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  • St. Catharine College is ready for the future

    The future is looking bright at St. Catharine College, and in many ways, the future is now.

    SCC President William D. Huston unveiled the college’s new Vision 2025 plan Wednesday, and that plan will bring noticeable changes to the campus over the next 15 years, including some projects that will begin in the near future. The total to complete all phases of the plan will cost an estimated $150 million.

  • Terrell officially named new WCHS principal

    He’s a familiar face in a familiar place, but now that Paul Terrell has been named as the full-time principal at Washington County High School, he says he feels great about leading WCHS into the future.

  • County magistrates concerned about some local roads

    Anyone who has driven around Springfield lately knows that road construction season is in high gear. At the Friday’s meeting of the Washington County Fiscal Court, members of District 4 of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet updated the county on some of the projects currently under way.

  • Camp Calvary celebrates 50 years of service

    24“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.”

        Matthew 7: 24-25,

        Holy Bible, NIV

    If anything has ever been built on a solid foundation, it would be Camp Calvary, a Washington County church camp built firmly on the word of God.

  • County youths have a blast with B.L.A.S.T.

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Dozens of local fourth and fifth graders spent the better part of Saturday at North Washington Elementary School taking part in B.L.A.S.T., an event sponsored by the Washington County Heartland Youth Coalition that replaces Safe Night.

  • New Pioneers observe fifth anniversary

    The past five years have gone by quickly for Sister Claire McGowan, founder of New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future. The organization celebrated its fifth anniversary Thursday night with a gathering at the Opera House in Springfield.

  • WC Harlem Globetrotter to celebrate 30th birthday

    A horse is a horse, of course of course, unless that horse is a very special one. Such is the case for Kalarama Farms’ resident sire WC Harlem Globetrotter, who will celebrate his 30th birthday on April 1. But this champion Saddlebred horse is no April fool. During his 30 years, he has been a world champion sire, producing 142 Kentucky State Fair ribbon winners, which is all the more reason to celebrate.

    Owner Joan Hamilton said the public is welcome to visit Kalarama Farm on April 1 and wish Harlem Globetrotter a happy birthday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Bank robber enters guilty plea

    The man accused of robbing the Bardstown Road branch of the Springfield State Bank on Nov. 7, 2008, has now admitted his guilt.

  • Ready, set, coast!

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Dozens of people packed the office at Franklin Chevrolet in Springfield Saturday morning trying to get a good look at some new arrivals. But these speedy creations were not the latest models to roll off the assembly line in Detroit. These were one-of-a-kind designs created by members of Cub Scout Pack 429 for its annual pinewood derby.

    Talon Walker placed first in the race competition with his purple car with red flames. Christopher Mason placed second for his Spider-Man car.

  • Tank testing turns heads at local Shell gas station

    It looked like a lunar landing mission as workers donned protective gear and used strange-looking devices to probe below ground level. In reality, it wasn’t the surface of the moon that was getting all of the attention Thursday; it was just the entrance to Simms Shell station at the corner of Main Street and Walnut Street in Springfield.

    Workers with ATC Associates, a Lafayette, La., based company, were drilling holes through the concrete while conducting tests on underground storage tanks on the property owned by Pinkston Oil Co.