Local News

  • 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.

  • Yankeys open their hearts to adoption

    No matter where you’re looking to adopt, the adoption process can be very scary for anyone.

    Throw in interacting with a country that has only been open to adoption for a few years, is under strong influence from militia groups and requires at least a three-week stay from adoptive parents, and it’s a whole other type of “scary.”

  • Burg bridge closed to traffic, but won’t be removed

    The Washington County fiscal court met in regular session this past Friday, and the status of the ‘Burg bridge was the main topic of discussion on the agenda.

    County Judge-Executive John Settles shared with the court that the state bridge inspector’s report suggested that it should remain closed to all through traffic.

    There was some hope that the bridge could be reopened but with the stipulation of a smaller weight limit than the previous one of three tons.

  • Don’t forget Santa letters

    If you have a wishlist for Santa Claus this year, don’t forget to send us your letters, so we can make sure they get to jolly ol’ Saint Nick himself.

    We’ll make sure Santa gets each and every letter, so he’ll know just what you want for Christmas this year.

    We’ll publish the letters and photos in our Santa Section in the Dec. 25 issue of The Springfield Sun.

    The deadline to submit letters is 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

    Mail or bring your letter in a sealed envelope to 108 Progress Ave.