Today's News

  • 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.

  • Governor visits community theatre


    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear stopped in Springfield for a visit last week, first taking in a brief performance of the Central Kentucky Community Theatre at the Opera House, and then making a presentation of his own.
    After seeing five songs performed by CKCT students, Beshear took the stage and presented a check to Scott Fattizzi, who along with his wife, Jan, operates the theatre program.

  • Some problems showing up in cucumbers, squash

    There are a few problems that have been showing up in gardens lately, specifically cucurbits.  This includes cucumber, squash, and melons.  Bacterial wilt is showing up sporadically, and I am sure it’s going to hit many of you who have cucurbits in the next few weeks.  Bacterial wilt causes plants to wilt slowly over a few days; they freshen up at night and then wilt during the day and eventually wilt and die.  The problem is a bacteria that enters the plant and blocks the flow of water and nutrients.

  • Tobacco is showing uneven growth

    With the kind of spring we had, it was pretty predictable that some folks were going to get on their soil too soon.  It has come to pass that symptoms are showing up now in crops over that situation.  I want to share with you an example based on observations by our tobacco specialist.

  • 4-H Young Riders participate in activities

    The 4-H Young Riders have certainly had a busy spring and summer with members participating in many events and activities. They would like to share the results of their hard work and let everyone know the various opportunities offered to any young person interested in horses through the 4-H program.

  • BIRTH: Hood: It's a boy!

    Regina and Michael Hood II of Springfield announce the birth of their son on June 24, 2011 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Cambron Lee Hood weighed 8 pounds, 10.5 ounces and was 21 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Cob and Carlene Mattingly of Loretto.
    Paternal grandparents are Mike and Debbie Hood of Willisburg.