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Today's News

  • New Pioneers observe fifth anniversary

    The past five years have gone by quickly for Sister Claire McGowan, founder of New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future. The organization celebrated its fifth anniversary Thursday night with a gathering at the Opera House in Springfield.

  • Plant cool season plants now

    Spring has started and it seems to have started all at once - the birds are chirping and the sting of cold has been replaced by mild, fresh air.  I don’t know why, but spring just smells better, sounds better, and feels better this year!  It must be because winter felt like it lasted ten years.  We are still going to have some cold weather, frosts, and freezes but there are a lot of plants that can and should be planted now in the vegetable and flower garden.

  • WC Harlem Globetrotter to celebrate 30th birthday

    A horse is a horse, of course of course, unless that horse is a very special one. Such is the case for Kalarama Farms’ resident sire WC Harlem Globetrotter, who will celebrate his 30th birthday on April 1. But this champion Saddlebred horse is no April fool. During his 30 years, he has been a world champion sire, producing 142 Kentucky State Fair ribbon winners, which is all the more reason to celebrate.

    Owner Joan Hamilton said the public is welcome to visit Kalarama Farm on April 1 and wish Harlem Globetrotter a happy birthday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Bank robber enters guilty plea

    The man accused of robbing the Bardstown Road branch of the Springfield State Bank on Nov. 7, 2008, has now admitted his guilt.

  • Training Kentucky's ag leaders

    In Kentucky, agriculture and agribusiness account for more than 16 percent of the gross state product and more than 20 percent of the total employment.  As a vital component of the state’s overall economy, agriculture faces many challenges which are increasingly complex as U.S. agriculture becomes more fully integrated into the U.S. economy and the global sector as well.

    To deal with this complex world, agriculture needs leaders who understand the important issues facing society and who can communicate a vision to an increasingly urban audience.

  • Ready, set, coast!

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Dozens of people packed the office at Franklin Chevrolet in Springfield Saturday morning trying to get a good look at some new arrivals. But these speedy creations were not the latest models to roll off the assembly line in Detroit. These were one-of-a-kind designs created by members of Cub Scout Pack 429 for its annual pinewood derby.

    Talon Walker placed first in the race competition with his purple car with red flames. Christopher Mason placed second for his Spider-Man car.

  • SCC softball struggles through 2-8 week

    SCC Sports Information

    The batters are hitting. The runners are getting on base. But home plate has become unfamiliar territory for the St. Catharine College softball team. In 10 games last week Holly Smith’s Patriots dented the plate just 15 times. And the infrequency of visiting home sweet home left the Patriots with a 2-8 record for the week and a 7-13 overall slate.

  • Tank testing turns heads at local Shell gas station

    It looked like a lunar landing mission as workers donned protective gear and used strange-looking devices to probe below ground level. In reality, it wasn’t the surface of the moon that was getting all of the attention Thursday; it was just the entrance to Simms Shell station at the corner of Main Street and Walnut Street in Springfield.

    Workers with ATC Associates, a Lafayette, La., based company, were drilling holes through the concrete while conducting tests on underground storage tanks on the property owned by Pinkston Oil Co.

  • Loretto slow pitch softball and T-ball

    Sign-ups for the Loretto slow-pitch softball and T-ball leagues will be held every Wednesday in March from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Loretto Ball Park under the pavilion.

    The league starts the third week of May and ends the last week of June. Each league will play six games each, coed teams may play more.

    Leagues will include 4-6 T-ball, 7-9 girls coach-pitch softball, 10-12 girls coach-pitch softball, 7-9 boys’ coach-pitch softball, 10-12 boys’ coach-pitch softball and 13-17 coed softball.

  • SCC sweeps Midway in softball

    SCC Sports Information

    In between the rain and unusually cool temperatures, the St. Catharine College softball team was able to squeeze in two games last week when Midway College visited Salt River Electric Field for a doubleheader on Wednesday. And the two contests allowed the Patriots to bring their season record to 5-5 as they swept the Eagles.