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  • Will county library stay in Springfield city limits?

     

    About 50 people showed up at Thursday’s Washington County Library Board meeting, and many of them were there to speak or hear about the future location of a new library.
    The problem with that, according to library director Joy Wandrey, is that no discussions had been held about moving the library outside of the city limits, although many of those who spoke out during the meeting addressed keeping it in the city of Springfield.

  • School district enrollment grows by more than 100 students

    When classes opened in Washington County last Thursday, every school in the district saw growth in enrollment. Some were modest, while others were much greater.
    According to numbers provided by Chad Willis, director of pupil personnel for the Washington County School District, a total of 101 new students were on the roll for local schools as of Friday.
    Willis said North Washington led the way with 47 new students. The school had an enrollment of 471 students last year, and that climbed to 518 at the start of this year.

  • Plans unveiled for new high school

     

    Monday was quite a day for the Washington County School District. After officially closing the purchase of land for a new high school earlier in the day, the school board also approved a schematic design for the new school later that evening at its regular monthly meeting.

  • You're probably from Washington County if...

     

    Here at The Springfield Sun, we recently created a page on the social networking website Facebook to encourage people to share their memories of growing up and living in Washington County.

  • St. Dominic school to get new science lab courtesy of Alltech, Lyons family

     

    The future is looking bright for students at St. Dominic School in Springfield. The small Catholic school recently added a new library/media center, as well as a community center/gymnasium. Now, a new science lab appears to be on the horizon.

  • Deal is done for new high school site

     

    A new high school is on the horizon for Washington County, and the paperwork is almost done to make the purchase of 69.5 acres for the campus official.
    The Washington County School Board met recently, along with Tommy Ward, who is selling the land to the school district for $701,500, and attorneys for each side.

  • Riney to perform at Opera House tonight

     

    Thomas Riney, a sophomore music performance and natural science double major in the honors program at Xavier University, will be performing at 7 p.m. tonight, Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Springfield Opera House.
    The program, entitled “Evening with the Arts,” also features Brazilian pianist Priscilla Dickson. She is a full-time accompanist at Campbellsville College.

  • Springfield residents may have property added to historic register

    The Springfield Main Street District will soon be considered by the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.
    An informational meeting to discuss the designation with property owners took place on Tuesday at the Springfield Opera House.
    Nell Haydon, the director of Springfield’s Main Street / Renaissance program, said that she wants residents to know that there are no limitations placed on the property if listed on the national register.

  • Mackville on list of post offices that could be closed

     

    Mackville is one of many post offices across the country that could be closed.
    The United States Postal Service announced Tuesday that it will conduct studies of about 3,700 retail offices, including the one in Mackville, to determine customer needs.

  • Shoppers find big savings with coupons

     

    In an economy when times can be tough, there’s nothing like saving money. That’s what has driven the recent coupon craze across the country, and Washington Countians are no stranger to it, either.
    Amy Willis clips coupons and saves money for her family budget, and she said she sees some drastic savings with her trips to the grocery store.