Local News

  • Two early-release inmates will reside in Washington County

    A recently-passed criminal justice reform bill will result in the early release of 985 inmates statewide, two of which will reside in Washington County.

    House Bill 463, according to a press release from the Kentucky Department of Corrections, “created a new type of discharge for certain inmates under a section of the legislation referred to as Mandatory Re-entry Supervision (MRS).”
    That section of the bill took effect on Jan. 1. According to the release, 985 offenders will be eligible for release on Jan. 3.

  • Deputy sentencing rescheduled for fifth time

    Sentencing for Norris Wayne Bartley, 43, of Springfield, and Billy Joe Mattingly, 42, of Mackville, who pleaded guilty to stealing marijuana while serving as Washington County sheriff deputies, has been delayed until Jan. 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the Gene Snyder building in Louisville.

    According to Stephanie Collins, public affairs officer for the U.S. Attorney’s Officer / Western District Kentucky, the sentencing has been rescheduled five times.

  • Graves gets ready for state Distinguished Young Woman

    The winner of the 2012 Distinguished Young Woman of Washington County award is preparing for the next step later this month. The competition -- formerly known as Junior Miss -- is advancing to the state stage, and Lizzy Graves said she’s excited about this chance.

    “The opportunity to go to state means so much to me, because I was chosen to represent Springfield and my entire county at a state event,” she said. “I’m also excited about being able to compete and make friends with 32 other girls from all across the state.”

  • Sign up for stewardship program

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that the ranking period cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is Jan. 13, 2012.

    Producers interested in CSP should submit applications to their local NRCS office by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.

  • Court Record for 12-28-11

    Permit and or written tests are given on Friday mornings 8:30 -10:30 a.m. Skill tests (road) are given on Friday afternoons by appointment.

    When applying for an instruction permit or license for the first time, you must present your Social Security card and birth certificate.
    Applicants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Also applicants under the age of 18 must bring with them a school verification form from the school they are attending.
    To obtain study materials go to www.kentuckystatepolice.org.

  • LOOKING BACK: Diptheria cases reported in county, 60 years ago

    60 YEARS AGO
    December 20, 1951
    Heart disease was the leading cause of death according to the Kentucky State Department of Health. Cancer was second.
    Two cases of diptheria were reported in Washington County.
    Pvt. Francis X. Phillips, 24, of Springfield, was assigned to the Engineer Replacement Center in Virginia.

  • School Menu

    January 3-4
    Breakfast (All schools)
    Tuesday, Jan. 3 – Sausage/gravy and biscuit or cereal, juice, milk
    Wednesday, Jan. 4 – Pancakes/syrup or cereal, juice, milk
    WCES & NWES – Lunch
    Tuesday, Jan. 3 – Taco/fresh veggie toppings or chicken fajita, Mexican rice, baked apples, choice of fruit, sour cream, milk
    Wednesday, Jan. 4 – Bosco sticks/marinara or corn dog, corn, pickle spears, choice of fruit, milk

  • Bookmobile Schedule

    Friday, Dec. 30: Willisburg Bank, Washington County Industries – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Tuesday, Jan. 3: Mackville/Willisburg town – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • News briefs for 12-28


    Sun office closed
    The Springfield Sun office will be closed Friday, Dec. 30. The office will be open Jan. 2, 2012.

    Saturday, Dec. 31

    New Year’s Eve Gospel Sing
    A New Year’s Eve celebration will be held at Cumbo’s Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, Cox’s Creek at 7:30 P.m. Saturday, Dec. 31.
    Music by Common Creek Band, The Samaritans Blessed, the Sheltons, Cumbos and more.

  • WCHS students give back for the holidays

    Washington County High School students have been giving back to a pair of charitable organizations this holiday season. The school recently raised money for Change for Ghana, as well as House of Hope.