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  • Fiscal court selects new insurance provider

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    It was business as usual for the Washington County Fiscal Court last Friday, but this time, it was a different setting that drew a lot of the attention. Instead of meeting in the annex building as in recent months, the court conducted business in the courtroom of the 1816 courthouse, making it the oldest courtroom in Kentucky still in continual use.

    “This is a historic occasion,” said Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles before calling the meeting to order.

  • Local theater group to perform at Disney World this October

    They’ve played to two sold-out crowds and put on an encore performance of Grease. Now, the Central Kentucky Children’s Theater Youth Actors are going to Disney World!

  • Local Independence Day celebration is Friday evening

    This Friday, Springfield will celebrate its annual Independence Day Celebration with festivities starting downtown at 6 p.m. This will be the 10th year for Springfield’s Fourth of July parade, and the city couldn’t have picked a better pair to be the grand marshals this year than U.S. Army Col. Arthur L. Kelly (retired) and his son, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Dan Kelly (retired).

  • Springfield celebrates America's independence

    Music, fireworks, food and other fun rounded out the celebration of Independence Day in downtown Springfield Friday evening. See more photos in next week's Springfield Sun, as well as a slide show on our Web site, www.readthesun.com.

  • Arrest made in local burglaries

    A Mt. Washington man is behind bars following three local burglaries. He is accused of stealing weapons and 4-wheelers.

    James David Riggs Jr., 24, of Mt. Washington, was arrested in Marion County Friday evening in connection with two Washington County cases, according to Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley. Riggs allegedly stole five guns and an X-Box video game system from the residence of Justice Hutchins of 1186 Newton Road on June 21. All of the guns were rifles, and one of them, a .308, has been recovered, along with the X-Box, from a Bardstown pawn shop, Bartley said.

  • Hills start on the long road to recovery

    June 20 is a date Tony and Connie Hill will never forget. That’s the date the Willisburg couple was involved in a motorcycle accident that changed their lives forever.

  • St. Catharine sister hosts book signing

    First there was Signadou, Sr. Paschala Noonan’s first book that is French for “sign from God”. Noonan, a Dominican Sister, planned to closely follow that publication on the history of Kentucky Dominican Sisters with a pictorial history of the Kentucky Dominicans titled La Bella Brigata (The Beautiful Circle of Friends).

  • New Pioneers celebrate 500th "green home"

    For many Washington County homes, the future is bright, and it may just be bright green.

    New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future, a community based non-profit organization founded in Washington County in 2005, is celebrating its 500th Green Pioneer Home.

  • Springfield man arrested in connection with burglaries

    A Springfield man is in jail in Shelbyville after police there arrested him for a string of burglaries he is believed to have committed in as many as six counties.

    Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, of Springfield was arrested Wednesday and could be charged with as many as 30 burglaries. Most of the burglaries have taken place at insurance offices, and only cash was taken in all cases, according to Springfield Police Chief Fred Armstrong.

  • City accepts $3.5 million budget

    The Springfield City Council held the second reading of the 2009-10 budget ordinance on Tuesday morning. With Mayor John Cecconi and council member John Hardin absent, council member Paul Borders was appointed mayor pro tem and called the meeting to order.

    The budget passed 4-1, as Borders, Mike Elliott, Willie Ellery and Carolyn Hardin voted in favor, while Debbie Wakefield was the only dissenting vote. She declined to comment following the meeting.

    See the complete story in this week's Springfield Sun!