Local News

  • Studies across the pond

    Sometimes a great opportunity leads to other, even greater opportunities.

    That’s certainly the case for Washington County High School junior Rachel Cook, who has her sights set on a unique chance this summer.

    Cook is a dual-enrolled student at WCHS and Western Kentucky University’s Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, which allows 60 juniors in Kentucky to expedite their education and embrace new experiences each year.

  • Springfield man charged with DUI, wanton endangerment

    A Springfield man was charged with two counts of wanton endangerment, as well as driving under the influence following an accident on Hwy. 55 around 5 p.m. on Feb. 20.

    James R. Newton, 71, was charged with wantonly endangering his passenger, John Noel, 72, and another driver, Coy W. Pendleton, 53, of Lebanon.

  • Moreland named regional publisher

    Jeff Moreland, former publisher of The Springfield Sun, will be returning to work in Washington County.

    Moreland, who served as publisher of The Sun from 2005 to 2011 when he was promoted to the position of publisher at the Central Kentucky News-Journal in Campbellsville, will now serve as a regional publisher for Landmark Community Newspapers. In his new position, Moreland will now manage the day-to-day operations of the News-Journal and The Sun.

  • A leader of (young) men

    When it comes to getting involved, few adults can claim to have touched as many corners of the local community as Seth Robinson has, and he won’t even graduate from Washington County High School until this spring.

    The senior is serving his third year as class president and has been a member of 4-H, Teen Leadership and the governor’s scholar program.

    He even helps out any way he can with the Central Kentucky Community Theatre, where his younger brother, Aaron, is a regular participant.

  • Close call nearly costs city

    The massive winter storm that hit the area last Monday morning was not the only threat the City of Springfield faced last week, nor was it the most frightful.

    Around 5 a.m. that morning, smoke was seen pouring from the city of Springfield public works garage. The source of the smoke turned out to be the cab of a 1998 Dodge three-quarter ton truck, which had become fully engulfed in flames. Though the truck was a complete loss, the potential existed for much more damage than what occurred.

  • News briefs 3/5

    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.

    Cradle School

  • Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky

    The Brian Injury Alliance of Kentucky (BIAK) has formed the South Central Kentucky Board in Marion County. Since 1986, the BIAK has been serving those affected by brain injury through advocacy, education, prevention, outreach and connection resources. In recent times, BIAK has expanded its services to any acquired brain injury including accidents, aneurysms, trauma and tumors. BIAK has also extended its reach to Veterans returning from overseas deployment who may have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury while serving our country.

  • Berry to Speak at New Pioneers spring meeting on Tuesday

    The guest speaker for the annual spring member meeting and dessert potluck of New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future will be Mary Berry, Executive Director of the Berry Center of Henry County and nationally recognized proponent of sustainable farming. Berry is the daughter of Kentucky author Wendell and Tanya Berry of Lanes Landing Farm in Henry County.

  • Indictment brings trafficking charges

    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

    A local resident was indicted on four criminal counts—three of which are felonies—stemming from two separate incidents, according to documents provided by the Washington County Circuit Clerk.

    Garland E. Caudill, 49, of 213 Covington Avenue in Springfield, was indicted on charges from cases dating back to Dec. 5, 2012 and Jan. 8, 2013.

  • Quick to make an impression

    Alana Kelty Bartley hasn’t been teaching long. In fact, the 2013-14 school year marks the first time in her career that she’s been responsible for maintaining her own classroom.

    That didn’t stop Nelson County school officials from choosing Bartley to be recognized for the difference she’s already made.