Local News

  • PHOTO: Protected guest pays visit to northern Washington County
  • PHOTOS: A piece of history
  • The Caring Place celebrates 20 years

    For The Caring Place, it’s a constant struggle.

    The organization that’s based in Lebanon has been part of the fight to put an end to domestic violence for 20 years, and they’re showing no sign of slowing, because neither is the behavior they’re trying to stop.

  • News briefs 11/20

    Santa Letters
    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)

  • Q&A with Sen. Tom Buford

    Sen. Tom Buford, R-Jessamine County, announced his intentions to seek re-election in 2014 for the 22nd Kentucky State Senatorial seat on Nov. 8.

    Though Buford has been part of the general assembly since originally being elected in 1990, he’s a new face to many local residents, as Washington and Mercer counties were added to Buford’s district during redistricting this past summer. They join Jessamine, Garrard and Fayette, which were represented by Buford under the previous alignment.

  • City council discusses upcoming projects

    Despite holding a groundbreaking on Aug. 29, progress on the construction of the new building that will house the Washington County Fire Protection Association and Washington County Fire Department has yet to be made.

    Springfield City Administrator Laurie Smith addressed the delay at last Tuesday’s city council meeting, saying that it had been explained to the city that a change in manufacturer was the reason for the wait.

    The building will be a Butler metal building, but the specifications that had engineering approval were for another brand.

  • Robinson wins state NATS classical category

    The stage has been Aaron Robinson’s friend since elementary school.

    Only a year after the Central Kentucky Community Theatre opened, Robinson, now a sophomore at Bethlehem High School, was introduced to the joys of the creative arts.

    He couldn’t get enough of performing, and it wasn’t long until he landed a major role, portraying Charlie Bucket in the theater’s production of “Willy Wonka.”

    And that was only the beginning.

  • 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.