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  • First SRO hired by district

    Washington County Schools

    Curt Bowen has been hired by the Washington County School District and the city of Springfield to be the district’s first school resource officer, according to an announcement from Superintendent Dr. J. Robin Cochran.

  • April proclaimed 'Child Abuse Prevention Month'

    Child abuse cases in Kentucky are on the rise. Nearly 57,000 reports met criteria for investigation by Child Protective Services (CPS) in 2017, according to data from CPS and the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services. That number is up from around 54,000 the year before.

  • Settles wins Lifetime Achievement award

    Nick Schrager

    editor@thespringfieldsun.com

    Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet last week.

    County Attorney Bill Robinson presented the award.

  • SCC sale delayed until June 4

     

    The sale of St. Catharine College has hit a bump in the road.

    According to documents filed in federal court, the sale date has been extended because the purchaser was unable to fund the sale.

    A new closing date has been set for June 4, along with payments being added to the purchase price, including a non-refundable $470,000 payment, “which shall constitute a credit against the total purchase price at closign (sic).”

  • Live Easter scenes

    Bethlehem Baptist Church hosted is annual Live Easter Scenes program over the weekend.

    According to Bobby Joe Mattingly, the program, which has gone on and off for approximately 10 years, has gained in popularity over that time.

    This year, the program focused on the last 12 hours of Jesus Christ’s life, death and resurrection.

    On average, 100 people show up for the program.

    “The more we do it, the more it grows,” Mattingly said. “Obviously, word of mouth is key, too.”

  • Fiscal court profits from auction

    Washington County Fiscal Court just got paid for using two Mack trucks for a year.

    The two trucks more than paid for themselves at the auction, even after the man hours spent transporting them there and the 7-percent seller’s fee.

    According to Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles, one truck was sold for $145,000, and another brought in $148,500.

    Though it’s just a preliminary figure, Settles said that was a profit of approximately $1,200 when you take out purchase and lease pricing of the trucks last year.

  • Fiscal court profits from auction

    Washington County Fiscal Court just got paid for using two Mack trucks for a year.

    The two trucks more than paid for themselves at the auction, even after the man hours spent transporting them there and the 7-percent seller’s fee.

    According to Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles, one truck was sold for $145,000, and another brought in $148,500.

    Though it’s just a preliminary figure, Settles said that was a profit of approximately $1,200 when you take out purchase and lease pricing of the trucks last year.

  • Saylor pleads guilty to manslaughter

    More than two years after being charged with the the murder of Shane E. Thomason at the Washington County Livestock Center, Eric T. Saylor entered a guilty plea in a Washington County court Thursday.

    On Feb. 1 2016, Saylor was accused of shooting Thomason outside of the livestock center building during a cattle auction. The next day, Kentucky State Police announced that Saylor was being held on unrelated charges at the Marion County Detention Center when he was arrested on the murder charge. He was held on a $1 million bond.

  • Community voices concerns on school safety

    Nick Schrager

    editor@thespringfieldsun.com

    The Washington County School District heard the voices of community members when it held a public forum on school safety.

    “We want everyone to be safe,” Loren Carl, a facilitator of the public comments, said. “We want you to go home, we want the students to go home, we want the teachers to go home, we want everybody safe.”

    After an opening prayer by Bobby Joe Mattingly, Craig Settles took to the podium to speak.

  • Truck rear-ends school bus

    A pickup truck rear-ended a school bus with 22 students on board from North Washington School and Washington County High School on March 13 on KY 555.

    The collision occurred just north of Brush Grove Road.

    The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said none of the students sustained visible injuries in the collision, but the driver of the pickup truck was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.