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Today's News

  • Battling the brrrr

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The sun was barely peeking over the horizon Friday morning as the thermometer at Springfield State Bank read zero degrees. An arctic freeze moved into the area, but the freezing temperatures were no excuse for those who must work outside.

  • Payments to be issued to holders, producers

    USDA Farm Service Agency announced it will begin issuing more than $162 million in Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) payments to quota holders and producers in Kentucky. Payments from 2009 and subsequent year payments will be made every Jan. 15.

  • Help local 4-H celebrate centennial event March 21

    Last week the information on the State 4-H Centennial Kickoff Bash was announced in the 4-H news for being February 21 at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington.  This week, I would like to announce the Washington County 4-H Centennial event will take place on Saturday, March 21 at the River of Life Church in Springfield.  The theme for the day will be “Come Home to Celebrate 100 years of 4-H at the County Fair.”  The celebration will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will feature both outdoor and indoor events similar to those you would find at county fairs.  

  • Fire damages local home

    An early morning fire on West High Street in Springfield was the result of electrical wiring, according to fire officials. The blaze originated in the attic of the home, which is at the corner of West High and Doctor streets. There were no injuries from the fire. No other information is available at this time, and the investigation is continuing.

  • KofC free throw contest

    The Springfield Knights of Columbus will sponsor a free throw contest at 1 p.m. Jan 25. at the Washington County Middle School gym. The contest is open to boys and girls aged 10-14 as of Jan. 1, 2009. The contest is free for all contestants.

    Local winners will advance to regional and state competitions. For more information, contact Larry Smith at (859) 336-5149.

  • Control lice in beef cattle: tobacco expo is Jan. 21

    If cattle seem to be scratching excessively against trees, posts, and feeders, to the point of rubbing off large patches of hair or creating raw sores, lice may be the reason.  The species of biting and sucking lice that infest cattle are most numerous and active during the winter and can spread easily through the herd as cattle bunch in response to cold temperatures.  Confirm that lice are the reason for the scratching by examining some animals in the herd.  Part the animal’s hair in spots where lice are likely to occur and look for lice eggs (nits) attached to hairs.&

  • Search continues for missing teen

    Kentucky State Police are searching for a missing Washington County teenager.

    Dawn Hardin, 15, has been missing since Friday, Jan. 9, 2009. She is a white female with shoulder-length black hair, and weighs approximately 170 pounds and is 5 feet, 5 inches tall. She has lip and ear piercings.

    Hardin was last seen wearing light blue jeans, a white thermal knit shirt decorated with light blue skulls and a black jacket.

    Anyone with information about her whereabouts should contact the Kentucky State Police at 1 (800) 222-5555. Trooper John Adams is investigating.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Remembering the dream

    More than 45 years have passed since Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Monday night, the words of that speech were spoken again, this time by Gene Livers of Springfield as part of a celebration of King’s life and legacy at the River of Life Church.

    Livers said being able to recite the words of that speech on the anniversary of King’s birth as part of the celebration was special to him.

  • Baseball booster chili supper

    The Washington County High School baseball boosters will have a chili supper Friday, Jan. 23 from 5-8 p.m. at the high school cafeteria. The menu will include chili, sandwiches, drinks and desserts.

    There will also be a silent auction for three gift baskets, one featuring UK items, one featuring Washington County items and one featuring items for your car.

    Tickets may be purchased in advance from any member of the WCHS baseball team or at the door. All proceeds will benefit the WCHS baseball program.

    For more information, contact Coach Schuler at (502) 639-2617.

  • SCC takes lumps on the road

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College men and women found out how it looks to play conference basketball on the road. And when they finished their first away date Saturday at the University of the Cumberlands, they didn’t like what they saw.

    Against the sixth ranked men’s team, St. Catharine dropped a 77-46 decision. The Cumberlands women, ranked 12th, defeated the Lady Patriots 79-49. The loss dropped J.T. Burtons team to 0-2 in the conference and 4-14 overall. The St. Catharine women are 1-1 and 11-9.