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Today's News

  • Peterson: It's a girl!

    Theresia Rose and Donald Leo Peterson of Loretto announce the birth of their daughter on July 28, 2008 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Michaela Grace weighed 7 pounds, 12.5 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

  • Fenwick-Staser to wed Sept. 6

    Kelly Elizabeth Fenwick of Springfield and James Louis Staser of New Albany, Ind., announce their forthcoming marriage at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fredericktown at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008.

    The reception will follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Springfield.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • WCMS defeats Taylor County

    Special to The Sun

    The Washington County Middle School Generals football team won their first game in five years on Aug. 9, defeating Taylor County 26-20 in the OKH Kickoff Bowl.

    “It's been a long drought,” said WCMS head coach Timmy Lawson.

    Tyler Loving rushed for 99 yards, while Alex Marshall ran for 89 yards and Christopher Jewell rushed for 40 yards.

    The big challenge for the Generals will be this weekend when they play at St. Charles.

  • Main Street resurfacing project under way

    Main Street in Springfield was officially closed for parking Monday morning as a resurfacing project began that is expected to be completed within one to two weeks.

    Chad Filiatreau, resident engineer with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said work began at 7 a.m. Monday on a stretch of road covering 2.1 miles. The project, which will cost $266,300, goes from the intersection of KY 555/150/55 and goes through downtown Springfield, taking a right turn beside the Washington County Board of Education building, and ending at the intersection of the KY 150 bypass.

  • Students attending more home games now that it's free

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    After only a couple of weeks and a few home games into the volleyball season, Washington County High School's decision to offer students free admission to home athletic events has resulted in a significant increase in the number of students attending games.

  • From Left Field: Jimmie's golden sports ticket

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Ok, I have to admit that I really like the perks of my job as a sports writer. It’s great what my little top secret, handy-dandy, official news media ID card can do for me.

  • Willis steps down as WCHS AD

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Chad Willis is stepping down from his positions as Washington County High School assistant principal and athletic director. Willis has taken the position of Director of Pupil Personnel with the Washington County School District. He will remain on the job until a replacement has been chosen.

  • Sow grass in September

    September is the best time to sow grass and renovate your lawn. It is the natural time of year when grass seed is released and the weather is perfect for germination.

    Tall fescue should be planted at a rate of six pounds per 1000 square feet. The fine fescues should be planted at two pounds per 1000 square feet. Mixtures of tall fescue and other grass species are not recommended because of the differences in the leaf textures and mowing heights.

  • Marriage seminar, concerts coming to town Sept. 12-14

    It’s no secret that today’s church members are not free from problems. When it comes to divorce, Clay Stevens, pastor of Springfield Presbyterian Church, said the problem is probably as great in the church as it is outside.

    “We live in a throw-away culture. Everything gets thrown away, but the family is not a throw-away item,” said Stevens. “Stats show that in the church, we don’t have any less divorce rate than there is outside the church. The church needs to be strengthened in its commitment to marriage.”

  • Cream of the crop

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The next time you pour milk on your breakfast cereal, put a slice of cheese on your ham sandwich, or dish up a big bowl of ice cream, think about where the milk came from to produce those products. The judges at this year’s Kentucky State Fair know where the best milk produced in Kentucky comes from, and that’s Coulter Family Dairy in Springfield.