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  • Relay kickoff set for Oct. 31

    Halloween is generally considered the scariest day of the year - well, if you don’t count tax day. The Washington County Relay for Life is using the spooky holiday as the setting to start their 2010 campaign. The group’s annual kick-off rally will be held Oct. 31, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Washington County Extension Office at 211 Progress Ave. in Springfield. Although trick or treat in Springfield will be the night before, everyone is encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costume for the kick-off.

  • Mackville truck and tractor pull cancelled

    The Mackville truck and tractor pull scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17 has been canceled due to weather. For more information on the event, contact Eddie Noel at (859) 262-5104.

  • Employment office moves to courthouse annex

    There’s good news and bad news for the Washington County Office of Employment and Training. The good news is that they just moved into their new location in the 1816 Courthouse Annex at 111 Cross Main Street in Springfield. The new location will provide additional office space and parking. The bad news is that there is a greater need for it as more and more people find themselves without employment and need help putting together resumes or looking for work.

  • County receives $535,000 grant for Communicare

    The Washington County Fiscal Court recently paved the way for a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $535,000 from the Kentucky Department of Local Government. The money will be used to purchase the old Reed's Food Valu supermarket building on Main Street. Once work is completed, the building will become the new home of Washington County Industries, the county's branch of Communicare.

  • Barbeque cookoff competitors enjoy their stay in Springfield

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Springfield has seen its share of visitors over the years, but chances are pretty good that none of them smelled as good as some of the customized barbeque rigs that made the town their home this past weekend for the Jim Beam Barbeque Classic.

  • Lawsuit filed over judicial center work dispute

    A lawsuit has been filed over a dispute connected to work done at the new Washington County Judicial Center.

    According to a case filed in the Washington County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Whitehead Electric Company of Sturgis, Ky., is seeking $657,396.21 in a suit against Codell Construction Company of Winchester, Ky., as well as the Washington County Fiscal Court and Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America, based in Hartford, Conn.

  • Festival draws crowds to Springfield

    Downtown Springfield was the picturesque setting for the third annual Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival this past weekend. This year marked the inaugural Jim Beam BBQ Classic, an event sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, which also served as the official Kentucky State Barbeque Championship. But this weekend wasn't just about barbeque, it was also about celebrating the fall harvest and coming together as a community.

  • Drug court helps local man stay clean, sober

    Editor’s Note: The following is the story of a Washington County man who has experienced the effects of drugs and alcohol in his life, and was willing to share his story with our readers. He does so here under the condition of his last name not being revealed.

    He started drinking when he was 10 years old. By 11, he was using marijuana, and at 15, he had moved on to crack cocaine. Dustin, a 21-year-old Washington County man, said he has been in and out of jail for drug related incidents, and he didn’t even care.

  • Blood drive begins at noon today

    The regularly scheduled visit of the American Red Cross Blood Mobile will take place today from noon until 5 p.m. at the Springfield Baptist Church. This visit will be in honor and support of Jason Flinn, husband of Anne Nicole Davis Flinn, in his fight against caner, as he is in need of a lot of blood.

    To take part, stop by the Springfield Baptist Church at 305 Lincoln Park Road today.

  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer