Local News

  • Haases apply for tax moratorium

    After reading about the possibility of a tax moratorium in a recent issue of The Springfield Sun, Mark and Brandy Haas could see the same tax break for their renovation of what is known as the Goatley corner property on Main Street.

  • Springfield man indicted in Nelson County

    A 26-year-old Springfield man was arrested in late October on charges of third-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.

    According to arrest records, Samuel D. Longacre was accused of fondling and performing sexual acts on a juvenile while she was under the influence of a sedative and unable to stop it. 

    The records also state the act reportedly occurred sometime between June or July.

  • Chamber of Commerce moves from Opera House

    Washington County Fiscal Court met for the first time in November on Monday morning. The court faced a light agenda before ending its meeting in executive session. 

    After listening to the treasurer’s report, the court heard from Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director Wendy Devine. 

  • Yankeys persevere during adoption process

     Their love is like a freight train – once it gets started, there are only a handful of forces that can stop it.

    Kim and Kyle Yankey have three biological children, and as of September, they added a fourth member to their family.

    His name is Kemuel, he’s 3 years old and he’s adopted.

    “We just always had the passion,” Kim said. 


     It begins with number calling. Jamie McFall, a first-grade teacher at Washington County Elementary School, calls out children’s numbers. In groups of twos and threes, kids come up to receive an iPad. Each unit is wrapped in a blue protective case. The children act like it’s no big deal as they quietly return to their seats with the serious piece of equipment in their hands.

  • Road sign thefts cost county

     Don’t forget to be extra cautious as you drive – it’s that time of year when someone’s been stealing road and traffic signs in Washington County. 

  • Theater names new managing director

    Central Kentucky Community Theatre recently named a new managing director, and he just arrived in the commonwealth.

    Mark Colbenson recently moved to Springfield from St. Petersburg, Fla., where he had been working as a professional actor over the last year.

    “[Which] means I’m unemployed,” Colbenson said, jokingly of course.

    You see, the truth of the matter is, the goateed man with an energetic aura is bringing 40 years of theatre experience to CKCT.

  • Gnadinger installed as SCC president

    SCC Communications

    St. Catharine College installed Dr. Cindy Gnadinger as its eighth president on Friday, Oct. 23, in St. Catharine Hall.

    Gnadinger, who became president in July of 2015, has accomplished much in her short time in office. Some notable achievements include appointing Laura Pantano as vice president for student affairs, expanding dining hours and meal options for students and increasing student activities and facilities.

  • Commander band finishes 4th in state

    Washington County High School’s marching band went to the 2015 Kentucky Music Educators Association State Marching Band Championships over the weekend, and they walked away with a fourth-place finish in Class 2A.

    “I’m really proud of the kids and what they’ve accomplished,” WCHS Band Director Scotty Burns said. “…It was just a great experience from beginning to end.”

    Burns, who is in his first year of being the director, said taking WCHS to that level felt great.

  • Road sign thefts cost county

    Don’t forget to be extra cautious as you drive – it’s that time of year when someone’s been stealing road and traffic signs in Washington County.

    “It seems to be kind of cyclical,” Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said. “We’ll go for a couple of months and there’ll only be a few stolen, there’s always some missing, and then we’ll have a big rash of them and then it will quiet down and then we’ll have a large number again.”