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  • Who'll put out the fires?

    If the Washington County Fire Protection Association sticks to its plans, you can forget about the group’s long-discussed plans of building a new fire station, because it won’t be needed. As of Dec. 31, the association will cease to exist, and so will the valuable services offered to many Washington Countians.

    In a letter delivered to The Springfield Sun on Thursday, Nov. 18, the WCFPA announced that it will no longer provide fire coverage, and directed that responsibility to the Washington County Fiscal Court and Judge-Executive John Settles.

  • Annual Lions/Rotary radio auction hits the air Sunday

     

  • Community Thanksgiving is Tuesday at 7 p.m.

     

    All  members of the community are invited to the annual community Thanksgiving  service sponsored by the Washington County Ministerial Association on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m.  at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 348 Rosary Heights  Street, Springfield.  Join your neighbors of all faiths for this time of  giving thanks together for our many  blessings.

  • Empty Bowl Supper set for Friday

     

    The annual  Empty Bowl Supper to benefit New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future will take  place at the Valley Hill Store, 65 Valley Hill Road, on Friday, Nov. 19, 6-8:30 pm.  

  • Submit letters to Santa Claus through our Web site!

     

  • State to review plans for new high school

     

    The first day of classes for the 2014 school year will be Aug. 4, and if plans go as scheduled, that’s the date the new Washington County High School will open its doors.

  • Local student takes steps to become a leader

     

    While most kids are playing Follow the Leader, St. Dominic eighth-grader Molly Simms is taking steps toward becoming a leader. She is taking part in Presentation Academy's 16th annual Eighth Grade Leadership Forum in Louisville. The program, which is for eighth-grade girls in Catholic schools, consists of three sessions held during the school year. The first was on Oct. 5, and Simms just returned from the second session held Nov. 11. The final session will take place on Feb. 16, 2011.

  • Johnson jumps for joy on 60th birthday

     

    When most people turn 60 years old, they celebrate with the traditional birthday cake, presents and party favors. But for Judy Johnson, she didn't want another boring birthday – she decided to try something different by skydiving from 10,000 feet.

    Johnson lives near Arnold's Airport in Washington County, and she watches local skydivers from her house. After seeing how graceful they looked in the air, the seed was planted for her to give it a try.

  • Improvements under way at city park

     

    Springfield Public Works Supervisor Glenn Mattingly told the city council Tuesday that workers have been taking advantage of the nice weather to commence improvements at Idle Hour Park. On the ground, work is being done to expand and remodel the concession stand, while in the air, the lights on the two upper fields are being completely rewired and bulbs are being replaced. The city hopes the improvements will provide a better atmosphere for everyone who uses the facilities.

  • Message of Columbine victim presented tonight at 6:30 p.m. at WCHS

     

    Rachel Joy Scott’s name might not be one you recognize when you hear it, but her story is one you will never forget.
    Rachel, a student at Columbine High School in Colorado, was the first person killed in the tragic Colorado school shooting on April 20, 1999. The students that took her life, as well as their own lives and the lives of 11 other students and one teacher, reportedly did so as a result of bullying.