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Today's News

  • Gala honors community theatre performers


    Central Kentucky Community Theatre at the Opera House hosted its first ever ‘Jeannie Awards’ Gala on Monday, June 13.  The evening began with dinner at Mordecai’s on Main, and then the stars, presenters and theatre goers walked the red carpet to the Opera House.

  • U.S. troops get socks from Springfield alpaca producers

     

    When a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan or Iraq takes his or her boots off, that soldier might be wearing a pair of Kentucky Proud socks from Flaggy Meadow Fiber Works in Springfield.
    The small fiber mill, the only one in the state, turns soft fleece sheared from alpacas into the yarn to make its new outdoor Adventure Sock. In less than a month, nearly 1,500 pairs of Flaggy Meadow’s rugged yet comfortable socks have been sent to American troops serving in the Middle East through a grassroots volunteer organization called the Alpaca Sock Brigade.

  • City makes cuts in proposed budget

    The Springfield city council presented the first reading of the 2011-12 budget on June 14 at the regular scheduled meeting. The proposed budget comes in at $2,163, 885
    The upcoming proposed budget is $87,956 less than last fiscal year’s proposed budget. Expenditures across the board were slashed to compensate for the smaller budget.
    Mayor Dr. John W. Cecconi provided a written message to go with the first reading of the budget.

  • 47 lose jobs as pipe plant closes

     

    The closing of a local manufacturing operation has left 47 people unemployed.
    North American Pipe Corporation, a Houston, Texas-based company, announced on Tuesday that it would close the doors of its Springfield plant. Production has reportedly already stopped at the local plant.

  • City makes cuts in proposed budget


    The Springfield city council presented the first reading of the 2011-12 budget on June 14 at the regular scheduled meeting. The proposed budget comes in at $2,163, 885

    The upcoming proposed budget is $87,956 less than last fiscal year’s proposed budget. Expenditures across the board were slashed to compensate for the smaller budget.
    Mayor Dr. John W. Cecconi provided a written message to go with the first reading of the budget.

  • Sports briefs

    June 25
    3-on-3 basketball tournament

    The Mackville Community Center is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament at 10 a.m. on June 25. For more information, call (859) 613-6241.
    The tournament will be double elimination.

  • SCC baseball field gets Bermuda grass upgrade


    Edelen-Haydon Field, the home of the Patriots since 2000, received a major upgrade this summer. 

    Bermuda grass was power seeded in the outfield recently, replacing the Kentucky Bluegrass and fescue mix that was there.
    Hot temperatures the first two weeks after planting and some precipitation from Mother Nature has the young grass on the move.  

  • Bike tour coming to Washington County


    Preservation Kentucky will host the first Preservation Pedal: A Bike Tour of Historic Springfield and Washington County on Saturday, July 2.

    The 50-mile ride will begin at 9 a.m., while the 10- and 30-mile rides will start at 10 a.m.  
    Advance registration is required and is available online at www.preservationpedal.org Registration cost for this event includes snacks, drinks, a Preservation Pedal T-shirt, lunch, sag service, and mechanical support.   

  • Ghosts of Idle Hour


    I’ve walked by the spot several times a week for the past several weeks, but never noticed it.

    I’m referring to the memorial at Idle Hour Park, a shrine to coaches and players who gave and gave to the grounds, only to have the last out called too soon.
    Some gave years of coaching, helping their children and their neighbors’ children learn the game so many of us love.
    Others gave spectators a show on the diamond. They played out their dreams for everyone to see, night after night after night.

  • Girls’softball tournament lands in Springfield


    Idle Hour Park is getting dressed up for company this week, as the Little League girls’ softball district tournament comes to town.

    The city will welcome four out-of-county teams to the fold, as they vie for a state tournament berth.
    Two teams, Albany and Burkesville, won’t be making the trip this year.