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Today's News

  • Business growing for young entrepreneurs

    Young entrepreneurship in Washington County is growing - literally! During the second annual Fostering Youth Entrepreneurship from the Ground Up competition this year, Washington County High School student Bryan Smith won for his plan to grow a specialty hay product for alpacas, while freshman Danielle Coulter also won for her plan to open a pet sitting business. For winning the contest, both Smith and Coulter will receive $500 for start-up funds, a Dell laptop computer, a Lexmark printer and free guidance by members of the Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute.

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Carrier: It's a girl!

    Mackenzie Paige Carrier

    Carmen and Jerad Carrier of Harrods-burg announce the birth of their daughter at 4:26 p.m. Jan. 25, 2010 at Ephraim McDowell Medical Center in Danville.

    Mackenzie Paige weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length.

    Hardaway: It's a boy!

    Jackson Thomas Hardaway

    Amanda and John Hardaway Jr. of Stillwater, Okla., announce the birth of their son on Dec. 21, 2009.

  • Snow days extend school calendar

    Whether you’re a student or a teacher, almost everyone loves a snow day. But after a while, those snow days come with a price.

    Washington County students have missed seven days of school due to snow this school year, and Washington County Director of Pupil Personnel Chad Willis said even with those days, the local school system is still in pretty good shape.

  • SCC games benefit Relay for Life

    The SCC Patriot double-header against Pikeville on  Feb. 13 will be Pink Zone games. All proceeds from the gate and concessions will benefit the St. Catharine College Relay for Life team. Those in attendance are asked to wear pink to show their support in the fight against breast cancer.

    The women will tip-off at 2 p.m., with the men following at approximately 4 p.m.

  • Tourism tax pays for city festivals

    Despite financial challenges, two of Springfield’s most popular community celebrations will continue to take place in 2010.

    The Springfield City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the annual Springfield Independence Day celebration and the African-American Heritage Festival for 2010.

    The city will not pay for the events from its budget, but instead, the money will come from revenue generated by the Springfield restaurant and lodging tax.

  • Weather spotter class to be held Tuesday, Feb. 23

    There will be a weather spotter class at the Washington County Extension Office on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 7-9 p.m. The class is open to the public. The instructor will be Joe Sullivan of the National Weather Service. Anyone planning to attend should call Kevin Devine at the Washington County Office of Emergency Management at (859) 336-0746 and leave a message indicating your desire to participate.

  • 4-H clubs to meet; members attend forum in Lexington

    The winter of 2010 will be remembered and talked about by most of us for years to come as the winter of lots of snow and frigid temperatures.  When Canada can’t seem to get cold enough for the Winter Olympics, Kentucky seems to be in a perpetual deep freeze.  The forecast for the upcoming weekend is for more snow.  When we look out the window, it’s not if we are going to see snow, it’s how much snow are actually going to see!

  • Goatley elected STMA Secretary/Treasurer

    Special to The Sun

    Springfield native James Michael Goatley, Jr., Ph.D., Virginia Tech University Associate Professor of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences and Extension Turfgrass Specialist, took office as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) on Jan. 14. He was officially elected during the association’s annual meeting at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Convention Center in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., held during the STMA 21st Annual Conference and Exhibition, Jan. 12-16.

  • SCC women win one of two conference games

    SCC Sports Information

    Based on the first round of conference games, St. Catharine College head coach Lena Bramblett felt her Patriots had a good chance of winning one of two home games last week. Coming in Thursday was a West Virginia Tech team, winless in the Mid-South, who SCC beat 68-45 earlier this season. And Saturday the Patriots would host Pikeville who throttled them by 31 points in the first meeting.

  • County fire chiefs step down

    Two fire chiefs in Washington County have recently stepped down from their positions, and while they each have a love of firefighting in common, their reasons for stepping down are totally different.

    In the case of former Willisburg Fire Chief Kevin Devine, there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day. In addition to his duties with the Willisburg Volunteer Fire department, Devine is also the director of the Washington County Office of Emergency Management