Local News

  • The Caring Place is in need of a few helping hands

    Listening to the stories of the abused women that now call The Caring Place home is a sobering experience. For one woman and her three young boys, the shelter is the start of an entirely new life.

    “When you have to leave a domestic violence situation, you have to leave family,” she said with tears streaming down her face. “I had to leave family on both sides. My children and I have to completely start over. A brand new life.”

  • Dean gets 15-year term in murder-for-hire case

    A Mackville man who admitted soliciting a murder for hire has been sentenced in United States District Court to 15 years imprisonment.

  • A once-hot issue fizzled in court

    After reading a letter from the Washington County Fire Department (printed in last week’s issue of The Springfield Sun), the Washington County fiscal court had little comment and agreed to move forward on the issue.

  • UK student finds love for volunteering

    Caleb Clements first came to the Center for Creative Living Adult Day Care because he needed to complete 10 hours of community service for a class.

    The University of Kentucky sophomore has now put in more than 50 hours since the school year started.
    Clements, 19, said he picked the center because of its location — situated inside the Lexington Senior Citizens Center off Alumni Drive. It’s close to campus and easy for Clements to get to.

  • Two not always greater than one


    Springfield and Washington County are currently served by two separate fire departments. Each department operates on its own budget, with its own sources of income. However, the departments are primarily made up of the same firefighters doing the work when a fire arises.

  • City may buy liquor store on E. High Street


  • Tonight's WC basketball games are postponed

    Tonight's basketball games against Bethlehem have been postponed. Games have not been rescheduled yet but will be since it is a district game.

  • Rumpke to work today, Saturday collecting trash

    The show must go on, and trash collectors with Rumpke will be busy today and even Saturday covering ground lost due to Thursday's ice and snow. A spokesperson with the local Rumpke office said the company will be collecting trash today, as well as Saturday, Dec. 18, to make up for the lost day of service to customers yesterday. Any questions can be directed to Rumpke at the company's Springfield office at (859) 336-3710.

  • Regional Recycling Center celebrates 10th year


    Washington County first started accepting recyclable products in 2000, working out of a donated semi trailer parked at All-Weather Insulation Company. In the first year, the county collected 30,000 pounds of recyclables. From those humble beginnings 10 years ago, today the program has left its semi trailer behind and has moved into a 30,000-square foot space in an old tobacco warehouse on West Industry Drive, and as Washington County Solid Waste Coordinator George Ann Palmer said, they are “busting at the seams.”

  • Bus incident draws school officials' attention

    An incident on a Washington County school bus last Wednesday is being investigated by school officials.
    A call to The Springfield Sun by a parent last week informed the newspaper of an alleged incident aboard a bus involving students and what some thought to be a knife.