Local News

  • Library to host author Eddie Price

    Take a journey back to 1801 and find out what drew 25,000 people, including Kentucky’s Governor, to Cane Ridge, Kentucky.  Mark your calendars for a special event on Thursday, April 16 at 5:30 pm.

    Eddie Price, author of Widder’s Landing: Life and Love on the Kentucky Frontier, is coming to the Washington County Public Library, 210 E. Main Street.

  • Becoming a downtown treasure

    “Tell your friends!”

    Zoie Covert and Beverly Bonzo regularly make that plea to customers leaving their mission store, and folks seem to be taking heed to that advice.

    Heavenly Treasures opened just over a year ago with the help of Springfield Presbyterian Church and in that time business has been growing and so have the opportunities for Covert and Bonzo to give back to the community.

  • Coulter book could soon be film

    A crazy story may be getting even crazier, as a local man’s book could be making its way to Hollywood.

    Ronnie Coulter authored a romance novel in 2009 entitled “A Quest for Love,” and the group that helped publish the book is now looking into gauging interest in turning it into a film.

    Coulter published his work through the AuthorHouse website, and told The Sun at the time that he had other novels in the works. In March of last year, however, Coulter passed away unexpectedly.

  • Child Abuse Prevention Month

    April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month, and, with the stroke of a pen made by Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles, it is in Washington County, too.

    On March 3, Settles signed a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Washington County. Now, with April in full swing, a banner from the Washington County Homemakers flies in front of the Lincoln Legacy Museum and posters made by children for the cause hang in the Opera House’s street-side window.

  • Library architect visits

    Washington County Fiscal Court met Monday with a lot of business on their plate and the one word that best describes the meeting: progress.

    Coming before the court was Tara O’Hagan, director of the Washington County Public Library. O’Hagan presented updates regarding current programs, the new library and brought with her a 3D printer to show what it can produce. It was one of two printers the library has acquired and WCPL is one of only two libraries in the state with two printers.

  • Love for one another

    Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary — a day that marks an act of love, life and sacrifice — for two local residents.

    One year ago, Janice Craig was in need of a new kidney, and if she didn’t get one, it would mean she would have to go on dialysis. Luckily for her though, a kidney wasn’t far away, and she wouldn’t have to spend precious time on an organ waiting list.

    That’s because she would learn her daughter, Lea Ann Lewis, was a match.

  • Arrest made in Sunday stabbing

    Springfield Police have arrested a man in connection with a stabbing at Carmona’s Bar and Grill at 307 Perryville Road early Sunday morning.

    Oscar I. Geronimo, 21, of Springfield, was taken into custody by Ofc. Nick Holmes and Ofc. Tony Golden and booked at the Marion County Detention Center.

    According to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, the incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. Authorities were made aware of the incident after the victim, Juan P. Dominguez, 28, of Springfield, showed up at the police station to report that he had been stabbed.

  • GOP treasurer primary heats up

    Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    Eight candidates — five Democrats and three Republicans — are running for state treasurer in the May 19 primary. This article introduces the three Republicans – Allison Ball, Kenny Imes and Jon Larson.

    Democratic primary candidates are Neville Blakemore, Jim Glenn, Daniel Grossberg, Richard Henderson and Rick Nelson.

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  • Gannon wanted on forged check charge

    According to reports provided by Springfield Police, Jeremy Gannon, of Springfield, is suspected of writing checks belonging to the account of Brandon Bishop, of Springfield, last month.

    Gannon reportedly wrote a $300 check on Bishop’s account, as well as a second check for $500.

    Bishop reported the incident to Springfield Police on March 21.

    Charges pending include criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree and theft by deception, including cold checks, under $10,000.