Today's News

  • School district now using Facebook

    In an effort to stay in contact with students and parents, the Washington County School District is joining the world of social networking.

    Dawn Pettus, community education director for the district, has announced that the school system has a presence on the popular social networking Web site, Facebook.
    Pettus said the site is being used to find even more ways to be in touch with the students, parents, and even faculty of the school system.
    “It’s just another way to get information out there,” Pettus said. “We have a goal of 500 fans for the page by the end of the year.”

  • Thankful to serve


    When we sit down with our families at Thanksgiving and think of things for which we should be thankful, we should not forget people like Zack Parrish.

  • Who'll put out the fires?

    If the Washington County Fire Protection Association sticks to its plans, you can forget about the group’s long-discussed plans of building a new fire station, because it won’t be needed. As of Dec. 31, the association will cease to exist, and so will the valuable services offered to many Washington Countians.

    In a letter delivered to The Springfield Sun on Thursday, Nov. 18, the WCFPA announced that it will no longer provide fire coverage, and directed that responsibility to the Washington County Fiscal Court and Judge-Executive John Settles.

  • BIRTH: Carrico: It's a boy!

    Fran and Jimbo Carrico of Springfield announce the birth of their son at 12:54 p.m. Sept. 16, 2010 at North Florida Regional Medical Center, Gainesville, Fla.

    David Thomas Carrico weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length.
    He was welcomed home by a brother, Spencer, age 13.
    Maternal grandparents are David and Nancy Carney of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Perry and Anna Carrico of Springfield.
    Great-grandparents are Donald Carney, and C.H. and Frances Haydon.

  • BIRTH: Romero: It's a girl!

    Melinda and Jesus Romero of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on Oct. 19, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Alizabeth Marie “Ali” weighed 7 pounds, 11.5 ounces and was 19 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by a brother, Markus, age 5.
    Maternal grandparents are Mark and Jane Barnett of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Jose Romero and Maria Castaneda of Mexico.

  • BIRTH: Nichols: It's a boy!

    Laura Beth and Jay Nichols of Louisville announce the birth of their son at 11:47 p.m. Nov. 2, 2010 at Baptist Hospital East.

    John Ross Nichols weighed 8 pounds and was 20.5 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Tillie Polin, Robbie and Bonnie Polin of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Katherine and Stephen O’Bryan of Gilbertsville, Ky., and James and Holly Nichols of Metarie, La.
    Great-grandparents are Tillie Eddleman, Laura Polin and Mildred Nichols.

  • BIRTH: Barlow: It's a girl!

    Amy and Scott Barlow of Mackville announce the birth of their daughter at 3:05 p.m. Sept. 14, 2010 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

    Claire Rose Barlow weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by a brother, Ethan, age 8.
    Maternal grandparents are Evelyn and Fred Boblett Jr. of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Kathy and William R. Barlow of Willisburg.
    Great-grandmother is Helen Gaunce.

  • Give back during holidays; Young Riders compete

    The holiday season is a time for giving thanks and giving back.  Now is the perfect time of year to teach children the importance of community service and nurture the spirit of giving. Many youth groups including 4-H, Boy and Girl Scouts, school clubs and church youth groups conduct community service projects, but it’s important to also do community service as a family.

    Start by choosing a charity in your own community.  Then talk to the youth about the kinds of charities they would like to support.

  • Be thankful, and join us on Facebook!

    It is the season for thankfulness, but I often wonder why we need a season or holiday to remind us about all the good things we have.  We have so much more in this country than most of the rest of the world but yet we need to be reminded of it on a yearly basis.

  • County residents upset with federal flood zone map


    Several property owners in Washington County are concerned that a new federal flood plain map will impact insurance rates since none of these residents or properties have experienced any flooding.