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  • Smith's bond to remain the same

    Matthew R. Smith, 37, who allegedly was planning a mass shooting when he was arrested outside of LB Manufacturing, was arraigned in court on Wednesday.

    Smith’s attorney, Jude Hagan, motioned for Judge Allan Bertram to reduce Smith’s bond during the arraignment.

  • District is lighting the way

    Washington County Schools is lighting the way when it comes to LED bulbs.

    According to assistant superintendent Jason Simpson, work at the TEL Center (the old Washington County Elementary School building), and it’s new lighting system, is going great.

  • District is lighting the way

    Washington County Schools is lighting the way when it comes to LED bulbs.

    According to assistant superintendent Jason Simpson, work at the TEL Center (the old Washington County Elementary School building), and it’s new lighting system, is going great.

  • Michter’s Distillery expansion on schedule

    Editor's note: when this article was published on Dec. 26, Andrea Wilson was incorrectly identified as Andrea Mitchell. This version has been edited to correct Wilson's name. The Sun regrets this error. 

     

    By Jonna Priester

    Special to the Sun

    Almost a year after purchasing land in Washington County to expand its operations, Louisville-based Michter’s Distillery is closing in on completion of the first stage of its project.

  • At a glance: looking back at 2018

    January
    Mt. Zion Bridge Complete
    Work at the Mt. Zion Bridge is complete, and Washington County Fiscal Court is very happy with the way it turned out.
    “The covered bridge looks great,” magistrate Terry Tingle said. “Those folks did a great job with it.”
    Tingle said the wood used in the construction will age and look even better in the next few years.
    “It’s got to darken some,” he said. “It looks great.”

  • Pennington team requests delay

    Discussions got heated in a pretrial conference for Craig Pennington, the man who allegedly killed Crystal Warner and Robert Jones in the July 2016.

  • Film festival series kicks off this weekend

    This weekend’s James Bond III Film Festival will be the first in a series of festivals hosted in Springfield over the next 10 months. Films in this edition will be Christian based.

    The event begins Friday night at 6 p.m. with a red carpet reception that is free and open to the public. The first film shown will be “Summer of 67” which was partially shot in Kentucky and is billed as a “Vietnam War love story told from the perspective of the women left behind.”

  • Assistant Chief Templeman gives testimony at Smith's hearing

    Matthew Smith, an alleged would-be gunman, will have his case heard by a grand jury.
    During a preliminary hearing Monday afternoon, Springfield Police Department’s assistant chief, Joe Templeman, gave testimony before Judge Amy Sullivan Anderson.

  • Santa preparing for big night

    "You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout, I’m telling you why, Santa Claus is coming to town.”
    And he’ll be here on Fridays over the next couple of weeks.
    That’s right, you can come see Santa Claus and tell him what you want for Christmas this year each Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Springfield City Hall. His final visit to Springfield will be Dec. 14.

  • SCC sells for $2.4 million

    Going once… going twice… going three times…
    Sold.
    The Walker Company, based out of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, was deemed the highest bidder in the St. Catharine College auction on Nov. 30.
    The winning bid came in at $2.4 million.
    The auction was held in the Emily W. Hundley Library on campus.
    According to Arthur Walker, the contracting company hopes to restore the property, though he said he was limited on what he could say about the company’s vision.