Today's News

  • Bookmobile Schedule

    Friday, Dec. 30: Willisburg Bank, Washington County Industries – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Tuesday, Jan. 3: Mackville/Willisburg town – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • News briefs for 12-28


    Sun office closed
    The Springfield Sun office will be closed Friday, Dec. 30. The office will be open Jan. 2, 2012.

    Saturday, Dec. 31

    New Year’s Eve Gospel Sing
    A New Year’s Eve celebration will be held at Cumbo’s Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, Cox’s Creek at 7:30 P.m. Saturday, Dec. 31.
    Music by Common Creek Band, The Samaritans Blessed, the Sheltons, Cumbos and more.

  • WCHS students give back for the holidays

    Washington County High School students have been giving back to a pair of charitable organizations this holiday season. The school recently raised money for Change for Ghana, as well as House of Hope.

  • County road supervisor retires

    After executive session at a regular scheduled fiscal court meeting on Thursday morning,  it was announced that Albert Wimsatt, who has served as the county’s road department supervisor for 26 years, retired from the position on Dec. 20.

    Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said a replacement was not immediately named.
    Absent was magistrate Greg Simms. The next regular scheduled meeting is Jan. 9.

  • Board moves to replace HVAC units

    After further review, the Washington County School Board has a price tag to put on the replacement of HVAC units that service the Washington County High School gymnasium.

    The board voted to approve the declaration of emergency for the WCHS HVAC system during the regular-scheduled meeting on Dec. 19.
    According to the superintendent Robin Cochran and the project application form, the total cost budgeted for replacing two air-handling units is $150,000.

  • Missing child sparks a new bill proposal

    It was a scary scene when Randall Chesser, a seven-year-old autistic boy from Willisburg, went missing for 45 hours in September, but that incident is the inspiration for a new state bill proposal.

    No Amber Alert was issued after Chesser was reported missing because he had not been abducted, and concern about the potential of a similar situation without an alert being issued has swayed some people to push for change.

  • Medleys to celebrate 50th anniversary

     Dave and Linda Medley of Mt. Washington will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 30, 2011. Dave  “Pop” is originally from Springfield, Ky. and is a semi-retired accountant, who loves attending Bullitt East games. Linda  “Nana” is originally from Loretto, Ky. and enjoys being a babysitter to her grandkids.

  • Couple celebrates 50th anniversary Dec. 26

    Donnie and Linda Staton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 26, 2011 with friends and family at their home.
    The couple have one son, Rick (Rebecca) Staton and two grandchildren John and Marcus.

  • 2011: A year of news in review

    - Anna Pettus, Washington County’s 2011 Junior Miss, competed at the Kentucky Junior Miss competition.
    - Manton Store closed after 61 years of serving the Manton area. The contents of the store were auctioned off.
    - The school district put an extra set of eyes on 21 school buses by installing new cameras. The total cost to equip all the buses was $27,000.
    - The school district looked for possible sites for a new high school. Seven people contacted the school board to discuss their property as possible options.

  • Smiths to celebrate 50th anniversary

    Retired Marine Corps Colonel Paul J. Smith and his wife, Norma Jean Hamilton Smith, of Loretto Road, are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary this week. The couple were married by Father Joseph Gluck at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fredericktown on Dec. 30, 1961. Norma Jean is the daughter of well-known and respected local businessman, Paul Hamilton and his wife, Frances Mudd Hamilton, both now deceased. The Hamiltons owned and operated Kalarama Farm in Springfield.