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  • Man tries to hit deputy with truck

    A Harrodsburg man found himself in the Marion County Detention Center on a charge of wanton endangerment first of a police officer last week. 

    According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police, Melvin L. Ison, 31, of Harrodsburg was arrested on Nov. 24 after he allegedly nearly struck Washington County Sherriff’s Deputy Charlie Osbourn with his vehicle. 

    Osbourn fired his weapon at the vehicle during the incident. 

  • Former resident faces murder charge

    A former Washington County man is facing serious charges in Jefferson County after police say he killed one and tried to kill another.

    William “Tony” Mattingly, 40, of Louisville and formerly of Washington County, was arraigned in court last week on a charge of murder and a charge of attempted murder.

    A Louisville Metro Police Department report says on Nov. 13, Mattingly placed Thomas Grismer in a chokehold until he died. Grismer was found dead in a hotel room that morning.

  • Grand jury indicts five

    The Washington County Grand Jury indicted six people recently, four from Willisburg, one from Springfield, and another from Bardstown.

  • School board receives top marks in financial audit

    The Washington County School Board met for its regularly scheduled meeting last week. After returning from executive session concerning superintendent Robin Cochran’s evaluation, the board heard its positive annual financial audit report from Artie White of White & Associates from Richmond.

    The board got the best report that one can receive.

    White said the reports they give the board are basically giving their opinion on their financial statements.

  • Juveniles steal car, hit cop

    Two juveniles found themselves in police custody facing multiple charges after being arrested by the Springfield Police Department when they were pulled over in a vehicle that had been reported stolen.

  • Campbell enjoys a lifetime of crafting

     In a quiet, cozy studio that overlooks a flock of sheep and St. Catharine College, Norma Jean Campbell sits under the warm glow of a chandelier, meticulously handcrafting figurine scenes of people and nature. Each scene, each character and each animal has its own story, crafted delicately and with care, just like the works of art themselves.  

    Campbell, 84, has been creating needle sculptures for the last six years.

  • Haases apply for tax moratorium

    After reading about the possibility of a tax moratorium in a recent issue of The Springfield Sun, Mark and Brandy Haas could see the same tax break for their renovation of what is known as the Goatley corner property on Main Street.

  • Haases apply for tax moratorium

    After reading about the possibility of a tax moratorium in a recent issue of The Springfield Sun, Mark and Brandy Haas could see the same tax break for their renovation of what is known as the Goatley corner property on Main Street.

  • Springfield man indicted in Nelson County

    A 26-year-old Springfield man was arrested in late October on charges of third-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.

    According to arrest records, Samuel D. Longacre was accused of fondling and performing sexual acts on a juvenile while she was under the influence of a sedative and unable to stop it. 

    The records also state the act reportedly occurred sometime between June or July.

  • Chamber of Commerce moves from Opera House

    Washington County Fiscal Court met for the first time in November on Monday morning. The court faced a light agenda before ending its meeting in executive session. 

    After listening to the treasurer’s report, the court heard from Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director Wendy Devine.