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Today's News

  • Mangan has SCC volleyball ready

    SCC Sports Information

    Before entering her fourth season as volleyball coach at St. Catharine College, Juanita Mangan had one priority over the summer. That main order of business was to find a setter to run the new offense the Patriots will employ. That mission was accomplished but it wasn’t the only productive part of Mangan’s summer.

  • City seeks utility savings

    As more and more people scramble to save on energy costs and keep bills down, even city governments are looking for ways to cut back on spending. Case in point, the Springfield City Council’s decision to do some re-wiring of the lights at Idle Hour Park’s baseball fields.

  • Leon Smith, WCHS principal, named superintendent of Russellville schools

    Washington County High School Principal Leon Smith has been named superintendent of Russellville schools in Logan County. The announcement came Monday night in Russellville. For complete details, see this week's Springfield Sun.

  • Commanders tame Mustangs, 24-12

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The time for all the talk, all the second-guessing and all the pre-season speculation is over. This Friday night, the Washington County Commanders will step onto the field for their season opener against Shawnee in Louisville, and this time it counts.

    The Commanders have spent the past few weeks preparing for this moment, with their intra-squad blue/gold scrimmage on August 7 and a game simulation scrimmage against North Oldham last Friday.

  • Cochran named superintendent

    When Robin Cochran was named superintendent of Washington County Schools Thursday night, some may have seen the announcement as a career move, but Cochran said it was much more than that.

    “This isn’t just a career move for me. This is my life,” she said. “This is where I want to be. I haven’t applied anywhere else, and I don’t want to be superintendent of any other district. This is home to me.”

  • 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?