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Today's News

  • Mail poster, essay contest entries by Feb. 20

    Agriculture Commis-sioner Richie Farmer invites Kentucky school children to show why “I Am Kentucky Proud” in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Poster and Essay Contest.

    “The Kentucky Proud movement is sweeping the Commonwealth,” Commissioner Farmer said. “This contest will help our children learn what Kentucky Proud is and how it helps consumers find healthy, great-tasting food while also helping Kentucky farmers make a living.”

  • Best houseplant is sansevieria

     I haven’t had a lot of news articles lately mainly because it’s winter and I don’t have a lot to say, but recently I had a question that made me think.  Which is the best houseplant?  Obviously that is up to debate because most people have their favorites.  There are people that love African violets, those that love cactus, and those that just love anything tropical looking, but I sat down one day to ponder just which is the one best houseplant.  To decide,  I had to take into consideration which have the most insect problems, which is picky,

  • Governor visits storm shelter;Updates as of Monday, Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

    .    Salt River R.E.C.C. reports 1,000 outages as of Monday, Feb. 2 at 3:45 p.m.  Salt River officials report significant progress with six different crews working throughout the county.

    .    Kentucky Utilities currently has approximately 200 customers in Washington County without power as of Monday, Feb. 2 at 3:30 p.m. Crews are currently working in the Mackville-Texas Road area as well as the Bloomfield

    Road area in Springfield.

  • Cards take command, top WC 56-39

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders finished the district schedule last Friday night with a 56-39 loss to Nelson County. The Commanders finish district play with an 0-6 record.

  • From Left Field

    For Nancy

    While most people will be reveling in Super Bowl madness this Sunday, I’ll be remembering a special person without whom this column would not be possible.

  • Deadline to sign up for CDP is Feb. 27

    The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Teresa Lasseter announced that the sign-up period for the 2005-07 Crop Disaster Program (CDP) will end Feb. 27, 2009. Sign-up for Quality losses under CDP began June 23, 2008, and Sign-up for Quantity losses began Oct. 15, 2007.

  • Wintesses to history - Locals attend presidential inauguration

    He has been sworn in now, and Barack Obama is our nation’s 44th president. For the first time ever, an African American is president of the United States of America, and four local residents will never forget the experience of attending his historical inauguration ceremony.

    It was a trip planned by Mike and Lisa Haydon, along with Joe Pat and Nell Haydon, but when scheduling conflicts didn’t allow Mike to attend, that opened up a spot for a friend of the group, Pam Grundy.

  • Obama sworn in with Lincoln’s inauguration Bible

    “For that is our unyielding faith — that in the face of impossible odds, people who love their country can change it. That’s what Abraham Lincoln understood. He had his doubts. He had his defeats. He had his setbacks. But through his will and his words, he moved a nation and helped free a people. It is because of the millions who rallied to his cause that we are no longer divided, North and South, slave and free.

  • Springfield Opera House opens as storm shelter

    Mayor John W. Cecconi has announced that effective immediately, the Opera House at 124 West Main Street, Springfield has been opened to the public for anyone needing emergency shelter.   Citizens should bring a pillow, sleeping bag and blow up mattresses (if available).   This facility will remain open to city and county residents for as long as this weather emergency exists.

  • Customers flocking to local gas stations

    While gasoline is in shorty supply in Springfield right now, with BP Par Mart on Main Street being completely out, and Fast Food having only premium grade gasoline as of noon, customers have been flocking to the pumps to make sure they have gas in their vehicles.

    Station managers at both locations said they are expecting gasoline deliveries later this afternoon.

    For more on the gas situation, as well as weather updates, closings and more, turn to www.readthesun.com on the Internet.