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Today's News

  • Holocaust survivor visits St. Dominic School

    Students at St. Dominic School got a lesson that can’t be taught in textbooks when Fred Gross, a Holocaust survivor, told them the harrowing tale that took him to hell and back as a toddler. 

  • City and county prepare for winter storms

    After the long dog days of summer, fall has finally arrived, and along with it, thoughts of the winter ahead.

    Springfield and Washington County have been hard at work preparing for the inevitable winter weather that causes grief for travelers each year.

    Springfielf Public Works Director Glen Mattingly said it usually take around a week for the city to prepare for winter.

  • Brothers indicted for drugs

     

    Correction: Two errors appeared on the front page of The Springfield Sun this week. This story incorrectly says that Sean D. Carney, 45, of Willisburg, was charged with trafficking marijuana 80 ounces to less than 5 pounds.  It should say 8 ounces to less than five pounds.

  • Commander football 2016: By the numbers

    The 2016 football season got off to a rocky start for the Washington County Commanders. The team opened with five straight losses after suffering some injuries to key players.

    In week six, the Commanders found their groove, hosting Trimble County, and picked up a 41-0 win. They followed that up with a 56-20 thumping of district foe Shawnee to make their mark 2-5.

    From that point, with three games to play in the regular season, things started to look uphill again as state powers DeSales and Christian Academy of Louisville stood in front of the Commanders.

  • Feeding those in need

    For the last two years, Washington County Community Action and local volunteers have been giving their time with Feeding America to help feed hungry families in the county.

    “I think that helping each other and being kind to one another is vitally important,” Cabrina Buckman, an organizer, said. “It improves our society and it enriches lives.”

    On the Thursday of the second full week of each month, cars line up behind the Washington County Transfer Station to receive boxes of food assembled by the volunteers.

  • Saying goodbye to a hero

    Bryan Kelty was not unlike a lot of young people. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and he loved to laugh and joke. His uncle, Mike Kelty, described him as somebody who was passionate about everything he did.

    Last Sunday morning, Bryan, 24, passed away unexpectedly.

    “He was getting up to go hunting. The alarm went off, and his mom went in to check on him, and she asked him if he was going hunting. He said, ‘Yes, I think I will.’ Then he went into the bathroom to get ready, and he collapsed,” Mike said.

  • Cal ends Commanders’ football season in playoffs

    Washington County head football coach Eric Sagrecy said last week that if there was a better team out there than Christian Academy of Louisville, he would hate to have to play them.

    Sagrecy’s Commanders (3-9) got a full dose of exactly what he was talking about in Friday’s second-round playoff game on CAL’s home field in Louisville, and it ended in a 42-0 season-ending loss for Washington County.

  • Basketball seasons set to tip off

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  • City council donates to backpack program

    Hungry children in the area will soon be able to get some food in their bellies.

    That’s because the city of Springfield has made a $500 donation to the Backpack Program, which provides nutritious food to elementary and middle school students in need.

    “It is a good program,” Mayor Debbie Wakefield said.

    Council member Chuck Polin said the program helped 64 children in the area last year, and later added there’s no waste in the program.

  • Road department building expected to be completed ahead of schedule

    Washington County’s new road department building is scheduled to be completed ahead of schedule.

    “It’s starting to take shape, it looks like a building now,” Road Department Supervisor Dale Mann said.

    Metal siding and office walls are currently being installed on the building located on Walnut Street.