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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Heroes remembered during Willisburg festival

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    It was a day to remember those who have given all to protect and defend our country. It was also a day for food, friendship and fun as Willisburg held its annual Memorial Homecoming Festival on Saturday.

  • BueLingo beef cattle come to Washington County

    If you travel north on KY-438 a couple miles past Lincoln Homestead State Park, you may notice something you don’t see every day in Washington County. As some drivers pass Nodda Farm, owned by Charlie and Sharon Raymond of Springfield, they can’t resist the urge to stop, backup and take a look at a unique sight. Nodda Farm is home to Double Stuff and Miss Moon Pie, a pair of BueLingo Cattle. In fact, the cattle look like Oreo cookies – all black with a prominent white band around their center.

  • Little-leaguers break out the big bats

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s been a wild week at Idle Hour Park as Little League action clicks into high gear.

    The 9-10-year-old Reds are red hot, winning all four of their games last week. Reds pitching has been solid, with D.T. Yocum earning two wins and a no-hitter from Garrett Floyd on Monday in a 14-0 shutout over the 0-7 Marlins.

    The 9-10-year-old Cubs aren’t far behind as they won three of four, with their lone loss coming against the Reds.