Local News

  • District top-10 in CCR growth

    While test scores for the 2012-13 school year were released a couple of months ago, just what those scores mean for each district is still being sorted out. Washington County, for example, knew that the changes made within college and career readiness (CCR) was among the district’s strongest areas. Now, they also know that those improvements were among the best in the state.

  • Gun stolen in Lebanon Hill armed robbery

    An armed robbery at 158 Lebanon Hill Road was reported at 10:55 p.m. on Nov. 18, according to a report issued by the Springfield Police Department.

    Officer Daniel Baker responded to the scene and was informed that two men broke in by busting through the locked front door. According to the report, the unidentified intruders were each armed with handguns and repeatedly asked the homeowners—James I. Sallee and Eelyn R. Sallee—for money, while making their way to an unlocked gun safe.

  • 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.