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  • Blandford is nominee for Kentucky teacher of the year

    Millie Blandford, integrated science teacher at Washington County High School, has been nominated for the Kentucky Teacher of the Year award sponsored by Ashland, Inc.

  • Toyotomi expanding, adding equipment

    Toyotomi first arrived in Washington County nearly 10 years ago, and for the past eight years, the company has been producing automotive products in the community while providing employment to local workers. Despite tough times in the economy locally and globally, the company has announced a $1 million expansion of its current facilities, as well as the purchase of a new $7 million transfer press to be used in the manufacture of some of its products.

  • Church, restaurant hit by burglars

    According to Springfield Police, a local church and a restaurant were robbed some time Sunday night. Authorities say someone used a pry bar to open a locked door and gain entry to The River of Life Church on KY 555 in Springfield.

    A pry bar was also used to open several locked offices. The suspect(s) took some money from a desk and also stole money from a soda machine.

    In what police say is a related incident, someone also used a pry bar that same night to break into Backyard BBQ, located at the intersection of KY 555 and Lincoln Park Road in Springfield.

  • Library offers form for objectionable material

    There is no public vote on material selected for Kentucky’s public libraries, but there is a way for patrons to voice their concerns.

    Each library in Kentucky offers its visitors the opportunity to speak out on material by completing a form known as a request for reconsideration form. That form, when completed, is passed on to the library board for review and a decision on the material. If any citizen believes material in the library is not appropriate and should be removed, the form is completed and makes its way through the proper channels.

  • Harvesting fun

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The sun was out, hay littered Main Street, smiles were plentiful and the smell of barbecue filled the Autumn air. It could only mean one thing – it was time for the second annual Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival in Springfield.

    The festival was expanded to three days this year and organizers couldn’t be more pleased.

  • Mock accident enforces seriousness of drunk driving

    It’s a tough lesson to learn, but a group of Washington County High School seniors decided to try to get the message across to their classmates that drinking and driving can be deadly.

    Students from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) organization at the high school hosted a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) event at the school on Friday to enforce the seriousness of drinking and driving. Nicole Wheatley, Nikki Bartley and Jessica Lewis are three seniors behind the effort. Wheatley said she thinks the event was effective.

  • Pellet gun found at WCHS

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Two Washington County male juveniles have been suspended from school and face felony charges in connection with an incident that happened Sept. 25 at Washington County High School.

    A male student allegedly brought a pellet gun to the high school in a book bag and placed it in his locker, according to WCHS Principal Leon Smith.

  • County owed thousands in unpaid EMS fees

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    According to Washington County EMS Director Mark Hale, the county is owed thousands of dollars in unpaid EMS service fees. Hale addressed the Washington County Fiscal Court on Sept 26 to see how the county could collect the money owed.

    “We currently have $23,500 that is in the collection process,” said Hale. “That’s just covering from July 2007 to now. These are bills owed as far back as 2005 and 2006.”

  • Log cabin fever

    James Roberts

    Landmark News Service

    Think life-sized Lincoln Logs. That’s how Andy Mills describes his job of tearing down and rebuilding antique cabins.

    Mills, who owns and operates American Antique Cabin Co. in Springfield, spent last week single-handedly rebuilding an early 1800s-era cabin on the Jacob Hiestand House Museum property in Campbellsville.

  • Gas leak at judicial center evacuates some local offices

    Gas leak at judicial center evacuates some local offices