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  • White back home after state Junior Miss contest

    Saturday was her 18th birthday, but Lauren White didn’t spend it with her family has she had in the past. This year, she was on a stage in Lexington, competing in the state Junior Miss competition.

    Although she couldn’t spend time laughing and talking with her family, they were in the audience while Lauren was on stage. She said it was a different birthday experience for her, but one she will not forget.

  • Casualties of recession offered free classes at St. Catharine College

    Call it your local stimulus package, courtesy of St. Catharine College. In a way to aid those who unfortunately have lost jobs during the economic down-turn, St. Catharine is now offering free classes during the spring semester. And, even though classes for the semester began Monday, it is not too late to take advantage of this enticing offer. Registration for the spring semester has been extended one week, and some eight week courses do not start until mid-term.

  • Battling the brrrr

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The sun was barely peeking over the horizon Friday morning as the thermometer at Springfield State Bank read zero degrees. An arctic freeze moved into the area, but the freezing temperatures were no excuse for those who must work outside.

  • Fire damages local home

    An early morning fire on West High Street in Springfield was the result of electrical wiring, according to fire officials. The blaze originated in the attic of the home, which is at the corner of West High and Doctor streets. There were no injuries from the fire. No other information is available at this time, and the investigation is continuing.

  • Search continues for missing teen

    Kentucky State Police are searching for a missing Washington County teenager.

    Dawn Hardin, 15, has been missing since Friday, Jan. 9, 2009. She is a white female with shoulder-length black hair, and weighs approximately 170 pounds and is 5 feet, 5 inches tall. She has lip and ear piercings.

    Hardin was last seen wearing light blue jeans, a white thermal knit shirt decorated with light blue skulls and a black jacket.

    Anyone with information about her whereabouts should contact the Kentucky State Police at 1 (800) 222-5555. Trooper John Adams is investigating.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Remembering the dream

    More than 45 years have passed since Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Monday night, the words of that speech were spoken again, this time by Gene Livers of Springfield as part of a celebration of King’s life and legacy at the River of Life Church.

    Livers said being able to recite the words of that speech on the anniversary of King’s birth as part of the celebration was special to him.

  • Springfield to host Lincoln bicentennial events

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    At the Springfield City Council meeting last Tuesday, McKenna Raybourne and Stephen Carney of the Springfield Young Ambassadors announced that Springfield Mayor John W. Cecconi and Washington County Judge/Executive John A. Settles have proclaimed Feb. 12, 2009 as Abraham Lincoln Day.

  • Mr. Smith goes to China

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Comparing Washington County to Beijing, China may be tough to comprehend, but when it comes to education, each country has something to learn from each other. That’s what Washington County High School Principal Leon Smith recently discovered during a trip to China sponsored by the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning based in Louisville.

  • Springfield teen missing

    The Kentucky State Police are attempting to locate 15-year-old Dawn Hardin of Springfield in Washington County. She is a white female with brown eyes and shoulder-length black hair, weighing approximately 170 lbs. and standing 5 feet, 5 inches tall. She has lip and ear piercings and was last seen on Friday Jan. 9, 2009, wearing light blue jeans, a white thermal shirt decorated with light blue skulls and a black jacket. If anyone has any information as to her whereabouts, please contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555. Tpr. John Adams is investigating.

  • Two killed in Tuesday night crash

    A Washington County man is dead after a two-vehicle accident on KY 555 around 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

    Robert Wayne Miles of Springfield was traveling north on KY 555 when he attempted to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone, according to a report by Kentucky State Police. The 1995 Ford truck he was driving collided head-on with a 2007 Chevy van driven by Willie J. Adams of Washington, Pa., who was traveling south on KY 555.