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  • PHOTOS: Smalley speaks at annual WCHS Veterans Day event

    The guest speaker at this year’s annual Veterans Day dedication at Washington County High School was a 1975 graduate of the school who knows what it truly means to be a United States military veteran.

    Ronald Smalley joined the United States Army in October 1982, eventually attaining the rank of sergeant major.

    He used the opportunity on Friday to tell students that his time in the military taught him the importance of a being part of a team, and that they should always challenge themselves.

  • Until we meet again


    She’ll never be far from his side.

    She never has been.

    For the last 71 years, no matter where he’s gone, she’s been there.

    From his time as a teenager in Willisburg in the early-1940s to his deployment to Korea throughout 1946, she’s been there.

    Since returning from overseas and six children, 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren later, she’s been there.

    Even now, since she passed away on Oct. 27, she’s still there.

  • PHOTOS: Trick or treat, rain or shine
  • PHOTOS: Meet and greet with the state reps
  • News briefs 11/6

    The deadline to submit Santa Letters to The Springfield Sun is 3 p.m.

    Tuesday, Dec. 3. Photos may be submitted with letters. Make sure to include your name, age and address. Age limit for letters is 11 years old. The letters will be judged with first place winner receiving $15, second place will receive $10 and third will receive $5. The letters will appear in the Santa Section on Wednesday, Dec. 25 and on news stands Dec. 24.

  • No license needed: Students learn to drive safely

    Washington County High School sophomores Claire Miller and Jenny Begley can’t even drive yet.

    That didn’t stop them from learning a valuable lesson about the road, though, when they attended the Teen Distracted Driving Summit recently.

    The conference, which was held in Washington D.C. by the National Organization for Youth Safety (NOYS), was aimed at helping teach teen leaders about the dangers of distracted driving and showing them how to make their community more aware of the problem.

  • No WC arrests on ‘Black Friday’

    In what the Kentucky State Police said was the largest one-day drug round-up in agency history, 479 people across the state were arrested on Friday of last week.

    The arrests, resulting in 774 charges, were part of ‘Operation Black Friday.’
    According to a press release from the KSP, the initiative utilized “every available sworn unit within the agency” and was the “direct result of law-abiding citizens providing tips via phone calls, messages, letters and information to the anonymous tip lines.”

  • Former SCC volleyball coach placed on paid leave at IU East

    A former St. Catharine College volleyball coach has been placed on paid administrative leave from Indiana University East.

    The Indy Star reported last week that sexual harassment allegations were made against Adam Stevenson by players to school officials in April or May, but were dismissed after individual discussions with players.

  • The Marshall of this town

    “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

    That’s the well-known (though unofficial) creed that is engraved outside of the James A. Farley Post Office building in New York City. For many with the United States Postal Service, that motto leads as an example of what to strive for in their careers. For Marshall Simpson, it’s simply the natural way of things.

  • Commander Band earns distinguished at state semifinals

    The Washington County Marching Commander Band competed in the KMEA State Semifinals this past Saturday.  They traveled to Christian Academy of Louisville High School to compete against 15 other bands in the state that had earned the right to be a KMEA State Semifinalist. When the contest had finished, WC Band had placed seventh out of 16 bands and had earned a distinguished rating.