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  • Harrodsburg couple killed in Saturday crash

    A two-vehicle accident in Washington County has left two people dead.

    Barbara Walker, 72, of Harrodsburg, and her husband, Martin Walker III, 72, also of Harrodsburg, both died after a collision on US 150 about six miles outside Springfield Saturday evening at approximately 6:30 p.m.

  • Economy may get boost from batteries

    The local economy could be looking at a boost, and that boost could come from batteries.

    It will not be located in Springfield, but the news of a $600 million investment being made in Hardin County by the National Alliance for Advanced Transportation Batteries (NAATBat) could definitely mean a jolt of energy into the economy of Washington County, as well as surrounding communities.

  • New deputy, police officer now on patrol in community

    The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Springfield Police Department each have welcomed a new officer as Bill Hill and Nathan Phillips recently graduated from the Department of Criminal Justice Training course at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.

  • Superintendent gets positive review from board

    He’s been on the job for nine months now, but it may seem like more than that for Robert Stafford, superintendent of Washington County Schools.

    Stafford came on board as the new superintendent of Washington County just before the current school year started, and the school board members met last Tuesday night for his formative evaluation.

    Stafford got good marks from the board, and the members pointed out what they were pleased with about his service.

  • Springfield pool drowning in problems

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The Springfield public pool has been drowning in financial loss for years. Now that new federal laws are in place, it looks as if the pool may have seen its last swimmer as the cost to comply with the regulations reaches at least $20,000, and could climb as high as $50,000 or more.

  • Edelen will keep new judicial center running

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    A brand new multi-million dollar building like the Washington County Judicial Center doesn’t just run itself. It takes a highly qualified individual to oversee the daily upkeep and maintenance of such a building. That’s where Richard “Ricky” Edelen enters the picture. As the maintenance person for the center, it’s up to him to keep everything running in top condition at Washington County’s newest landmark.

  • Church camp wants you to take a hike May 2

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Alan Cooper, manager of Camp Calvary in Washington County, would like everyone to take a hike – literally! Saturday, May 2 is Hike Day at the camp, which is used as a fundraiser for the facility. Participants in the hike are asked to raise money by having people pledge so much per mile hiked. The hike is approximately five miles around the camp property.

  • Check scams target locals

    A Washington County woman received a check in the mail on Wednesday, along with a letter informing her that she had won a prize of $250,000. Obviously it sounded too good to be true to the woman, and for good reason, so she took the letter and the check to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office where she was assisted by Deputy Jackie Robinson.

    The letter said the woman’s name had been selected randomly as the result of an international sweepstakes drawn on March 20 in the United Kingdom.

  • Lincoln statue unveiled

    The new statue of President Abraham Lincoln was unveiled Wednesday in front of the Washington County Judicial Center. A large crowd gathered in the center of downtown Springfield for the ceremony.

    Sen. Dan Kelly (R-Springfield), sculptor Paula Slater, and Rep. Mike Harmon (R) House District 54, worked together to unveil the statue following speeches from several local dignitaries, as well as remarks from Lincoln portrayor Jim Getty, of Gettysburg, Pa.

    For complete coverage of the event and to see more photos, pick up next week's Springfield Sun!

  • Two dead after Saturday accident

    A two-vehicle accident in Washington County has left two people dead.

    Barbara Walker, 72, of Harrodsburg, and her husband, Martin Walker III, 72, also of Harrodsburg, both died after a collision on US 150 about six miles outside Springfield Saturday evening at approximately 6:30 p.m.