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  • 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.

  • PHOTO: Brick and mortar investment
  • 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.

  • ‘Dream as high as you can possibly dream’


    (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 first part in a five-part series.)

  • Head-on collision causes traffic congestion

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

    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.

  • The faces of chess


    When it comes to playing chess, the students at North Washington are no pawns. They’re kings and queens.

    Aaron Dugger, a library media specialist at North Washington, said that 97 percent of the students he’s taught to play chess have really enjoyed it.
    “It took off like wildfire,” he said. “In library, if we finish early the kids will just get up and go get the chess boards and pieces and set up and start playing. It really took the Willisburg kids by storm.”

  • SCC grad Heil travels to Haiti


    Former St. Catharine College soccer player Jacob Heil, along with his wife (Laura), dad (Chuc) and brother (Jody), travelled to Haiti over the Christmas holiday on a service mission to the Good Shepherd Orphanage in the town of Carrefour.

    They spent time with children of all ages who were orphaned by the 2010 earthquake. In addition to the gift of time, the Heil family took along several gifts to support the orphanage, including several St. Catharine logo soccer balls and a pump kit to keep them inflated.