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Today's News

  • County leaf collection winners announced, advance to state fair

    This week you will find more leaf collection results from Washington County Elementary and Fredericktown Elementary schools. The leaf collections have all been returned and I have to say these were some of the best leaf collections I’ve seen.

    Our Overall County Winner from the fourth grade was Danielle Wilkerson of St. Dominic. Noah Harmon of North Washington was the Overall County Winner from the fifth grade.

  • City prepares for phase II of High Street Redevelopment

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    At their meeting on Monday evening, the Springfield City Council approved the application process to start the second phase of the East High Street Redevelopment Project. The project will renovate some buildings and tear down and rebuild other structures.

    “These renovations will be almost identical to what happened on the other end of High Street,” said Springfield Mayor John Cecconi.

    The city will be required to contribute $25,000 toward the project.

  • Fruit, vegetable conference set for Jan. 5-6

    Horticulture in Kentucky continues to be big business. After a difficult 2007, including a late freeze and extreme drought conditions, Kentucky’s fruit and vegetable growers saw better growing conditions in 2008. Soon, growers will have an opportunity to hone their skills when the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture hosts a joint meeting of the Kentucky State Horticulture Society, the Kentucky Vegetable Growers Association, the Kentucky Farmers’ Market Association and the Kentucky Grape and Wine Short Course, Jan. 5 and 6 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington.

  • Fire claims life of local businessman

    An early morning house fire last Tuesday at 610 Briarcliff Ave. in Botland left one resident dead while the other escaped the burning structure without injury.

    According to the Nelson County Coroner’s Office, John T. Mudd, 44 — the owner of Joseph Thomas True Candles — died as a result of the fire. His body was sent to Louisville for an autopsy.

  • From Left Field: The thrill of the hunt

    The thrill of the hunt

    I send my girlfriend Cindy a copy of The Springfield Sun each week, and not too long ago, she was flipping through the sports pages and noticed a collection of dead deer photos featuring kids who had shot each deer.

  • Getting connected - Computers, Internet brought to more Washington Countians

    The Internet and high-speed access to the Web have grown by leaps and bounds in Washington County over recent months, and that growth continued on Friday as 18 new computers and printers made their way into the community.

    ConnectKentucky, a non-profit organization working to connect people to technology across the state, brought the computers to the county with the help of its Computers 4 Kids program and a donation by AT&T.

  • Commanders fall to rival Knights

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders traveled up the road to Lebanon last Friday night to square off against the Marion County Knights. Both teams entered the game winless, so each squad was hungry for a win. Although the Commanders showed promise in the first quarter, the rest of the game was all Marion County as they went on to win 71-47.

  • Commanders off to slow 0-3 start

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It was the third loss in as many games for the Washington County Commanders as they fell 67-40 to North Bullitt on the road Saturday night after opening the 2008-09 season at home with an 86-59 loss against Taylor County on Dec. 2 and a 73-58 loss to Madison Southern at Berea College on Thursday night.

    The Commanders’ lack of size is going to be a big hurdle to overcome this season, a fact that became all too clear as WC opened the season against Taylor County.

  • Bank robbery suspect indicted

    A Washington County grand jury returned an indictment against a man accused of robbing a local bank.

  • Local family trying to recover after house fire

    When David Thompson and his wife Denise came home from work after a late second shift at Inoac last Tuesday morning, they were horrified to find their home had caught fire, and everything they owned was inside.

    David Thompson said the fire was discovered at about 4 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, and fortunately, no one was at home. The Thompsons, along with a daughter, Amber, had lived in their home on Mayes Creek Road for the past four years. David said Amber, who is seven months pregnant, was staying with a cousin, or things might have been much worse.