Today's News

  • Anna Pettus crowned 2011 Junior Miss

    Anna Pettus and Ellen Goatley have been best friends since they were small children. That closeness came in handy Saturday as they were the final two in the running for the title of 2011 Washington County Junior Miss.

    Pettus, daughter of John and Barbara Pettus of Springfield, was crowned the winner, and her best friend said she couldn’t have been happier.

    “We’ve been best friends ever since we were little,” Goatley said. “We weren’t expecting (to win) much, so it was a big surprise for both of us.”

  • City approves $2.25 million budget

    The Springfield City Council has approved a $2.25 million budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year. The estimated revenues include $725,000 from occupational taxes, $275,000 from property taxes, $360,000 from city licenses and $120,000 from tourism taxes. It also includes $323,741 carried over from the previous year.

    Estimated expenditures include $599,135 for police, $483,130 for administration, $321,994 for public works, $296,476 for dispatch, $168,875 for Idle Hour Park, $167,464 for fire, and $129,667 for the Springfield Main Street Renaissance Commission.

  • Idle Hour softball action

    Coach-pitch softball action has been in full swing at Idle Hour Park this summer. For a complete rundown of stats and standings, see next week's issue of The Springfield Sun.

  • How to control mosquitoes

    I don’t know how many of you have mosquito problems, but at my house you can’t go outside for more than  a few minutes at a time before getting attacked by the little blood suckers.  With the rain we have had of late, and some of you have had a lot more than others, there are bound to be many of you out there suffering as I am.  I remember the good old days when mosquitoes only came out to bite at dusk?   The imported tiger mosquito likes to bite any time of day and the hotter the better.  Guess where the tiger mosquito was imported from, you guesse

  • Upward Soccer Registration

    Upward Soccer Registrations and Evaluations will be held Tuesday, June 22 from 5-8 pm and Saturday, June 26 from 10 am-12 noon at the River of Life Church. All children age 4 through the 6th grade can play. Every player must attend one registration and evaluation.  League games begin Sunday, August 8. For more information, call Donna Spalding at 481-3678.


  • Man killed in farm accident

    A 61-year-old Washington County man was killed in a farm accident Thursday afternoon, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Mark Falkenstein of Springfield was operating a tractor that was towing another tractor uphill when the tractor he was driving overturned, pinning him beneath it. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • A shot at the pros

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Any kid who steps onto a playing field in their youth entertains at least a passing thought of someday being a big league ballplayer. On Thursday at St. Catharine College, 154 registered participants revisited those aspirations as they took part in a tryout camp conducted by the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau.

  • T-ball time at Idle Hour Park

    Boys and girls across Washington County are having some summertime fun by hitting the T-ball fields at Idle Hour Park. Here are some photos from recent play.

  • 9-10 Dodgers are champs; 11-12 Red Sox take title

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County Little League baseball teams wrapped up their seasons last week with the Dodgers winning 1-0 over the Braves for the 9-10-year-old championship and the Red Sox taking the 11-12-year-old title.

    For the 9-10 championship, it was the Dodgers and the Braves going at it for the title. The Braves sent Landon Taylor to the mound, while the Dodgers countered with Luke Abell.

  • Relay raises more than $27,000

    Mother Nature wasn’t cooperating this weekend as the rains fell during the 2010 Washington County Relay for Life. But while attendance was down, the event still managed to raise more than $27,000 for the American Cancer Society.

    “With the economy the way it is, I was hoping to reach $20,000,” said Cathy Carrico, a member of the Relay committee. “We still have some money coming in, and our fundraising for the year ends in August, so we’re hoping to get a little more.”