Local News

  • News briefs 11/6

    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 first place winner receiving $15, second place will receive $10 and third will receive $5. The letters will appear in the Santa Section on Wednesday, Dec. 25 and on news stands Dec. 24.

  • No license needed: Students learn to drive safely

    Washington County High School sophomores Claire Miller and Jenny Begley can’t even drive yet.

    That didn’t stop them from learning a valuable lesson about the road, though, when they attended the Teen Distracted Driving Summit recently.

    The conference, which was held in Washington D.C. by the National Organization for Youth Safety (NOYS), was aimed at helping teach teen leaders about the dangers of distracted driving and showing them how to make their community more aware of the problem.

  • No WC arrests on ‘Black Friday’

    In what the Kentucky State Police said was the largest one-day drug round-up in agency history, 479 people across the state were arrested on Friday of last week.

    The arrests, resulting in 774 charges, were part of ‘Operation Black Friday.’
    According to a press release from the KSP, the initiative utilized “every available sworn unit within the agency” and was the “direct result of law-abiding citizens providing tips via phone calls, messages, letters and information to the anonymous tip lines.”

  • Former SCC volleyball coach placed on paid leave at IU East

    A former St. Catharine College volleyball coach has been placed on paid administrative leave from Indiana University East.

    The Indy Star reported last week that sexual harassment allegations were made against Adam Stevenson by players to school officials in April or May, but were dismissed after individual discussions with players.

  • The Marshall of this town

    “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

    That’s the well-known (though unofficial) creed that is engraved outside of the James A. Farley Post Office building in New York City. For many with the United States Postal Service, that motto leads as an example of what to strive for in their careers. For Marshall Simpson, it’s simply the natural way of things.

  • Commander Band earns distinguished at state semifinals

    The Washington County Marching Commander Band competed in the KMEA State Semifinals this past Saturday.  They traveled to Christian Academy of Louisville High School to compete against 15 other bands in the state that had earned the right to be a KMEA State Semifinalist. When the contest had finished, WC Band had placed seventh out of 16 bands and had earned a distinguished rating.

  • Trick or treating in Springfield and Willisburg has been changed from Thursday, Oct. 31 to Friday, Nov. 1 due to inclement weather predictions—Hours remain the same
  • PHOTOS: BPW breakfast
  • SCC, St. D connected through Patriot Pals

    (Story submitted by St. Dominic Principal Pam Breunig.)

    The St. Catharine College men’s basketball team won’t begin regular season play until Thursday, but they are already scoring points with students at St. Dominic.

  • Director’s travel leads to CKCT

    Will Davis came to Springfield a month ago looking to continue the recent success of the Central Kentucky Community Theatre. Prior to that, the theater’s new managing artistic director was looking for the town, because he thought he’d surely been mistaken.