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  • Reception to honor retiring Bill Huston

    A reception is being held Wednesday evening in honor of St. Catharine College President William D. Huston, who is retiring after 18 years with the school. Huston’s contract expires at the end of June, at which time he will officially step down from the position.

    The event will be from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Emily Hundley Library on the SCC campus.

    While Huston said he isn’t privy to the specifics of the reception, he’s looking forward to showing his appreciation to the community.

  • County to receive federal aid

    Washington County Fiscal Court’s budget will soon get a recharge after spending extra money to combat the two winter storms that swept across the state earlier this year. The funding comes after two disaster declarations made by President Barack Obama for various counties in the commonwealth.

    “I’m excited,” Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said. “We did have some extraordinary events, and you have to have well above any average event to be eligible.”

  • Wagon reported stolen

    The Washington County Sheriff’s Office provided a report on a stolen wagon that was reported missing on Monday.

    Mikie Colvin informed authorities that his 20-foot wagon with a diamond plate steel bed was stolen, according to an incident report filed by Deputy Jackie Robinson. The wagon was taken from a field at 1200 Shortline Road and is described as having a slip-tongue hitch and being rusty in appearance.

    The report also noted that because of the diamond plate steel bed, the wagon would be easily identifiable.

  • Springfield native takes Homeland internship

    A Springfield woman has earned the opportunity of a lifetime, but she’s ready to make sure it’s just the next step in a career full of accomplishments.

    Brittany Wells, a 2009 graduate of Washington County High School, is off to Washington D.C. as part of a paid, full-time internship with the Department of Homeland Security. Wells spoke to The Sun prior to beginning orientation this week, and she said others are more capable than they realize of making the jump from small town to big government.

  • PHOTOS: BPW Wine & Stein

    The weather didn’t want to cooperate, with rain coming down much of the day on Saturday, but that didn’t stop the festivities.

    The 13th annual Springfield Business and Professional Women’s Club Wine & Stein was a success once again, though the final numbers on attendance and funds raised were not available at press time.

    BPW President Virginia White-Schatzke said that despite rain leading up to the event, there was still an exceptional turnout.

  • School board meeting Monday in Mackville

    The Washington County School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday at Mackville Community Center.

    Work session to discuss budget and facilities will begin at 6 p.m., with the regular meeting beginning at 7 p.m.

    Several retiring faculty members, early college students and the Larry Graves Memorial Scholarship recipients will be recognized.

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  • Career club is for you

    The Kentucky Career Center, Washington County Extension Office, Washington on Wellness Coalition and the Washington County Public Library partner to provide an opportunity for community members to learn and develop their career skills. Whether you are currently looking for a job, have a job and want a career, or want to tune up your searching skills, this series of lessons is for you.

  • Springfield man faces drug trafficking charges
  • Fiscal court discusses business

    Washington County Fiscal Court met Monday morning for their regularly scheduled meeting.

    The court, which had an executive session at the end of the meeting, heard from various county departments and went over the first reading of the 2015-16 budget.

    Magistrate Hal Goode was not present at the court meeting as he was speaking at an economic development summit in Pikeville.