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  • Sun college hoops bracket winners announced

     

    The tournament is over, and Connecticut is the national champion of the men's college basketball tournament.

    With that news also comes the announcement of winners of The Springfield Sun's reader contest. Points were awarded for correct picks in each round of the tournament, and the overall winner will receive $100, while the second-place finisher will receive $50.

  • It's been a year of progress for local family in battle against autism

     

  • Willisburg makes history

    It’s a city with a population of just over 300 people, but Willisburg definitely has some growth in its future.
    Willisburg was chartered in 1836, and only recently celebrated the election of not only the first female mayor in the history of Willisburg, but all of Washington County. On Wednesday, the city took another step as it opened its first city hall, despite having established a city government in 1967.

  • Cub Scout Pack 429 holds Pinewood Derby

    Members of Springfield’s Cub Scout Pack 429 participated in the annual Pinewood Derby Saturday afternoon at the River of Life Church. Scouts watched as two cars zoomed by on the wooden track. The top three finishers were Keith Vanover (1st place); Tyler Ashlock (2nd place); and Karson Vanover (3rd place).

  • Hydrants could be huge for local insurance rates

     

    They stand about 2 feet tall, but hydrants could be a huge issue for helping many Washington County residents get a lower fire rating, and lower insurance rates. They could also be the reason local fire ratings increase, and insurance rates skyrocket, according to members of the Washington County Fire Committee.

  • Fast Food convenience store property sold

     

    The property that was home to the Fast Food convenience store has sold. A deed in the Washington County Clerk’s office indicates that the sell was completed on March 23, 2011, and the old store location was bought by Newcomb Oil Company of Bardstown for a total of $425,000 from Haydon Coal and Oil.

  • Project Lifesaver rolls out

    The Washington County Emergency Management department is rolling out a new program just in time for Autism Awareness Month.
    Project Lifesaver, which helps caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients and autistic children, is now available for county residents.
    Kevin Devine, the county’s emergency management director, said anyone interested in the program can now sign up to use the technology.

  • Sunday wine sales pass; ordinance to get second reading

    Horshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery is one step closer to being allowed to sell wine on Sundays.
    However, if the ordinance passes, it will only effect wine sold at wineries.

  • Highway 55 yard sale is April 14-17

    The third annual Hwy. 55 yard sale will make its way through Washington County this year.
    The 147-mile yard sale stretches through Carroll, Trimble, Henry, Marion, Shelby, Taylor, Spencer, Adair, Nelson, Russell and Washington counties.
    This is the first year that Washington County has promoted the event, according to Kathy Elliott with Springfield Main Street Renaissance.
    Tammy Osbourne with the Springfield Chamber of Commerce said space is available for people to set up at Country Place and Ace Hardware.

  • Lebanon autism walk is April 2

    When Lisa Nally-Martin’s first son, Evan, was born, it didn’t take long for her to realize that something wasn’t right.
    He was born two weeks early, and his umbilical cord had been wrapped around his neck, so she assumed that’s why he wasn’t eating properly.
    But, as the days and months passed, things still weren’t right.
    All of the typical developmental milestones that most children could do at his age, Evan wasn’t doing.