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  • SWEDA shows industrial appreciation

    The Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Authority hosted its annual Industrial Appreciation Breakfast Sept. 2 at Mordecai’s on Main.

    The event was to show the organization’s appreciation for local businesses and their commitment to the Springfield and Washington County Community.

    To show that appreciation, SWEDA provided a meal, as well as several door prizes for employees of local industries, as well as presenting awards of recognition to the businesses and industrial operators who have recognized milestone anniversaries in the community.

  • Joseph Thomas Candles to host grand re-opening today

    Joseph Thomas True Candles will be hosting a grand re-opening in Springfield on Friday, Sept. 11 from 1-6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 12. from 9 a.m. until noon at their new location at 240 Lebanon Hill, Suite 2B behind Showplace Custom Marble. Refreshments will be provided, and door prizes will be awarded.

    For more information, call (859) 336-5029, or visit www.josephthomastrue.com on the Internet.

  • School officials planning Phase 1 expansion

    A school tax increase has been approved for Washington County, and now there will be more money coming into the school system’s budget, including a portion that will go toward facilities for the school district. So what will be done with that money?

  • Local musician finding success in Nashville

    Music flows through her veins, and though she learned to play by ear, Deanna Loveland is now playing for a living.

    Formerly Deanna Tomlinson, the 20-year-old up-and-coming musician and more decided to change her name for professional, as well as personal reasons.

    “I decided to use a stage name professionally. I don’t have a lot of trouble with it, but still with the possibility of stalkers, it was mainly for privacy,” she said.

  • Springfeld comes 'Alive After Five'

    Although last Thursday evening started with a brief rain shower, that didn't dampen the spirits of those who turned up for the first weekend of Springfield's “Court Square - Alive After Five” series of events. Every Thursday night in September, court square will host a variety of music acts, as well as art and craft booths and an antique and classic car cruise-in. It's all a way to promote Springfield and offer entertainment for the community.

  • Kentucky State Police to officer Citizens Police Academy

    Have you ever wondered what a state trooper really does? Have you ever been curious to know more about DNA and what a crime lab can really do with it? What really goes on in an undercover drug investigation and successful prosecution? If you’ve ever pondered over these questions and had other curiosities concerning the Kentucky State Police, you might be an excellent candidate for our Citizens Police Academy.  

  • Kelly judgeship appointment still uncertain

    The seat of Sen. Dan Kelly, R-Springfield, in the 14th District of the Kentucky Legislature isn’t empty, but that hasn’t stopped numerous people from speculating about how it will be filled, if indeed it is vacated.

    Kelly’s name has surfaced in rumors as the man to fill a seat that is actually empty, and that’s the one vacated by Chief Regional Circuit Judge Doughlas “Dodie” George when he moved from the position and into the state’s senior status program in February.

  • Walk benefits women's outreach

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Two laps around Idle Hour Park equals an opportunity for local women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy to receive assistance in preparing for, and eventually, raising a child. The House of Hope's annual Walk for Life will take place at 9 a.m. Sept. 12 and it's the center's hope that participants raise much needed funds to help with the outreach's operating costs.

  • WCHS, NWES name interim principals

    With the promotion of one local principal to Washington County’s central office to serve as superintendent, and another making a move to be superintendent in another school district, there are some vacant positions in local schools these days.

    To fill those vacancies, new Superintendent of Washington County Schools Robin Cochran has announced how those spots will be filled, at least temporarily.

  • County tax rate increases while tax bills should stay the same

    In these tough times, consumers are finding out that it’s becoming necessary to do more to maintain the same level of spending. The Washington County Fiscal Court is no different. At their meeting on Friday, the court approved the first reading of an ordinance to increase the county real estate and personal property tax to 7.5 percent. The increase from the current rate of 7.4 percent is needed to maintain the same level of income for the county.