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Local News

  • Winter sets in with Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival

    After celebrating Thanksgiving this past weekend, the holiday season has officially arrived. That’s especially true in Washington and Marion counties, where the Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival is set to take over from Friday through Sunday.

  • PHOTOS: A white... Thanksgiving
  • Home health care in central Kentucky changes hands

    Community Home Health Care recently acquired the license to provide home health care to seven Kentucky counties from Lincoln Trail Home Health.

    The Kentucky-based company, which has been serving communities for 30 years, provides patients with options for at-home treatment during times of illness, injury or recovery from surgical procedures.

    Area representative Terri Mattingly said some of the benefits of Community Home Health Care are obvious.

  • PHOTO: St. D teachers recognized for 10 years of service
  • Library to host How-To Festival

    For those who want to learn to start a family tree, avoid the flu, relax and unwind, play the guitar, take great photos, protect your identity, ship during the holidays, make reindeer food, do martial arts—and much more—the Washington County Public Library’s How-To Festival, Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Springfield Opera House, 124 West Main Street, will be your one-stop for speed learning.

  • Nov. 12 accident sent one to hospital

    The Springfield Police Department reported one injury in a three-vehicle accident on US-150 on Nov. 12.

    Lydia K. Perham of Springfield was taken to Spring View Hospital with undisclosed injuries by Washington County EMS after turning into the path of an oncoming vehicle. No other injuries were reported.

  • News briefs 11/27

    Santa Letters
    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)

  • Hall resigns from MCPS

    Stevie Lowery
    Landmark News Service

    Stacey Hall, former principal of Marion County High School and, most recently, the director of federal programs at central office, announced his resignation from Marion County Public Schools effective Nov. 29.

    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser sent an email out to staff and the media at 11:57 a.m., Friday, Nov. 22.

  • Local man gets 5 years for sex abuse

    Christopher Grigsby, 32, of 1793 Bardstown Road Apt. 4 in Springfield was sentenced to five years in prison for first-degree sexual abuse in Marion Circuit Court recently.

    Grigsby had been indicted for two counts of rape (victim under 12), four counts of first-degree sodomy (victim under 12) and six counts of incest (victim under 12). On Sept. 19, a jury convicted Grigsby of one count of first-degree sexual abuse, but not the other charges.

    Marion Circuit Judge Dan Kelly issued Grigsby’s sentencing order on Nov. 21.

  • New school at center of school board talks

    Much of the discussion at last Monday’s Washington County School Board meeting revolved around the construction of the new Washington County High School. Representatives from Ross Tarrant Architects and ZH Commissioning were on hand to enlighten the board on the project’s progress, as well as answer questions about when it will be completed.

    Eric Steva, senior project manager at Ross Tarrant, let the board know right away that the project was making good time, despite weather delaying the pouring of asphalt.