http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Top-10 in Kentucky job growth http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/top-10-kentucky-job-growth <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jobs.jpg" alt="Many local businesses—including Alltech, INOAC and Toyotomi—added jobs in 2014, resulting in Washington County cracking the top-10 in state job growth. Pictured above is Henry Jones of Toyotomi." title="Many local businesses—including Alltech, INOAC and Toyotomi—added jobs in 2014, resulting in Washington County cracking the top-10 in state job growth. Pictured above is Henry Jones of Toyotomi." align="left" hspace="6" width="137" height="85" /><p> The Cabinet for Economic Development recently conducted a study to determine which Kentucky counties were most successful in creating jobs in 2014, and the results showed that things continue to head in the right direction locally.</p> <p> Marion County owns the highest growth rate from last year, while Washington County came in seventh in the state as the only other county represented from central Kentucky. Other counties in the top-10 include Fulton, Boone, McCracken, Shelby, Powell, Metcalfe, Daviess and Todd.</p> Accuracy improves for WC archers http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/accuracy-improves-wc-archers <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_7115_0.jpg" alt="Junior archer Hannah Simpson takes aim during the first shooting event of the day. She scored a total of 264 points for the team. " title="Junior archer Hannah Simpson takes aim during the first shooting event of the day. She scored a total of 264 points for the team. " align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> The Washington County High School archery team traveled to Boyle County last weekend to compete in the Boyle County Rebel Classic. The tournament was hosted on Feb. 29.</p> <p> &ldquo;I think they&rsquo;ve done real well,&rdquo; archery head coach Jeff Grigsby said after the team took aim.</p> <p> &ldquo;I think most of them probably got the best scores they&rsquo;ve shot all year.&rdquo;</p> <p> In fact, junior archer Hannah Simpson took the lead for the team by placing seventh overall in the high school division and fourth overall in the 11th grade girls division.</p> Hosparus helping patients in central Kentucky http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/hosparus-helping-patients-central-kentucky <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hosparus_1.jpg" alt="Hosparus serves 33 counties in Kentucky and Indiana. Campbellsville’s branch, Hosparus Green River, is located at 295 Campbellsville Bypass." title="Hosparus serves 33 counties in Kentucky and Indiana. Campbellsville’s branch, Hosparus Green River, is located at 295 Campbellsville Bypass." align="left" hspace="6" width="105" height="85" /><p> The word hospice can elicit very negative reactions.</p> <p> But the staff members of Hosparus Green River are hoping to change that.</p> <p> Hospice care is for anyone with a life-limiting illness, and the goal is to help relieve suffering when a cure for an illness is not expected by enhancing a patient&rsquo;s comfort and quality of life.</p> Today in History http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/today-history <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ipad-history_t607.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /> Rearranging the pieces http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/rearranging-pieces <p> Washington County School Board members toured the former Washington County High School facility on Monday prior to a special-called meeting. The tour acted as a refresher of the layout of the building for officials before discussing what the future holds for the school.</p> <p> It appears all but set that Washington County Elementary School and Washington County Middle School will each occupy the building at least by the 2016-17 school year, the main question that remains unanswered is exactly who will go where.</p> Road upgrades approved http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/road-upgrades-approved <p> With the benches full of visitors, the Washington County Fiscal Court went far beyond the motions as it tackled big issues on Feb. 27. The meeting, which discussed the Conservation District&rsquo;s millage tax request and rural secondary roads, among other big issues, lasted just under two-and-a-half hours.<br /> <strong><br /> Road budget</strong><br /> Two men face four felonies http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/two-men-face-four-felonies <p> An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.</p> <p> Two men were indicted on Feb. 24 in Washington County Circuit Court of multiple felonies, including robbery in the first degree (Class B) and impersonating a peace officer (Class D).</p> <p> Jason L. Keene, 32, of 301 Village Loop in Lebanon and James D. Wray, 35, of 129 Armory Hill in Springfield, were each charged in connection with a Jan. 3 incident.</p> Haydon, KBP work to fight Ebola http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/haydon-kbp-work-fight-ebola <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hugh_haydon.jpg" alt="Hugh Haydon" title="Hugh Haydon" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> If you so much as turned on a national news broadcast last year, you&rsquo;re familiar with Ebola and how the virus native to West Africa found its way to the United States through several individuals.</p> <p> In the months since, the virus has been eradicated from the U.S. but continues to be a serious concern in many African countries. Roughly 9,000 people have been killed by Ebola to this point, but a therapeutic that has been used in emergency situations could hold the answer of how to beat the virus.</p>