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Local News

  • Voters go to the polls Tuesday

    In less than a week, voters will head to the polls to choose a new senator in District 14, filling a vacancy left by the resignation of former Sen. Dan Kelly, R-Springfield. The winner will represent a five-county area, including Washington, Nelson, Marion, Mercer and Taylor counties.

  • Santa letters due to The Sun Dec. 8

    It’s time to write your letters to Santa Claus for this year’s special section in The Springfield Sun.

    Santa’s elves here at The Sun will be busy typing those letters and getting them on to the North Pole, but we need to make sure all letters have arrived by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Send letters to P.O. Box 31, Springfield, KY 40069, or e-mail us at editor@thespringfieldsun.com, or drop letters off at our office at 108 Progress Ave.

  • Lincoln Homestead dedicates historical marker

    Although it has been around since 1936, it wasn't until last Tuesday when Lincoln Homestead State Park had a state historical marker placed on the park grounds. Oh, sure, there is a historical marker located near the old 1916 courthouse recognizing the marriage of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, but that marker directs visitors seven miles north to the location of the state park. Thanks to the efforts of the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Department of Highways, the park now has a marker of its own.

  • Ghost Out teaches students about the dangers of drinking and driving

    There are many lessons taught every day at Washington County High School, but the one given to students on Tuesday before Thanksgiving break might have been the most important lesson they will ever learn.

    In cooperation with the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and the Washington County Heartland Youth Coalition, the school’s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) organization sponsored an event called a “Ghost Out,” which was intended to make students understand the dangers of alcohol and drugs.

  • Deputy case goes to grand jury

    The two former Washington County deputies who have been charged with trafficking in marijuana, as well as other charges, will see their cases go to a grand jury.

    Following a preliminary hearing in Washington County District Court Monday, Judge Robert W. Heaton decided that there was enough evidence for the cases against former deputies Wayne Bartley and Billy Mattingly to go to a grand jury, and the grand jury will then determine if the cases will go to trial.

  • Deputies arraignedNext court appearance is Monday, Nov. 30

    Two former Washington County Sheriff’s deputies found themselves on the other side of the courtroom Tuesday afternoon as they were arraigned on multiple charges, including trafficking in marijuana.

  • Christmas comes to Springfield Dec. 5

    As with Christmas every year, Santa Claus is coming to town, and Springfield is no different!

  • A tale of two quilts

    When you think of a barn quilt, images of an old, weathered, wooden structure adorned with a traditional quilt pattern might pop into your mind. And while one of the two barn quilts that were mounted last Thursday morning in Washington County fit that traditional mold, the other couldn’t be more opposite.

  • Two Washington County deputies arrested on drug, other charges

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  • Candidates debate for Senate seat

    While the two candidates started the debate by stating their mutual friendship, clear differences emerged between the Democrat and Republican running for the vacated senate seat of Dan Kelly.

    The hour-and-a-half debate was hosted by PLG-TV 13 and featured questions from a panel of area newspaper editors for Bardstown Democrat Jodie Haydon and Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon.