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  • Sunday wine sales officially passes

    After hearing from opposition of Sunday wine sales at wineries, the Washington County fiscal court voted 4-2 to allow such sales.
    Morris Sweazy and Terry Tingle voted against the ordinance, while Hal B. Goode, Billy Riney, Greg Simms and Benjamin Settles voted in favor. Those votes were cast the same as for the first reading of the ordinance last month.
    The ordinance directly effects Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery, which sought the ability to sell wine on location on Sundays.

  • Washington County residents among the lowest in health insurance ratings

    It’s a good thing Washington County was recently named as the seventh healthiest county in Kentucky, because statistics released about adults with health insurance in the state show that Washington County comes up near the bottom of that list.
    According to numbers released on April 5 by the Kentucky Health Issues Poll, 24 percent of Washington County adults don’t have health insurance. The county is tied for the fifth worst rate of uninsured adults in the state. The worst rate is 28 percent, which is shared by Calloway and Carlisle counties.

  • Sagrecy named new WCHS football coach

     

    Washington County High School principal Paul Terrell announced Tuesday morning that Eric Sagrecy would be named as the Commanders football head coach.
    “I’m extremely excited for the opportunity,” Sagrecy said. “Washington County is a great place to live and to raise a family. I’m grateful to Paul Terrell for the opportunity.”
    Sagrecy is no stranger to the sidelines at Bennett R. Lewis Field.

  • Local barbeque cook-off to crown points champion

     

  • Sun college hoops bracket winners announced

     

    The tournament is over, and Connecticut is the national champion of the men's college basketball tournament.

    With that news also comes the announcement of winners of The Springfield Sun's reader contest. Points were awarded for correct picks in each round of the tournament, and the overall winner will receive $100, while the second-place finisher will receive $50.

  • It's been a year of progress for local family in battle against autism

     

  • Willisburg makes history

    It’s a city with a population of just over 300 people, but Willisburg definitely has some growth in its future.
    Willisburg was chartered in 1836, and only recently celebrated the election of not only the first female mayor in the history of Willisburg, but all of Washington County. On Wednesday, the city took another step as it opened its first city hall, despite having established a city government in 1967.

  • Cub Scout Pack 429 holds Pinewood Derby

    Members of Springfield’s Cub Scout Pack 429 participated in the annual Pinewood Derby Saturday afternoon at the River of Life Church. Scouts watched as two cars zoomed by on the wooden track. The top three finishers were Keith Vanover (1st place); Tyler Ashlock (2nd place); and Karson Vanover (3rd place).

  • Hydrants could be huge for local insurance rates

     

    They stand about 2 feet tall, but hydrants could be a huge issue for helping many Washington County residents get a lower fire rating, and lower insurance rates. They could also be the reason local fire ratings increase, and insurance rates skyrocket, according to members of the Washington County Fire Committee.

  • Fast Food convenience store property sold

     

    The property that was home to the Fast Food convenience store has sold. A deed in the Washington County Clerk’s office indicates that the sell was completed on March 23, 2011, and the old store location was bought by Newcomb Oil Company of Bardstown for a total of $425,000 from Haydon Coal and Oil.