Local News

  • Walk with Santa this Saturday

    It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time for Christmas festivities in Springfield.

    This weekend, as in years past, the events will center around the Santa Walk downtown, but there will be plenty of other fun activities that cater to the whole family.

    The local events have already gotten underway with the Downtown Christmas Open House and Small Business Saturday the past two weekends, but that’s just the beginning in what promises to be a season filled with fun events.

  • News briefs 11/26


    Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.

    Volunteers Needed

    Consider volunteering out at Lincoln Homestead State Park in 2015. If interested, please contact Bobby Bartholomai at the pro shop. (859) 336-7461

    Leaf Pick-up

  • Library receives grant

    Construction on the new Washington County Public Library will begin early in 2015 with the approval of a $1.8 million state grant awarded to the Board of Trustees.

    Washington County Public Library was one of ten libraries awarded grants by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives in what is the largest funding for library construction in Kentucky history.

  • Bus driver arrested for DUI

    Kentucky State Police report an arrest of a bus driver in Washington County for allegedly operating a motor  vehicle under the influence with more than 40 students on board.

    Holly M. Brown, 46, of Louisville, was arrested on Sunday after Post 15 of the Kentucky State Police receieved a call from an off duty Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy at 1:26 p.m.

    The deputy informed KSP that he had followed a charter bus that was traveling on the Bluegrass Parkway to EZ Stop on KY 555. He said he suspected that the driver was under the influence.

  • Schrager added to news team

    The Springfield Sun is welcoming a new member to its news team this week, with the addition of Nick Schrager as the publication’s new sports and news reporter.

    Schrager will be replacing John Overby, who is taking a reporter position at the Central Kentucky News Journal in Campbellsville.
    After spending his previous two years as a freelance sports writer for The Lebanon Enterprise, Schrager said he is ready to take on a role that encompasses more than just the sports beat.

  • Washington County gets snow day waiver

    Washington County was one of 13 districts to receive special approval recently for a non-traditional instruction waiver to allow students to stay on top of their work, even when the weather keeps school from being in session.

    Washington County School Board applied for the waiver in August, and chose to ask for five of the 10 possible days to be used for what the district has coined “Commander Days.”

  • SPD look into WCMS incident

    Springfield Police reported responding to an incident at Washington County Middle School on Nov. 13 after an altercation between a fan and a basketball official.

    According to the incident report, Ofcs. Paul O’Bryan and Tony Golden responded to WCMS after a call came in shortly after 8 p.m. about a fight at the school.

    Upon their arrival, they were informed that a fan in attendance, David Alex Cambron, had hit referee Jay Mattingly. When the officers entered the gymnasium, they found Cambron being subdued by several men on the gym floor.

  • District hopeful of boosting scores

    Last month, The Sun reported that the overall accountability score for Washington County Schools following end-of-course testing dropped two points from the previous school year. This past week, Superintendent Robin Cochran and principals in the district discussed what’s being done to boost that score in 2014-15.

    Washington County posted a score of 66.1 in 2013-14, down from 68.2 the year before. While Cochran said the district is not pleased with the progress in some areas, a lot is being done to help prepare students going forward.

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  • Springfield native left mark on WWII

    Growing up, Daniel McIlvoy struggled in school. He failed the fourth grade in his first go-around, and by the time he was in high school, he knew he’d had enough and dropped out.

    Only 17 at the time, he had to lie about his age in order to join the National Guard, which at the time was a cavalry unit. His unit was subsequently sent to Harlan County — then referred to as “Bloody Harlan” because of violent coal mine strikes in the early 1930s.