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  • Sign up for stewardship program


    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that the ranking period cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is Jan. 13, 2012.

    Producers interested in CSP should submit applications to their local NRCS office by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.

  • Court Record for 12-28-11


    Permit and or written tests are given on Friday mornings 8:30 -10:30 a.m. Skill tests (road) are given on Friday afternoons by appointment.

    When applying for an instruction permit or license for the first time, you must present your Social Security card and birth certificate.
    Applicants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Also applicants under the age of 18 must bring with them a school verification form from the school they are attending.
    To obtain study materials go to www.kentuckystatepolice.org.

  • LOOKING BACK: Diptheria cases reported in county, 60 years ago

    60 YEARS AGO
    December 20, 1951
    Heart disease was the leading cause of death according to the Kentucky State Department of Health. Cancer was second.
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    Two cases of diptheria were reported in Washington County.
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    Pvt. Francis X. Phillips, 24, of Springfield, was assigned to the Engineer Replacement Center in Virginia.
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  • School Menu


    January 3-4
    Breakfast (All schools)
    Tuesday, Jan. 3 – Sausage/gravy and biscuit or cereal, juice, milk
    Wednesday, Jan. 4 – Pancakes/syrup or cereal, juice, milk
    WCES & NWES – Lunch
    Tuesday, Jan. 3 – Taco/fresh veggie toppings or chicken fajita, Mexican rice, baked apples, choice of fruit, sour cream, milk
    Wednesday, Jan. 4 – Bosco sticks/marinara or corn dog, corn, pickle spears, choice of fruit, milk

  • Bookmobile Schedule

    Friday, Dec. 30: Willisburg Bank, Washington County Industries – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Tuesday, Jan. 3: Mackville/Willisburg town – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
     

  • News briefs for 12-28


    ONGOING EVENTS

    Sun office closed
    The Springfield Sun office will be closed Friday, Dec. 30. The office will be open Jan. 2, 2012.

    Saturday, Dec. 31

    New Year’s Eve Gospel Sing
    A New Year’s Eve celebration will be held at Cumbo’s Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, Cox’s Creek at 7:30 P.m. Saturday, Dec. 31.
    Music by Common Creek Band, The Samaritans Blessed, the Sheltons, Cumbos and more.

  • WCHS students give back for the holidays


    Washington County High School students have been giving back to a pair of charitable organizations this holiday season. The school recently raised money for Change for Ghana, as well as House of Hope.

  • County road supervisor retires


    After executive session at a regular scheduled fiscal court meeting on Thursday morning,  it was announced that Albert Wimsatt, who has served as the county’s road department supervisor for 26 years, retired from the position on Dec. 20.

    Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said a replacement was not immediately named.
    Absent was magistrate Greg Simms. The next regular scheduled meeting is Jan. 9.

  • Board moves to replace HVAC units


    After further review, the Washington County School Board has a price tag to put on the replacement of HVAC units that service the Washington County High School gymnasium.

    The board voted to approve the declaration of emergency for the WCHS HVAC system during the regular-scheduled meeting on Dec. 19.
    According to the superintendent Robin Cochran and the project application form, the total cost budgeted for replacing two air-handling units is $150,000.

  • Missing child sparks a new bill proposal


    It was a scary scene when Randall Chesser, a seven-year-old autistic boy from Willisburg, went missing for 45 hours in September, but that incident is the inspiration for a new state bill proposal.

    No Amber Alert was issued after Chesser was reported missing because he had not been abducted, and concern about the potential of a similar situation without an alert being issued has swayed some people to push for change.