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Local News

  • Turnout high, changes few in local election

     

    The votes have been counted, and with 58.4 percent turnout, there were few changes on the Washington County political scene following Tuesday’s general election.
    According to Washington County Clerk Glenn Black, 4,696 voters went to the polls Tuesday. Black said there are a total of 8,020 registered voters in the county.

  • St. Catharine College Circle of Friends raises more than $225,000

     

  • WCHS band places second in state finals

     

  • Commander band places second in state finals

    The Washington County Marching Commander Band came up short in its bid to bring home a third consecutive state Class 2A championship Saturday night. The Commander Band, under the direction of Debbie Harrod, placed second in the state. See the complete story in next week's issue of The Springfield Sun.

  • Brother and sister share a unique bond

     

    Sometimes, brothers and sisters are close. In the case of Washington County resident Kevin Devine and his sister, Lori Burns, they can't be any closer. After being diagnosed in January as being in kidney failure, Kevin recently received a kidney from Lori, and the bond between siblings became stronger than ever.

  • "Free" bulky item pickup costs county

    Even though the Washington County Fiscal Court recently let county residents drop off non-commercial bulky items for free this past summer, there is ultimately a price to be paid. According to solid waste coordinator George Ann Palmer, from March 1 through Sept. 1, the free use of the transfer station cost the county $7,040.76 in fees and advertising alone. That figure did not include the cost of man hours to transport the waste.

  • New high school on the horizon?

    Ground hasn’t been broken yet, and no building materials are being delivered, but a new Washington County High School is not out of the question, according to a report from the Kentucky Department of Education. Superintendent Robin Cochran said the county could see a new high school soon, and it could be open as early as the fall of 2014.

  • Springfield...there's an app for that!

    In the eternal search for a way to draw more tourists to Springfield, the local tourism commission has found a way to reach out to potential visitors around the world.

    Last week, the Springfield Tourism Commission announced that a new application, or app, for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch is now available, featuring information about Springfield, Ky.

  • Relay kickoff set for Saturday

    The Washington County Relay for Life will host its annual kickoff at 1 p.m. Saturday in the library at Washington County High School. The event marks the start of the fundraising year for Relay.

    This year's kickoff will have a sports theme, so dress in your favorite team's attire and be ready to join the Relay team!

    Guest speakers for the kickoff will be John Graves from Atmosphere Entertainment and Diane Kelly from Toyotomi.

  • Cops find marijuana during traffic stop

    A routine traffic stop of a vehicle running a stop sign led to a drug-related arrest last week for Springfield police.

    Officers Nathan Phillips and John Hall were on patrol just before 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, when they observed a red 2001 Ford run a stop sign on KY 555 in the city limits. The officers stopped the vehicle, and according to a report completed by Phillips, Phillips and Hall noticed the strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle and got permission to search the vehicle. Before they could conduct the search, the officers got a confession.