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  • Michter’s Distillery expansion on schedule

    Editor's note: when this article was published on Dec. 26, Andrea Wilson was incorrectly identified as Andrea Mitchell. This version has been edited to correct Wilson's name. The Sun regrets this error. 


    By Jonna Priester

    Special to the Sun

    Almost a year after purchasing land in Washington County to expand its operations, Louisville-based Michter’s Distillery is closing in on completion of the first stage of its project.

  • At a glance: looking back at 2018

    Mt. Zion Bridge Complete
    Work at the Mt. Zion Bridge is complete, and Washington County Fiscal Court is very happy with the way it turned out.
    “The covered bridge looks great,” magistrate Terry Tingle said. “Those folks did a great job with it.”
    Tingle said the wood used in the construction will age and look even better in the next few years.
    “It’s got to darken some,” he said. “It looks great.”

  • Pennington team requests delay

    Discussions got heated in a pretrial conference for Craig Pennington, the man who allegedly killed Crystal Warner and Robert Jones in the July 2016.

  • Film festival series kicks off this weekend

    This weekend’s James Bond III Film Festival will be the first in a series of festivals hosted in Springfield over the next 10 months. Films in this edition will be Christian based.

    The event begins Friday night at 6 p.m. with a red carpet reception that is free and open to the public. The first film shown will be “Summer of 67” which was partially shot in Kentucky and is billed as a “Vietnam War love story told from the perspective of the women left behind.”

  • Assistant Chief Templeman gives testimony at Smith's hearing

    Matthew Smith, an alleged would-be gunman, will have his case heard by a grand jury.
    During a preliminary hearing Monday afternoon, Springfield Police Department’s assistant chief, Joe Templeman, gave testimony before Judge Amy Sullivan Anderson.

  • Santa preparing for big night

    "You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout, I’m telling you why, Santa Claus is coming to town.”
    And he’ll be here on Fridays over the next couple of weeks.
    That’s right, you can come see Santa Claus and tell him what you want for Christmas this year each Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Springfield City Hall. His final visit to Springfield will be Dec. 14.

  • SCC sells for $2.4 million

    Going once… going twice… going three times…
    The Walker Company, based out of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, was deemed the highest bidder in the St. Catharine College auction on Nov. 30.
    The winning bid came in at $2.4 million.
    The auction was held in the Emily W. Hundley Library on campus.
    According to Arthur Walker, the contracting company hopes to restore the property, though he said he was limited on what he could say about the company’s vision.

  • Newspaper delivery to be delayed due to National Day of Mourning

    Wednesday has been designated as a National Day of Mourning following the death of former President George H.W. Bush.

    With this recognition, all federal offices will be closed Wednesday, and there will be no mail delivery. Delivery of The Springfield Sun will be delayed until Thursday this week.

  • District receives clean audit

    Monday’s school board meeting brought positive news, as the district passed its annual audit with no issues.
    Artie White, of White and Associates, said the process “went well” and reported no problems. It’s good news to a school board that has been facing budget challenges since the beginning of this year.
    “In a year that we planned intentionally to go backwards, we were able to stay afloat,” said superintendent Robin Cochran.

  • Gov. Bevin speaks at WCPL

    Gov. Matt Bevin was in Springfield Nov. 16 for a town hall-style meeting at the Washington County Public Library. Attendees were invited to ask Bevin questions on a variety of topics. Below are some of the highlights of Bevin’s discussion with the public.