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  • Turning back time

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Time is always on the move, and it usually passes quickly. But in the cases of the old Washington County Courthouse and the new Washington County Judicial Center, time is moving in two very different directions these days.

    The old courthouse

  • ‘Racy’ books pulled from library shelves

    Joy Wandrey has been director of the Washington County Public Library since March. She came with plans to build the library as a resource for the community, and she said early on that she wanted to get the Hispanic community involved in using the library. Now, the effort to serve that portion of the community has brought concerns about materials purchased by Wandrey, and some of the new books she has purchased have already been pulled from the shelves.

  • Governor visits Washington County

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear visited Washington County during a Democratic fundraiser for David Sparrow on Sept. 18 at Burg Park. Sparrow, a resident of Danville, is a candidate for state representative from the 54th district in the commonwealth.

  • Local couple thinks Civil War graves have been found on their property

    Owners of the old Jack Arnold House think their yard and pastures may be the home to more than just dry bluegrass.

    Ben and Susan Breeding of Washington County believe their front yard and side pastures are home to about 340 full Civil War graves and possibly many burial sites for human limbs.

    The Breedings, along with Sherry Robinson, a Kentucky Division officer for the United Daughters of the Confederacy, said the house was a hospital during the Civil War, and they believe limbs were pitched over the front porch after surgery.

  • Three trucks and boat involved in crash

    Three vehicles and a boat were involved in an accident near the intersection of US 150 and KY 1030 Bear Wallow Road Friday, and a fourth vehicle came to rest in a ditch in an attempt to avoid the accident.

  • Cornbread Mafia member sought by U.S. Marshals

    The United States Marshals’ Office and Kentucky State Police are searching for Johnny Boone, a known member of the “Cornbread Mafia” who is considered armed and dangerous.

  • Web exclusive: One more week to go for golf cart ordinance

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    By this time next week, Springfield residents will be able to apply at city hall for golf cart permits. City Council held the second reading of the ordinance early Tuesday morning and it will take effect once it is published in the Oct. 1 edition of The Springfield Sun. All council members present voted in favor of the ordinance. Brian Bishop was the only member absent from the meeting.

  • Hoping for a heart

    Larry Thompson doesn’t take life for granted anymore. He used to go, go, go, working constantly and rarely taking a moment to rest. Now, however, he doesn’t have a choice. His body can no longer hold up under the strain of a busy lifestyle.

  • Three trucks and boat involved in crash

    Three vehicles and a boat were involved in an accident near the intersection of US 150 and KY 1030 Bear Wallow Road Friday, and a fourth vehicle came to rest in a ditch in an attempt to avoid the accident.

  • 2006 ambulance wreck case back in court

    It’s been more than two years since a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of KY 555 and US 150 claimed the life of 19-year-old Jeremy Mudd of Washington County, but the case continued to be active in local courts as recently as Monday.