Local News

  • SCC receiver asking for extension

     The court-appointed receiver for St. Catharine College is asking the federal judge for an extension of time to Sept. 23 to file a property inventory, a report of financial activity and budgets. 

    According to the proposed order submitted to the court, “the Receiver is continuing to negotiate with brokers and auctioneers in order to reach agreements and to establish an orderly and fair process to sell real and personal property.”  

  • County approves drop-off dates at transfer station

    Washington County residents who have bulky items they would like to get rid will soon be able to do so free of charge for a limited time. 

    During Monday morning’s fiscal court meeting, magistrates voted to allow free bulky item drop off at the transfer station on St. Rose-Lebanon Road Oct. 3-31.  


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  • Yates competes at All 'A' state

    It was the first state tournament for sophomore Drew Yates, but the Washington County golfer handled the experience like a veteran, according to WC head coach Bobby Bartholomai.

    During Saturday’s All “A” Classic State Tournament, Yates shot an 84, which placed him tied for 47th, good enough for a spot in the top third of the field.

    Bartholomai said Yates struggled to start off the tournament but used his driver to help him keep his score low.

  • Porter introduced as Sun sales rep

    The Springfield Sun is proud to welcome the newest member of its staff, Stacy Porter. 

    Porter, a native of Bardstown, is replacing Lizzy Haydon – who is now a full-time employee at The Kentucky Standard, – and will take over advertising sales at The Sun. 

    Porter said she’s excited to take on her responsibilities and feels the transition will be a smooth one.

  • Jones funeral set for Saturday

    A funeral service for a man who went missing in early July will be held this Saturday, nearly a month after his body was found.

    Robert “Bobby” Jones’ funeral is set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. at the Letcher County Independent Baptist Church.

    Jones and his girlfriend, Crystal Warner, both of Florence, Kentucky, first went missing on July 3.

  • Yates to spend 120 days in jail

    Frankie Yates, the Springfield woman accused of stealing money, goods and Wal-Mart gift cards from people across North America, was escorted out of the courtroom by security after her formal sentencing last week.

  • Suspected scam artists in area

    The Irish Gypsy Travelers may be a group of scam artists you’ve never heard of, but they’re currently operating in Washington County.

    According to Deputy Jackie Robinson of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the group of scam artists has targeted several elderly people in the community and stolen thousands of dollars.

    He said they claim to be contractors and offer services that are not needed, do little or nothing and then demand payment.

  • Behind the Scenes ... of a band performance

    With a commanding roar of wind instruments and the ear-crushing crash of drums, the Washington County High School Marching Band could easily be called a force to be reckoned with. What few people realize – or fully appreciate – is the time and effort it takes for the students to put on an award-winning show.

    According to band director Scotty Burns, the 55-member band, which plays more than 10 different instruments, will perform its new and original show entitled “Disturbed,” this year.

  • Saylor, Hardesty appear in court last week

    An accused murderer and alleged sexual predator both appeared in Washington County Circuit Court on Aug. 31.

    Eric Saylor, 47, of Lancaster, entered the courtroom in shackles for a pretrial conference. Saylor is accused of shooting Shane E. Thomason at the Washington County Livestock Center on Feb. 1. The shooting occurred outside of the stockyard building during a cattle auction.  

    A bond hearing for Saylor was set for Oct. 12 and a jury trial was scheduled for March 6.

  • Mackville Harvest Homecoming Festival returns this Saturday

    When the Mackville Harvest Homecoming Festival was revived in 2013, it was the return of a long-beloved community event that had been dormant for eight years.

    This Saturday will mark the fourth year of the festival after its revival, and co-chair Amanda Preston hopes to see the popular celebration reach new heights again this year after seeing consistent growth in years past.