http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Hunt serves Sorghum Festival for more than 30 years http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/hunt-serves-sorghum-festival-more-30-years <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_7824.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> This year&rsquo;s Sidewalk Hall of Fame winner is a woman who&rsquo;s worked tirelessly for years in Washington County.&nbsp;</p> <p> Roberta Hunt, Washington County extension agent, was announced to be this year&rsquo;s winner at the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce awards gala.</p> <p> &ldquo;Without Miss Roberta Hunt&rsquo;s help and her involvement with teen leadership, this venture may have failed before it even started,&rdquo; ... said. &nbsp;</p> <p> She said it was a surprise to learn she had won the award.</p> Celebrating Black History Month http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/celebrating-black-history-month-2 <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_7913edit.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="134" height="85" /><p> A group of women are working to honor African Americans in Washington County, and they&rsquo;re doing it one person at a time.</p> <p> The idea for honoring three African American men from Washington County&rsquo;s past came with a simple walk through downtown.</p> <p> Julia Stateman said she was walking around when she saw benches on Main Street and had the idea to dedicate one to Louis Sansbury, a man who risked his life to care for the sick and bury the dead during two cholera epidemics in the 1800s.</p> WC cruises on senior night http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/wc-cruises-senior-night <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0185.jpg" alt="DT Yocum put on a show on senior night, scoring a career-high 42 points against Metcalfe County in his final game in the WCHS gym." title="DT Yocum put on a show on senior night, scoring a career-high 42 points against Metcalfe County in his final game in the WCHS gym." align="left" hspace="6" width="96" height="85" /><p> District tournament play was delayed Monday night after a power outage earlier that afternoon at Bardstown High School. The outage moved games back one day, setting up a Tuesday night meeting between the Commanders and the Thomas Nelson Generals in the opener of the 19th District Tournament.</p> <p> There was no lack of power for the Commanders on senior night as the boys played their last regular-season game against visiting Metcalfe County and came away with a 98-65 win.</p> <p> Senior DT Yocum led the Commanders, scoring a career-high 42 points on the night.</p> Commanderettes fall to Metcalfe, 75-34 http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanderettes-fall-metcalfe-75-34 <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0025.jpg" alt="Madison Snellen drives the baseline for two of her 11 points in the last game of the regular season Friday night against Metcalfe County." title="Madison Snellen drives the baseline for two of her 11 points in the last game of the regular season Friday night against Metcalfe County." align="left" hspace="6" width="98" height="85" /><p> District tournament play suffered a delay for the Washington County Commanderettes Monday evening after a power outage pushed the game back to Tuesday after The Sun&rsquo;s press time.</p> <p> The Commanderettes played their final regular-season game Friday night against visiting Metcalfe County. The Lady Hornets left with a 75-34 win over Washington County.</p> Couple arrested in cattle-rustling case http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/couple-arrested-cattle-rustling-case <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/screen_shot_2017-02-20_at_10.05.18_am.png" alt="Moore" title="Moore" align="left" hspace="6" width="125" height="85" /><p> A man and woman were arrested and charged with receiving stolen property in a modern day cattle-rustling case.&nbsp;</p> <p> Washington County Sheriff Jerry Pinkston said Jennifer Moore, 38, and Steven Jones, 31, were arrested after allegedly selling stolen cattle at the Washington County Livestock Center last week.&nbsp;</p> Celebrating Black History Month http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/celebrating-black-history-month-1 <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/use_this_wakefield.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="67" height="85" /><p> As an elected official, those who serve have immense responsibility to serve and protect the community they represent. Springfield&rsquo;s mayor, Debbie Wakefield, uses her responsibilities to enact positive change within her community.</p> <p> Wakefield, a lifelong resident of Springfield, is a 1984 graduate of St. Dominic School and a 1988 graduate of Washington County High School. She took office as Springfield&rsquo;s mayor in January 2015 and said it&rsquo;s an honor serving a place she&rsquo;s lived and loved all her life.&nbsp;</p> Petition to become wet circles county http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/petition-become-wet-circles-county <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/thumbs.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> A countywide wet/dry petition is circling around, and the number of signatures required to put the measure on the ballot is not exactly known.&nbsp;</p> <p> Washington County Clerk Glenn Black said the number of signatures required will be based on when the first signature was put on paper.</p> Learning starts before the classroom http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/learning-starts-classroom <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_7872edit.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> According to the Washington County Board of Education, there are things parents can do now that will help their kids later on down the road as they prepare for preschool.&nbsp;</p> <p> Assistant Superintendent Jason Simpson and Paula Turner, assistant director of special education, said engaging young children on a deeper level will help better prepare them for preschool and kindergarten.&nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;We love the how and why questions,&rdquo; Turner said. &ldquo;Because that makes them think beyond a simple answer.&rdquo;</p>