.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Property tax rates remain the same for city residents


    Tax rates on personal property, motor vehicles, watercraft and aircraft will remain the same as last year for Springfield city residents.

    The second reading of the ad valorem tax on real and personal property and the ordinance on re-establishing a tax rate on motor vehicles, watercraft and aircraft were passed unanimously by the Springfield City Council on Sept. 13 at its regular scheduled meeting.
    Tax rates for real and personal property remain at $.130 per $100 valuation of property assessed for taxation.

  • Jake’s Day at the River


    In the poultry world, a jake is a young turkey.
    On Saturday, a group of children and adults came to River of Life Community Church to celebrate Jake’s Day. These were no turkeys, however.

    Jake’s Day is an educational program sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation. “Jake’s” stands for “juniors acquiring knowledge, ethics and sportsmanship.”
    The local Wild Turkey Federation sponsored a Jake’s Day event on Saturday at River of Life.

  • Invisible Children to present at SCC


    In observance of International Day of Peace, St. Catharine College Peace & Justice Committee, Campus Ministry and Dominican Young Adults(Kentucky Chapter) will be hosting a presentation by the San Diego, Calif., based organization Invisible Children.

    Invisible Children is a media-based, youth-driven, non-profit organization working to end the longest running conflict in Africa where rebel forces use children as soldiers.

  • Chiropractor’s challenge helps support shelter


    Dr. Dennis Short, a Lebanon chiropractor, knew that he wanted to donate a portion of his money to a non-profit organization in town.

    He just didn’t know where.
    “I wanted to give local because I can see the benefits of it,” he said. “So I started asking around. I wanted to do something. But what is it?”
    Short’s answer came from Jane Higdon of Lebanon, who suggested The Caring Place to him.
    Higdon learned about The Caring Place through an article published in December.

  • Bourbon Chase still looking for volunteers


    The Bourbon Chase, a 200-mile relay race across Kentucky, will be passing through town again on October 7-8.

  • Property taxes go up slightly


    The Washington County Fiscal Court voted to slightly increase real estate and personal property taxes on Monday during its regular scheduled meeting.

    The prior rate was 7.5 percent per $100 assessed value on all taxable property. The increase to 7.6 percent compensates for a decrease in real estate and personal property valuation in the county.

  • At long last, a local man finds his mother


    Billy Matherly waited 54 years to make the phone call.

    Still, the long search for the name of the person on the other end of the line seemed easy compared to figuring out what to say if she answered.
    So, when he heard Nell Dixon Mahoney’s voice, he paused, wondering if his hope was too delicate to test.
    “I said, ‘If everything’s correct, then this is Robert William Dixon. That was the name that you gave me.’”

  • Local preacher left mark


    On Sept. 4, Ernie Perham lost his life to a massive heart attack.

    Perham and his wife, Linda, were the parents to one biological child and 11 adopted children.
    Of the 11 adopted children, 10 were moderate to severely disabled.
    According to Linda, the Perham’s weren’t always so adamant about having a large family.
    “We wanted to live the American dream,” she said.
    That dream included wealth and travel. In order to achieve those goals, Perham said they purposefully limited the size of their family.

  • Mackville man dies in fatal accident

    Harold Lewis, Jr., 27, of Mackville, died this morning in fatal accident on KY 433, 2.6 miles north of Mackville, according to a press release from the Kentucky State Police.

    According to the release, Lewis was operating a 1997 Dodge Neon and was traveling north when he apparently swerved to miss a cow in the northbound lane and struck a second cow that was on the road in the southbound lane.

    The vehicle left the roadway, traveled through a fence and came to rest in a creek bed where the vehicle burned.

  • Moreland leaves The Sun for Campbellsville


    Recently named publisher of The Springfield Sun, Jeff Moreland worked his last day at the newspaper on Friday.

    Moreland leaves to take the position of editor/publisher at the Central Kentucky News-Journal, a bi-weekly newspaper in Campbellsville owned by Landmark Community Newspapers.
    He has spent the past six years at The Springfield Sun, serving as editor and general manager prior to being named publisher.
    He started his career as a sports photographer and writer, then went on to become a news writer, news editor and editor.