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  • Toddler dies in Easter tragedy

    An Easter celebration turned tragic in Washington County when a vehicle struck and killed an 18-month-old toddler Sunday afternoon.

    Christopher Alexander Garian, 18-month-old son of D’Anna Seabridge and Christopher Garian of Bardstown, was struck when a family member was backing out of the driveway at 209 Covington Avenue in Springfield.

    Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith said Monday that the incident occurred about 3:49 p.m.

  • Hodge inducted into national horse trainer hall of fame

    Larry Hodge is a man who has accomplished a lot while being a horse trainer for the last 45 years. Hodge, who has worked at Kalarama Farm for 40 years, was recently inducted into the United Professional Horsemen’s Association’s Tom Moore Hall of Fame. 

    That’s the horse trainer’s equivalent to the NFL Hall of Fame, and Hodge said it’s a great feeling to “be recognized by your peers.” 

  • McCain wins Entrepreneur of the Year Award

    This year’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award conferred by the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce went to a man who believes in hard work and his community - Michael Will McCain.

  • Suspect evades capture

    A police pursuit that started in Mercer County ended without capture in Willisburg over the weekend. 

    Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies Sue Mudd and Ian Justice were dispatched to assist Mercer County Sheriff’s Office deputies with a pursuit that started in their county, according to a report.

  • HOME AND GARDEN: Be Our Guest!

    Springfield is not known as a place filled with lodging options for travelers, but some local residents are changing that by opening their homes to guests through a popular website.

    Airbnb, a website established in 2008, continues to grow, and its users are spreading through cities and towns across the U.S., including Springfield.

  • City, schools meet to talk about lights

    As a Danville Admiral baseball player received permission to step outside the batter’s box, a shout came from the home team’s dugout.

    “Take your time. We’ve got lights!”

  • Mendoza sentenced to 20 years

    A man involved in a three-vehicle accident that left another man dead was sentenced to 20 years after accepting a plea agreement last Wednesday.

    Victor Mendoza, 25, of Campbellsville, appeared in circuit court before Judge Todd Spalding for final sentencing.

  • SCC gets its day in court

    Editor's Note: A portion of this article was inadvertently left out of the Wednesday, March 23, edition of The Springfield Sun. We sincerely apologize for this error.

    Saint Catharine College’s day in court last week proved to be very constructive for the college’s desire to be reimbursed for tuition that was withheld by the U.S. Department of Education over the course of three semesters. 

  • Judge-executive’s office moving to 1816 courthouse

    Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles’ office is moving to the upstairs of the 1816 courthouse, and you’ll soon be able to voice your opinion on what to do with the old office. 

  • Edelen urges to 'Keep Kind Kentucky'

    Washington County’s Distinguished Young Woman has been quite busy lately selling t-shirts for a good cause – to remind everyone there’s good in this world and give one Washington County High School senior a scholarship for college.

    “Everybody has the ability to wake up with a good attitude,” WCHS senior Hannah Edelen said.