Local News

  • County set to begin road work, blacktopping

    With warm weather now here, and more vehicles on local highways, blacktopping and road repairs are among the key concerns for Washington County Fiscal Court.

    Washington County Road Supervisor Albert Wimsatt told magistrates at Monday’s fiscal court meeting to start thinking about areas in the county that need blacktop.

    Magistrate Morris Sweazy informed the court that the area of Claybrook Lane and Mackville Road is one of concern for drivers, and that work should be done to make it a safer intersection.

  • New features on The Springfield Sun Web site!

    When you visit us on the Internet, be sure to take advantage of some new features, as well as some old ones on our Web site. These new features are located with links at the bottom of our home page.

    Visitors to www.readthesun.com can now follow sports across Kentucky by clicking on the KHSAA (Kentucky High School Ahtletic Association) link in our ad gallery at the bottom of our home page. This link will take you to the KHSAA site where you can get scores, stats and more from all sports across Kentucky.

  • Economy takes toll on local businesses

    After two years of business, Porky’s closed its doors on July 8. The convenience store and gas station, located on Perryville Road just outside Springfield, is the latest victim of a sluggish economy.

    “We just opened at a bad time,” said Porky’s co-owner Regina Montgomery. “It’s the economy. We didn’t have enough volume to keep the store going. Everybody that came out there, they loved it. We went for the quality of our food and we gave it our best shot. We’ll miss it. We appreciate everybody’s support.”

  • Reinle to compete in Miss Kentucky pageant

    Thirty-two contestants from across the state will be vying for the title of Miss Kentucky 2009, and among them will be Springfield native April Reinle.

  • Lincoln sculpture gets a face lift

    It was hard to miss all the attention the sculpture of Abraham Lincoln was getting last week at the Washington County Judicial Center in Springfield, especially when you see someone taking a blow torch to the bronze piece of art. But heating up America’s most-beloved president was actually a way of making sure Honest Abe will be around for many years to come.

  • Three charged in Smith Lane burglary

    Three people have been arrested in connection with the June burglary of a Washington County home.

  • Willisburg natives return from 22-state motorcycle trip

    By the time most people are 67 years old, they have retired, and many have settled down, ready to calmly enjoy a simple life at home. Then, there are those folks who decide life is meant to be lived to the fullest, regardless of their ages, and they do just about whatever crosses their minds.

  • Jets Over Kentucky back at Lebanon-Springfield Airport this weekend

    Jets Over Kentucky is back at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport.

  • Milburn is state's longest-serving guardsman

    Most young men don't enter the Kentucky National Guard thinking they will make a career of it. But in February 1966, Roger Milburn, a then-17-year-old senior at Springfield High School, thought he would give it a shot. It turned into a 43-plus year career that has taken him all over the world.

    “I joined the guard when I was 17,” said Milburn. “I turned 18 during basic training and celebrated my 50th birthday on the equator in Ecuador.”

  • Fiscal court selects new insurance provider

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    It was business as usual for the Washington County Fiscal Court last Friday, but this time, it was a different setting that drew a lot of the attention. Instead of meeting in the annex building as in recent months, the court conducted business in the courtroom of the 1816 courthouse, making it the oldest courtroom in Kentucky still in continual use.

    “This is a historic occasion,” said Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles before calling the meeting to order.