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  • Campbell living a life in show business

    Nick Schrager

    editor@thespringfieldsun.com

    Charlotte Campbell, a 2011 graduate of Washington County High School, has been living a dream – one that has taken her to New York City and beyond.

    Charlotte, the daughter of Philip and Erika Campbell, has made a living in show business, and is currently in Colorado co-costuming “Ragtime” and playing Evelyn Nesbit in the show, a showgirl and pop culture figure in 1906.

  • Learning valuable lessons

    How well do you know the constitution? I mean, really know it. Enough to sit in front of a panel of judges and explain how the values and principals embodied within it have shaped American institutions and practices throughout history?

    If you’re in need of a lifeline, your best bet may be Amy Thompson’s AP government class at Washington County High School.

  • Board abolishes job description amid deficit

    The Washington County Board of Education axed one job description, leaving its duties to be absorbed by others.
    The board voted unanimously to abolish the college and career ready position in the wake of a $400,000 budget deficit.
    “We have to live within that,” Superintendent Robin Cochran said. “I don’t have three people saying they’re interested in a tax increase, either…”
    Cochran said many districts have that position, and it’s needed, but the board needs to reduce expenditures.

  • Tingle pleads guilty in pursuit case

     

    Washington County Fiscal Court Magistrate Terry Tingle has pleaded guilty to a pair of charges last week.

    Tingle, who was arrested on Dec. 16, 2017, for reckless driving, fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, and resisting arrest, pleaded guilty to amended charges.

  • Yard sale spreads proceeds across the globe

    How far can a dollar go? Purchases during River of Life Church’s yard sale this past weekend are spreading dollars across the globe.

    The biannual yard sale is put on in order to raise money for the church’s mission fund. From there, it will be distributed to various projects and mission trips that the church organizes to aid areas in need.

  • Begley selected for Gatton Academy

    A Washington County High School sophomore has been selected to attend The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky.

    Belle Begley, the daughter of Ken and Cindy Begley, is one of the 99 Kentucky sophomores in the class of 2020 selected for the prestigious program.

  • McMillin wins Above and Beyond award

    When it comes to awards from the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, there’s one that’s given out only so often, and that’s the Above and Beyond award.

    “This individual worked tirelessly planning and organizing, and was right in the trenches with us even though she wasn’t part of the chamber,” said Pat Rose, who presented the award. “If it came to advertising, desktop publishing, working the event, sponsoring the event – words cannot express our gratitude and appreciation.”

  • First SRO hired by district

    Washington County Schools

    Curt Bowen has been hired by the Washington County School District and the city of Springfield to be the district’s first school resource officer, according to an announcement from Superintendent Dr. J. Robin Cochran.

  • April proclaimed 'Child Abuse Prevention Month'

    Child abuse cases in Kentucky are on the rise. Nearly 57,000 reports met criteria for investigation by Child Protective Services (CPS) in 2017, according to data from CPS and the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services. That number is up from around 54,000 the year before.

  • Settles wins Lifetime Achievement award

    Nick Schrager

    editor@thespringfieldsun.com

    Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet last week.

    County Attorney Bill Robinson presented the award.