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Today's News

  • Five Democrats look to replace outgoing treasurer

    Kentucky Democrats will have plenty of options when they go to the polls May 19 to select their nominees.

    Treasurer Todd Hollenbach is in the final year of his second term in office, so he is ineligible for re-election.

    Neville Blakemore of Louisville, Jim Glenn of Owensboro, Daniel B. Grossberg of Louisville, Richard Henderson of Mt. Sterling and Rick Nelson of Middlesboro are seeking to succeed Hollenbach.

  • Serano Farms accepted for roadside market

    Serano Alpacas & Yarns of Washington County is one of the 98 certified farm markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2015 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Certified Roadside Farm Market Program.

    In joining the KFB Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, Serano Alpacas & Yarns has committed to offering quality products and service to its customers. Its acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that Serano Alpacas & Yarns meets the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.

  • Library to host author Eddie Price

    Take a journey back to 1801 and find out what drew 25,000 people, including Kentucky’s Governor, to Cane Ridge, Kentucky.  Mark your calendars for a special event on Thursday, April 16 at 5:30 pm.

    Eddie Price, author of Widder’s Landing: Life and Love on the Kentucky Frontier, is coming to the Washington County Public Library, 210 E. Main Street.

  • Becoming a downtown treasure

    “Tell your friends!”

    Zoie Covert and Beverly Bonzo regularly make that plea to customers leaving their mission store, and folks seem to be taking heed to that advice.

    Heavenly Treasures opened just over a year ago with the help of Springfield Presbyterian Church and in that time business has been growing and so have the opportunities for Covert and Bonzo to give back to the community.

  • Coulter book could soon be film

    A crazy story may be getting even crazier, as a local man’s book could be making its way to Hollywood.

    Ronnie Coulter authored a romance novel in 2009 entitled “A Quest for Love,” and the group that helped publish the book is now looking into gauging interest in turning it into a film.

    Coulter published his work through the AuthorHouse website, and told The Sun at the time that he had other novels in the works. In March of last year, however, Coulter passed away unexpectedly.

  • Child Abuse Prevention Month

    April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month, and, with the stroke of a pen made by Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles, it is in Washington County, too.

    On March 3, Settles signed a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Washington County. Now, with April in full swing, a banner from the Washington County Homemakers flies in front of the Lincoln Legacy Museum and posters made by children for the cause hang in the Opera House’s street-side window.

  • Library architect visits

    Washington County Fiscal Court met Monday with a lot of business on their plate and the one word that best describes the meeting: progress.

    Coming before the court was Tara O’Hagan, director of the Washington County Public Library. O’Hagan presented updates regarding current programs, the new library and brought with her a 3D printer to show what it can produce. It was one of two printers the library has acquired and WCPL is one of only two libraries in the state with two printers.

  • Love for one another

    Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary — a day that marks an act of love, life and sacrifice — for two local residents.

    One year ago, Janice Craig was in need of a new kidney, and if she didn’t get one, it would mean she would have to go on dialysis. Luckily for her though, a kidney wasn’t far away, and she wouldn’t have to spend precious time on an organ waiting list.

    That’s because she would learn her daughter, Lea Ann Lewis, was a match.

  • Arrest made in Sunday stabbing

    Springfield Police have arrested a man in connection with a stabbing at Carmona’s Bar and Grill at 307 Perryville Road early Sunday morning.

    Oscar I. Geronimo, 21, of Springfield, was taken into custody by Ofc. Nick Holmes and Ofc. Tony Golden and booked at the Marion County Detention Center.

    According to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, the incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. Authorities were made aware of the incident after the victim, Juan P. Dominguez, 28, of Springfield, showed up at the police station to report that he had been stabbed.

  • SCC baseball sweeps UPIKE

    It was a marquee weekend for the Mid-South Conference baseball standings as there was a three way tie heading into the weekend. St. Catharine was at Pikeville (Ky.), Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) was at Cumberland (Tenn.), and Campbellsville (Ky.) was at Shawnee State (Ohio). After the weekend played out, St. Catharine stands alone after a clean three game sweep at Pikeville over the weekend with a one game lead on Campbellsville and a two-game cushion on Lindsey Wilson.