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  • Community comes out to support veterans


    For a little while on Friday morning, the Washington County High School gym served as a memorial for veterans.

    “You know today, you hear a lot of talk about heroes from Kobe, LeBron, Tom Brady, and so forth and so on,” Paul Terrell, WCHS principal said. “But the real heroes are the people sitting to my right and left. They are the heroes of our time.”
    The heroes he was referring to were local veterans, nearly 50 in attendance, who came out to celebrate Veteran’s Day.

  • A soldier’s time at the tomb


    Though he acknowledges that his job in the military was an honor, Tim Robinson shrugs off the notion that it’s a big deal.

    “I never really thought that what I did was that big of a deal,” he said. “Even to this day, I still don’t think it is. The reason why I feel that way is because I think there are a lot of veterans out there who have done a lot more than I did when I was at Arlington Cemetery, by laying their life down in combat zone.”

  • Scenic byway one step closer

     

    The Lincoln Heritage  National Scenic Highway is one step closer to obtaining grant money to put up signage to help guide the traveling public along the route.

    Designers from AECOM, a company based in Orlando, Fla., recently put together examples of a logo and signs for the scenic byway.  

    Jonathan M. Mugmon, the wayfinding studio leader, said a national scenic byway designation was special.

  • WCHS class played host to special guest

     

    Washington County High School’s Early College program played host to a special guest from Washington D.C. on Wednesday of last week. 

    Dr. Mariana Haynes, a senior fellow at Alliance for Excellent Education, stopped by to learn about Kentucky’s secondary education intiatives, which included Washington County High School’s Early College program. 

    Haynes was joined by Cindy Parker, a literacy coordinator with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE). 

  • Recycling programs in the works

     

    By Brandon Mattingly

    Sun Staff Writer

    Washington County Solid Waste Coordinator George Ann Palmer raised a pair of proposals at a regular scheduled fiscal court meeting on Friday. A proposal for a contract involving e-scrap recycling was put on hold, while a request for a workplace training program was accepted with no opposition.

    The contract request was with a Louisville-based company involving the recycling of e-scrap (computers, cell phones, televisions, etc.).

  • Crash claims Mercer teen that had local ties

     

    HARRODSBURG — Mercer County Senior High School junior and cheerleader Alyssa Kelty had the brightest smile on the sidelines. She shared it earnestly and unselfishly with fans, friends, family, classmates and the community at large.

    So when her smile was tragically missing from Friday night’s football game, the crowd replaced it with a moment of silence that seemed to last throughout the evening.

  • WCHS band takes third at state

     

    Last weekend was a busy time for the Marching Commander Band. 

     

    Friday found the Commander band performing its last show for the home crowd at the football game, hosting its chili supper and senior night.  

    On Saturday, the band traveled to Bowling Green to compete in the State KMEA Marching Band Class AA semifinals, along with 15 other bands from around the state. 

  • Sizemore to serve one year after fatal crash


    After a tearful plea from the victim’s family, a decision to put a man behind bars was made in a court case just over a year after a fatal wreck on US 150.

    Steven W. Sizemore, 55, of East Bernstadt, was sentenced to 12 months in Laurel County jail on Wednesday of last week in Washington County.
    Chief Circuit Judge Allan Ray Bertram sentenced Sizemore to seven years in prison on the amended charge of manslaughter second degree, a C class felony.

  • Tourism wins award for TV spot


    Free air time turned into a high honor for the Springfield Tourism Commission.

    At last year’s Kentucky Travel Industry Association (KTIA) awards ceremony, Kathy Elliott, Springfield Tourism Commission’s executive director, won $2,500 of free advertising with Insight Cable in the Lexington and Evansville markets.
    The tourism commission teamed up with Springfield native Michael Breeding, of Michael Breeding Media in Lexington, to make a television commercial that would go on to earn high praise.

  • Artists to explore sustainability


    Sister Claire McGowan wants to get the community involved in sustainable living, one group at a time.

    McGowan and the New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future are hosting a session on how artists can raise awareness of sustainable living through their work.
    Panelists will be Washington County artists such as  painter Bettye Brookfield, poet Maurice Manning, and musician Sue Massek.