Local News

  • News briefs 4/30

    Idle Hour Park
    The shelters at Idle Hour Park will not be available during June 27-July 19, due to the Little League state tournament.  

    Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena Russell at 859-336-3232.

    Janice Edelen of Lebanon was the winner of a $150 gift card in the drawing of the Paris Stone van fundraiser.

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  • School board quick notes

    The Washington County School Board held its monthly meeting last Monday, and change orders for the new school project, the 2013-14 end-of-school date and FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) achievements were among the talking points.

    Items of note:

  • Bardstown man shot in dispute

    Landmark News Service

    A domestic dispute ended last Monday with a man in the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and his wife behind bars.

    Last Tuesday afternoon, Mark Lundy, 34, was listed in fair condition at University Hospital in Louisville. Lundy’s wife, Jill Renee Lundy, 30, was still in custody at the Nelson County Jail on a $50,000 cash bond. She is being charged with first-degree assault (domestic violence), a class B felony.

  • Guthrie gives update

    United States Representative Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, paid a visit to Washington County earlier this month to meet with local government officials, also taking time to update The Springfield Sun on recent progress in the nation’s capital.

    Guthrie visited officials to see how he could more closely assist with local matters, which included the county’s quest to gain access to an additional water supply should alternative sources ever be needed.

  • The Sun adds Haydon

    The Kentucky Standard and The Springfield Sun added a new member to their teams recently with the hiring of Lizzy Haydon for the position of advertising sales consultant.

    Haydon takes over one of the positions held by Shorty Lassiter who served in the role for 25 years until transitioning into semi-retirement and a part-time position later this month.

  • County clerk winner sure to provide service

    One thing is certain in next month’s primary race for Washington County Clerk; the happiness of local residents with the services provided by the position is at the top of each candidate’s list of objectives.

    Glenn Black has been Washington county’s clerk since Bubba Robinson retired from the position prior to the 2002 election, and he hopes his track record speaks for itself as he seeks a fourth term.

  • County approves raises

    Last Friday, the Washington County fiscal court met in a regularly scheduled meeting. The main topic of discussion was the approval of employee raises that had been tabled during the last court meeting.

    There was little discussion before the magistrates unanimously approved the previously discussed two-percent raise. However, there was one exception. In an earlier court session, Washington County Jailer Steve Hardin had presented his budget with a three-percent raise across the board for he and his employees.