Local News

  • Crossroads Harvest Festival and Jim Beam BBQ Classic are set for this weekend

    A big weekend in Springfield officially kicks off on Friday, when festivities for the Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival and Jim Beam BBQ Classic begin.

    The event, sponsored by Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, begins at 5 p.m. on Friday with a community pep rally and a “Spirit Parade,” featuring the Washington County High School football team as the grand marshals.

  • SCC athlete hit by vehicle last week

    A St. Catharine College student was hit by a vehicle on Thursday at around 4:14 p.m. while jogging on Bardstown Rd, one mile west of the city limits.

    Jose P. Zamora, 22, of 2670 Bardstown Road in Springfield was flown to University Hospital in Louisville via helicopter after suffering injuries from the collision. He remained in the hospital as of late Monday night, but hospital personnel would not release his condition to The Springfield Sun.
    Zamora is listed as a junior tennis player from Spain on the St. Catharine College athletics website.

  • 45 hours in despair

    Nearly 45 hours after disappearing, Randall Chesser was found alive, next to a creek off of Coulter Lane, lying on the ground, roughly three miles from his home.

    The seven-year-old autistic boy from Willisburg endured rain, wind and storms that started on Sunday night and lasted into Monday morning.
    “We praise God for just the fact that we found him, and found him alive and he seems to be healthy,” John Settles, Washington County judge/executive, said.

  • Seven-year-old found alive and well

    Seven-year-old Randall Chesser has been found.  He was conscious and responsive.  He was found at 2:45 PM EDT by a ground search team from Mercer County next to a creek approximately 3 miles from his residence.  He is being transported to an undisclosed medical facility for observation.

    Check back later for more information that was disclosed at a press conference on Monday afternoon.

  • Search for seven-year-old will continue and expand

    The Kentucky State Police are expanding the search for 7-year-old Randall Leon Chesser.  In spite of inclement weather, the field search will continue this morning as 60 Cadets from the Kentucky State Police Training Academy will join in the effort. 

    KSP is looking to expand the geographical area of the search and have reached out to the military for additional air support that will be provided once the weather breaks.

  • Search for a seven-year-old ongoing in Willisburg

    According to the Kentucky State Police (KSP), they are currently investigating the disappearance of seven-year-old Randall Leon Chesser.  According to a press release issued by KSP, Chesser was last seen wearing a light blue hoodie, blue jeans and cowboy boots with spurs.  He is a white male, four-foot tall, weighing approximately 40 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a birthmark in the hairline above his forehead and is Autistic.

  • Man air-lifted from accident scene on Bardstown Rd.

    A man was air-lifted via helicopter at approximately 4:35 p.m. on Thursday from an accident scene near 1440 Bardstown Rd. in Springfield. 

    No other details were available from city and county officials. More details will be released as they become available.

  • SCC observes Banned Books Week Sept. 27-29

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Holy Bible are all books that you would most likely find in any household or on any library shelf in America.

    These same books have also been banned at some point in time. That’s why St. Catharine College will hold their Fourth Annual Banned Books Week Read-Out Sept. 27-29.

  • News briefs

    Sept. 23
    WCHS SBDM election
    The WCHS SBDM will be conducting an election for one parent representative on Friday, Sept. 23 in the high school lobby.
    The election will be held from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. The parents that are running for the position are Diane Edwards and Melinda Wingfield. Any questions you may contact Joey Spalding at 336-3939.

    Sept. 23-25
    Historical Harvest Homecoming

  • Small-town homecoming

    Ninie (Glasscock) Hammon left Springfield in 1995 after serving five years as editor, general manager and eventually publisher of The Springfield Sun.

    After 16 years away, Hammon returned to Springfield on Wednesday of last week to sign copies of her books at the Washington County Public Library.
    She’s been quite busy in the last 16 years.
    Currently, she spends most of her time writing.