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  • Springfield man killed in Wednesday crash

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Fred Cornett is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Wednesday, Aug. 24, at approximately 4:25 p.m., two miles south of Springfield on KY 55.
    The collision occurred when a 1999 Toyota, being driven by Bobby C. Perry, 71, of Springfield, was traveling northbound on KY 55, crossed the center line and struck a 2008 Honda, operated by Setsuko Obata, 50, of Lebanon, head on.

  • Board gives favorable review for superintendent Cochran

     

    The Washington County Board of Education members met in Executive Session to finalize the evaluation of the performance of Superintendent Robin Cochran on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011. 

  • Mackville man caught in the act

    If the man who police say admitted robbing Sparks General Store earlier this month decides to continue his career in crime, he might want to consider a mask and a way to hide the license plates on his car.

  • New turn lanes nearly completed on KY555

     

    A section of KY 555 by Wendy’s is getting turning lanes, and the project could be complete by the end of this week.
    Chad Filiatreau, the transportation engineering supervisor for the Bardstown section, said the lanes were receiving stripes on Monday.

  • St. Catharine College: A campus on the grow

     

    A lot has changed at St. Catharine College since it started 80 years ago. The little college that thought it could is now the little college that knows it can. The institution has expanded in many ways with a record graduating class in Spring 2011, record enrollment for Fall 2011, an expanding list of degree programs including the first graduate courses scheduled for Spring 2012, and a campus-wide expansion of facilities.

  • Will county library stay in Springfield city limits?

     

    About 50 people showed up at Thursday’s Washington County Library Board meeting, and many of them were there to speak or hear about the future location of a new library.
    The problem with that, according to library director Joy Wandrey, is that no discussions had been held about moving the library outside of the city limits, although many of those who spoke out during the meeting addressed keeping it in the city of Springfield.

  • School district enrollment grows by more than 100 students

    When classes opened in Washington County last Thursday, every school in the district saw growth in enrollment. Some were modest, while others were much greater.
    According to numbers provided by Chad Willis, director of pupil personnel for the Washington County School District, a total of 101 new students were on the roll for local schools as of Friday.
    Willis said North Washington led the way with 47 new students. The school had an enrollment of 471 students last year, and that climbed to 518 at the start of this year.

  • Plans unveiled for new high school

     

    Monday was quite a day for the Washington County School District. After officially closing the purchase of land for a new high school earlier in the day, the school board also approved a schematic design for the new school later that evening at its regular monthly meeting.

  • You're probably from Washington County if...

     

    Here at The Springfield Sun, we recently created a page on the social networking website Facebook to encourage people to share their memories of growing up and living in Washington County.

  • St. Dominic school to get new science lab courtesy of Alltech, Lyons family

     

    The future is looking bright for students at St. Dominic School in Springfield. The small Catholic school recently added a new library/media center, as well as a community center/gymnasium. Now, a new science lab appears to be on the horizon.