Today's News

  • Local theatre students get star treatment in The Big Apple


    A group of local theatre students spent six days in New York City last week, and while in the Big Apple, they received star treatment.

  • BIRTH: Mudd: It's a girl!

    Nick and Melinda Mudd of Columbus, Ind. announce the birth of their daughter at 8:09 a.m. on May 11, 2011 at Columbus Regional Hospital.
    Hallie Marie Mudd weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by Barrett, age 5 and Griffen, age 3.
    Maternal grandparents are Donnie and Sandy Hale of Bloomfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Rita Mudd of Louisville, and the late Thomas Mudd.
    Great-grandmother is Rhudell Mudd.

  • BIRTH: Osbourne: It's a girl!

    Jesse and Coury Osbourne of Lebanon announce the birth of a 6-pound, 8.5-ounce daughter, Emerson Jo, born April 22, 2011, at Spring View Hospital, Lebanon.
    Maternal grandparents are Freddie and Dee Leathers of Lebanon.
    Paternal grandparents are Joe and Gale Osbourne of Lebanon.
    Great-grandparents are Lillian Osbourne, Jimmy Graves, the late Elmer and Mickey George, Fred and Jo Leathers, Mary Alice Graves and Sidney Osbourne.

  • BIRTH: Spalding: It's a boy!

    Jason and Regina Spalding of Willisburg announce the birth of their son at 4:29 a.m. on April 20, 2011 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Matthew Zachary Spalding weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches in length.
    He was welcomed home by a brother, Ty, age 5.
    Maternal grandparents are Ricky and Marvis Chesser of Willisburg.
    Paternal grandparents are Ronald and Deborah Spalding of Lebanon.
    Great-grandparents are Edna Mae Allen, Frank and Betty Spalding, Essie Buchanan, and Hubert and Larvanna Boblitt.

  • Japanese beetles are back

    If you called the office last week or e-mailed me, chances are you were told I was off….well, on vacation! 
    I had a great week with my wife and kids, and it was nice to relax and just stay home for a few days.  We only made two day trips, including a trip to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, and I must admit if you have kids, it is a must see.  There were lots of hands-on activities and some really awesome things to see, even for us big kids.

  • Wheat crop yields better than expected

    We have had a very successful wheat year and it is kind of odd how it happened.  We will share with you this story about what is going on with this year’s wheat crop.

    Wheat Disease Situation: What Went Right?

  • 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.