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Local News

  • County now has emergency update page on Facebook

    With winter here, bad weather and severe storms could be just around the corner! That’s why there is no better time than the present to unveil Washington County’s newest emergency update tool. The idea came from a brainstorming session as city and county officials were preparing for the recent snow storm.

  • Washington County schools on one-hour delay Monday

    Due to inclement weather, Washington County schools will be on a one-hour delay Monday, Feb. 1. Stay tuned to www.thespringfieldsun.com for more updates and closing information.

  • Washington County native returns home from Haiti

    After experiencing one of the most notable disasters in recent time, a Washington County native returned home over the weekend, and is now safe and sound back in the United States.

  • County looks for solution to dangerous curve

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    If the Washington County Fiscal Court had to “grade on a curve”, then most likely they would give an “F” to a sharp curve on Route 429 known as “cowhole curve.” A Christmas Day accident involving several Washington County High School students is just the latest accident to occur in the curve. The road is maintained by the state, but the county is hoping that something can be done soon before more accidents take place. The fiscal court discussed possible solutions at the meeting this past Friday.

  • Three charged in vandalism at Mordecai's

    A birthday celebration that may have gone a bit too far is being blamed for  the destruction of property, as well as the theft of some items at Mordecai’s Restaurant on Main Street in Springfield.

    According to a report by Springfield Police Officer Charlie Osbourn, three people are charged after they allegedly drank heavily at Mordecai’s while celebrating a birthday, then destroyed two brass light fixtures in the men’s room of the restaurant, as well as taking several pictures and a plaque from the wall of the restaurant’s lobby.

  • The Sun takes top honors at state newspaper awards

    You wanted the best, and you’ve got the best.

    The Springfield Sun was named the best newspaper in Kentucky for its size Friday night at the annual Kentucky Press Association awards ceremony in Lexington.

    The competition was judged by the Tennessee Press Association, which awarded The Sun a total of 19 awards, including first place in five categories.

    Among the awards won by the newspaper include first place honors for best spot news photo, best headline, best business/agribusiness story, best graphic and best sports picture essay.

  • SCC hosts community forum today at 5 p.m.

    Residents of Washington County and surrounding areas will have their chance to discuss the relationship between the community and St. Catharine College when SCC hosts a community forum at the Springfield Opera House today from 5-7 p.m. The Springfield forum is just one of three, including two recently held in Lebanon and Bardstown in an effort to draft SCC strategic plan for 2011 through 2015.

    For more information on the community forum at the Springfield Opera House, contact Nora Hatton at (859) 336-5082 or nhatton@sccky.edu.

  • School bus drivers request pay raise

    The cost of living isn’t getting any cheaper, and that’s why Washington County school bus drivers have asked for a raise.

    The drivers, represented by a committee, made the request for a raise of 75 cents per hour at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

  • Snowy roads blamed in wreck

    A slick highway is being blamed in a one-vehicle accident on Jimtown Road Tuesday morning. A 1999 Ford Contour, driven by Misty Morales, 23, of Jimtown Road, left the road and landed in a nearby yard. Morales and two passengers, Maximino Garcia, 34, of Lebanon, and Daniel Lopez, 17 months, of Jimtown Road, were transported to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon and treated for their injuries. Their conditions were unknown at press time.

  • Tourism tax is city's “saving grace”

    While many state and local governments are seeing red when they open their ledgers, Springfield is still maintaining a positive cash flow, thanks in part to the city’s tourism tax and capital improvement projects from the water company, according to city auditor Danny Hardin. Hardin presented the Springfield City Council with the 2008-09 fiscal year audit last Tuesday, and he said the city’s expenses ending on June 30, 2009, were in line with expenses the previous year.