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  • Construction of new extension office to begin

    The Washington County Extension Office has been serving farmers, their families, and this community for 87 years. In January 2018, it will have a new building to call home.

    A groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the construction of a new 9,300-square-foot extension office in the industrial park off KY 555 will happen next Thursday at 10 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

    “We’ll have a lot more space, which is what we’ve needed,” Family and Consumer Science Agent Cabrina Buckman said. 

  • Pennington arraigned on new charge

    Lines of people wearing green T-shirts that read “Justice for Crystal and Bobby” sat silently in a Washington County courtroom last week as family members of the slain couple waited to see the accused murderer arraigned on another charge. 

  • ATF, KSP offer reward for information on violent felon

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) – have announced a reward of up to $1,500 for information leading to the arrest of Bobby Green.    

  • St. Dominic School to host 2nd annual PTO Color Run

    Clouds of color are forecasted in the near future. 

    St. Dominic School will host its annual St. Dominic PTO Color Run 5k on March 25.

    According to Amanda Carney, the run, which is now in its second year, is designed to raise money for the school’s parent teacher organization. 

  • 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.