Local News

  • County employees could see raise

    During this past Monday’s regularly scheduled Washington County fiscal court meeting, the main topic of discussion centered around an increase in salaries of county employees, including the magistrates.

    At the previous court meeting, a committee was formed to review and recommend a figure for a possible raise for county employees.

    According to District 4 Magistrate Morris Sweazy, a member of the committee, their decision was to recommend a $100 per month raise for the magistrates and a two-percent increase for employees across the board.

  • A happy 100th McBirthday

    Morgan Beavers of Springfield celebrated turning 100 years old this past weekend at one of his most frequented spots in town, McDonald’s restaurant.

    Beavers is a regular at the fast food chain, visiting five days a week. If you stop by on a weekday around 1 p.m., you’re sure to find him and a group of close friends taking part in some good conversation.

  • WCHS students capture local history in artwork

    A unique piece of art has been displayed around town recently that is the work of young, local artists and encompasses what it means to be from Washington County.

  • Inaugural Green Festival coming this month

    “Local products, local food, local fun!”

    That is the tagline for the first-ever Springfield Green Festival, which will take place on April 26 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m along Depot Street (the road where the new farmers market is located).

    Organized by the New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future, the event will, in part, focus on teaching the local population about how it can help the environment and how it can be fiscally beneficial for someone to “go green.”

  • Idle Hour redo

    It’s been roughly 15 years since the most recently constructed field at Idle Hour Park was put in place, and this summer it will officially get a long-awaited makeover.

    The field has suffered from drainage issues since its inception, and attempts to curb the problem have done little to resolve it.

    Springfield Public Works Director Glenn Mattingly reminded members of city council last week of the area the field was built on.

  • Magistrate seat up for grabs

    This story is part of an ongoing series taking a closer look at each of the local races in this May’s primary election. The Springfield Sun will visit one race each week through the May 14 issue.

    The primary election has been set for Tuesday, May 20, and Washington County will have five local races with something on the line this spring.

  • Indiana woman killed in wreck

    A Thursday morning accident in Springfield has claimed the life of an Indiana woman.

    The Springfield Police Department announced on Friday that Crystal L. Maloney of Bicknell, Ind., passed away from injuries suffered in the accident at the intersection of US 150 and KY 555.

    According to SPD, Maloney was traveling west on US 150 around 11:27 a.m. when she ran a red light, which led to her being struck by a truck driven by Steven Drury of Lebanon, who was southbound on KY 555.

  • PHOTOS: Carrico takes Junior Mister crown


    Winner: Mason Carrico
    Runner-up: JP Cecconi
    Second runner-up: Dallas Fenwick

    Audience Choice:
    Seth Robinson
    Second place: Dallas Fenwick

    Poise: Dallas Fenwick and Mason Carrico

    Talent: Dallas Fenwick and JP Cecconi

    Fitness: Dallas Fenwick and Mason Carrico

    Video interview: JP Cecconi and Mason Carrico

  • PHOTOS: Schoolyard meets barnyard
  • SCC to host premiere

    April 21 will be a special day for Springfield, as the local community will play host to numerous guests, including Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear, for a sneak peek at the documentary, “Kentucky’s Governor’s Mansion: A Century of Reflection.”

    The film will air on KET in May, but Springfield will get an early look, thanks in large part to being the hometown of Michael Breeding, who produced and directed the documentary.