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Today's News

  • Woman said salesman ripped her off


    A local woman wants to warn people in the county about a door-to-door salesman after a recent encounter.

    Kathy Harvey, of Springfield, said a door-to-door salesman took advantage of her special needs son over the holidays.
    Her son, Kuyle (pronounced Kyle) Bowman, 25, has autism.
    While Bowman was out visiting her brother, who had come in from out-of-state, she said a door-to-door meat salesman took advantage of her son.

  • Birth - Newton: It's a girl!

     

    Brandon Newton and Teresa Hall announce the birth of their daughter  on Dec. 9, 2011 at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.
    Taylan Alaya Newton weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by her sisters, Kylie, 3 1/2  and Chanley, 2.
    Maternal grandparents are Randy and Betty Hall of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Annelle Noel and Bill and Susan Newton of Springfield.
     

  • Nursing homes ratings are high, show room for improvement


    Springfield’s nursing homes are above average places for long-term care, according to ratings issued by Medicare.

    However, inspection records show at least one of the area’s nursing homes was understaffed in 2010.
    Records show that at least one resident at Springfield Nursing and Rehabilitation received only one shower during a two-month period. The records did indicate that the resident did receive bed baths in lieu of showers.

  • Cornbread Mafia book dives into local history and the origins of the syndicate


    This story is the second of two parts about the upcoming book, “The Cornbread Mafia: A Homegrown Syndicate’s Code of Silence and the Biggest Marijuana Bust in American History.”

    This part examines the material the author found in his reporting. Last week’s story looked at how the author got the story.

  • Couple celebrates 50th anniversary

     

    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph D. Lewis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise celebration at the Willisburg Church of God Pavilion with family and friends.
    The couple were married Dec 23, 1961. They have four sons: Lloyd and Vicki Lewis, Wayne and Heather Lewis, Greg and Teresa Lewis, and Lee Lewis; and seven grandchildren.

  • Patriot women win pair of conference road games

     

  • A special honoree

     

  • Patriot track coach wins Louisville road race

     

    Blake Jones, the cross country and track coach at St. Catharine College, outraced a field of over 1,000 runners Saturday in Louisville to win the Frostbite 5-K. The race is the second of a trio of River City Races held during the winter months at Cherokee Park.

  • With Turner in 750-point club, WC duo eyes next milestone

    Commanderettes Shay Yocum and Kenya Turner are chasing history this basketball season, as both players are on pace to reach the 1,000-point club this year. Yocum, who joined the 750-point club last season, currently sits at 945 points. Turner joined the 750-point club last month, and is now at 890. Yocum -- 13.3 points per game this season -- could reach the 1,000-point club in next week’s All “A” tournament. Turner -- 12.9 points per game -- is likely to join Yocum later this month as well.

  • Patriots split pair of conference road games

     

    The St. Catharine College Patriots opened the second half of the season last week with two conference road games that took on completely different looks, and also different outcomes.