Local News

  • Three charged in Smith Lane burglary

    Three people have been arrested in connection with the June burglary of a Washington County home.

  • Willisburg natives return from 22-state motorcycle trip

    By the time most people are 67 years old, they have retired, and many have settled down, ready to calmly enjoy a simple life at home. Then, there are those folks who decide life is meant to be lived to the fullest, regardless of their ages, and they do just about whatever crosses their minds.

  • Jets Over Kentucky back at Lebanon-Springfield Airport this weekend

    Jets Over Kentucky is back at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport.

  • Milburn is state's longest-serving guardsman

    Most young men don't enter the Kentucky National Guard thinking they will make a career of it. But in February 1966, Roger Milburn, a then-17-year-old senior at Springfield High School, thought he would give it a shot. It turned into a 43-plus year career that has taken him all over the world.

    “I joined the guard when I was 17,” said Milburn. “I turned 18 during basic training and celebrated my 50th birthday on the equator in Ecuador.”

  • Fiscal court selects new insurance provider

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    It was business as usual for the Washington County Fiscal Court last Friday, but this time, it was a different setting that drew a lot of the attention. Instead of meeting in the annex building as in recent months, the court conducted business in the courtroom of the 1816 courthouse, making it the oldest courtroom in Kentucky still in continual use.

    “This is a historic occasion,” said Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles before calling the meeting to order.

  • Local theater group to perform at Disney World this October

    They’ve played to two sold-out crowds and put on an encore performance of Grease. Now, the Central Kentucky Children’s Theater Youth Actors are going to Disney World!

  • Local Independence Day celebration is Friday evening

    This Friday, Springfield will celebrate its annual Independence Day Celebration with festivities starting downtown at 6 p.m. This will be the 10th year for Springfield’s Fourth of July parade, and the city couldn’t have picked a better pair to be the grand marshals this year than U.S. Army Col. Arthur L. Kelly (retired) and his son, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Dan Kelly (retired).

  • Springfield celebrates America's independence

    Music, fireworks, food and other fun rounded out the celebration of Independence Day in downtown Springfield Friday evening. See more photos in next week's Springfield Sun, as well as a slide show on our Web site, www.readthesun.com.

  • Arrest made in local burglaries

    A Mt. Washington man is behind bars following three local burglaries. He is accused of stealing weapons and 4-wheelers.

    James David Riggs Jr., 24, of Mt. Washington, was arrested in Marion County Friday evening in connection with two Washington County cases, according to Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley. Riggs allegedly stole five guns and an X-Box video game system from the residence of Justice Hutchins of 1186 Newton Road on June 21. All of the guns were rifles, and one of them, a .308, has been recovered, along with the X-Box, from a Bardstown pawn shop, Bartley said.

  • Hills start on the long road to recovery

    June 20 is a date Tony and Connie Hill will never forget. That’s the date the Willisburg couple was involved in a motorcycle accident that changed their lives forever.