Local News

  • Schlosser named Marion Co. superintendent

    Stevie Lowery
    Landmark News Service

    Taylora Schlosser made history Thursday, July 11, when she was hired to become the first female superintendent for Marion County Public Schools.

    And while that distinction definitely puts a smile on her face, she said it’s not about her gender, it’s about what she can accomplish.

    “It’s not about being a male or female… It’s about getting the job done,” Schlosser said.

  • Riders needed: Community Action hopes to continue providing service

    Nowadays, it almost seems like anyone who is qualified to drive a vehicle is doing so, but the need for transportation is still a concern for many residents, particularly some seniors in rural areas. Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. has long been an option for seniors to travel to and from local communities, but with transportation costs rising, and the number of senior riders dwindling, the service may no longer be able to be provided.

  • Singleton convicted on 21 counts

    Ernest William Singleton, 45, of Willisburg was convicted on 21 counts of drug trafficking, money laundering, opening and maintaining a drug involved premise and conspiracy last month. He faces up to 20 years in prison for both the money laundering and drug trafficking convictions.

    Singleton’s Double D Farm was flooded with federal agents on Jan. 14, when Singleton was initially charged with conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone and launder funds.

  • Tree planting honors fallen student

    Family, friends and faculty remembered Austin B. McBride at Washington County High School last Thursday, planting a tree and releasing a pair of white balloons in his memory.

    McBride, who died last month following an accidental gunshot wound while preparing to travel to a shooting competition, would have been a junior at WCHS this fall.

    The memorial service included a poem from close friend and classmate Amanda DeWitt, as well as Bible passages and a prayer from Rev. Clay Stevens of Springfield Presbyterian Church.

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  • Taking on a new challenge

    One of the greatest aspects of college life is having the opportunity to take on new challenges.

    That’s exactly what St. Catharine College senior and Washington County native Rachel Griffitts did when she spent the month of June on the Greek island of Kefalonia working on an internship with Wildlife Sense, a conservation group based on the island.

    The internship, which focused on the conservation of loggerhead sea turtles around Greece, gave the biology major a chance to learn more about a specific area that she’s particularly interested in.

  • The Sun selects new editor

    The Springfield Sun's search for a new editor has come to an end, and Geoff Hamill, formerly the news director at Allegheny Mountain Radio in West Virginia, took over the position last week. He said he anticipates Washington County being a great fit.

  • Amanda Cox 2014 Distinguished Young Woman

    No one envied the judges' task of choosing a winner in the Distinguished Young Women competition Saturday night at the Washington County High School Auditorium. A difficult task, indeed, but the panel selected a Tablow Road resident to represent the county during the upcoming year.

    Amanda Brett Cox is the 2014 Distinguished Young Woman of Washington County.

  • Council approves Robertson Building grant request

    Springfield City Council wants to give a downtown landmark a makeover - if it can get grant money to pay for the improvements. Council considered renovation of the Robertson and McChord Building during its June 10 meeting.

    Council considered two items related to the renovation. First, if it wants to move ahead with a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant application, council is required to hire an approved planning consultant. Second, council considered approval of the grant application.

  • Gov. Beshear leading Kentucky export-related trade mission to Canada this week

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Joined by nearly two dozen Kentucky companies and several trade partners, Governor Steve Beshear is leading an international business trade mission this week to Canada.

    With stops in Montreal and Toronto, the first Kentucky Export Initiative (KEI) trade mission seeks to increase commerce between Kentucky and Canada.