Local News

  • FCCLA encourages ‘Dining In’ day

    Today marks the first annual Family and Consumer Sciences Day nationwide, and families are encouraged to take part by taking the opportunity to dine in and spend a little extra time with each other.

    The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) established the day, and Washington County High School’s FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) group is helping to promote it locally.

  • Car taken, retrieved undamaged

    Springfield Police have reported an incident involving a recent car theft, but the vehicle was quickly recovered with no apparent damage.

    Ofc. Nick Holmes responded to a call at 2:46 a.m. on Nov. 15 in reference to a noise complaint and a possible fight at 1019 Melavin Circle in Springfield.

    The officer noted in the incident report that upon arrival, he was informed by Labronze Poole, who resides at the address, that his vehicle had been taken by Charles Andrew Buckley IV of Lebanon.

  • Five indicted at court

    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

    Five people were indicted in Washington County Circuit Court on Nov. 20, including charges of Class C and Class D felonies.

    Melwood H. Robinson, 73, of 216 Cleaver Court in Lebanon, was indicted for unlawful possession of a weapon on school property (Class D felony) following an incident at Washington County High School on Oct. 17.

  • Salt in high demand this winter

    Salt was a topic of concern for the Washington County Fiscal Court during a special called meeting on Nov. 24.

    According to Washington County Judge/Executive John Settles, the meeting was a special called session because of rescheduling for the holiday week. Only matters on the agenda could be discussed and no new matters could be brought up.

    One pressing matter in the road report was salt, or lack of it.
    The road department has already had to go out to scrape and salt roads from last week’s winter weather.

  • PHOTOS: A home all their own

    Members of the Springfield and Washington County Fire Departments have officially moved into their new facility on Main Street, and it’s a welcome change that was long overdue.

    After calling the former National Guard Armory on Lebanon Hill home since 1983, the first responders are finally able to stretch their legs and spread out in the beautiful new 10,400 square foot facility. The building was designed by Washington County native James Kenneth Donnolly.

  • Walk with Santa this Saturday

    It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time for Christmas festivities in Springfield.

    This weekend, as in years past, the events will center around the Santa Walk downtown, but there will be plenty of other fun activities that cater to the whole family.

    The local events have already gotten underway with the Downtown Christmas Open House and Small Business Saturday the past two weekends, but that’s just the beginning in what promises to be a season filled with fun events.

  • News briefs 11/26


    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 at (859) 336-3232.

    Volunteers Needed

    Consider volunteering out at Lincoln Homestead State Park in 2015. If interested, please contact Bobby Bartholomai at the pro shop. (859) 336-7461

    Leaf Pick-up

  • Library receives grant

    Construction on the new Washington County Public Library will begin early in 2015 with the approval of a $1.8 million state grant awarded to the Board of Trustees.

    Washington County Public Library was one of ten libraries awarded grants by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives in what is the largest funding for library construction in Kentucky history.

  • Bus driver arrested for DUI

    Kentucky State Police report an arrest of a bus driver in Washington County for allegedly operating a motor  vehicle under the influence with more than 40 students on board.

    Holly M. Brown, 46, of Louisville, was arrested on Sunday after Post 15 of the Kentucky State Police receieved a call from an off duty Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy at 1:26 p.m.

    The deputy informed KSP that he had followed a charter bus that was traveling on the Bluegrass Parkway to EZ Stop on KY 555. He said he suspected that the driver was under the influence.

  • Schrager added to news team

    The Springfield Sun is welcoming a new member to its news team this week, with the addition of Nick Schrager as the publication’s new sports and news reporter.

    Schrager will be replacing John Overby, who is taking a reporter position at the Central Kentucky News Journal in Campbellsville.
    After spending his previous two years as a freelance sports writer for The Lebanon Enterprise, Schrager said he is ready to take on a role that encompasses more than just the sports beat.