Local News

  • PHOTOS: Earth Day at the farmers market
  • School board quick notes

    The Washington County School Board held its monthly meeting last Monday, and change orders for the new school project, the 2013-14 end-of-school date and FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) achievements were among the talking points.

    Items of note:

  • Bardstown man shot in dispute

    Landmark News Service

    A domestic dispute ended last Monday with a man in the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and his wife behind bars.

    Last Tuesday afternoon, Mark Lundy, 34, was listed in fair condition at University Hospital in Louisville. Lundy’s wife, Jill Renee Lundy, 30, was still in custody at the Nelson County Jail on a $50,000 cash bond. She is being charged with first-degree assault (domestic violence), a class B felony.

  • Guthrie gives update

    United States Representative Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, paid a visit to Washington County earlier this month to meet with local government officials, also taking time to update The Springfield Sun on recent progress in the nation’s capital.

    Guthrie visited officials to see how he could more closely assist with local matters, which included the county’s quest to gain access to an additional water supply should alternative sources ever be needed.

  • The Sun adds Haydon

    The Kentucky Standard and The Springfield Sun added a new member to their teams recently with the hiring of Lizzy Haydon for the position of advertising sales consultant.

    Haydon takes over one of the positions held by Shorty Lassiter who served in the role for 25 years until transitioning into semi-retirement and a part-time position later this month.

  • County clerk winner sure to provide service

    One thing is certain in next month’s primary race for Washington County Clerk; the happiness of local residents with the services provided by the position is at the top of each candidate’s list of objectives.

    Glenn Black has been Washington county’s clerk since Bubba Robinson retired from the position prior to the 2002 election, and he hopes his track record speaks for itself as he seeks a fourth term.

  • County approves raises

    Last Friday, the Washington County fiscal court met in a regularly scheduled meeting. The main topic of discussion was the approval of employee raises that had been tabled during the last court meeting.

    There was little discussion before the magistrates unanimously approved the previously discussed two-percent raise. However, there was one exception. In an earlier court session, Washington County Jailer Steve Hardin had presented his budget with a three-percent raise across the board for he and his employees.

  • PHOTOS: Going ‘Green’
  • Police have lead in Botland murders

    Forrest Berkshire
    The Kentucky Standard

    Kentucky State Police have identified a suspect vehicle linked to the killing of two women in Botland last Monday night.

    Investigators are searching for a black 2006-2013 Chevrolet Impala that was seen driving from Botland toward Bardstown around 8 p.m. Monday evening.

    Police said the car “appears to be black in color and the windows do not appear to be tinted.”

  • News briefs 4/23

    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.

    Highway 55 Yard Sale
    The 2014 Highway 55 yard sale will be April 24-27, by residents and businesses along Ky Hwy 55, covering 147 miles and 11 counties.

    Mid-Kentucky Chorus