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Today's News

  • Barnett indicted for 2007 fatal crash

    A Springfield teenager has been indicted on a charge of reckless homicide stemming from a single-car crash that killed another teen.

    Michael A. Barnett, 19, of 301 Hagan Lane was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the crash occurred at about 1:54 a.m. Sept. 16, 2007, on U.S. 68 when Barnett was driving a 2001 Infiniti I30.

    Barnett allegedly lost control of the car, dropped off the shoulder of the road and overcorrected, which caused the car to overturn.

  • From Left Field: O.J.'s instant karma

    O.J.'s instant karma

    If only Bob Starkey could be here for this moment.

  • Rio Grande hangs on to defeat SCC women

    SCC Sports Information

    Saturday’s basketball game between the St. Catharine College Patriots and the visiting University of Rio Grande is not one that either coach will want to use as a textbook example of shooting proficiency. St. Catharine shot 26 percent from the field while Rio Grande found the mark just 30 percent of the time.

    But in the end the Red Storm prevailed 56-51 after seeing an 18-point second half lead completely disappear. The win gave Rio Grande a 5-3 record while the Patriots evened their record at 6-6.

  • County invests in safety

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    At their meeting on Nov. 24, the Washington County Fiscal Court approved the renewal of the One Call Now contract. One Call Now is a service that lets the county call every county resident with a pre-recorded message in the event of an emergency.

    The service includes a mapping feature which allows geographic selection of areas to be notified by telephone in the event of an emergency.

  • Giving back

    A Martin County family will sleep better this winter knowing that there is heat and electricity in their house, thanks in part to members of the Springfield Knights of Columbus.

    Jimmie and Rebecca Carrico, David and Patsy Smith and Springfield Grand Knight Billy Abell left Oct. 19 to take part in the Stewards of Appalachia service project benefiting the Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Center in Louisa, Ky. Members from KC councils from Taylorsville and Mt. Washington also participated in the project.

  • Commanders, Commanderettes drop season openers at home

    The Washington County Commanders and Commanderettes lost a double-header against Taylor County to start the 2008-09 basketball season.

    Boys

    The Commanders lost 86-59 to a Taylor County team loaded with size.

    "They're (Taylor County) one of the top teams out there right now," said WC head basketball coach Paul Bodenhamer after the game. "They're tough, we just don't have the size to match."

  • Serving up savings

    The economy in our country has seen better days. Prices of almost everything are on the rise, and one of the items affected most is the food we eat.

    That’s where Angel Food Ministries comes in.

    A program that started nearly 15 years ago in Monroe, Ga., to help 34 families in that area has now grown to serve hundreds of thousands of families in 35 states, including Kentucky.

  • From Left Field: Heads up!

    Heads up!

    Don’t you really hate finding out about something after it has already happened? I know I do, especially when it can be covered right here in the sports pages of your favorite weekly community newspaper, The Springfield Sun.

  • Speaker to address teens and parents

    He’s a globally known speaker who has given more than 3,000 programs in the U.S. and internationally, and one of his next stops will be Springfield.

    Justin Lookadoo is all about helping kids, and he will be bringing his high-energy program for kids and their parents to Washington County Dec. 10-11.

    A former juvenile probation officer, Lookadoo is also a best-selling author who has written books on dating for teens. His program addresses what is on the minds of teenagers as they face peer pressure and the challenges of being teenagers in today’s world.

  • St. Catharine women win two of three on hardwood

    SCC Sports Information

    St. Catharine College head coach Lena Bramblett has used one word most of this season to describe what she needs from her Patriot basketball team – consistency. That trait, or the lack thereof, was evident again last week as St. Catharine won two of three games to put its record at 6-5.