Today's News

  • BIRTH: Hamilton: It’s a girl!

    Todd Hamilton and Kara Rucker of Bardstown announce the birth of their daughter at 2:57 a.m. Dec. 17, 2010 at Baptist Hospital East.

    Vivian Mae Hamilton weighed 8 pounds, 8.3 ounces and was 20.75 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are June and Geri Rucker of Lebanon.
    Paternal grandparents are Nick and Sherry Hamilton of Springfield.
    Great-grandparents are Frances Rucker of Lebanon, Maurice and Rose Smith of Springfield and Violet Hamilton of Springfield, and the late James A. Hamilton.

  • St. Catharine College to offer master’s degrees in 2012

    St. Catharine College will offer its first ever master’s programs beginning in 2012, according to President William D. Huston. 

    The announcement was made at the annual meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville.
    “This was one of those memorable days that I will always remember during my tenure at SCC,” said Huston.

  • Fiscal court tackles insurance, bonding issues

    The Washington County Fiscal Court approved to pay liability insurance in the amount of $428 per year for a second vehicle for the jailer’s use.

  • The Caring Place is in need of a few helping hands

    Listening to the stories of the abused women that now call The Caring Place home is a sobering experience. For one woman and her three young boys, the shelter is the start of an entirely new life.

    “When you have to leave a domestic violence situation, you have to leave family,” she said with tears streaming down her face. “I had to leave family on both sides. My children and I have to completely start over. A brand new life.”

  • Dean gets 15-year term in murder-for-hire case

    A Mackville man who admitted soliciting a murder for hire has been sentenced in United States District Court to 15 years imprisonment.

  • A once-hot issue fizzled in court

    After reading a letter from the Washington County Fire Department (printed in last week’s issue of The Springfield Sun), the Washington County fiscal court had little comment and agreed to move forward on the issue.

  • UK student finds love for volunteering

    Caleb Clements first came to the Center for Creative Living Adult Day Care because he needed to complete 10 hours of community service for a class.

    The University of Kentucky sophomore has now put in more than 50 hours since the school year started.
    Clements, 19, said he picked the center because of its location — situated inside the Lexington Senior Citizens Center off Alumni Drive. It’s close to campus and easy for Clements to get to.

  • Two not always greater than one


    Springfield and Washington County are currently served by two separate fire departments. Each department operates on its own budget, with its own sources of income. However, the departments are primarily made up of the same firefighters doing the work when a fire arises.

  • Problem extinguished; fire protection will continue

    Many Washington Countians got an early Christmas present Monday morning, but they might not have realized it at the time.
    That was when a letter from the Washington County Fire Department was delivered to The Springfield Sun announcing that fire protection service will continue for at least 90 more days without interruption.

  • July wreck leads to murder charge


    A semi-truck driver involved in a July 16, 2010, automobile accident on US 150 in Washington County has been indicted for murder.
    Stephen W. Sizemore, 55, of East Bernstadt, Ky., has been indicted by a Washington County Grand Jury. He was charged with capital murder after the 1999 Peterbilt semi he was driving sideswiped a 2011 Toyota Camry, then hit a 2000 Nissan and finally struck a 2001 Honda head on, killing the driver, 45-year-old Victor Walters of Elizabethtown.