the 2009 season tonight with a road game against Shawnee in Louisville.

    Senior Michael Gash will be the starting quarterback as the Commanders take the field with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

    Catch all the action live on 100.9 MIKE FM, and see photos and complete stats, coaches' comments and more in next week's Springfield Sun.

  • Theater fundraiser is tonight at Opera House

    The Central Kentucky Community Theater group will host a special fundraising event tonight in preparation for a trip to Walt Disney World for the Central Kentucky Youth Actors, who will perform selections from the musical “Grease” at the Orlando, Fla., amusement park in October.

    A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Opera House on Main Street in Springfield, followed by performances of songs from “Grease” at 6:30 p.m. on the Opera House stage.

  • Master gardener classes to begin in September

    The new Master Gardener classes will begin on Sept. 3 in Nelson County. Half of the classes will be in Bardstown and half will be in Springfield.   Class will meet every Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.  Classes will alternate with one week in Nelson County and one week in Washington County.

  • Web exclusive: County to offer oil recycling to residents

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Washington County is getting into the oil business ee" used oil, that is. At the Washington County Fiscal Court meeting Monday morning, the court agreed to enter into a contract with Universal Environmental Services to collect used oil in the county for recycling. The contract is open-ended, which means either party may cancel at any time as long as they provide 30 days written notice.