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  • Leon Smith, WCHS principal, named superintendent of Russellville schools

    Washington County High School Principal Leon Smith has been named superintendent of Russellville schools in Logan County. The announcement came Monday night in Russellville. For complete details, see this week's Springfield Sun.

  • Cochran named superintendent

    When Robin Cochran was named superintendent of Washington County Schools Thursday night, some may have seen the announcement as a career move, but Cochran said it was much more than that.

    “This isn’t just a career move for me. This is my life,” she said. “This is where I want to be. I haven’t applied anywhere else, and I don’t want to be superintendent of any other district. This is home to me.”

  • County looks into dead animal composting

    It wasn’t your typical field trip last Thursday when members of the Washington County Fiscal Court took a field trip to a farm in Versailles. County Judge-Executive John Settles, magistrates Billy Riney, Morris Sweazy and Terry Tingle, and Washington County Extension Agent Rick Greenwell visited the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture’s Pin Oak Research Farm to look at ways dead animals can be turned into compost for agriculture.

  • Theater fundraiser is tonight at Opera House

    The Central Kentucky Community Theater group will host a special fundraising event tonight in preparation for a trip to Walt Disney World for the Central Kentucky Youth Actors, who will perform selections from the musical “Grease” at the Orlando, Fla., amusement park in October.

    A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Opera House on Main Street in Springfield, followed by performances of songs from “Grease” at 6:30 p.m. on the Opera House stage.

  • Web exclusive: County to offer oil recycling to residents

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Washington County is getting into the oil business ee" used oil, that is. At the Washington County Fiscal Court meeting Monday morning, the court agreed to enter into a contract with Universal Environmental Services to collect used oil in the county for recycling. The contract is open-ended, which means either party may cancel at any time as long as they provide 30 days written notice.

  • New assistant principal joins staff at high school

    The Washington County School Board recently approved a motion to hire a SAM. Instead, they got a Dan.

    Dan Lockwood is the new assistant principal at Washington County High School. He fills a void that could have been filled by a SAM (school administration manager) if a certified principal was not hired. The SAM would have served as a backup administrator to principal Leon Smith and assistant principal Paul Terrell at the high school. Instead, Lockwood will now become an assistant principal, at least for one year.

  • Two scout projects bridge health and the outdoors

    When you think of scouting, you think of the pioneering spirit, of learning to adapt to the outdoors and studying nature in her raw glory. Some local residents of the Spaulding-Kelly group home in Springfield will now be able to get out in the great outdoors thanks to two local scout projects.

  • Turning back time

    Last Thursday wasn’t a “turn back the clock” day in downtown Springfield, but it certainly could have passed for one as dozens of antique cars rolled into town. This scene from yesteryear was courtesy of the Snapper’s Brass and Gas Automobile Club, a touring region of the Antique Automobile Club of America.

  • Grand jury indicts four

    A Springfield man has been indicted in relation to 18 charges stemming from an alleged crime spree in Washington and five other counties.

  • Bypass construction work under way

    A $12 million road project began in Springfield Monday.

    Work on the Springfield Northwest Bypass, which will run from KY 555 at the Springfield Bypass and connect US 150 west of St. Catharine is now under way. Chad Filiatreau, transportation  engineering supervisor for Washington, Nelson and LaRue counties, said work is taking place, although the public might not realize it in the early stages. He said some of the early work will include bridge and culvert work, as well as layout and surveying.