Today's News

  • City receives anonymous art donation

    The local arts scene just grew, as the city of Springfield is on the receiving end of an art donation in the form of $7,000.

    “The city will begin work immediately to procure a local artist for the artwork that will be displayed in the Washington County Judicial Center, and (it) should be a wonderful addition to that facility and a way to showcase the abundance of talent that we do have here,” Laurie Smith, city administrator, said.

  • Television stolen in recent burglary

    A television was recently stolen from an apartment in Washington County.

    A police report from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department stated that a 42-inch LG flat screen television was taken from 141 Country View apartment number seven between 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 25.
    According to the report, the burglar entered the residence through the front door with an object slid under the lock jam. No other damage was caused as the burglar removed the television from a table and unplugged the cords.

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  • More changes coming to the roundabout

    Local officials met with the Department of Highways last week to discuss improvements that need to be made to the roundabout on US-150 in front of St. Catharine College.

    Motorists approaching St. Catharine from the Springfield side may already be noticing changes, as rumble strips were installed last week.
    There are other changes on the way, including an additional sign warning that the roundabout lies ahead.

  • Tick Creek bridge project open for bids

    A regular scheduled fiscal court meeting was held on Friday, and among the items discussed was the need to repair bridges on Logan Road and Tick Creek Road.

    The court received a lone bid for repair on the Logan Road bridge, and it was accepted. Harrodsburg-based  Hornback Construction made a $5,920 bid, and has been approved to move forward with the repairs.

  • Collision causes traffic congestion

    A head-on collision near the Lebanon-Springfield Airport sent three people to the hospital on Jan. 24.

    According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police, Trooper Justin Phillips is investigating the collision that occurred at 3:50pm on Hwy. 55 at the Marion/Washington County line.
    Sixty-three-year-old Judith Filiatreau, of Springfield, was traveling north on Hwy. 55 in a 1991 Oldsmobile when she crossed the center line and struck a southbound 1995 Chevy truck, operated by 56-year-old William R. Bishop of Campbellsville.

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  • City, SCC wins big at recent awards ceremony

    The city of Springfield’s Main Street/Renaissance Program was awarded two significant awards at the Kentucky Main Street awards ceremony in Frankfort on Jan. 25.

    Springfield and building owners Ed and Kris O’Daniel received the Best of Design 2012 Award for the O’Daniel’s recent renovation of the historic Louisville Store Building in downtown Springfield.

  • Locals save two men from drowning

    Kentucky Lake has been in the news this week after a cargo ship struck Eggner Ferry Bridge on Thursday, causing a 200-foot segment of the bridge to collapse, and forcing drivers to travel dozens of miles to find an alternate route.

    That area of the lake has seen its share of scary moments of late, as it was where Springfield native Kevin Devine and his son, Tyler, saved two men from drowning in the frigid waters at Kenlake Marina two weeks ago.

  • A perfect match

    Most people wouldn’t look back at a week-long stay in the hospital as ideal, but for one local couple that has been at Jewish Hospital in Louisville since last Wednesday, this week has been perfect.

    It was reported in an earlier issue of the Sun that Springfield native Lisa Hamilton -- who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at an early age -- was waiting to be placed on a list for a double-lung transplant.