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Today's News

  • Reduce your fertilizer rates while maintaining yields

    The prices of fertilizer inputs have increased at an astounding rate the last two years. With the decrease in commodity prices, fertilizer inputs cost may now be the dominate factor in determining a profit. Efficient and wise use of fertilizers and the nutrients in the soil become important in determining the crop grown as well as its profit.

    Below are listed points one should consider to make the fertilizer purchased and the nutrients in the soil profitable for you.

  • Commanders split four at Marion tourney

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    If Washington County head basketball coach Paul Bodenhamer had a Commander victory on his Christmas wish list, he had to wait an extra day before Santa delivered. WC entered tourney play on Dec. 26 with an 0-6 record and a Commander win was surely on more than one wish list during the holidays.

    It seems Bodenhamer and the boys were good during the year as they won two out of four during the KFC/Taco Bell Holiday Classic at Marion County High School over the weekend.

  • 2008 Year in review

    January

    The Central Kentucky Community Theater raised the curtain for the first time on Jan. 11 as “Nunsense” took the stage as the theater group’s first-ever performance.

    April Reinle made her way to Lexington to compete in state junior miss competition. Reinle, who was named Washington County 2008 Junior Miss, was among 36 participants to take part in the state event. She placed in the top 10 overall, and won top honors for physical fitness.

  • Simms, Mudd receive honorable mentions

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Although football season has been over for a couple of months, honors are still coming in for the Washington County Commanders as seniors Joe Joe Simms and Lee Mudd have been named as honorable mentions in the 2008 All-State Football Team as selected by the Louisville Courier-Journal.

  • From Left Field: From reliever to starter

    From reliever to starter

    As we close the book on 2008, it's a good time to look back at all that has happened in Washington County sports during the past 366 days. But since I have only been here at The Springfield Sun for the past 205 days, my reflections will be somewhat limited.

  • WC girls win one of three at Caverna

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Following their first victory of the season against Bethlehem on Dec. 19, the Washington County Commanderettes basketball team traveled to Horse Cave to participate in the Lady Colonel Christmas Tournament at Caverna High School.

  • KDA launches high-tech system

    Two new Internet-based systems are enabling the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to carry out its pesticide regulation and environmental enforcement duties more efficiently, improving customer service and staff productivity.

  • Man remains in serious condition at Louisville hospital after wreck on Bloomfield Road

    A 20-year-old Springfield man remained in serious – but stable – condition at University Hospital in Louisville on Monday, after he apparently lost control of his 1984 Chevy pick-up Friday afternoon and struck a ditch on Bloomfield Road, just five miles north of Springfield.

    Washington County EMS initially transported James T. Spalding to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. He was later transferred to Louisville for treatment.

  • Economy forces county to trim 2009 budget

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    With a shortfall of occupational taxes expected next year, the Washington County Fiscal Court is looking for ways to cut back.

    “We've got to trim some budget somewhere,” said Judge/Executive John A. Settles. “Occupational taxes are one of the greatest income generators that the county has and I think we can all understand that income to the county is going to start going down.”

  • The spirit of giving

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Children from Fredericktown Elementary School gathered in the school's cafeteria last Thursday evening to participate in "Wrap It" night, the school's annual holiday giving project.