Local News

  • 3 Injury accidents, hit and run reported in recent weeks

    Seven injuries were reported in three car accidents in the last three weeks, as well as a hit and run near Willisburg.

    - At least four people were injured, including two children in an incident on Nov. 3.

    James E. Graves, 82, of Springfield, was driving a 1994 Buick LeSabre owned by Anna L. Hayden, 77, of Bardstown, who was a passenger in the vehicle, west on Perryville Road at the time of the accident.

  • PHOTOS: WCES honors veterans
  • KSP Post 15 Most Wanted

    Post 15 of the Kentucky State Police has begun sharing a “Most Wanted” list, and the first suspect discussed most recently had a Washington County address.

    Arista Jean Hall, 39, is wanted on a burglary charge from 2011. She was last known to be staying at 1993 Hickory Camp Road in southern Washington County near Maker’s Mark Distillery. Tpr. Morris Farris is investigating the case.

  • County business discussed last Friday

    The Washington County Fiscal Court met in a special-called session last Friday morning.

    The first order of business for the court was passing a resolution that stated that any blacktopped road that is cut must be backfilled with a flowable fill product.

    This was in response to a possible water line extension project that could be in the works soon.

  • News briefs 11/13

    The deadline to submit Santa Letters to The Springfield Sun is 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3. Photos may be submitted with letters. Make sure to include your name, age and address. Age limit for letters is 11 years old. The letters will be judged with the first-place winner receiving $15, second place receiving $10 and third receiving $5. The letters will appear in the Santa Section on Wednesday, Dec. 25.  (On news stands Dec. 24)

  • Coach steps down at IU East

    Adam Stevenson, head coach of the Indiana University East volleyball team, decided on Nov. 5 to resign from his position by mutual agreement after a comprehensive review performed by the school, according to the school athletic department’s web site.

    Though the review reported no findings of sexual harassment, Stevenson elected to step down nine days after being placed on paid administrative leave.

  • Teens treated, OK after accident

    A 17-year-old driver and two passengers, ages 16 and 11, were treated and released from Spring View Hospital on Monday after their vehicle was struck from the rear.

    The accident occurred four miles south of Springfield on KY-55 at 7:55 a.m.
    Kayla Wimstett, 17, of Willisburg, was stopped in the northbound lane, waiting to turn left, when her 2004 Pontiac was struck from behind.

    The collision was with a 2011 Ford Taurus operated by Kelly Chappell, 45, of Halifax, Va.

  • HABs found at Willisburg Lake

    Willisburg Lake was among four central Kentucky lakes recently determined to have harmful algal blooms (HABs), or cyanobacteria, at levels above the recommended safety threshold.

    The other lakes found to be above the threshold are Beaver Lake in Anderson County, Guist Creek Lake in Shelby County and Lake Reba in Madison County.

  • PHOTOS: Smalley speaks at annual WCHS Veterans Day event

    The guest speaker at this year’s annual Veterans Day dedication at Washington County High School was a 1975 graduate of the school who knows what it truly means to be a United States military veteran.

    Ronald Smalley joined the United States Army in October 1982, eventually attaining the rank of sergeant major.

    He used the opportunity on Friday to tell students that his time in the military taught him the importance of a being part of a team, and that they should always challenge themselves.

  • Until we meet again


    She’ll never be far from his side.

    She never has been.

    For the last 71 years, no matter where he’s gone, she’s been there.

    From his time as a teenager in Willisburg in the early-1940s to his deployment to Korea throughout 1946, she’s been there.

    Since returning from overseas and six children, 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren later, she’s been there.

    Even now, since she passed away on Oct. 27, she’s still there.