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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Coyle-Comstock to wed in November

    Gary and Sue Coyle of Lexington announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katherine Jo, to Kris Allen Comstock. Kris is the son of Greg and Kathy Comstock of Atlanta, Ga.

    A November wedding is planned.

  • Central Hardin sweeps volleyballers

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    After taking a week off to regroup, the Washington County High School volleyball team faced a roaring locomotive named Central Hardin on Monday night. Central Hardin swept all squads, winning 2-0 in freshman, JV and varsity action.

    Varsity

  • Cheser: It's a boy

    Sherri and Bill Cheser of Springfield announce the birth of their son on July 30, 2008 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Brandon Matthew Cheser weighed 9 pounds, 12.5 ounces and was 21.5 inches in length.

  • Minor blue mold outbreak reminds farmers to practice caution

    A minor blue mold outbreak in Shelby, Henry and Oldham counties is a late-season reminder to tobacco farmers not to let their guards down just yet.

  • New school traffic pattern starts Sept. 8

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    During the 2007-08 school year, traffic for afternoon dismissal at Washington County Elementary School was among the largest problems on the plate of the school. While the officials looked for a smooth-running system to dismiss students being picked up by parents, local police were busy trying to keep Doctor Street, which lies behind the school, clear of traffic jams.

  • Ballot set for local election

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    When Washington County voters go to the polls this fall, they will have some choices in several local races.

    Three school board seats will be up for election, but only two of the current members will face opposition.

  • Brown leaving school system for state education job

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    They say you can’t go home again, but Robert Brown doesn’t agree.

    For the past two years, Brown has served as assistant superintendent of Washington County Schools, but Friday was his last day on the job. He leaves Washington County to return to the job he previously held for three years in Frankfort as director in the division of professional learning and assessment at the Education and Professional Standards Board in Frankfort.