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Local News

  • More candidates filing for local offices

    The temperature outside may be below freezing, but key races for the May primary election in Washington County are heating up. The field of candidates keeps growing as some new candidates have tossed their hats into the ring.

    Republican Tony Royalty has filed to challenge Democratic incumbent John Settles for Washington County Judge-Executive.

  • Washington County schools on 1-hour delay Monday

    There will be school in Washington County Monday, but classes will be on a 1-hour delay.

     

  • Beating old man winter to the punch

    As Washington Countians battle through frigid temperatures, many are preparing for a long, cold winter by stocking up on the usual yearly supplies such as rock salt or de-icer. Many are also hoping to avoid a repeat of last January’s arctic ice storm that sent several people out into the cold scrambling to grab up any available generators, heaters or other items deemed necessary as many were without power for several days.

  • KSP trooper saves local man's life

    A Kentucky State Police trooper responding to a call is being credited with saving a life in Washington County.

    Senior Trooper Fred Cornett, who lives in Washington County, was on duty and answered a complaint around 4 p.m. Wednesday about littering from a resident on Chaplin Road, according to a report from KSP Post 15 in Columbia. Trooper Cornett arrived at the home of the person who made the complaint and learned that the littering was actually taking place on the caller’s property on Tatum Springs Road.

  • Taylor ready to compete at Kentucky Junior Miss

    She’s going to be busy, but Josette Taylor is excited and looking forward to her experience as a competitor in the Kentucky Junior Miss contest next week.

    Taylor, daughter of Billy and Kathy Taylor, will leave home Jan. 10 and head for Lexington, where she will stay with a host family for a week in preparation for the state competition.

  • County schools closed Friday due to snow

    The Washington County School District has canceled classes for Friday, Jan. 8 due to snow. For more coverage on the blast of wintery weather affecting Central Kentucky, see next week's issue of The Springfield Sun and visit us online at www.readthesun.com.

  • Sheriff and County Clerk budgets approved for 2010

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    At a special called meeting held Dec. 23 due to the Christmas holiday, the Washington County Fiscal Court approved both Sheriff Tommy Bartley and County Clerk Glenn Black's budgets for calendar year 2010.

    First to present their budget was Bartley and deputy Melissa Knopp, who proposed a 2010 budget of $469,000.

  • New Year the perfect time to quit smoking

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The new year is the ideal time to make a fresh start. It's a time for new beginnings and to follow through on those New Year's resolutions. One of the most popular resolutions is to stop smoking, and the Washington County Health Department is offering a free series of classes that will help smokers finally kick the habit.

  • Springfield Academy uses ancient methods in the 21st century

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    It may look like your ordinary pre-school with toys scattered on the floor and books on the shelves, but the learning curriculum at Springfield Academy is anything but run of the mill.

  • County gets ready for 2010 Census

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    With holiday bills coming in and some people looking to just put food on the table or clothes on their backs, the timing couldn't be more perfect for the U.S. Census Bureau to begin recruiting employees for the 2010 census. Potential employees from Washington County, as well as surrounding counties, have been among the hopefuls who have recently completed a testing process aimed at hiring census workers.