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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.

  • 2011: A year of news in review


    January
    - Anna Pettus, Washington County’s 2011 Junior Miss, competed at the Kentucky Junior Miss competition.
    - Manton Store closed after 61 years of serving the Manton area. The contents of the store were auctioned off.
    - The school district put an extra set of eyes on 21 school buses by installing new cameras. The total cost to equip all the buses was $27,000.
    - The school district looked for possible sites for a new high school. Seven people contacted the school board to discuss their property as possible options.

  • St. Catharine annexed into the city


    As of January 1, the campus of St. Catharine is legally annexed into the city of Springfield.

    The Springfield City Council approved the second reading of an ordinance that annexed the St. Catharine College campus, Sisters of Peace Motherhouse and Sansbury Care Center into the city on Dec. 22 at a special-called meeting at City Hall.
    Both the city and the campus benefit from the annexation, according to officials from both sides.

  • Fire destroys house on Russell Lane

    High winds were problematic as a three-alarm fire burned a house to the ground on Wednesday.

    Mackville, Willisburg and Washington County fire departments and Washington County EMS responded to the blaze at 78 Russell Lane.

    Willisburg firefighter Justin Reynolds said he thinks no one was home, but he said calls were being made to verify that.

    Reynolds said the cause of the fire, which quickly gutted the house, is unknown.