Local News

  • USDA loans fire department extra funds for new building construction

    The Washington County Fire Protection Association has its eye on building a new home, and thanks  to a loan from the United States Department of Agriculture, the funds to do so should now be available.

    The USDA approved a loan for $1.5 million in 2012 to cover construction costs of a new fire department building in Springfield. After an estimate of $1,575,000 was given for the construction, the USDA agreed to provide the remaining $75,000.

  • INOAC gets props from Ford

    To be honored with a Q1 designation by Ford Motor Company is to have a foot in the door with all Ford business going forward. Thanks to years of hard work from the dedicated team at one local company, Springfield and Ford could be tied together for the foreseeable future.
    INOAC, which has called Springfield home for 23 years, was presented with a Q1 plaque and flag last Monday to commemorate the feat.

  • County officials note abandoned property problem

    Washington County magistrates opened discussion about abandoned homes and other structures causing problems throughout the county at a recent regular scheduled fiscal court meeting.

    Magistrate Hal B. Goode said it has been brought to his attention that deserted properties are a growing concern throughout Washington County, and as a member of the Texas community, he didn’t have to look far.

  • Superintendent receives high marks

    A yearly evaluation of Washington County Superintendent Robin Cochran was held recently, and the board of education showed approval at the job she has done in recent years.

    On a scale of zero to four—unacceptable, needs improvement, good, excellent and outstanding—Cochran came away with a cumulative score of 3.6

  • Mattingly promoted to editor

    Brandon Mattingly, a sports and news writer at The Springfield Sun since October 2011, was recently promoted to the position of editor.
    He said he’s looking forward to the opportunity, and taking on a larger role within Washington County.

    “I’ve really gotten to know the community pretty well over the last two years, but my objective is going to be to take that to another level to find out what stories in Washington County have yet to be told,” Mattingly said.

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  • CU employee killed in freak accident

    Calen McKinney
    Landmark News Service

    He was a man of God, statistics and hunting.

    Friends and family gathered on Friday and Saturday to say goodbye to Paul Dameron, who had worked at Campbellsville University for 30 years.

    Last Wednesday, Dameron died while driving home from the job.

  • Family seeks help after fire

    A fire at a mobile home last Monday in Loretto has left a couple, their four children and a nephew in need of community support.

    Raymond Helm, 31, and Andrea “Beas” Robinson Sallee, 30, daughter of Jody and Angela Linton of Springfield, are in search of clothing to replace items that were lost in last week’s fire.

  • 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.