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  • Cow blamed in ambulance wreck

    An early morning ambulance wreck in Willisburg Tuesday is being blamed on a cow.

    According to Kentucky State Police, a Washington County ambulance was traveling on KY 433 one mile south of Willisburg around 1:15 a.m. when it struck a cow in the road.

    The ambulance, a 2000 Ford F250, was being driven by Donald Milburn, 45, of Springfield, who was wearing a seat belt. William Hagan, 50, of Lawrenceburg, was in the back of the ambulance with a patient, and was not belted. The patient, Virginia Lewis, 71, of Mackville, was also belted.

  • Springfield BPW honors Settles, Schlosser

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    As part of Professional Womens’ Week, the Springfield Business and Professional Women’s Club awarded Jill Settles the 2009 Woman of Achievement Award and Keith Schlosser, owner of Mordecai’s restaurant, the 2009 Boss of the Year Award.

    Club president Fran Carrico said the two were chosen from an application process and the winners were chosen based on accomplishments and the number of applications received.

  • County weighs bulky item future

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Everybody likes something for free. That's why the Washington County Fiscal Court is debating whether or not to continue free bulk item drop-off for county residents at the landfill. Until the court can determine their course of action, the free drop-off will continue for county residents only. Out of county residents and CD&D loads will still need to pay fees.

  • Marijuana found in Main Street home Tuesday morning

    A Springfield man has been charged by police after approximately 35 marijuana plants were discovered growing in his home on Main Street Tuesday morning.

    An investigation conducted by the Springfield Police Department and the Kentucky State Police West Drug Enforcement Branch turned up the plants. The male found to be in possession of the plants was arrested on unrelated charges, and his name is not being released at this time due to the ongoing status of the investigation.

  • New Pioneers to sponsor global multimedia program

    Thursday, Oct. 15, is the date.  The Springfield Opera House is the place.  From 5-9 p.m., the stage will be set for “Awakening the Dreamer:  Changing the Dream,” a unique global multimedia conversation springing up all over the world.  This local event will be sponsored by New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future and facilitated by Joe Mitchell of the Louisville Earth and Spirit Center.

  • Purdom prepares for third military deployment

    Freedom isn’t free, and Washington County native Davis Purdom knows that well.

    Purdom, a 1995 graduate of Washington County High School, now lives in Georgia, where he is a member of the U.S. Army stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga. He will be part of a group of soldiers deployed to Afghanistan in November, and this will be his third deployment.

    Purdom’s first two tours lasted 12 months and 15 months respectively, where he served as a fuel specialist in Iraq. His work had him refueling and rearming helicopters near the front lines.

  • County homemakers host regional meeting

    Homemakers from eight counties gathered in Springfield last Thursday to participate in the Lincoln Trail Area Extension Homemakers Association annual meeting held at River of Life Community Church in Springfield.

    “The homemakers are a part of the county extension program,” said Kay Kennedy, Washington County extension agent for family and consumer sciences. “They do philanthropic projects throughout the community, and this is a way of getting together to discuss what we have done during the year.”

  • That's a wrap: Commercial filming finished in Springfield Sunday

    Springfield was center stage again this past weekend, and this time, the town hosted the filming of a new TV commercial for Bluegrass Cellular telephone company.

    Two Popes Production Company of Minneapolis, Minn., was in charge of the filming, and the company brought dozens of crew members to town for the filming.

    The stars of the commercial were some local notables, including members of the Washington County High School Commander Band, the Washington County Pompettes, and others well known in the community.

  • Snake problem found, solved at middle school

    If you ask people what they fear, many will say snakes.  Several staff members at Washington County Middle School will give you the same answer, and with good reason.

    The school has had some uninvited visitors lately as some small snakes have made their way into the school.

    The snakes were discovered recently in the middle school’s resource room, where items such as clothing are stored when donated to the school. That’s how officials believe the snakes entered the school.

  • Relay kickoff set for Oct. 31

    Halloween is generally considered the scariest day of the year - well, if you don’t count tax day. The Washington County Relay for Life is using the spooky holiday as the setting to start their 2010 campaign. The group’s annual kick-off rally will be held Oct. 31, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Washington County Extension Office at 211 Progress Ave. in Springfield. Although trick or treat in Springfield will be the night before, everyone is encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costume for the kick-off.