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Today's News

  • International players add depth to SCC tennis rosters


    In just the first year of existence, the St. Catharine College tennis program has gone global.

    Coach Jim Coomer has signed nine players to the men’s team, four of them from outside the United States.
    “Recruiting for the men’s team has gone well, considering the late start I got,” said Coomer. “It is difficult getting women to commit now since most of them have already decided where they want to go to school, but that will get better next year.”

  • Local manager makes MLB All-Star game a tradition


    While some baseball fans watched the Major League Baseball All-Star game on television last week, Joey Padgett took in the action live at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz.

    Padgett, manager at Bonnie Plant Farm, attended the 2011 MLB All-Star game with friends he grew up with in Alabama.
    The summer event has become a tradition for Padgett and his friends.
    “They tried for a long time to get me to join them, but I never did,” he said. “About five years ago I started going with them, and have been going ever since.”

  • President’s Cup slips away- this year


    This year’s President’s Cup was a close affair, fueling the rivalry that started in 1999.

    After the final putt on Sunday, Springfield trailed Lebanon 15 1/2 to 14 1/2.
    “Only one more tied match by Springfield’s players and the Cup would have stayed at Lincoln Homestead pro shop,” captain and club president Bill Frost said.
    In the President’s Cup, whoever holds the trophy from the previous year can retain it by winning or tying the event in the current year.

  • All-stars beat Adair, fall twice at state


    Washington County fell to a powerhouse in North Oldham on Monday night to end its run in the Kentucky State Little League tournament at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon.

    North Oldham won 4-1, and will move on to the semifinals as the number one seed in pool B.
    Semifinal games took place on Tuesday night. The championship game is set for 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Graham Memorial.  

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  • Former Springfield mayor to head up Kentucky Speedway traffic team

    Widening Interstate 71 probably wouldn’t improve traffic flow into the Kentucky Speedway, Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday as he confirmed that his chief of staff will lead a team looking at ways to avoid traffic jams on race days.
    Beshear, speaking during a news conference that had been called to discuss another topic, said the massive traffic tie-up that forced thousands of fans to miss the track’s inaugural Sprint Cup race July 10 probably was caused by parking problems.

  • Springfield carries surplus into fiscal year 2011-12

    The city budget is off to a better start in the new fiscal year.
    The city began the 2010-11 fiscal year with $62,005.22, and went under budget by $49,348.63 in the same fiscal year.
    In FY 2011-12, Springfield started with a balance of $111,353.85. The city began the 2009-10 fiscal year with a balance of $131,497.04.

  • Covered bridge project gets nearly $1 million grant

     

    County officials haven’t been notified, and details aren’t available, but the Mt. Zion Covered Bridge is supposedly set to receive nearly $1 million in grant money for repairs.

  • Coupons return to The Springfield Sun

    Few products offer individuals the opportunity to save more than they spend. Starting today, The Springfield Sun will give readers this opportunity with the return of SmartSource coupons.
    Inside The Sun each week, readers will find a coupon package regularly valued at more than $75 in savings through manufacturer, retail and restaurant coupons. Subscribers will usually find they can recoup the cost of a Springfield Sun subscription in just one week of coupon savings.

  • Roundabout giving some Springfield drivers trouble

     

    With the opening of the newest section of Washington County’s Springfield Bypass (US 150), some changes in traffic flow in front of St. Catherine College are prompting the Department of Highways District Office in Elizabethtown to provide public awareness with regard to traffic use of a roundabout.  This design was chosen to connect both new and old sections of US 150 and St. Catherine College.

  • Student's summer in Africa is a dream come true

     

    Josette Taylor learned a lot in her first year at the University of Louisville, but it doesn’t begin to compare with what she learned during her summer break.
    Taylor, a 2010 graduate of Washington County High School, traveled this summer with International Student Volunteers. The group uses volunteers to help people around the globe. Each year, more than 4,000 volunteer students from more than 800 universities and colleges travel with ISV.