.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Equine field day is June 27

    University of Kentucky Equine Initiate presents, 2009 Equine Field Day on June 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This will be held at the UK’s Maine Chance Quine Campus, Newton Pike just north of I-75, Lexington, KY.

    The events highlights will be hands-on workshops and booths showcasing event partners, UK Equine Initiative groups.

    The Hands-on Workshops Include:

    • Managing problem weeds on horse farms, Dr. Bill Witt

    • Degenerative joint disease, Dr. Jamie MacLeod

    • Evaluating your feeding program, Dr. Laure Lawrence

  • Simms keeps racking up honors

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County’s Joe Joe Simms has been adding impressive honors to his resume lately. Recently, the 2009 grad of Washington County was named the 5th Region Baseball Player of the Year. A couple days later, he was named as one of the quarterbacks for the West team in the upcoming East vs. West All-Star Football Classic.

    News first broke early last week that Simms was named 5th Region Baseball Player of the Year.

  • Bank info scam targets local citizens

    A new scam is out there, and it’s targeting Washington Countians.

    Keith Reed, vice president of Springfield State Bank, said he has talked to customers who have received telephone calls from someone claiming to be bank representatives, and asking for account numbers and other personal information from the person answering the call.

    Reed said the person on the line has not identified themselves as being with a particular financial institution, but simply tells the person on the line that they are “with the bank” or “calling from your bank.”

  • From Left Field

    This time, it's personal

     

    I moved to Springfield on June 19 last year, and before I even had a chance to unpack my bags and get settled into my new home, I was covering my first story for The Springfield Sun. That story was last year’s Washington County Relay for Life, the signature event of the American Cancer Society.

     

  • Fredericktown School has final 'last day'

    Thursday was the last day of school for Washington County students, but for the students and staff at Fredericktown Elementary School, the words “last day” took on a new meaning.

    Fredericktown Elementary observed the final day in its history as part of the Washington County School System following the announcement last March that the school would be closed permanently due to economic reasons and the low enrollment at the school.

  • State police seek armed burglars

    At 1:10 p.m. Monday, the Kentucky State Police responded to a residential burglary in the Smith Lane area of Washington County.  The possible suspect vehicle is a dark-colored Ford F-150 crew cab or possibly an SUV occupied by one black male and two white males, and was last seen headed north on KY 429 (Saint Rose Rd.) in Washington County.  The occupants of this vehicle should be considered armed and dangerous.

  • Man charged in domestic violence

    A domestic dispute between a man and his step-son leaves one charged with assault.

    Ronald L. Thompson Jr., 32, of Springfield, was charged with one count each of assault 4th degree (domestic violence), criminal mischief third degree and resisting arrest.

  • High school students conduct art show

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Art students at Washington County High School got to show off their work during an art show held in the school's gym last Tuesday.

    “The artwork here represents every single class I teach,” said WCHS art teacher Marilyn Peters. “That's general art, advanced art, painting class, photography and my advanced placement students. It's a collection of the works that we do throughout the year.”

  • Fredericktown School: Where will the staff go?

    The closing of Fredericktown Elementary School means some employees will have to move to a new location within the school system, while others will be out of work.

    According to Robert Stafford, superintendent of Washington County Schools, eight of the 16 positions at Fredericktown are being eliminated with the school’s recent closing.

    Stafford said among the eight positions being relocated to other county schools are three tenured teachers, as well as five aides and food service workers.

  • JOBS helps students find jobs after school

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    It’s one thing to work your way through college, but to work your way through high school? That’s the goal of the JOBS (Job Opportunities Build Success) program at Washington County High School.

    An awards luncheon was held May 21 at the Springfield Opera House to honor the students in the program and to recognize the local businesses who provide employment for them.