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  • City begins layoffs

    One city employee has been laid off, and the mayor and city administrator indicate that more layoffs are possible.
    The Springfield Sun obtained a copy of a letter from Mayor Dr. John Cecconi detailing the layoff.
    The letter was addressed from the mayor to former Springfield employee Michael Bonzo, who worked for the city’s public works department. The letter, dated March 9, informed Bonzo that he would be laid off, effective immediately, due to budget constraints the city is facing.

  • Fuller Center taking applications for home ownership


    The Springfield Fuller Center for Housing is looking for families interested in owning a home.

    The home was donated to the center in 2009 by St. Catharine College. The Fuller Center moved the home from there to 703 Claybrooke Ave.
    Cathy Carrico, secretary of the Springfield Fuller Center for Housing, said applications to be considered for the home can be picked up at Cornerstone Christian Church or at Community Action.

  • Animal neglect a concern for county officials


    Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley thinks animal neglect cases, especially in horses, are on the rise.
     
    Bartley spoke before the fiscal court on Jan.  31 during a special-called meeting.
    Bartley said he contacted  the Marion County Animal Shelter about what could be done about neglected large animals. Since Washington County has no animal shelter, it has a contract with Marion County’s shelter to pick up stray dogs.

  • Fighting the meth battle


    A popular over-the-counter medicine could become prescription only if some lawmakers have their way.

    A bill that passed through the house and senate judiciary committees on Thursday could effect local residents and the medicine they buy.
    Psuedoephedrine, a chemical found in cold medicines, is also a key ingredient in making methamphetamine.
    The bill is of interest to organizations and legislators in the area.

  • Higdon, Harmon talk with their Washington County constituents

     

    On Friday, the people of Washington County welcomed State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and House Rep. Mike Harmon for a morning forum at Mordecai’s.

  • County will allow free dumping starting March 1


    County residents will have a chance to dump debris free of charge starting in March.

    The solid waste committee met recently and decided not to have a county-wide clean up this spring in favor of using resources on road repair.
    Washington County residents will have access to the transfer station starting on March 1. That service will continue until June 30.
    Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said he had several comments from last year about how much better the road sides have been mowed.

  • On the road to recovery

     

  • Moreland named publisher of The Springfield Sun


    From Irvine to Maryland and finally to Springfield, Jeff Moreland has put in the time and the miles.

    Moreland, the editor of The Springfield Sun for the last five years, was named as publisher of the paper on Wednesday of last week. The position hasn’t been in existence at The Sun since the early 1970s.

  • Higdon to address legislative issues Friday at Mordecai’s


    State Senator Jimmy Higdon is coming to Washington County to give a 2011 legislative session update and meet with constituents.

    “It’s a good opportunity for people to talk to me one-on-one, before or after the meeting, to discuss issues,” Higdon said. “Any time I can do something like that, it helps me to get to better know the people of Washington County. It’s difficult to represent people you don’t know.”

  • Schools remind parents, students to buckle up


    There are new signs at two local schools and educators are hoping they bring positive change.

    Washington County Elementary School and North Washington Elementary School recently received four new signs, two for each school, that remind exiting motorists to buckle up.
    The signs are free from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, but schools must go through a few steps to receive them.