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  • Lincoln Heritage Highway celebration set for Friday morning

    A series of press conferences and community observances is planned Friday, October 23 to celebrate recent designation of the Lincoln Heritage Highway from Hodgenville through Danville as a National Scenic Byway.  The Lincoln Heritage Highway is a 71-mile stretch of US 31E and US 150 that also passes through New Haven , Bardstown, Springfield and Perryville.

  • Governor appoints Dan Kelly to 11th Circuit Judgeship

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced today the appointment of State Senator Dan Kelly as a judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit.  Sen. Kelly was among three names submitted to Gov. Beshear by the seven-member nominating commission. 

    “Sen. Kelly has the appropriate temperament and experience for this position,” said Gov. Beshear.  “I feel confident he will provide fair, honest and judicious service to the people of the 11th Judicial Circuit.”

    Kelly will be officially sworn in at the Washington County Judicial Center today at 5 p.m.

  • City avoids playing the Grinch with Christmas party

    As the Christmas holiday season nears, the last thing the Springfield City Council wants to do is play the role of the Grinch, or even Ebenezer Scrooge. But with a tight city budget, the town is having to face some tough decisions concerning expenses, especially what needs to be cut and what will not be cut. At its meeting last Tuesday, the council voted 5-1 to continue the annual Christmas dinner for city employees. But a word of warning was in the air, reminding everyone that this could be the last year of living high on the hog.

     

  • Suit filed against Care Academy

    An incident that allegedly took place in December of 2006 has now led to a suit against Care Academy Inc., a former Washington County facility for troubled boys.

    Greg Simms, an attorney with Louisville-based Gruner & Simms, PLLC, said he is representing one young boy who claims he was strip searched at the Care Academy in 2006, and he is looking for others who may have suffered the same experience.

  • Circle of Friends set for Nov. 10 at St. Catharine College

    The Washington County Circle of Friends, the annual event to benefit St. Catharine College, will be held Nov. 10 in the Spalding Student and Community Center. On campus spearheading the fundraiser will be Dan Hans, the new Director of Development.

    “Everyone is working hard to make it the best Circle of Friends we have ever had,” said Hans. “Hal Goode and Bill Robinson (Chairs of the Circle of Friends along with their wives Mary Lynn and Angela) are great. They have their fingers on the pulse of the community.”

  • Kelly resigns as Senate Majority Floor Leader

    Sen. Dan Kelly, R-Springfield, has resigned his position as Majority Floor Leader, according to a statement issued by Lourdes Baez-Schrader, communications director for the Senate Majority.

    According to the statement, elections will take place tomorrow to fill the position.

  • Springfield BPW honors woman of achievement, boss of the year

    The Springfield Business & Professional Woman's Club is celebrating Kentucky Professional Womens' Week this week, Oct 19-23, to honor working women.

      As a part of this week's celebration the Springfield BPW Club every year chooses to recognize individuals in the following categories  who are worthy and are nominated by folks in the community. The recipients of the awards for this year are:

     

  • Cow blamed in ambulance wreck

    An early morning ambulance wreck in Willisburg Tuesday is being blamed on a cow.

    According to Kentucky State Police, a Washington County ambulance was traveling on KY 433 one mile south of Willisburg around 1:15 a.m. when it struck a cow in the road.

    The ambulance, a 2000 Ford F250, was being driven by Donald Milburn, 45, of Springfield, who was wearing a seat belt. William Hagan, 50, of Lawrenceburg, was in the back of the ambulance with a patient, and was not belted. The patient, Virginia Lewis, 71, of Mackville, was also belted.

  • Springfield BPW honors Settles, Schlosser

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    As part of Professional Womens’ Week, the Springfield Business and Professional Women’s Club awarded Jill Settles the 2009 Woman of Achievement Award and Keith Schlosser, owner of Mordecai’s restaurant, the 2009 Boss of the Year Award.

    Club president Fran Carrico said the two were chosen from an application process and the winners were chosen based on accomplishments and the number of applications received.

  • County weighs bulky item future

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Everybody likes something for free. That's why the Washington County Fiscal Court is debating whether or not to continue free bulk item drop-off for county residents at the landfill. Until the court can determine their course of action, the free drop-off will continue for county residents only. Out of county residents and CD&D loads will still need to pay fees.