Local News

  • Arrest made after hit-and-run

    The Springfield Police Department reported working a minor car accident last Thursday on KY-528, as well as four accidents Nov. 25-27. No injuries were noted in any of the accident reports, however, a Nov. 26 incident resulted in an arrest following a hit-and-run at 70 Bardstown Road.

    According to the report, Julian Rocha of Springfield was taken into custody after being pulled over and informing an officer that he had no driver’s license or insurance and that the tags on the 1993 Ford Aerostar van he was driving were revoked.

  • 5th Region official arrested

    A Taylor County man has been arrested in connection with a rape that allegedly occurred earlier this year.

    According to a news release from the Campbellsville Police Department, Jeffery Watson, 41, of 337 Puryear Road, was arrested and charged with third degree rape following an investigation by the Campbellsville Police Department and the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation was initiated on Nov. 16, according to the release. The rape allegedly took place in July of this year, according to the release.

    Watson was released on a $5,000 bond.

  • Leach, Pratt to speak at SCC

    Two legends of University of Kentucky athletics will be speaking at the Washington County Circle of Friends event on Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Spalding Student and Community Center at St. Catharine College.

    Tom Leach and Mike Pratt, teammates for the IMG Sports Radio Network, will be the guest speakers for the Circle of Friends, one of the college’s biggest fundraisers of the year.  The two are synonymous with UK athletics.

  • County officials discuss requests

    Several items were discussed during this past week’s Washington County fiscal court meeting, but the main topics centered around three separate presentations.

    The first presenter was Lynne Robey, Executive Director of the Central Kentucky Community Action Council.

    According to their website, the CKCAC is a private, non-profit organization that was incorporated in March 1966 to provides services to the Lincoln Trail Area Development District, which includes Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington Counties.

  • Q&A with Rep. Kim King

    When redistricting of legislature at the state level concluded in August, Washington Countians quickly discovered they were in for a change.

    Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, and Rep. Mike Harmon, R-Danville were out as state representatives for the area, and in stepped Sen. Tom Buford, R-Nicholasville, and Rep. Kim King, R-Harrodsburg.

    A Q&A session with Buford was published in the Nov. 20 issue of The Sun. This week, we get to know King, whose new district will cover Mercer, Washington and part of Jessamine counties.

  • PHOTOS: Santa Claus came to town
  • Washington County under winter weather advisory

    Much of central Kentucky, including Washington County, is under a winter weather advisory beginning at 8 a.m. Friday morning and continuing until 1 a.m. Saturday.

    According to the National Weather Service, a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow will move across the region on Friday, with precipitation ending late Friday evening as light snow.

    The advisory stated that "hazardous ice and snow accumulations appear likely at this time."

  • 'Light Up Willisburg' postponed

    Willisburg Mayor Pat Kirsch has announced the postponement of the "Light Up Willisburg" Christmas event due to expectations of inclement weather.

    The event, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14.

  • Free programs offered at public library

    The mission of the Washington County Public Library is to “recognize the power of information and the joy of discovery, providing a variety of quality resources and programs to meet user needs.” This week, the Library is reaching toward fulfilling this mission with a variety of programs for all ages, completely free to everyone.

    You have decided to go to college. Now you have to figure out how to pay for it. A college education is more affordable than you think. Financial aid comes in many forms, and you’ll probably qualify for more than one type.

  • News briefs 12/4

    Change in Recycling Dates – Holiday Schedule
    There will be a change in curbside recycling dates for Springfield.  The City of Springfield has announced the following change of dates for their recycling schedule:
    Recycling dates of Dec. 25 and 26 will be changed to Jan. 2 and 3, 2014.

    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 Russell at 859-336-3232.