Local News

  • Q&A with Sen. Tom Buford

    Sen. Tom Buford, R-Jessamine County, announced his intentions to seek re-election in 2014 for the 22nd Kentucky State Senatorial seat on Nov. 8.

    Though Buford has been part of the general assembly since originally being elected in 1990, he’s a new face to many local residents, as Washington and Mercer counties were added to Buford’s district during redistricting this past summer. They join Jessamine, Garrard and Fayette, which were represented by Buford under the previous alignment.

  • City council discusses upcoming projects

    Despite holding a groundbreaking on Aug. 29, progress on the construction of the new building that will house the Washington County Fire Protection Association and Washington County Fire Department has yet to be made.

    Springfield City Administrator Laurie Smith addressed the delay at last Tuesday’s city council meeting, saying that it had been explained to the city that a change in manufacturer was the reason for the wait.

    The building will be a Butler metal building, but the specifications that had engineering approval were for another brand.

  • Robinson wins state NATS classical category

    The stage has been Aaron Robinson’s friend since elementary school.

    Only a year after the Central Kentucky Community Theatre opened, Robinson, now a sophomore at Bethlehem High School, was introduced to the joys of the creative arts.

    He couldn’t get enough of performing, and it wasn’t long until he landed a major role, portraying Charlie Bucket in the theater’s production of “Willy Wonka.”

    And that was only the beginning.

  • 3 Injury accidents, hit and run reported in recent weeks

    Seven injuries were reported in three car accidents in the last three weeks, as well as a hit and run near Willisburg.

    - At least four people were injured, including two children in an incident on Nov. 3.

    James E. Graves, 82, of Springfield, was driving a 1994 Buick LeSabre owned by Anna L. Hayden, 77, of Bardstown, who was a passenger in the vehicle, west on Perryville Road at the time of the accident.

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  • KSP Post 15 Most Wanted

    Post 15 of the Kentucky State Police has begun sharing a “Most Wanted” list, and the first suspect discussed most recently had a Washington County address.

    Arista Jean Hall, 39, is wanted on a burglary charge from 2011. She was last known to be staying at 1993 Hickory Camp Road in southern Washington County near Maker’s Mark Distillery. Tpr. Morris Farris is investigating the case.

  • County business discussed last Friday

    The Washington County Fiscal Court met in a special-called session last Friday morning.

    The first order of business for the court was passing a resolution that stated that any blacktopped road that is cut must be backfilled with a flowable fill product.

    This was in response to a possible water line extension project that could be in the works soon.

  • News briefs 11/13

    The deadline to submit Santa Letters to The Springfield Sun is 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3. Photos may be submitted with letters. Make sure to include your name, age and address. Age limit for letters is 11 years old. The letters will be judged with the first-place winner receiving $15, second place receiving $10 and third receiving $5. The letters will appear in the Santa Section on Wednesday, Dec. 25.  (On news stands Dec. 24)

  • Coach steps down at IU East

    Adam Stevenson, head coach of the Indiana University East volleyball team, decided on Nov. 5 to resign from his position by mutual agreement after a comprehensive review performed by the school, according to the school athletic department’s web site.

    Though the review reported no findings of sexual harassment, Stevenson elected to step down nine days after being placed on paid administrative leave.

  • Teens treated, OK after accident

    A 17-year-old driver and two passengers, ages 16 and 11, were treated and released from Spring View Hospital on Monday after their vehicle was struck from the rear.

    The accident occurred four miles south of Springfield on KY-55 at 7:55 a.m.
    Kayla Wimstett, 17, of Willisburg, was stopped in the northbound lane, waiting to turn left, when her 2004 Pontiac was struck from behind.

    The collision was with a 2011 Ford Taurus operated by Kelly Chappell, 45, of Halifax, Va.