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Today's News

  • Mackville man enters guilty plea in 2009 murder-for-hire plot

    One of the men accused of plotting to kill a manager at the Danville Wendy’s last year pleaded guilty Thursday after prosecutors significantly reduced the charge.

    William Tate, 25, of Mackville pleaded guilty in Boyle Circuit Court to criminal facilitation to commit murder. Judge Darren Peckler will formally sentence Tate on Aug. 3. Prosecutors are recommending Tate serve four years in prison.

  • WC baseball all-stars in E-Town

    The Washington County Little League baseball all-stars will wrap up pool play in the 5th District tournament on Thursday. See next week's issue of The Springfield Sun for a complete season wrap-up plus more photos.

  • Changes under way on St. Catharine campus

    School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean things are going to remain quiet on the campus of St. Catharine College in the weeks ahead. Record enrollment for the coming fall semester has prompted the school to, once again, expand its student living quarters. By the end of July, construction is slated to begin on a new dorm which will house at least 100 students, and that is just the first of several projects planned for this year.

  • Locally filmed commercial now showing

    A commercial filmed in Springfield last year has finally made its way into theaters and onto the Internet.

    Bluegrass Cellular, a regional cell phone company, had a commercial filmed here in October promoting it as “Bluephoria.” Now, the commercial has been completed and is airing in area theaters.

  • From Left Field

    From Left Field

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Fair-weathered, first-place fans

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Reinle: It's a girl!

    Madelyn Frances Reinle

    Scott and Robyn Reinle of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on March 11, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Madelyn Frances weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

    Noel: It's a boy!

    Robert Zane Noel

    Kimberly and Jarrod Noel of Lebanon announce the birth of their son on May 21, 2010 at 11:15 p.m. at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

  • Forage producers need to watch for poison hemlock in hayfields

    Many farmers across the state have just made or will soon make their first hay of the season. While making hay, it is important for growers to notice and remove any poison hemlock from their hay or pasture fields.

    Native to Europe, poison hemlock is an invasive weed that was introduced as an ornamental in the United States during the 1800s. It is potentially poisonous if ingested by livestock or humans in both its vegetative growth stages and when dry.

  • Bees are all the buzz at bank

    There was a lot of buzz around the office of US Bank in Springfield Thursday afternoon, and it came from a group of bees located in the upstairs of the bank office.

    Frank Peters, branch manager of the local US Bank office, said the excitement all began when he recently had an installation scheduled for a new security camera. When the installer arrived and went into the seldom-used upstairs area to complete the installation and discovered a large group of honey bees, he told Peters about the problem.

  • Are you eligible for SURE program?

    John W. McCauley, executive director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Kentucky, encourages producers who suffered crop production losses during the 2008 crop year to contact their local FSA office before a deadline is announced to see if they are eligible to participate in the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program (SURE). This program provides financial assistance to producers who have suffered crop losses due to natural disasters.

  • Softball wraps up 5th District Tournament

    The Washington County softball all-stars wrapped up play in the 5th Region tournament in Lebanon last weekend. For more, see next week's issue of The Springfield Sun.