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  • 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.

  • County looks to repair damaged ambulance

    What do you get when you cross a county ambulance with a cow? How about damage that will cost about $4,000 in parts and $1,000 in labor? Washington County EMS truck number 5 struck a cow in the road early last week while making a run. In an effort to get the vehicle back in service, EMS director Mark Hale asked the Washington County Fiscal Court if there was a way to take parts from a surplus ambulance and repair the damaged truck.

  • No cancellation stamp in Roberts's future

    The following is the second in a four-part series about local citizens who have extensive service time in their chosen profession or community service organization.

    There’s an old saying that if you do something you love for a living, then you’ll never work a day in your life. If that is the case, then Beverly Roberts hasn’t worked since June 4, 1969. That’s the day she started working for the United States Postal Service, and she’s as passionate about her job today as she was on the first day.

  • Aviation company cleared for takeoff at local airport

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    If you've ever dreamed of going up into the wild blue yonder, then now may be your chance to earn your wings. Washington County's Lebanon-Springfield Airport is the new home to Douglas Aviation.

  • After 72 years, Carey still carrying on in the funeral business

    The following is the first in a four-part series about local citizens who have extensive service time in their chosen profession or community service organization.

    It’s one thing to say that you have a lifetime of experience, but in the case of Rudolph Carey, it’s literally the truth. In his 94 years, Carey has worked 72 of those at the funeral home in Springfield which bears his name, Carey and Son. While most people his age are happy to enjoy retirement and taking it easy, Rudolph gets up every morning and is ready to go to work.