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  • School supplies for Tanzanian children

    The adage says that it takes a village to raise a child. The village of Springfield is taking that a step further, drumming up a community effort that is sending aid to more than 300 children in the Tanzanian town of Likamba.

  • Robinson back on stage in Kentucky

    Springfield native Aaron Robinson’s career began on a small stage in Springfield’s Opera House, and it continues to grow on larger stages all the time. Most recently, Robinson wrapped up a run of “The Music Man” with The Lexington Theatre Company.

  • City to consider proclamation

    The city of Springfield’s city council will consider a new proclamation when it meets next month.

    Angela Garner, chair of the legislative committee of Kentucky Indigenous Peoples, spoke at Springfield City Council’s meeting Tuesday evening. She was involved with the passing of the first Indigenous People’s proclamation in Stanford, Kentucky, after she approached the city council there about the proclamation.

  • Fake money used to purchase goods

    Some fake money has been circulating around Springfield, and police are investigating the appearance of the phony money.

    According to Assistant Chief of Police Joe Templeman, replica bills have been passed off as real money to several locations around town in the last week.

    “It looks real, it’s pretty close,” he said. “If you didn’t look at it and read where it said ‘replica’ or ‘for motion picture use only,’ it’s pretty similar.”

  • Film festival held in Springfield over the weekend

    The Springfield Opera House was transformed into a movie theater over the weekend.

    Springfield hosted the Hollywood South Film Festival, which brought filmmakers from around the country – as well as Canada and Europe – in for what was the first of three film festivals planned for the area.

  • Jets Over Kentucky soars

    Air traffic at the Springfield-Lebanon airport is at an all-time high, but not in the way you might expect. The annual Jets Over Kentucky event held at the airport is in its 14th year and has seen massive growth from its modest beginnings.

    This year, over 150 pilots have set up camp at the airport. Some have come from across the United States and others from around the world.

  • Budget cuts slow hiring process a extension office

    Though the county has a new extension office building, it’s missing two important people; a 4-H agent and agriculture agent.

    According to Horticulture Agent Dennis Morgeson, the University of Kentucky is holding approximately 70 positions due to budget cuts from the state.

    Morgeson said it’s important to note that when the state cuts from the university’s budget, “the university cuts the College of Ag, the College of Ag cuts extension, and extension has to hold on hiring agents to meet their budget.”

  • Staying safe in the heat

    Summer is in full swing, and it can be easy to forget to stay safe when you’re outdoors.

    According to Ashley Spalding, APRN, when it comes to looking for heat-related illness, folks need to watch out for fatigue, dizziness, elevated heart rate, nausea, vomiting and the feeling of passing out.

  • Summer feeding program keeps kids full in the summer

    Washington County Schools is making sure children get nutritious meals, even when school isn’t in session.

    According to Regina Hood, the school nutrition director, the Summer Feeding Program was first established as part of a larger pilot program in the 1960s, but became it’s own unique program in 1975.

    “SFSP provides an opportunity to continue a child’s physical and social development while providing nutritious meals during long vacation periods from school,” Hood said.

  • Fourth of July celebration is July 3

    Special to the Sun

    The city of Springfield has traditionally held its Independence Day Celebration on July 3 – giving residents ample opportunity to have a celebration here at home and then travel to other surrounding towns for another celebration on July 4.