Local News

  • Hoping for a heart

    Larry Thompson doesn’t take life for granted anymore. He used to go, go, go, working constantly and rarely taking a moment to rest. Now, however, he doesn’t have a choice. His body can no longer hold up under the strain of a busy lifestyle.

  • Three trucks and boat involved in crash

    Three vehicles and a boat were involved in an accident near the intersection of US 150 and KY 1030 Bear Wallow Road Friday, and a fourth vehicle came to rest in a ditch in an attempt to avoid the accident.

  • 2006 ambulance wreck case back in court

    It’s been more than two years since a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of KY 555 and US 150 claimed the life of 19-year-old Jeremy Mudd of Washington County, but the case continued to be active in local courts as recently as Monday.

  • Police searching for Johnny Boone

        The United States Marshals' Office and Kentucky State Police are searching for Johnny Boone, a known member of the "Cornbread Mafia" who is considered armed and dangerous.

  • Local attorneys net large verdict in Nelson County

    A Nelson County resident was recently granted $319,048 following a jury verdict in an underinsured motorist claim. The judgment to cover medical expenses and pain and suffering was the largest civil court jury verdict amount awarded in at least the last 10 years in the county.

  • Springfield one step closer to legalizing golf carts

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    One down and one to go. That's where the new city ordinance by the city of Springfield to legalize golf carts on city streets stands following the first reading of the ordinance at Tuesday's city council meeting.

  • CATS tests show local schools highly ranked

    The Washington County School District has been recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education as an “exemplary growth district” following the recent release of scores from the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS).

    Only 64 of Kentucky’s 175 school districts have received this recognition. All schools in the district are progressing or meeting their goals, and the schools have also met the dropout and novice reduction goals set by the state. As a district, they rank fifth out of 18 districts in this region.

  • Sammi to the rescue!

    He stands about six inches tall, and he weighs 15 pounds, but don’t let his size fool you. Sammi is a big little dog.

    He’s not your typical super hero, but Sammi came to the rescue for Kathy Harvey and her son Kyle three years ago, and now, he’s part of the family.

    Kyle, 22, is autistic. In addition, he began to have unrelated seizures more than three years ago. Kathy said that was when she became concerned for his safety. Kyle had wanted a dog, but Kathy never imagined that a dog would be able to help with Kyle’s seizures.

  • In honor...

    Clyde Logsdon caught a plane to Washington D.C., this morning. The plane has landed by now, but Clyde is probably still a few feet off the ground, likely somewhere around Cloud 9.

    Logsdon, 87, is a Washington County native and a veteran of World War II. He and his daughter, Kathy Mattingly, left Louisville this morning as part of a trip to the nation’s capital aboard a flight operated by a veteran’s support group called Honor Flight.

  • Charcoal truck wrecks on KY 555

    A tractor-trailer filled with bags of charcoal went over a guardrail late Wednesday evening near the intersection of KY 555 and US 150. Kentucky State Police were called to the scene around 9:40 p.m. Wednesday. The accident was the result of brake problems reported by the driver, who was not injured, according to emergency officials. The wreckage was finally cleared from the scene around 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

    Photo courtesy of Tony Golden