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  • Cradle school prepares parents and students

    Instructors at North Washington and Washington County Elementary schools are working hard to prepare young children and parents for the school years ahead. 

    Wendy Chesser, the Family Resource and Youth Services Director at NWS, said the cradle school programs the district’s been hosting for several years emphasizes that parents are a child’s first and best teacher.

    “It helps parents and students get ready for kindergarten or preschool,” Chesser said. 

  • Former NWS assistant principal passes away

    A former assistant principal at North Washington School has died. 

    Brock Sims, 35, who was the assistant principal at NWS from 2011-15, passed away last week after a short illness. He was working as the principal of South Irvine P/K Center in Estill County. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday.

  • Morgeson wins agricultural achievement award

    This year, the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce presented the agriculture achievement award to someone very special, Dennis Morgeson 

    According to sister Claire McGowan, who presented Morgeson with the award, he is someone who has served the community with his courses on gardening. 

    “If you are a county resident who has questions about or problems with your garden, your landscape or your woodlands, he’s always the one to call for reliable guidance and friendly encouragement,” McGowan said. 

  • Items from SCC could go back to owners, families

    Staff Report

     

    The families of some people who have donated items to the former St. Catharine College could soon receive those items back.

  • Drug bust nets more than $100,000 in meth and cocaine

    Editor's note: the version of this story that ran in this week's issue of The Sun incorrectly quoted SPD Police Chief Jim Smith as saying the police department seized more than 2-and-a-half pounds of meth. Chief Smith originally said 3-and-a-half pounds of meth was confiscated. The online version below has been corrected. The Sun regrets this typographical error.

    A tip to local law enforcement last month led to a drug bust with a seizure of more than 3 pounds of methamphetamine. 

  • Future of career center discussed by Springfield City Council

    The Springfield Tourism Commission and the Springfield City Council met in a joint session on Monday, Feb. 27, in the Opera House conference room to discuss the future of the career center in Washington County.

  • Springfield State Bank wins Chamber Member of the Year

    A local business with a long history in Springfield was recognized at the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce awards gala. 

    Springfield State Bank was presented the 2016 Chamber Member of the Year award, and Robbie Polin, president and CEO of Springfield State Bank, accepted. 

    David Purdom introduced Polin with a brief history of the bank’s ties with Springfield and Washington County.

  • Home destroyed by fire

    Four people escaped tragedy when their home was engulfed in flames over the weekend.

    According to Springfield Fire Chief Jim Logsdon, a fire at 1108 Lebanon Road in Springfield left Michelle Hagan and her two children without a home. Logsdon said Hagan’s boyfriend was also staying there that evening. 

    “They all bailed out through the window,” Logsdon said. 

    Though the people inside managed to escape, a small dog was killed in the fire. 

  • Hernandez named Junior Mister

    More than $3,000 was raised for Washington County Relay for Life during 2017’s Junior Mister contest Saturday night.

    According to Traci Blandford, an organizer for the event, a total of $3,100 was raised for the cause. Debbie McIntosh emceed the well-attended event, which was hosted at the River of Life Church in Springfield. 

    Jesus Hernandez was named this year’s junior mister after 10 boys competed for the title. Hernandez also won self-expression, talent, interview and spirit awards. 

  • Hernandez named Junior Mister

    More than $3,000 was raised for Washington County Relay for Life during 2017’s Junior Mister contest Saturday night.

    According to Traci Blandford, an organizer for the event, a total of $3,100 was raised for the cause. Debbie McIntosh emceed the well-attended event, which was hosted at the River of Life Church in Springfield. 

    Jesus Hernandez was named this year’s junior mister after 10 boys competed for the title. Hernandez also won self-expression, talent, interview and spirit awards.