• Readers Write

    Dear Editor,

     The sun shined a lot brighter on Washington County this afternoon and, in fact, on Sunday too.  
      It should be remembered as a proud moment for Washington  County,  regarding how the local, neighboring counties, state and national  resources came out in force to search for Randall Chesser.  

  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    To the Editor,
    April is Prevent Child Abuse Month and the theme this year is  “It’s Your Turn to Make a Difference.” The Washington County Homemakers are trying to make a difference by making people aware of this problem. In 2010 in Kentucky there were 61,754 children reported as abused or neglected and 19,500 children substantiated. In Washington County there were 116 reported and 48 substantiated.

  • Readers speak out on Sunday wine sales

    Editor’s Note:
    A story announcing the plans for Horseshoe Bend Winery to expand its business hours and offer Sunday wine sales and tasting was published in the March 16, 2011, issue of The Springfield Sun. The Washington County Fiscal Court voted to approve the proposed ordinance on Friday, March 25, 2011. In the March 30, 2011, issue of The Sun, it was announced that the fiscal court had approved the measure and conducted the first reading of the ordinance.

    Dear Editor,

  • Readers Write: Prayers for Japan

    Japan, we are thinking of you today. Here is my heart.
    I awoke this morning and turned on the light; thinking about thousands of Japanese who have no light switch left to turn on.  For those who do, flipping the lifeless switch means nothing because they have no power.  Oh God, we pray for those who remain in darkness.

  • Fire department addresses citizens, says fire protection will continue

  • Road clean-up draws praise from reader

    To the Editor,

    Wow! That’s the best way to describe the tremendous job the road crew did cleaning up Mayes Creek road recently. The roadside had become badly overgrown with underbrush and tree crowding. It had overtaken much of the space that once allowed cars to pull off the road.

  • Reader ponders life without fire protection

    To the Editor,

    Have you ever thought what it would be like if you didn’t have fire protection? Well now is the time to begin thinking about it.

  • Reader supports local firefighters

    To the Editor,

    After having read the story “Who’ll Put Out The Fires?”, I have to say that if all I had to go on was that story, I would think those volunteer firemen are all the most selfish people on the face of the earth. It did not tell the whole story and painted these courageous men in an unflattering light.

  • Fire protection association to quit Dec. 31

    The following is an open letter submitted to The Springfield Sun by Jim Logsdon, president of the Washington County Fire Protection Association, which was also signed by other officers of the group.