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  • Lions/Rotary auction raises $8,000

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    This past Sunday was the 67th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, and although there was never a threat of an invasion, if you tuned into WLSK 100.9 MIKE FM from 1 to 5 p.m., it may have sounded like a major military operation was underway as code names and other mysterious sounding dialog filled the airwaves for a few hours. Opposing sides traded counterstrikes and strategic moves were made, but listeners were never in harm's way. It was only the annual Lions/Rotary radio auction taking place.

  • Springfield to host state barbeque championship

    Temperatures are usually starting to cool down in early October around Springfield, but things are certain to heat up next year when the third annual Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival will crown a new Kentucky barbeque champion.

    Dawn Pettus, executive director of the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, said the local festival’s annual barbeque cook-off has been certified to crown a state champion, as well as some other honors in the barbeque circle.

  • Comedian Keith McGill is next act in chamber's concert series

    Keith McGill is coming back to Springfield.

    McGill, a Louisville native, is a nationally known comedian whose Jan. 24 show will be the fourth in a series of concerts presented by the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce at the Opera House.

  • Barnett indicted for 2007 fatal crash

    A Springfield teenager has been indicted on a charge of reckless homicide stemming from a single-car crash that killed another teen.

    Michael A. Barnett, 19, of 301 Hagan Lane was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the crash occurred at about 1:54 a.m. Sept. 16, 2007, on U.S. 68 when Barnett was driving a 2001 Infiniti I30.

    Barnett allegedly lost control of the car, dropped off the shoulder of the road and overcorrected, which caused the car to overturn.

  • County invests in safety

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    At their meeting on Nov. 24, the Washington County Fiscal Court approved the renewal of the One Call Now contract. One Call Now is a service that lets the county call every county resident with a pre-recorded message in the event of an emergency.

    The service includes a mapping feature which allows geographic selection of areas to be notified by telephone in the event of an emergency.

  • Giving back

    A Martin County family will sleep better this winter knowing that there is heat and electricity in their house, thanks in part to members of the Springfield Knights of Columbus.

    Jimmie and Rebecca Carrico, David and Patsy Smith and Springfield Grand Knight Billy Abell left Oct. 19 to take part in the Stewards of Appalachia service project benefiting the Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Center in Louisa, Ky. Members from KC councils from Taylorsville and Mt. Washington also participated in the project.

  • Serving up savings

    The economy in our country has seen better days. Prices of almost everything are on the rise, and one of the items affected most is the food we eat.

    That’s where Angel Food Ministries comes in.

    A program that started nearly 15 years ago in Monroe, Ga., to help 34 families in that area has now grown to serve hundreds of thousands of families in 35 states, including Kentucky.

  • Speaker to address teens and parents

    He’s a globally known speaker who has given more than 3,000 programs in the U.S. and internationally, and one of his next stops will be Springfield.

    Justin Lookadoo is all about helping kids, and he will be bringing his high-energy program for kids and their parents to Washington County Dec. 10-11.

    A former juvenile probation officer, Lookadoo is also a best-selling author who has written books on dating for teens. His program addresses what is on the minds of teenagers as they face peer pressure and the challenges of being teenagers in today’s world.

  • Holiday shopping hits the airwaves

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Are you having trouble shopping for someone on your Christmas list? Pick up that one-of-a-kind gift this weekend during the annual Lions/Rotary Auction on WLSK 100.9 MIKE FM.

    “We've got a lot of great items this year,” said Rotary member Hal B. Goode. “We still have a lot of stuff coming in.”

  • New SCC dorm almost ready

    Not only did the students come in record numbers for the fall semester, but they are living on campus more so than they ever have in the 77 year history of St. Catharine College. Many of the students have obviously bought into the new tagline, “It’s not just college. It’s home.”