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Local News

  • Ballot set for local election

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    When Washington County voters go to the polls this fall, they will have some choices in several local races.

    Three school board seats will be up for election, but only two of the current members will face opposition.

  • Brown leaving school system for state education job

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    They say you can’t go home again, but Robert Brown doesn’t agree.

    For the past two years, Brown has served as assistant superintendent of Washington County Schools, but Friday was his last day on the job. He leaves Washington County to return to the job he previously held for three years in Frankfort as director in the division of professional learning and assessment at the Education and Professional Standards Board in Frankfort.

  • City moves forward on golf cart law

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    At their meeting held on Aug. 12, Springfield city council voted unanimously to proceed with a city ordinance that would allow the use of golf carts on streets within the city limits.

    Although the paperwork was put into motion, nothing has passed as of yet ,and it is still illegal to drive a golf cart on public streets in Springfield, according to Springfield Police Chief Fred Armstrong.

  • Local man looks to beat gas prices with mini trucks

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Lynn Wimsatt is like most people in this area when it comes to the high gas prices these days. He’s tired of paying them, and he’s ready to find a new solution. Actually, he thinks he may have found a way to beat the gas prices. Now, he just needs to have it legalized.

  • Big changes on the way for Dominican Sisters

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The Dominican Sisters of St. Catharine will be uniting with six other communities across the United States to form a new congregation of Dominican women. The as-yet unnamed new congregation will be official on Easter Sunday, Apr. 12, 2009.

    Although some administrative responsibilities will move from St. Catharine, the motherhouse and the sisters who call it home will still remain a vital part of Washington County’s Catholic community.

  • Community theater taking some big steps forward

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    It’s show time again in Springfield.

    The Central Kentucky Community Theater, Inc., is preparing to put on its second show, “Greater Tuna.” The show is following a very successful debut of “Nunsense,” and directors Scott and Jan Fatizzi are very excited about the future of the theater.

  • 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.