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Today's News

  • Conference is call to action against invasive species

    The Invasive Species Conference, the first statewide conference to focus on the threat to the state from invasive plants, pathogens and insects, will be Dec. 12 and 13 in Lexington.

  • High input costs, low commodity prices push wheat acreage down

    The state’s winter wheat acreage likely will decrease this year because of high input costs and lower commodity prices, said specialists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

    While no official estimates are available yet on how many acres will not be planted, UK Extension Grain Crops Specialist Chad Lee said some producers are saving their wheat seed and opting to plant full-season soybeans in the spring.

  • Local candidates meet for political TV forum

    With the election just days away, some local candidates got together Thursday evening to discuss issues concerning the Washington County Board of Education and Springfield City Council and answer questions about how they would handle challenges facing the offices they seek. The political forum was hosted live on Channel 6 TV in Lebanon, and viewers had the opportunity to submit questions by phone or e-mail.

  • Springfield Trick-or-Treat on Main Street

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Get ready Springfield, because downtown will become one frightfully fun place as little ghosts and goblins take to the streets for Trick-or-Treat on Main Street. The festivities begin this Friday from 4-5 p.m.. The event is for children 12 and under.

    The Springfield Police Department will sponsor a costume contest for the kids at the Farmers Market at 5 p.m. There will also be be other contests and games for kids 12 and under.

  • Danville, Mother Nature slow Commander offense

    Heavy rains on Friday left the Washington County Commanders with a soggy field as they prepared to host the Danville Admirals later that night.

    Danville, along with Mother Nature, was able to slow Washington County’s high-powered offense down enough to pick up a 42-21 win at Bennett R. Lewis Field, sending the Commanders’ record to 3-5 on the season.

  • Local "ghostbusters' investigate hauntings and happenings

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” - William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 5

    “If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!” - Ray Parker Jr.

  • Weed control options to consider

    Dry weather conditions this summer, following another dry season last year, have resulted in grazed pastures with areas that have thin vegetative cover and bare soil. Much of these areas already has evidence of weedy vegetation, such as common ragweed and other summer annuals. As these plants die back naturally, cool-season weeds such as common chickweed, henbit and purple deadnettle will fill in the voids. Other weeds such as buttercup and musk thistle will likely be more prevalent in the coming spring.

  • From Left Field

    Tough puffs

    The combatants took to the battlefield in the honorable arena. It was warrior against warrior as each army marched up and down the field, fighting over and over for the same piece of ground. Those in charge barked out commands, and the faithful soldiers followed every command to the best of their ability, armed to the teeth with their matching shirts and ponytails.

    Huh?

  • Haydon finishes 20th in state golf tourney

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County senior golfer Joe Haydon placed 20th in the 2008 KHSAA State Golf Championships at Bowling Green Country Club in Bowling Green, Ky on Oct. 10-11.

    “Going into the tournament, I was projected to be in the top 20 in the state,” said Haydon.

    On day one, Haydon shot a 72 for even par and ended the day tied for eighth place. Haydon then shot a 79 on day two for a total score of 151.

  • Fredericktown school in its final year

    Jennifer Smith teaches sixth graders at Fredericktown Elementary School these days, but once, she was a student at the school herself. That’s what made the news that the school will be closing after this year even tougher for Smith to hear Monday night.

    “I’m from that community. I grew up in the Burg, and as a community, you hate to lose it,” she said of the school. “I’m going to look at it as ‘maybe there could still be a miracle.’ I’m just hoping that something good happens.”