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  • R6 program to leave Willisburg

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Following a string of events that have left some Willisburg residents concerned for their safety, a special meeting was held Monday to discuss the fears and concerns.

  • Longtime SCC professor Terry Ward dies at 63

    Special to The Sun

    Complications resulting from a heart procedure took the life of longtime St. Catharine College professor Terry Ward at Norton’s Hospital in Louisville on August 1st. Terry, 63, held numerous teaching positions and served on an untold number of committees during his 24 years of employment at St. Catharine.

    The funeral Mass for William Terry Ward was held Tuesday, August 4th at St. Augustine in Lebanon. Terry was a lifelong resident of Lebanon. He was formerly Director of Community Action in Marion County and City Administrator in Lebanon.

  • Clements' jury trial set for Sept. 9

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Washington County School Board member Pat Clements was back in court Monday for a pretrial hearing in the case charging him with violating the county’s social host ordinance.

    Judge Amy Sullivan Anderson said Clements is scheduled to return to court for another pretrial hearing on Monday, Sept. 8, and a jury trial is set for Tuesday, Sept. 9.

  • Burton new Patriots head coach

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    J.T. Burton, a Washington County native and former head girls' basketball coach at Washington County High School, was named head coach of the St. Catharine College Patriots mens' basketball team on Aug. 11. Burton replaces Wade O’Connor, who recently left to become top assistant and recruiting coordinator at Western Carolina University. See related story on O'Connor in the Sports section.

  • Lincoln Park featured in national travel book

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Sandra Davis was browsing through a Louisville bookstore recently, searching for books about Kentucky and options for vacations around the commonwealth. She came across a book titled, “1,000 Places to See Before You Die.” As chair of Springfield’s newly formed tourism commission, Davis quickly started searching for any connection to Kentucky. What she found was even more surprising and exciting.

  • St. Catharine breaks ground on new dorm

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    St. Catharine College broke ground on a new student dormitory on Aug. 11. The addition, estimated to cost $4.8 million, will provide housing for 74 students, plus include meeting rooms, lounge areas, a kitchen and a multi-purpose lobby. The resident director will have a two-bedroom apartment on site.

    “We’re very excited about the new dormitory,” said SCC president William Huston. “That will basically accommodate what we know we have this year.”

  • Willisburg break-ins concern residents

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Several Willisburg residents are living in fear in their own homes, and they are tired of it.

    Following a recent break-in attempt and at least three arrests of men from the Isaiah House/R6 Mentoring programs housed at the old Willisburg school, some residents say they are tired of living in fear.

  • Springfield facelifts making a difference

    By Jennifer Corbett

    Sun Summer Intern

    Since the 1800s, the Washington County Courthouse has been the center of downtown Springfield, along with a booming economy with numerous businesses locating here.

    Now, almost 200 years later, the same structures are still standing, and Springfield officials want to maintain them as they are.

  • The wheels on the bus

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Murray Walker rolled out of bed Tuesday morning and climbed behind the steering wheel of a bus for the first day of school. It’s nothing new for Walker, who at age 70, started his 44th year as a bus driver Tuesday.

  • Springfield celebrates African-American heritage

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The streets of downtown Springfield were filled with food, fun and entertainment on Friday, Aug. 1, as the city held its 5th annual African-American Heritage Festival. The event recognizes and celebrates the contributions that African-Americans have made to the community. This year's event focused on the importance of education in children's lives.