Today's News

  • New law cracks down on texting while driving

    Local law enforcement officers are ready to send a clear warning to all drivers - if you text while you are behind the wheel of a moving vehicle, be ready to pay. The new state law aimed at penalizing texting drivers took effect on Thursday. The law also prohibits drivers under 18 years of age from talking on a cell phone while they are driving. It’s all in an effort to cut down on the number of accidents involving distracted drivers.

  • Corn pollination is a concern

    Blue mold continues to be an issue in Connecticut, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania as of July 12, with new reports coming in from western NC during this past week. Current forecasts from North Carolina State University indicate a low threat to Kentucky and surrounding areas from the known sources of disease. This information can be accessed at http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/pp/bluemold/ and then selecting ‘Current Forecast’. It seems that blue mold is beginning to creep westward, and may eventually reach the Commonwealth.

  • Lincoln Homestead Men's Club captures President's Cup

    Special to The Sun

    The Lincoln Homestead Men’s Club played their annual President’s Cup match against the Lebanon Country Club this past weekend. The teams consisted of 13 players from each course. They played four nine-hole matches in Ryder Cup style match play. The Lincoln Men’s Club needed to win 15.5 out of 30 possible points to regain the cup that was lost last year to Lebanon in a landslide defeat.

    This year, Captains Joe B. Yates and Kurt Blandford assembled a team to go up against a strong Lebanon squad.

  • Simms among Bat Pat signees

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    When the St. Catharine Patriot baseball team takes the field next season, a familiar face will be among those at Edelen-Haydon Field. Washington County graduate Joe Joe Simms is among the latest crop of players that have committed to playing for head coach Luther Bramblett’s Bat Pats.

  • New principal hired at WCES

    DeVona Hickerson has been named the new principal at Washington County Elementary School.

    The school’s site-based decision-making council announced the hiring Friday morning, and a special reception took place for Hickerson in the WCES library Friday afternoon.

  • 4-H'ers win awards

    The summer continues to be a busy time for Washington County 4-H members.  From horse shows, cattle shows to shooting sports competitions and rabbit and poultry shows, our 4-H members continue to excel and receive many honors.  Over the next several weeks, especially leading up to the Kentucky State Fair (August 19-29) as many pictures and results will be included as possible.  A special thanks goes to The Springfield Sun for all they do to promote our youth and their achievements in our community!

  • YMCA Basketball League

    The Wilderness Trace Family YMCA and Mercer County Youth Sports League are joining together to establish a fall basketball league.

    This league, for ages 7-18, will play games in the Central KY Youth Basketball Conference with Jessamine and Garrard counties.

    Registration starts July 31 and the deadline to sign up is Aug. 20. The season will start on Sept. 11.

    For information on cost and registration, call the YMCA at (859) 734-9622.

  • City looks at improvements at Idle Hour Park

    The Springfield City Council discussed several improvement projects at Idle Hour Park at its Tuesday night meeting. Park director Bernard Smalley said several of the light poles on the upper ball fields need to be rewired, while the lower softball field needs to be raised to alleviate a drainage problem. Public works director Glenn Mattingly said expansion of the concession stand needs to be looked at as well.

    Smalley said the city will host the District 5 Little League softball tournament in 2011, and these changes need to be made.

  • African-American Heritage Festival salutes Motown

    The streets of Springfield will be rockin’-and-a-rollin’ on Aug. 6 when the city hosts its 7th annual African-American Heritage Festival. This year, the event will honor two local men who were instrumental in bringing big stars to the area back in the 1960s.

  • Producers can apply for training, benefits

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) announced that it has certified a petition for asparagus and catfish under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Farmers Program. Beginning June 25, 2010, U.S. asparagus and catfish producers nationwide will have 90 days to apply for training and benefits.