Local News

  • Low and fixed income residents can save on fire fee

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    While it may not be your typical “fire sale”, the Springfield – Washington County Fire Protection District is offering a 50-percent rebate on the annual fire fee to qualifying district residents. To get half off the annual $45 fee, residents must file paperwork stating that they meet the qualifications for low or fixed income.

  • Local company charged in male-on-male sexual harassment suit

    A Washington County company faces charges of sexual harassment involving a male supervisor allegedly making sexual comments to a male employee.

    Haydon Brothers Contracting, Inc., is charged with violating federal law for allegedly subjecting a male employee to sexual harrassment, according to a report filed by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). A civil suit was filed against Haydon Brothers in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky’s Louisville Division.

  • $600 stolen from senior citizen center

    A burglar entered the Springfield Senior Citizen Center late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning and made off with more than $600 earmarked to help senior citizens who visit the center.

    Sabrina Humphrey, an employee who works at the center through the Kentucky Works Program, arrived Thursday morning to find that someone had entered the center through a side window. Humphrey said in a report to the Springfield Police Department that she arrived around 9 a.m. to find change all over the floor, drawers opened and the money bags emptied.

  • Veterans offered tuition benefits to attend St. Catharine College

    Many years ago, the yellow ribbon became a symbol for families at home longing for the return of their relatives serving military duty overseas. And while the yellow ribbon still carries that same message, it also now applies to another veteran-related issue.

    Starting with the fall semester of 2009, veterans will be eligible for additional aid for college in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The benefits are for post-9/11 veterans, and are in addition to the aid they would already receive through the GI Bill.

  • No injuries reported in Friday morning fire

    At 11:07 a.m. Friday, the Springfield Fire Department was dispatched to the scene of a small apartment fire at 120 Ballard Street in Springfield. The first of seven firefighters arrived at 11:15 a.m. and found that a fire had started in the kitchen of the basement apartment rented by Javier Marvin. No injuries were reported.

    The fire had started in the kitchen stove, which was already removed from the apartment when firefighters arrived. The fire spread to the kitchen cabinets, walls and ceiling of the apartment owned by Larry Boblitt of Willisburg.

  • Local author hopes to have 'write stuff' with first romance novel

    Tom and Denise are two souls in search of love. Will they find what they are looking for in a contemporary country setting? Only time will tell if they are successful on their quest for love.

    That doesn’t sound like your typical way to fight a sluggish economy, but for one local man, it’s his effort to combat a bad economy while unleashing the creative writer within.

  • County set to begin road work, blacktopping

    With warm weather now here, and more vehicles on local highways, blacktopping and road repairs are among the key concerns for Washington County Fiscal Court.

    Washington County Road Supervisor Albert Wimsatt told magistrates at Monday’s fiscal court meeting to start thinking about areas in the county that need blacktop.

    Magistrate Morris Sweazy informed the court that the area of Claybrook Lane and Mackville Road is one of concern for drivers, and that work should be done to make it a safer intersection.

  • New features on The Springfield Sun Web site!

    When you visit us on the Internet, be sure to take advantage of some new features, as well as some old ones on our Web site. These new features are located with links at the bottom of our home page.

    Visitors to www.readthesun.com can now follow sports across Kentucky by clicking on the KHSAA (Kentucky High School Ahtletic Association) link in our ad gallery at the bottom of our home page. This link will take you to the KHSAA site where you can get scores, stats and more from all sports across Kentucky.

  • Economy takes toll on local businesses

    After two years of business, Porky’s closed its doors on July 8. The convenience store and gas station, located on Perryville Road just outside Springfield, is the latest victim of a sluggish economy.

    “We just opened at a bad time,” said Porky’s co-owner Regina Montgomery. “It’s the economy. We didn’t have enough volume to keep the store going. Everybody that came out there, they loved it. We went for the quality of our food and we gave it our best shot. We’ll miss it. We appreciate everybody’s support.”

  • Reinle to compete in Miss Kentucky pageant

    Thirty-two contestants from across the state will be vying for the title of Miss Kentucky 2009, and among them will be Springfield native April Reinle.