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Today's News

  • Patriot softball goes 7-1 for the week

    SCC Sports Information

    With seven wins in eight games last week, Holly Smith’s St. Catharine College softball team improved its record to 16-10. More importantly, two of the wins (against Cumberlands) were conference contests which kept the Patriots atop the standings with a 4-0 record.

    “We hadn’t been hitting the ball, so we just took batting practice every day,” said Smith. “And when we start hitting we play well in all parts of the game. Our pitching is better and we play better defense.”

  • Rye grass causes confusion

    Perennial rye grass, annual rye grass, Italian rye grass, and even cereal rye.  It’s enough to confuse anyone.

    Interest in rye grass has increased in our area in recent years.  But there is much confusion because there are many different types of rye grass.

  • New judicial center holds first court session

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

  • Local couple facing federal tax indictment

    A federal grand jury in Louisville has returned an indictment against Kevin Buckler and Kathy Buckler of Springfield on March 18, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky.

    The indictment charges the Bucklers with filing false federal tax returns for 2001 and 2002 in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206(I). The Bucklers were arrested and arraigned in United States District Court in Louisville.

  • Athlete with local ties has big day at Hanover

    Junior first baseman Michael Smith (Fort Thomas, Ky.) dropped a squeeze bunt with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Hanover College’s baseball team a 5-4 triumph against Capital University (Ohio) in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, March 14, at the L.S. Ayres Athletic Complex.

    Michael Smith was 4-for-5 with a double and three runs scored.

    Hanover will play a double header locally on May 2nd  at 5 p.m. against Centre College in Danville, Ky.

  • SCC golf starts Monday

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College men’s golf team will begin its spring schedule on Monday with a tournament hosted by the University of the Cumberlands at Crooked Creek Golf Course. The women’s team will start April 6 in a tournament at London Country Club, also hosted by Cumberlands.

  • Local pastor looking for Heavenly hoops

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    How often can someone say they are ministering and serving God by playing basketball? If Kelsey Hopson, pastor of Johnson Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Springfield has his way, there will be plenty of layups and amens on the hardwood this spring.

    Hopson, along with league director Felix Keene, are forming the Real Life Basketball League to be played at River of Life Church in Springfield.

  • WC softball begins 2009 season at Taylor County

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Despite some big hits, the WC Commanderettes softball team dropped their season opener 9-7 to Taylor County Monday.

    The Commanderettes got off to an early 2-0 start in the first inning as they held the Lady Cardinals hitless through the first two innings. Taylor County tied it up in the third and took a 4-2 lead in the fourth.

  • UK fires Billy Gillispie

    The University of Kentucky has announced that men's basketball coach Billy Gillispie has been fired, according to reports by the Lexington Herald-Leader and ESPN. A news conference is set for 4:30 p.m. today.

    The news comes after Gillispie posted a 40-27 record in two years at UK, including a 22-14 slate this season as the Wildcats missed the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1991 while on probation following the tenure of former coach Eddie Sutton.

  • City tourism tax an early success

    Thanks to some hearty appetites and overnight travelers, Springfield’s three-percent tourism tax is generating some much-needed revenue that will help promote the city and improve the quality of life in town.

    The tax was instituted on May 1, 2008, and adds three cents per dollar to purchases at food and lodging establishments in the city.