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  • Bible reading marathon starts May 2

    The annual Bible reading marathon will take place May 2-6 in downtown Springfield. The event will kick off at 5 p.m. at the Washington County Courthouse, and the reading will begin at 6 p.m.

    From the kickoff, someone will stand on the courthouse steps and read from the Bible around the clock through noon on Thursday, May 6, which is the National Day of Prayer. At the close of the event at noon, a special prayer service will be held for the community, the nation and the world.

  • Treasure Hunter's Roadshow buyers visit Springfield

    If you are like most folks, you probably have an attic or basement full of old things you haven’t looked at in years, and most of it is likely to be junk. Then again, there might just be some treasures in there.

  • City looks at options for old swimming pool

    Who wants to buy a pool? That’s the question the Springfield City Council was asking at its meeting on April 13. The council heard from City Attorney Bill Robinson concerning several options for the property, and the council also voted to solicit proposals from interested parties as to what they would do with the property.

    “We’re just requesting ideas that people may have for that property,” said Robinson. “That way we can weigh in and explore those options in terms of whether or not someone wants to buy it, lease it or exchange it.”

  • Show your pride for county's state fair booth

    OK, Washington Countians, what makes you proud about your community? That’s what members of the Springfield Tourism Commission, Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce and Jill Settles with Community Education with the Washington County Board of Education want to know. Plans are under way to give a fresh look to the county’s booth at the “Pride of the Counties” exhibit at the Kentucky State Fair, and your help is requested.

  • Hardin faces Keene for jailer seat in primary

    Washington County Jailer Steve Hardin is ready to run the election gauntlet. Not only does the Democratic incumbent face a challenge by Republican candidate Terry Warner, but first he has to square off with fellow Democrat Felix Keene in the May 18 primary to see who advances to the Nov. 2 general election. With 21 years of experience, 11 as deputy jailer and 10 as jailer, Hardin is counting on his track record to deliver the vote.

  • Dogs raise concerns for county residents

    The county’s animal control officer, Pat Spalding, has received several complaints about dogs running loose. Sheriff Tommy Bartley said there’s a particular problem with loose dogs in the East Texas area.

    “Things were slow from March 22 through April 20,” Spalding told the Washington County Fiscal Court on Friday. “I only took five dogs to Lebanon, and I had five complaints.”

    Among those five complaints was one of a woman who is allegedly using her property as a rescue center.

  • Wohner challenges Goode for District 3 magistrate seat

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    It's a two-man race for the District 3 magistrate seat in Washington County, but Democratic incumbent Hal B. Goode isn’t resting on his laurels when it comes to what he has been able to do in his district or the county over the past 16 years.

  • Downed power line kills 20 cows

    A fallen power line on a farm off St. Rose-Lebanon Road Sunday afternoon has left one family with 20 dead cattle.

    John Michael Medley was preparing to check on some cattle on his family farm Sunday afternoon when he noticed a power line being down a little bit. He had his mother, Frances, contact Salt River Electric, but she learned that the line didn’t belong to Salt River. Instead, it was the property of East Kentucky Power Cooperative, a Winchester-based company.

  • Local man's Saturdays are going to the dogs

    Kurt Krug has been a pet lover since he was a young boy growing up in New Jersey, and he continues to have a soft spot for animals today. If he had room, he would probably have even more pets than the three dogs and three cats that currently call his house their home. But since he can’t bring them all home, Krug has been busy helping animals find other homes across the United States and even into Canada.

  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Free women's health fair is April 26

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer