Today's News

  • News briefs for 02-08

    Thursday, Feb. 9

    Airport Board Meeting
    The Marion-Washington County Airport Board monthly meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Airport Terminal, 650 Airport Lane.

    Friday, Feb. 10

    Loretto Motherhouse Concert
    There will be a concert at the Loretto Motherhouse on Friday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. with David Taustine, piano. Free and open to the public.

    Saturday, Feb. 11



    Due to the editor’s error, incorrect credit was given last week for a story about two locals rescuing fishermen.

    The correct byline should have gone to Brandon Mattingly, Sun Staff Writer.

  • Garage fire results in total loss

    A garage fire that ignited around noon on Jan. 31 resulted in a total loss to a garage and two vehicles.

    The garage at 109 Kentucky Avenue caught on fire after a utility bulb dropped and broke, igniting gasoline on the engine of a vehicle that was being worked on, according to Springfield Fire Department Chief Jim Logsdon.
    Neighbors Chris Gilbert and Myron Dawson said they heard explosions and big booms that sounded like gunshots or dynamite before seeing the fire.

  • Two candidates vie for circuit clerk position

    Two candidates who aren’t strangers to the circuit clerk’s office will run in the May primary to replace outgoing clerk George Graves.

    John Graves, son of the outgoing clerk and current chief deputy at the clerk’s office, will run against JoAnne Mudd Miller, a former employee of the clerk’s office for 15 years.
    Graves has served as chief deputy for four years, and served in the court system for seven years. He worked in the circuit clerk’s office in Fayette County for three years, he said.

  • New addiction clinic coming to Springfield

    There is a new occupant to downtown Springfield, and it’s a group that promises to be a positive addition to the community.

  • PHOTO: Moo-ve it
  • Deputy sentencing set for Thursday in Louisville

    Sentencing for Norris Wayne Bartley and Billy Joe Mattingly, who pled guilty to stealing marijuana while serving as sheriff’s deputies, has been set for Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Gene Snyder United States Courthouse in Louisville.

    The deputies were set for sentencing last month.

  • Care Academy case ongoing after appeal

    A lawsuit against the now-closed Care Academy and its past director, stemming back to 2008, is ongoing after a negligence claim in the summary judgement was recently reversed by the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

    The court agreed with the summary judgement ruling that claims of false imprisonment, assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress were rightfully dismissed.
    According to the Court of Appeals, a summary judgment is ‘a device utilized by the courts to expedite litigation.’

  • Three indicted on meth charges

    The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only, and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

    Three people were recently indicted in Washington Circuit Court for manufacturing methamphetamines.
    Wesley W. Waldridge and Sarah R. Waldridge of Willisburg, and Mark R. Pelfrey, Jr. of Nicholasville were indicted with bonds set at $20,000 cash for each person, as well as no contact with drugs or alcohol.

  • ‘Stay off the streets. Stay in school. Study.’

    (Editor’s note: Each week during Black History Month, we’ll run a profile of an African-American who is a positive role model. This is the second part in a five-part series.)

    Like a grandmother doling out food to hungry children and grandchildren on a Sunday afternoon, she can see everything from where she sits.
    If she looks out the window of her office, she can see the sun-soaked church. If she looks a little further, she can see the house her father built next to the church about 30 years ago.