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Today's News

  • 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

  • Job club ready to help people find, get jobs

    Looking for a job? Join the club. The job club, that is.

    Thanks to the Cabinet for Workforce Development and Office of Employment and Training,  the job club is now offering assistance in job skills as well as finding and getting a job in today’s tough job market.

  • Washington County girls struggle against Marion County juggernaut

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    When your team is up against the top-ranked team in the state, there’s really nothing you can do except hold on for the ride. That was the situation the Washington County Commanderettes found themselves in last Friday as they traveled to Lebanon to face the 26-1 Lady Knights of Marion County.

    A string of runs by Marion in the first quarter set the pace of the game as the Lady Knights led 25-6 after the first quarter.

    The Commanderettes were outpaced 14-12 in the second as MC took a 39-18 lead into the break.

  • WC schools on one-hour delay Thursday, Feb. 18

    Washington County school officials have announced that classes for Thursday, Feb. 18, will be on a one-hour delay due to inclement weather. Stay tuned to www.thespringfieldsun.com for more weather, closing and delay updates on schools and other activities in Washington County.

  • From Left Field

    A word from our sponsors

    Sunday signaled the official start of NASCAR season with the Daytona 500. I do enjoy watching a few races during the year, but I don’t follow the sport like I used to, and that’s partly because the season is so long now. It seems like they just wrapped up last season!

  • Poster contest deadline is Feb. 19

    Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer has announced that the deadline for submitting entries to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Poster and Essay Contest has been extended to Feb. 19.

    “Many Kentucky students have been out of school for extended periods of time because of the winter weather,” Commissioner Farmer said.

     “Extending the deadline will give more children the opportunity to participate in this year’s contest.”

  • Fire destroys Springfield home

    At approximately 1:45 p.m. Thursday afternoon, crews from the Springfield, Washington County and Willisburg fire departments were called to the scene of a house fire at 25 Coleman Lane in Springfield.

    The home of Cecil and Julie (Judy) Smalley was totally engulfed when firefighters arrived. No injuries were reported.

    Crews remained on the scene until 4:30 p.m. No official cause was determined and an investigation is pending.

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Baker: It's a girl!

    Coralee Brooklyn Baker

    Angel Tarrence and Chris Baker of Washington County announce the birth of their daughter at 2:03 p.m. Jan. 29, 2010 at Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

    Coralee Brooklyn Baker weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.

    Hamilton: It's a girl!

    Sophia Grace Hamilton

    Devon and Joshua Hamilton of Elizabeth-town announce the birth of their daughter on Dec. 6, 2009 at 3:41 p.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

  • Fire association seeks funding for new station

    At the meeting of the Springfield City Council held Feb. 9, Springfield Fire Chief John Goatley updated the city on the status of the construction of the proposed new fire station on West Main Street. The key sticking point at this time seems to be funding the new building, which will house the city’s fire department and part of Washington County’s fire department. Currently, the departments are using the old National Guard Armory, but a lack of space is posing plenty of problems for the firefighters.

  • Local auto industry still in high gear

    Much of the automobile industry has found itself stuck in low gear lately, and with the recall of several models of Toyota vehicles, you might expect factories producing parts for the company to slow down or come to a complete stop, but that has not been the case.

    Dianne Kelly, human resources manager for Toyotomi, said the company is not only maintaining its production staff, but it’s looking to fill some open positions.