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Accepting Used Sporting Equipment

Springfield Presbyterian Church Mission Store, Heavenly Treasures, is accepting used sporting equipment to be donated to needy children. Donations may be dropped off at the store on East Main Street in Springfield, next door to the church, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  


Summer Feeding Program

The Washington County Board of Education is participating in the Summer Food Service Program from May 30 – July 28.  Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  Hot lunch meals will be provided at the site and time listed below:

Washington County Middle School - Breakfast- 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Lunch-11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Springfield Housing Authority -Lunch 12-12:30 p.m. Any child that has not reached their 19th birthday is eligible for a meal.  


Farmers Market  at the Depot

The Farmers Market is now open and continues through the end of October. The market hours are every Saturday 8 a.m. - noon and Wednesdays 3 to 6 p.m.  For more information call (859) 336-5440.


Head   Start Applications

Central Kentucky Head Start is currently accepting applications for 3- and 4-year-olds for the 2017-2018 school year. In order to be eligible, children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2017. For more information about the head start program or to request an application, please contact Jewell Bartley, Central Kentucky CAC Head Start Family Advocate for Washington County at (859) 481-6003.


Tuesday, July 4

Sun Office Closed

The Springfield Sun office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4.


Thursday, July 6

Planning Office Closed

The Planning Office will be open on Monday, July 3, and Wednesday, July 5, but closed on Thursday, July 6. Additionally the Planning Office will be closed on Monday, July 10. The Planning Office will resume normal hours (8 a.m. – 1 p.m.) Thursday, July 13, with an additional day of Friday, July 14 (8 a.m. -1 p.m.)


Sunday, July 9

Gospel Singing 

The Blakey Quartet will be ministering at Springfield Redemption Point on Sunday, July 9, at 6 p.m. There is no charge for admission. A love offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at 2527 Hwy 555 in Springfield. For more info call (859) 481-4111.


July 10-13

Presbyterian Church VBS

The Springfield Presbyterian Church will host its “Camp Out” Vacation Bible School July 10-12, from 6:30 p.m. -8:45 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday at the church at 140 E. Main Street.   On Wednesday, July 12, the VBS celebration and church-wide cookout begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church located at 275 Pleasant Grove Loop, Springfield.   Kids from 4-6th grade are invited to join.  Please call (859) 336-3601 to register and leave child’s name, age, parent/guardian name, and contact number.   Kids will “learn s’more about Jesus” with music, Bible Story activities, projects with a purpose and games.


Saturday, Sept. 9

Class Reunion

The Washington County High School class of 1977 will be holding its 40th class reunion Saturday, Sept. 9, from 7p.m. – 1 a.m. Please contact Lou Ann Smith at (502) 445-4817 for further information or to sign up to attend this event. The deadline for submitting money for your attendance has been extended to June 12. Please reserve your spot to attend to Jerri Riney, 266 Blandford Road, Springfield, KY, 40069. Those interested in helping may attend our last meeting June 25 at 1 p.m. at Mordecai’s.


Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.


Addiction Counseling

Narconon reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. Call (800) 431-1754 or visit www.prescription-abuse.org on the Internet.


Addiction Counseling

Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. (800) 431-1754.


Volunteers Needed

My New Kentucky Home Habitat for Humanity is seeking Washington County volunteers to apply to join the board of directors. If interested in joining, please contact Rick Wagoner at (502) 348-2664. 


Knights of Columbus Bingo

Bingo is played every Wednesday night at Knights of Columbus, Bardstown Road in Springfield. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. All proceeds go to support Knights of Columbus Council 4270 charities.


DAV Transport

The Disabled American Veterans transport van leaves Lebanon every Monday and Thursday. Veterans who wish to ride should be at the Lebanon McDonald’s by 7:15 a.m. The van also stops at the Springfield Hardee’s and the Bardstown Burger King. Riders need to set up medical appointments through the VA before they ride. To schedule an appointment, they should call (502) 780-3247. They should notify the DAV transport coordinator before they ride. Veterans who wish to ride on the Lebanon van Mondays or Thursdays should call Frank Bland at (270) 692-5568. There is no charge for riding the van.


Driver Licensing

The Division of Driver Licensing has discontinued printing and mailing of renewal reminder cards. CDL renewal reminders will still be mailed. Federal law mandates this.