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  • Covered bridge project gets nearly $1 million grant

     

    County officials haven’t been notified, and details aren’t available, but the Mt. Zion Covered Bridge is supposedly set to receive nearly $1 million in grant money for repairs.

  • Coupons return to The Springfield Sun

    Few products offer individuals the opportunity to save more than they spend. Starting today, The Springfield Sun will give readers this opportunity with the return of SmartSource coupons.
    Inside The Sun each week, readers will find a coupon package regularly valued at more than $75 in savings through manufacturer, retail and restaurant coupons. Subscribers will usually find they can recoup the cost of a Springfield Sun subscription in just one week of coupon savings.

  • Roundabout giving some Springfield drivers trouble

     

    With the opening of the newest section of Washington County’s Springfield Bypass (US 150), some changes in traffic flow in front of St. Catherine College are prompting the Department of Highways District Office in Elizabethtown to provide public awareness with regard to traffic use of a roundabout.  This design was chosen to connect both new and old sections of US 150 and St. Catherine College.

  • Student's summer in Africa is a dream come true

     

    Josette Taylor learned a lot in her first year at the University of Louisville, but it doesn’t begin to compare with what she learned during her summer break.
    Taylor, a 2010 graduate of Washington County High School, traveled this summer with International Student Volunteers. The group uses volunteers to help people around the globe. Each year, more than 4,000 volunteer students from more than 800 universities and colleges travel with ISV.

  • Governor visits community theatre

     

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear stopped in Springfield for a visit last week, first taking in a brief performance of the Central Kentucky Community Theatre at the Opera House, and then making a presentation of his own.
    After seeing five songs performed by CKCT students, Beshear took the stage and presented a check to Scott Fattizzi, who along with his wife, Jan, operates the theatre program.

  • Governor to visit Springfield's Opera House tonight

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear will visit Springfield tonight and attend a special program at the Opera House.
    The Central Kentucky Community Theatre will welcome the governor, who is visiting to recognize the contributions of the theatre and its contributions to the cultural and artistic development of the state. He will also make an announcement at the event, according to Kerri Richardson, communications director for the governor.
    See more coverage of this visit in next week's issue of The Springfield Sun.

  • Jets Over Kentucky draws from around the globe

     

    They may be small, but they sure do attract a crowd.
    Last week, more than 150 pilots brought more than 350 model jets to the Lebanon-Springfield Airport for the 2011 Jets Over Kentucky. An estimated 2,500 spectators visited the airport during the past weekend to take in the show, according to event organizer Lewis "The General" Patton.

  • Mackville Road could re-open soon

    County road department supervisor Albert Wimsatt said during the regular scheduled fiscal court meeting on Monday that he estimated that Mackville Road could open by as early as Wednesday. The hill was leveled off and rock was scheduled to be placed on Monday.

  • County takes action on culvert

    The county opted to approve a bid to do repair work on a box culvert on Kelly Brothers Lane off of Bloomfield Road.
    Hornback Construction Company from Hodgenville submitted the only bid, which the court opened on Monday during the regular scheduled meeting.
    Hornback submitted a lump-sum bid for $19,300 to complete the project from start to finish.

  • St. Catharine field day set for Thursday

    While playing catch-up from all the wet weather earlier this year, Rick Greenwell hopes Washington County farmers can attend this year’s Saint Catharine College field day.
    Greenwell, the Washington County Extension Agent for agriculture/natural resources, said the field day is usually a bi-annual event, held at the SCC farm.