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  • Recycling programs in the works

     

    By Brandon Mattingly

    Sun Staff Writer

    Washington County Solid Waste Coordinator George Ann Palmer raised a pair of proposals at a regular scheduled fiscal court meeting on Friday. A proposal for a contract involving e-scrap recycling was put on hold, while a request for a workplace training program was accepted with no opposition.

    The contract request was with a Louisville-based company involving the recycling of e-scrap (computers, cell phones, televisions, etc.).

  • Crash claims Mercer teen that had local ties

     

    HARRODSBURG — Mercer County Senior High School junior and cheerleader Alyssa Kelty had the brightest smile on the sidelines. She shared it earnestly and unselfishly with fans, friends, family, classmates and the community at large.

    So when her smile was tragically missing from Friday night’s football game, the crowd replaced it with a moment of silence that seemed to last throughout the evening.

  • WCHS band takes third at state

     

    Last weekend was a busy time for the Marching Commander Band. 

     

    Friday found the Commander band performing its last show for the home crowd at the football game, hosting its chili supper and senior night.  

    On Saturday, the band traveled to Bowling Green to compete in the State KMEA Marching Band Class AA semifinals, along with 15 other bands from around the state. 

  • Sizemore to serve one year after fatal crash


    After a tearful plea from the victim’s family, a decision to put a man behind bars was made in a court case just over a year after a fatal wreck on US 150.

    Steven W. Sizemore, 55, of East Bernstadt, was sentenced to 12 months in Laurel County jail on Wednesday of last week in Washington County.
    Chief Circuit Judge Allan Ray Bertram sentenced Sizemore to seven years in prison on the amended charge of manslaughter second degree, a C class felony.

  • Tourism wins award for TV spot


    Free air time turned into a high honor for the Springfield Tourism Commission.

    At last year’s Kentucky Travel Industry Association (KTIA) awards ceremony, Kathy Elliott, Springfield Tourism Commission’s executive director, won $2,500 of free advertising with Insight Cable in the Lexington and Evansville markets.
    The tourism commission teamed up with Springfield native Michael Breeding, of Michael Breeding Media in Lexington, to make a television commercial that would go on to earn high praise.

  • Artists to explore sustainability


    Sister Claire McGowan wants to get the community involved in sustainable living, one group at a time.

    McGowan and the New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future are hosting a session on how artists can raise awareness of sustainable living through their work.
    Panelists will be Washington County artists such as  painter Bettye Brookfield, poet Maurice Manning, and musician Sue Massek.

  • WCHS teacher named Ky. High School Art Teacher of the Year at awards banquet


    It’s been a big year for Washington County High School teacher Marilyn Peters.

    She would say the biggest news is that her student’s work won three out of six art awards at the recent Kentucky Art Educators Association (KyAEA) contest recently.
    Then, she went on to claim second place for her work in the teacher category for a portrait of her granddaughter in the womb. She had never placed in the contest before.

  • Mattingly joins the staff at The Springfield Sun


    A new face appears on the pages of The Springfield Sun this week, as Loretto native Brandon Mattingly joins the staff as the new sports and news writer.

    Mattingly, 23, graduated in May from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology.
    Most recently, he served as a freelance sports writer for The Kentucky Standard in Bardstown since August. He covered three high schools in football, volleyball, soccer, golf and cross country.

  • No final decision on Mackville post office


    Those in support of maintaining some kind of post office service in Mackville had a chance to express themselves on Thursday at the Mackville Community Center.

    Roughly 75 residents of Mackville and elected officials met with three representatives from the United States Postal Service to discuss the rural post office, which is under review because of the workload and revenue that it draws.
    Eddie Jessie, the Munfordville postmaster, did most of the speaking for the post office.

  • Free health screenings to be offered at SCC

     

    St. Catharine College will offer free health screenings for adults over age 18 on Wednesday, Nov. 9. This service is especially important for adults who have not seen a doctor recently. The screenings will take place in the Richard S. Hamilton Health and Science Building from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Due to high demand, it is suggested you reserve your appointment no later than Nov. 2.