Today's News

  • School board receives top marks in financial audit

    The Washington County School Board met for its regularly scheduled meeting last week. After returning from executive session concerning superintendent Robin Cochran’s evaluation, the board heard its positive annual financial audit report from Artie White of White & Associates from Richmond.

    The board got the best report that one can receive.

    White said the reports they give the board are basically giving their opinion on their financial statements.

  • Juveniles steal car, hit cop

    Two juveniles found themselves in police custody facing multiple charges after being arrested by the Springfield Police Department when they were pulled over in a vehicle that had been reported stolen.

  • Grand jury indicts five

    The Washington County Grand Jury indicted six people recently, four from Willisburg, one from Springfield, and another from Bardstown.

  • Former resident faces murder charge

    A former Washington County man is facing serious charges in Jefferson County after police say he killed one and tried to kill another.

    William “Tony” Mattingly, 40, of Louisville and formerly of Washington County, was arraigned in court last week on a charge of murder and a charge of attempted murder.

    A Louisville Metro Police Department report says on Nov. 13, Mattingly placed Thomas Grismer in a chokehold until he died. Grismer was found dead in a hotel room that morning.

  • From Commander to Blue Raider

    “Tackle by Curtsinger,” the PA announcer’s voice rang throughout Blue Raider Stadium.

    It was Senior Day for 14 Lindsey Wilson College football players, and it didn’t take long for linebacker Kyle Curtsinger to make his first tackle in the final home game of his college career.

    But it wouldn’t be his last.

    He finished the game with a team-leading 11 tackles — four more than any other player — during a 55-27 rout of Cumberland University.

  • Campbell enjoys a lifetime of crafting

     In a quiet, cozy studio that overlooks a flock of sheep and St. Catharine College, Norma Jean Campbell sits under the warm glow of a chandelier, meticulously handcrafting figurine scenes of people and nature. Each scene, each character and each animal has its own story, crafted delicately and with care, just like the works of art themselves.  

    Campbell, 84, has been creating needle sculptures for the last six years.

  • Today in History
  • Haases apply for tax moratorium

    After reading about the possibility of a tax moratorium in a recent issue of The Springfield Sun, Mark and Brandy Haas could see the same tax break for their renovation of what is known as the Goatley corner property on Main Street.


     It begins with number calling. Jamie McFall, a first-grade teacher at Washington County Elementary School, calls out children’s numbers. In groups of twos and threes, kids come up to receive an iPad. Each unit is wrapped in a blue protective case. The children act like it’s no big deal as they quietly return to their seats with the serious piece of equipment in their hands.

  • Yankeys persevere during adoption process

     Their love is like a freight train – once it gets started, there are only a handful of forces that can stop it.

    Kim and Kyle Yankey have three biological children, and as of September, they added a fourth member to their family.

    His name is Kemuel, he’s 3 years old and he’s adopted.

    “We just always had the passion,” Kim said.