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Today's News

  • City looks to beef up ordinances


    With a new ordinance and tax moratorium in the works, Springfield city residents will have incentive to maintain and improve their property.

    Improvements over $5,000 would be tax abated for five years, according to City Administrator Laurie Smith.
    In other words, any improvement made to a home’s exterior over $5,000 wouldn’t be reassessed for property taxes by the PVA office for five years after the completion of the project.
    The tax abatement comes on the heels of an ordinance that strengthens the public nuisance ordinance.

  • PHOTO: St. Dominic 8th grade volleyball wins Marion County tournament
  • ‘The more you’re involved, the more you’ll know what’s going on’


    (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 fourth part in a five-part series.)

    Springfield City Council member Willie Ellery learned by watching others, and now he’s quietly leading by example in the city where he was born and raised.
    Ellery has been on the board of directors with the Chamber of Commerce since the late 80’s. He’s served four or six terms, he can’t remember, on the city council.

  • George named National Player of the Year

  • Bat Pats go 2-2 in four-game series

     

    The Davenport University Panthers traveled to Edelen-Haydon Field for their first four games of the season last weekend. And they made the long ride from Michigan worth it as they were able to split two doubleheaders against Luther Bramblett’s St. Catharine nine.

  • Pottsville area will change districts


    (Due to an editor’s error, the Sun incorrectly reported that all of Washington County would remain in Brett Guthrie’s congressional district. Part of Washington County will actually change congressional districts.)

    Some voters in Magistrate Hal Goode’s and Morris Sweazy’s districts should acquaint themselves with Congressman Ed Whitfield, R-Hopkinsville.

  • Patriot men top Life, fall to Tigers

     

    The St. Catharine College Patriots traveled to Life University in Atlanta on Tuesday and returned with an exciting 115-111 overtime victory over the Eagles. But that euphoria was short lived as they returned to Lourdes Hall on Saturday and fell to Mid-South Conference rival Campbellsville by a 71-58 count.

  • Accident claims local man’s life


    Kentucky State Trooper Fred Cornett is investigating a one- vehicle fatal collision that occurred at approximately 2:50 a.m. on Feb. 18, two miles north of Willisburg on KY 53. 

    The collision occurred when 21-year-old Michael Sallee, of Mackville, was operating a 1995 Ford southbound on KY 53.  
    For unknown reasons, Sallee dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway, struck the guardrail and then a tree.  
    Sallee was belted at the time of the collision.  

  • Sentencing rescheduled again


    (Due to an editor’s error, this story was inadvertently left out of last week’s editon of The Springfield Sun.)

    Sentencing for Norris Wayne Bartley and Billy Joe Mattingly, who pleaded guilty to stealing marijuana while serving as sheriff’s deputies, was rescheduled again. The new sentencing date is set for March 7 at 2 p.m. at the Gene Snyder United States Courthouse in Louisville.
    The deputies were set for sentencing on Feb. 9, but were rescheduled before appearing in court.

  • PHOTO: WCHS Athletic Hall of Fame inducts five