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Today's News

  • Local youths win big at ARBA convention

    The American Rabbit Breeders Association held its annual convention in Louisville from Oct. 26 – 30. This year’s convention had approximately 24,000 rabbits shown from all over the United States, Japan, and Canada.

    Emily Cermola showed two of her Jersey Wooly rabbits. There were a total of 374 Jersey Wooly rabbits entered with 61 exhibitors. Emily placed third with her self-junior doe Southland’s Pink and seventh with her broken-senior doe Southland’s Rachel

  • Springfield State Bank branch robbed

    A Bardstown man is wanted in connection with Friday’s armed robbery of the Springfield State Bank branch on Bardstown Road in Springfield.

    According to Springfield Police Chief Fred Armstrong, a black male entered the bank at 1:47 p.m. Friday and handed a note to an employee demanding money. The note instructed the woman to put money in a bag, but said to not put a dye pack in the bag. The woman followed the instructions, and the man left with an undisclosed amount of money.

  • National Farm Safety and Health Week is Sept. 21-27

    Kentucky Farm Bureau and the National Safety Council are joining forces to recognize the importance of safe farming practices in conjunction with National Farm Safety and Health Week.

    That observance, now in its 65th year, is set for September 21-27 nationwide, under the theme “Farm Safety---Protect YOUr Investment.”

    The theme, according to Kentucky Farm Bureau President Marshall Coyle, underscores the value of safety and wellness of farmers and farming families.

  • SCC women win thriller in opener

    Special to the Sun

    The St. Catharine College women’s basketball opener against Berea on Saturday drew a good number of fans. And those fans will surely be back to see more this season after the game they were treated to in a 104-102 SCC win.

    “Can you believe that?” was the phrase oft repeated by Patriots’ coach Lena Bramblett after her team rescued the win form the jaws of defeat in the closing minute. “That was unbelievable,” Bramblett added.

  • Washington County Band wins state title

    Forget about a charm. For the Washington County High School Marching Band, the third time was a championship.

    The Commander band made its third consecutive trip to the Kentucky Music Educators Association Marching Band Championships Saturday night at Papa John’s Stadium in Louisville. The past two years, they came away with third place in Class 2A. This year, they came home with a state championship. This year’s theme was “De Ja View.”

  • Spurs and Furs results announced

    Here are the results of the Washington County Spurs and furs 4-H Fair show held at the National Guard Armory recently.

    Open Rabbit Show

    French Angora

    Jr. Buck, 1st – Lisa Zesiger; 2nd – Lisa Zesiger

    Jr. Buck, 1st – Lisa Zesiger

    Sr. Buck, 1st – Lisa Zesiger

    Sr. Doe, 1st – Lisa Zesiger; 2nd – Lisa Zesiger

    Best of Breed – Lisa Zesiger – Sr. Doe

    Best Opposite Sex – Lisa Zesiger – Sr. Buck

    American Chincilla

  • Newspaper company suspends plans to sell

    Because of difficult credit markets, Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC announced Thursday that it is suspending the process of selling its remaining businesses, which include The Springfield Sun and 18 other Kentucky newspapers.

    The process was launched in January and led to the sale in September of The Weather Channel Companies and some smaller sales. Landmark announced earlier this month that its agreement to sell WTVF-TV in Nashville was canceled because the buyer lost its financing.

  • Basketball team begins NAIA action

    Special to the Sun

    The St. Catharine College Patriots knew a year ago that there would be a lot that was new about this 2008-09 basketball season. For the first time in the school’s 77 year history the athletic program will move from junior college competition to a schedule against four-year schools. That includes an affiliation in the NAIA and membership in the Mid-South Conference.

  • Consider grain storage in volatile market

    The price of corn has plummeted since it peaked this summer at around $7 a bushel. The price decline is due to the anticipation of the second largest corn crop in history, lower energy prices and the financial markets, said Cory Walters, UK agricultural economist.

    With harvest coming to a close, producers are trying to determine whether it would be beneficial to them to store their crop until prices rebound, but no one is sure when and if that will happen. On Oct. 27, December corn futures were selling at around $3.80, and March futures were near $4.

  • Season under way for Lady Patriots

    Special to the Sun

    St. Catharine College’s Lena Bramblett opened her sixth season as head coach of the Lady Patriots when Berea College visited Saturday (see related story). And when the new season tipped off, Bramblett and her squad found themselves in uncharted territory as they transition from junior college basketball to the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference.