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  • Springfield celebrates Earth Day

    April 22 was Earth Day around the globe, and Washington County was no exception.

    North Washington Elementary students gathered at the Farmer’s Market on Depot Street last Wednesday to learn about Earth Day, what they can do for the environment, and how important they are for the future. The event was held at noon and hotdogs, along with bags of fresh vegetables, were available.

  • ‘Teacher Who Made a Difference’

    Tim Messer has been with Washington County Schools since 2000. The amount of time he has spent providing a positive influence on students’ lives goes beyond these past 15 years, as his recent recognition as a “Teacher Who Made a Difference” shows.

    Messer was nominated for the award by former student Brandy Mason, who had Messer during his six-year tenure in McCreary County, where he is originally from.

  • Trailer wins best in state

     

    Ernie Akins is a young man with a mind for the creative.

    Be it his lifelong love of music or stepping into unfamiliar territory, Akins is sure to inject his creativity and his knack for entertaining into any project.

    That was the case when a movie trailer Akins completed for a class project earned first place at the state level of the KyAED Art Exhibit competition (digital media category) recently.

    “I didn’t know how to react,” Akins said. “It was such an awesome experience.”

  • School board hears book appeal

    The challenged book, “Girl, Interrupted,” was once again a central topic for Washington County School Board members at last week’s regular meeting.

  • PHOTOS: Springfield Green Festival
  • PHOTOS: 2015 Washington County Prom
  • Green Festival correction

    A typographical error appeared in the Green Festival preview story in this week's edition of The Sun. The story reads that the festival is to take place on April 26. That date is not correct. The correct date is April 25, this Saturday.

  • News briefs for 4/22

    Ongoing

    Volunteers Needed
    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.
     
    Knights of Columbus Bingo
    The Knights of Columbus Springfield Council, 2013 Bardstown Rd., holds weekly Bingo every Wednesday. Bingo play starts at 6:45 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m. All proceeds from the Bingo go to support local charities, church, community and youth.
     

  • GOP candidates square off for attorney general

    Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    State Sen. Whitney Westerfield from Hopkinsville and Lawrence County Attorney Mike Hogan – the two Republican candidates for attorney general – will face off in the May 19 primary.

    The attorney general, elected to a four-year term, serves several roles, including as the state’s chief prosecutor, law enforcement officer and the chief law officer. He supervises prosecutors in Kentucky and writes opinions to advise government agencies and officials of the law.

  • Police chase begins in Washington County

    According to Danville Police, a missing Bardstown man led authorities on a chase Saturday that began in Washington County and ended in Danville.

    Thomas Violet, 65, was reported missing on March 31 and was considered a danger while behind the wheel of a vehicle.

    An official at the Danville Police Department confirmed that Violet was stopped when police blew out his tires as he entered Danville city limits.