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  • Filing begins for 2010 elections

    Filing for 2010 elections began last Wednesday, and some local incumbents have already tossed their hats into the ring.

    Among those to file are seven incumbents, and no challengers have filed for office at this time, although the deadline is not until Jan. 26, 2010, according to the Washington County Clerk’s office.

    All county offices will be up for election in 2010, and those seeking re-election include:

    Ben Settles, Morris Sweazy and Terry Tingle - magistrates

    John Settles - Washington County Judge-Executive

  • Questions sought for Senatorial debates

    The stage is set. On Dec. 8, we’ll go to the polls and choose a new state senator to represent the 14th Senatorial district. The Republican party has chosen State Rep. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, as its candidate for the special election. The Democratic party selected former state representative Jodie Haydon, Bardstown, as its choice.

  • After 34 years, Borders is still playing at the park

    Paul Borders isn't very different than most kids from Washington County. After more than 34 years, he continues to have fun at Idle Hour Park in Springfield.

  • Commander band sweeps regional

    The Washington  County Marching Commander Band took the next step toward defending its 2008 state championship this past Saturday with a win in regional competition at Tates Creek High School.

    The WC band came away with first place in the Kentucky Music Educators’ Association (KMEA) Class AA East Regional, and also received the only distinguished rating given at the contest.

  • Sun writer Earls hospitalized after stroke

    Springfield Sun writer Jimmie Earls remained hospitalized at press time Tuesday after suffering from a stroke Sunday.

    Earls, 45, has been working at The Springfield Sun for more than a year, covering local sports and news stories.

    He became ill around noon Sunday, and was taken to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. He was later airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital, where he is being treated in the hospital’s stroke unit.

  • Haydon, Higdon get nods for Senate race

    Jodie Haydon got something better than candy on Halloween - a spot in the race for the state’s 14th District Senate seat. Haydon was selected unanimously Saturday morning at the Democratic Executive Committee meeting at the Bardstown-Nelson County Civic Center. He was the only candidate nominated.

    Haydon, a Bardstown Democrat, served in the state House of Representatives 1997-2004. He will face House District 24 Rep. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, in a special election Dec. 8.

  • St. Catharine College Circle of Friends is Nov. 10

    Mitchell Tolle of Berea will be the guest speaker at St. Catharine College’s annual Circle of Friends event on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

    Among his many talents, Mitchell Tolle is a sculptor. That is in addition to his skills as an artist, inspirational speaker, author and lay-minister. Next Tuesday night, Tolle, a Berea resident, will talk at St. Catharine’s Circle of Friends Dinner. While he is an expert at molding clay, Tolle will talk more about molding students in Tuesday’s message at the Spalding student and Community Center.

  • Special election set to replace Kelly

    A special election has been set for voters in the 14th State Senate district to replace Dan Kelly, who was named to a judgeship in the 11th Judicial Circuit Monday by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    The special election will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 for the district that encompasses Marion, Mercer, Nelson, Taylor, Washington counties.

    Look to this week's issue of The Springfield Sun for more details.

     

  • Local road designated as Lincoln Heritage Scenic Highway

    Chances are pretty good that for almost two weeks, local residents have been traveling along the National Scenic Byway and not even known about it. That's because as of Oct. 16, US-150 through Washington County has been officially designated as part of the Lincoln Heritage Scenic Highway, which is also now a part of the National Scenic Byway.

  • Kelly sworn in as circuit judge

    For the past 19 years, Dan Kelly, R-Springfield, has served Kentucky as a state senator, so it only stands to reason that he would be addressed by that title. Not so.

    “You can’t call me that anymore,” Kelly joked when addressed as ‘Sen. Kelly’ in a Monday interview.

    Following the news of his appointment to a vacant judgeship in the 11th Judicial Circuit, Kelly said he is pleased to have received the honor from Gov. Steve Beshear.