Today's News

  • From Left Field

    For Nancy

    While most people will be reveling in Super Bowl madness this Sunday, I’ll be remembering a special person without whom this column would not be possible.

  • Deadline to sign up for CDP is Feb. 27

    The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Teresa Lasseter announced that the sign-up period for the 2005-07 Crop Disaster Program (CDP) will end Feb. 27, 2009. Sign-up for Quality losses under CDP began June 23, 2008, and Sign-up for Quantity losses began Oct. 15, 2007.

  • Wintesses to history - Locals attend presidential inauguration

    He has been sworn in now, and Barack Obama is our nation’s 44th president. For the first time ever, an African American is president of the United States of America, and four local residents will never forget the experience of attending his historical inauguration ceremony.

    It was a trip planned by Mike and Lisa Haydon, along with Joe Pat and Nell Haydon, but when scheduling conflicts didn’t allow Mike to attend, that opened up a spot for a friend of the group, Pam Grundy.

  • Obama sworn in with Lincoln’s inauguration Bible

    “For that is our unyielding faith — that in the face of impossible odds, people who love their country can change it. That’s what Abraham Lincoln understood. He had his doubts. He had his defeats. He had his setbacks. But through his will and his words, he moved a nation and helped free a people. It is because of the millions who rallied to his cause that we are no longer divided, North and South, slave and free.

  • Springfield Opera House opens as storm shelter

    Mayor John W. Cecconi has announced that effective immediately, the Opera House at 124 West Main Street, Springfield has been opened to the public for anyone needing emergency shelter.   Citizens should bring a pillow, sleeping bag and blow up mattresses (if available).   This facility will remain open to city and county residents for as long as this weather emergency exists.

  • Customers flocking to local gas stations

    While gasoline is in shorty supply in Springfield right now, with BP Par Mart on Main Street being completely out, and Fast Food having only premium grade gasoline as of noon, customers have been flocking to the pumps to make sure they have gas in their vehicles.

    Station managers at both locations said they are expecting gasoline deliveries later this afternoon.

    For more on the gas situation, as well as weather updates, closings and more, turn to www.readthesun.com on the Internet.


    The Washington County Commanders game schedued for Tuesday Jan. 27 @ Green County has been cancelled due to the winter ice storm. No word yet on when and if a make-up game will be scheduled. Check back for updates as they become available.

  • SCC’s Latham used to scoring double

    SCC Sports Information

    Arthur Latham, a forward for St. Catharine College, is used to the word “double” when it comes to his performance on the court. The 6-7 junior from North Hardin High School has four times recorded a double-double this season. He is scoring in double figures at 19.3 points a game. He has scored in double digits in 16 of the Patriots’ 17 games this season.

  • SCC splits opening conference doubleheader

    SCC Sports Information

  • Two killed in Tuesday night crash

    Two men were killed in a two-vehicle accident on KY 555 on Tuesday, Jan. 13.

    Richard Wayne Miles, 48, of Springfield, was traveling north on KY 555 around 10 p.m. According to a report by Kentucky State Police, Miles attempted to pass another vehilce in a no-passing zone when the 1995 Ford truck he was driving collided with a 2007 Chevrolet van driven by Willie J. Adams Jr. of Washington, Pa., as it traveled south on KY 555. After the impact, Adams’ vehicle left the road and came to rest on an embankment, while Miles’ vehicle was facing east on KY 555.