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  • County invests in safety

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    At their meeting on Nov. 24, the Washington County Fiscal Court approved the renewal of the One Call Now contract. One Call Now is a service that lets the county call every county resident with a pre-recorded message in the event of an emergency.

    The service includes a mapping feature which allows geographic selection of areas to be notified by telephone in the event of an emergency.

  • Giving back

    A Martin County family will sleep better this winter knowing that there is heat and electricity in their house, thanks in part to members of the Springfield Knights of Columbus.

    Jimmie and Rebecca Carrico, David and Patsy Smith and Springfield Grand Knight Billy Abell left Oct. 19 to take part in the Stewards of Appalachia service project benefiting the Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Center in Louisa, Ky. Members from KC councils from Taylorsville and Mt. Washington also participated in the project.

  • Serving up savings

    The economy in our country has seen better days. Prices of almost everything are on the rise, and one of the items affected most is the food we eat.

    That’s where Angel Food Ministries comes in.

    A program that started nearly 15 years ago in Monroe, Ga., to help 34 families in that area has now grown to serve hundreds of thousands of families in 35 states, including Kentucky.

  • Speaker to address teens and parents

    He’s a globally known speaker who has given more than 3,000 programs in the U.S. and internationally, and one of his next stops will be Springfield.

    Justin Lookadoo is all about helping kids, and he will be bringing his high-energy program for kids and their parents to Washington County Dec. 10-11.

    A former juvenile probation officer, Lookadoo is also a best-selling author who has written books on dating for teens. His program addresses what is on the minds of teenagers as they face peer pressure and the challenges of being teenagers in today’s world.

  • Holiday shopping hits the airwaves

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Are you having trouble shopping for someone on your Christmas list? Pick up that one-of-a-kind gift this weekend during the annual Lions/Rotary Auction on WLSK 100.9 MIKE FM.

    “We've got a lot of great items this year,” said Rotary member Hal B. Goode. “We still have a lot of stuff coming in.”

  • New SCC dorm almost ready

    Not only did the students come in record numbers for the fall semester, but they are living on campus more so than they ever have in the 77 year history of St. Catharine College. Many of the students have obviously bought into the new tagline, “It’s not just college. It’s home.”

  • SCC hosts Clothesline Project on campus

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Some people call it controversial and disturbing, and some call it uplifting and inspiring, but no matter how you see the Clothesline Project at St. Catherine College, you can’t ignore the message that it sends.

  • Clements found not guilty in social host ordinance case

    What began as a party for 10 or 12 friends quickly grew to more as uninvited guests showed up on Pat Clements’ property on June 6, 2008.

    That’s what witnesses for the defense told jurors in Washington County District Court last Tuesday, and that’s what the members believed, as the six-person jury returned a not guilty verdict 10 minutes after leaving the courtroom to deliberate the case.

  • Grandmother has the write stuff

    For more than 30 years, Juanita Hourigan Hodgen’s stories had been sitting in an old shoebox. They were written for grandchildren who were away on vacation in the early 1970s, but they had hardly been thought of again since.

  • Christmas comes to Springfield Dec. 5-7

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Christmas will be coming to Springfield a few weeks early as the city, along with neighboring Lebanon, hosts the Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival Dec. 5-7.

    This is the fourth year for the event, which will feature a weekend full of activities for young and old.