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  • Springfield is site of original, and now newest Dollar General Store

    A company that had its first store located in Springfield now also has its newest store here.

    The Dollar General Store, which opened its first store in Springfield on June 1, 1955, has opened a new store at 44 West Industry Drive.

    According to information provided by Emily Weiss, media relations manager with The Dollar General Corporation, headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tenn., the new 9,014-square-foot store features a fresh new layout, and is designed to make shopping simple for customers.

  • County finishes some roads, starts on others

    The Washington County Road Department was out Monday morning blacktopping a section of Coulter Lane. As road supervisor Albert Wimsatt rolled out the final stretch of fresh pavement, that completed all of the road projects related to recent flooding in the county. The total cost of the work on Coulter Lane was not covered by FEMA, although the agency did pay for rock and a drainpipe to be installed.

  • Washington County man wins two Corvettes in two weeks

    When Fill and De Corey of Washington County visited the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., on Aug. 12, they purchased three Corvette Matchbox cars for their two boys, Logan and Lane. Little did Fill realize that over the next couple of weeks, he would acquire a pair of Corvettes of his own.

    “The first time we went down there, we just went on a vacation to Mammoth Cave,” said De. “Neither one of us had been to the museum before, so we took a trip there for our kids. They always have raffles there, that’s how the museum raises funds.”

  • Kalarama Farm takes big honors at state fair

    Springfield’s Kalarama Farm showed 18 horses at the Kentucky State Fair last month and came away with an impressive list of wins at the fair’s World Championship Horse Show. The farm had six wins, including three championships and one World’s Grand Championship. They also took six Reserve World Championships.

  • Elderly man wanders away, found safe Tuesday morning

    An elderly man who wandered away from his home in the northern part of Washington County was found safe early Tuesday morning. The 76-year-old left home Monday afternoon, and had been walking all night when a motorist found him on the Blue Grass Parkway just after daylight Tuesday morning.

    See complete details in this week's issue of The Springfield Sun!

  • County fires EMT facing drug charges

    Christopher Hood, the Washington County EMT charged with felony drug solicitation, has been officially terminated by the county. The Washington County Fiscal Court voted to fire Hood effective Oct. 5. Hood has been suspended without pay since Aug. 27. The firing doesn’t just stem from Hood’s arrest on Aug. 24. According to Washington County EMS Director Mark Hale, there were other factors that resulted in Hood’s dismissal.

  • City looks to expand historic district

    Springfield residents living along Main Street may find themselves living in a national historic district if the city has its way.

  • School district facilities committee sets two meeting dates

    The Washington County School District has announced that two meetings of the Facilities Planning Committee are scheduled.

    The committee will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 22 and Wednesday, Sept. 29 at the Board of Education’s central office at 6 p.m.

    The purpose of the meetings will be to discuss the needs of the school district, and a public forum will be held in conjunction with the meetings to gather input.

    Additional meetings will take place in the future, and reports on the meetings will be featured in The Springfield Sun.

  • Commanders beat Marion County; Coach gets a haircut

    The Washington County Commanders knocked off Marion County Friday night in Lebanon to improve to a perfect 5-0 on the season.

    The only points of the night came in the third period on a Seth Mattingly field goal, giving the Commanders the 3-0 lead, which would stand as the final score.

    Following the game, Washington County head coach Mark Perry kept his word and allowed his players to shave his head in the locker room when the team returned to Springfield.

    For complete details, see the Sept. 29 issue of The Springfield Sun!

  • Resurfacing under way on Bardstown Road

    A long line of traffic is a rare sight in Washington County. Local drivers are used to dealing with slow-moving farm equipment or the occasional horse and buggy. But another summertime traffic jam culprit is road construction, and crews from the Kentucky Department of Transportation have been resurfacing the road from the 150/55/555 intersection to the Cartwright Creek Bridge, about four miles west of town. Drivers passing through the area during the day had to exercise patience as work progressed.