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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.

  • ‘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.

  • SCC’s Commander College program at WCHS receives three-year grant

    The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education was recently awarded a three-year grant totaling $720,000 from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors to improve college readiness.

    A featured activity within this award is a $120,000 grant to St. Catharine College to continue their collaboration with the Washington County Commander College program. Kentucky was one of 10 states selected to participate in the overall grant. St. Catharine College is one of three Kentucky higher education institutions who will benefit from the overall award.

  • News briefs for 01-25-12


    Masonic Lodge
    The Masonic Lodge will be having Rook on the second Monday each month during winter from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The lodge is located beside the Opera House in Springfield. Parking and entrance in the back - large blue door. No charge, bring your own cards, refreshments, etc.

    Saturday, Jan. 28
    100th Birthday Celebration