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  • Taking on a new challenge

    One of the greatest aspects of college life is having the opportunity to take on new challenges.

    That’s exactly what St. Catharine College senior and Washington County native Rachel Griffitts did when she spent the month of June on the Greek island of Kefalonia working on an internship with Wildlife Sense, a conservation group based on the island.

    The internship, which focused on the conservation of loggerhead sea turtles around Greece, gave the biology major a chance to learn more about a specific area that she’s particularly interested in.

  • The Sun selects new editor

    The Springfield Sun's search for a new editor has come to an end, and Geoff Hamill, formerly the news director at Allegheny Mountain Radio in West Virginia, took over the position last week. He said he anticipates Washington County being a great fit.

  • Amanda Cox 2014 Distinguished Young Woman

    No one envied the judges' task of choosing a winner in the Distinguished Young Women competition Saturday night at the Washington County High School Auditorium. A difficult task, indeed, but the panel selected a Tablow Road resident to represent the county during the upcoming year.

    Amanda Brett Cox is the 2014 Distinguished Young Woman of Washington County.

  • Council approves Robertson Building grant request

    Springfield City Council wants to give a downtown landmark a makeover - if it can get grant money to pay for the improvements. Council considered renovation of the Robertson and McChord Building during its June 10 meeting.

    Council considered two items related to the renovation. First, if it wants to move ahead with a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant application, council is required to hire an approved planning consultant. Second, council considered approval of the grant application.

  • Gov. Beshear leading Kentucky export-related trade mission to Canada this week

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Joined by nearly two dozen Kentucky companies and several trade partners, Governor Steve Beshear is leading an international business trade mission this week to Canada.

    With stops in Montreal and Toronto, the first Kentucky Export Initiative (KEI) trade mission seeks to increase commerce between Kentucky and Canada.

  • Gov. Beshear leading Kentucky export-related trade mission to Canada this week

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Joined by nearly two dozen Kentucky companies and several trade partners, Governor Steve Beshear is leading an international business trade mission this week to Canada.

    With stops in Montreal and Toronto, the first Kentucky Export Initiative (KEI) trade mission seeks to increase commerce between Kentucky and Canada.

  • Author to visit, reflect on D-Day memories

    Commemorating the 69th anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 1944), author Michael Freeland will visit Washington County on Thursday to speak with local residents about his first-hand account of the monumental events that altered World War II, and to introduce several of his works.

  • UK is on deck for valedictorian

    When valedictorian Maegen Satterly stood amongst the 134 graduating seniors at Washington County High School two weeks ago to speak, she was living out a goal that she set for herself four years prior.

    Before she ever accumulated a 4.33 grade-point average, or posted a score of 31 on her ACT, Satterly knew she wanted to be her class’ leading example at the graduation ceremony.

  • Support offered in wake of Officer Ellis’ death

    Well over 1,000 members of the Commonwealth met on Thursday for the funeral of fallen Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis, yet even more support in Ellis’ memory has come through in recent days with donations to a pair of funds set up to support his family and find his killer.

    Ellis was killed by multiple shotgun wounds on the Bluegrass Parkway exit ramp near Bloomfield Road (KY-55) on May 25 in what Kentucky State Police have described as a planned murder. Ellis was ambushed after leaving his vehicle to remove debris that had been placed on the road.