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Today's News

  • From Left Field: The cardboard jungle

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    As I was recently unpacking after moving into my new house in Springfield, I ran across a baseball card binder full of my Cincinnati Reds team sets. I’ve collected Reds cards since 1973 and have witnessed a big change in the trading card industry over the past 35 years.

  • Burton new Patriots head coach

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    J.T. Burton, a Washington County native and former head girls' basketball coach at Washington County High School, was named head coach of the St. Catharine College Patriots mens' basketball team on Aug. 11. Burton replaces Wade O’Connor, who recently left to become top assistant and recruiting coordinator at Western Carolina University. See related story on O'Connor in the Sports section.

  • Purdom: It's a girl!

    Tracy Hood and Casey Purdom of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on May 30, 2008 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Sophia Nicole Purdom weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length.

  • Bishop: It's a boy!

    Bobby and Christy Bishop of Versailles announce the birth of their son on June 4, 2008 at St. Joseph East Hospital in Lexington.

    Blake Christopher Bishop weighed 8 pounds and was 19.5 inches in length.

  • Lincoln Park featured in national travel book

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Sandra Davis was browsing through a Louisville bookstore recently, searching for books about Kentucky and options for vacations around the commonwealth. She came across a book titled, “1,000 Places to See Before You Die.” As chair of Springfield’s newly formed tourism commission, Davis quickly started searching for any connection to Kentucky. What she found was even more surprising and exciting.

  • Free home games for WCHS students

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Parents of Washington County High School students could feel some economic relief thanks to a new student sports pass program this school year.

    A $4,000 grant from the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy will allow WCHS students to attend regular-season home games free of charge this school year.

    Jill Settles, the vice-chair of the Washington County Heartland Youth Coalition, said the passes should be issued to students later this month.

  • St. Catharine breaks ground on new dorm

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    St. Catharine College broke ground on a new student dormitory on Aug. 11. The addition, estimated to cost $4.8 million, will provide housing for 74 students, plus include meeting rooms, lounge areas, a kitchen and a multi-purpose lobby. The resident director will have a two-bedroom apartment on site.

    “We’re very excited about the new dormitory,” said SCC president William Huston. “That will basically accommodate what we know we have this year.”

  • Anderson: It's a boy!

    Cynda and Erick J. Anderson of Canton, Ga. announce the birth of their son at 11:38 p.m. on July 20, 2008 at Good Samaritan Health Center in Kennesaw, Ga.

    Corbin Cyrick Anderson weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18 inches in length.

  • Willisburg break-ins concern residents

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Several Willisburg residents are living in fear in their own homes, and they are tired of it.

    Following a recent break-in attempt and at least three arrests of men from the Isaiah House/R6 Mentoring programs housed at the old Willisburg school, some residents say they are tired of living in fear.

  • Springfield facelifts making a difference

    By Jennifer Corbett

    Sun Summer Intern

    Since the 1800s, the Washington County Courthouse has been the center of downtown Springfield, along with a booming economy with numerous businesses locating here.

    Now, almost 200 years later, the same structures are still standing, and Springfield officials want to maintain them as they are.