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Today's News

  • Commanderette Volleyball Tryouts

    Washington County High School volleyball tryouts will take place 11 a.m. to noon, July 15-17 at the high school gym.

    Tryouts are open to interested freshmen and upperclassmen girls.

    In order to participate in the tryouts, girls must have a sports physical that is dated within one year of the tryouts ending date July 17, 2009.

    For more information, please contact Anne Mudd at the high school at (859) 336-5475.

     

  • Late blight is showing up early

    If you haven’t already started a fungicide program on your tomato plants this year, you may want to start.  Last week I, along with most agriculture agents and horticulture agents in the state, received an e-mail from the Vegetable Plant Disease Pathologist from the University of Kentucky.

  • Local author hopes to have 'write stuff' with first romance novel

    Tom and Denise are two souls in search of love. Will they find what they are looking for in a contemporary country setting? Only time will tell if they are successful on their quest for love.

    That doesn’t sound like your typical way to fight a sluggish economy, but for one local man, it’s his effort to combat a bad economy while unleashing the creative writer within.

  • Commander Golf Tryouts

    Any boys interested in trying out for the Washington County High School boys’ golf team should be at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course Monday, July 20 at 9 a.m.

    You must have a current sports physical on file with the school.

    For more information, contact coach Paul Bodenhamer at (270) 403-2578.

     

  • 4-Hers attend camp, compete in horse show

    Fireworks, fried apple pies, boating, swimming, archery, campfire– all of the words say summer fun!  That’s what Washington County 4-Her’s experienced and more, June 29 – July 2  at Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp.  Thirty-one campers and counselors from Washington County joined with Taylor, LaRue, Meade and Russell counties for a week of camp activities and fun.

  • County set to begin road work, blacktopping

    With warm weather now here, and more vehicles on local highways, blacktopping and road repairs are among the key concerns for Washington County Fiscal Court.

    Washington County Road Supervisor Albert Wimsatt told magistrates at Monday’s fiscal court meeting to start thinking about areas in the county that need blacktop.

    Magistrate Morris Sweazy informed the court that the area of Claybrook Lane and Mackville Road is one of concern for drivers, and that work should be done to make it a safer intersection.

  • New features on The Springfield Sun Web site!

    When you visit us on the Internet, be sure to take advantage of some new features, as well as some old ones on our Web site. These new features are located with links at the bottom of our home page.

    Visitors to www.readthesun.com can now follow sports across Kentucky by clicking on the KHSAA (Kentucky High School Ahtletic Association) link in our ad gallery at the bottom of our home page. This link will take you to the KHSAA site where you can get scores, stats and more from all sports across Kentucky.

  • Economy takes toll on local businesses

    After two years of business, Porky’s closed its doors on July 8. The convenience store and gas station, located on Perryville Road just outside Springfield, is the latest victim of a sluggish economy.

    “We just opened at a bad time,” said Porky’s co-owner Regina Montgomery. “It’s the economy. We didn’t have enough volume to keep the store going. Everybody that came out there, they loved it. We went for the quality of our food and we gave it our best shot. We’ll miss it. We appreciate everybody’s support.”

  • Aquaculture Field Day set for July 25 in Frankfort

    Aquaculture enthusiasts will have an opportunity to learn more about the enterprise at a July field day in Frankfort.

    Kentucky State University and the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service are offering a free Aquaculture Field Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT July 25 at KSU’s Aquaculture Research Center. Participants will have a chance to learn more about research regarding largemouth bass, koi, freshwater prawn, crayfish and paddlefish.

  • Emerald ash borer quarantine specifics addressed

    Recently, the Kentucky Office of the State Entomologist, in consultation with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, issued a quarantine for 20 counties due to the emerald ash borer. Since the quarantine was issued, questions have arisen about the emerald ash borer, including controlling its spread and effects on ash trees.