Local News

  • Four enter next week’s mayor race

    Four candidates have stepped forward in the race for mayor of Springfield, with incumbent John Cecconi, Sr. facing three challengers, Bobby Brady, Lisa Haydon and Debbie Wakefield.
    This week, The Sun takes a look at each of the four candidates and why they feel they should earn the nod during next Tuesday’s election.

    (Candidate profiles listed in alphabetical order)

    Bobby Brady

  • News briefs for 10/22


    Absentee Voting Machine
    The absentee voting machine is now open in the county clerk’s office. It will be open from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for those who are going to be out of town on Election Day or precinct workers who work in another precinct. Oct. 28 is the last day to apply for a mail-in absentee ballot.

    Election Sign

  • Movie time at Camp Horsin’ Around

    You won’t be “Frozen” if you bring blankets and lawn chairs to watch the movie “Frozen” under the night stars at Camp Horsin Around!

    What is “Camp Horsin’ Around?”  Come to our Family Day Open House and see what we are all about…

    Hint: We are not an Equine Camp.  The ‘Horsin Around’ refers to goofing off and having fun…  In fact our only horse is Champ, a Lolapaloosa standing at the top of the hill to greet you when you arrive.

  • Commander band builds streak at Bryan Station over weekend

    This past Saturday the Washington County Marching Band traveled to Bryan Station High School to compete in the Bluegrass Pageant of Bands in Lexington. The weather did not cooperate and continued to be rainy and windy. The Commander Band arrived on the Bryan Station campus by 10 a. m. ready to roll for a full day of competition.

  • School district 2013-14 scores

    While the overall accountability score was not as high as last year, the Washington County School district was still able to post encouraging results in the Kentucky Department of Education’s annual “Kentucky School Report Card” test, which has a focus on college and career readiness. For the past few years, the test has been comprised of an assessment and accountability system called Unbridled Learning: College/Career-Ready for All.

  • BPW awards announced

    Springfield BPW announced last week that Sr. Claire McGowan has received the 2014 Woman of Achievement Award and Cherry Gibson has received the 2014 BPW Woman of the Year Award. The Springfield State Bank has received the Business Equity Award for 2014.

    Sr. Claire McGowan currently serves in her tenth year as the Founder and Executive Director of New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future.  

  • Robertson project awaits conflict resolution

    After three separate bid requests by the city of Springfield for contracted work on the Robertson building on Main Street, a bid that falls within the set budget of roughly $1,114,000 has finally been made. The bid, however, doesn’t come without its own issues, as a waiver for conflict of interest will need to be filed before the renovation project can begin.

  • Sheriff candidates emphasize experience

    With Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley stepping down from his position at the end of the year, the office is up for grabs, and two candidates remain with hopes of filling the void.

    Jerry Pinkston will represent the Democratic party, with Jim “Buford” Crouch listed as a Republican on the ballot in two weeks, and both men say they have the tools to make the transition to a new sheriff as smooth as possible.

  • Gunshot at WCHS game

    Washington County Superintendent Robin Cochran confirmed earlier this week that a firearm was discharged at Friday night’s home football game between the Commanders and the Bardstown Tigers.

    The weapon was fired by an undisclosed individual, and the discharge was reportedly an accident.

    Cochran said the proper procedures were followed by everyone involved following the incident.

  • Q&A with state rep candidates

    Kim King

    Q: Can you tell the voters a little about your background?

    Kim King (KK): I’ve been married to Cary for 34 years. We have two grown children. Our daughter, Tia, is 32 and married with three little girls. Our son Clayton is 30, married and has two girls. We own and operate Four Kings angus cattle company in Mercer County.

    My background is in fitness and wellness management. Until being sworn in, I had a small personal training business, but phased that out after I was elected.