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Today's News

  • Bank robber enters guilty plea

    The man accused of robbing the Bardstown Road branch of the Springfield State Bank on Nov. 7, 2008, has now admitted his guilt.

  • Training Kentucky's ag leaders

    In Kentucky, agriculture and agribusiness account for more than 16 percent of the gross state product and more than 20 percent of the total employment.  As a vital component of the state’s overall economy, agriculture faces many challenges which are increasingly complex as U.S. agriculture becomes more fully integrated into the U.S. economy and the global sector as well.

    To deal with this complex world, agriculture needs leaders who understand the important issues facing society and who can communicate a vision to an increasingly urban audience.

  • Ready, set, coast!

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Dozens of people packed the office at Franklin Chevrolet in Springfield Saturday morning trying to get a good look at some new arrivals. But these speedy creations were not the latest models to roll off the assembly line in Detroit. These were one-of-a-kind designs created by members of Cub Scout Pack 429 for its annual pinewood derby.

    Talon Walker placed first in the race competition with his purple car with red flames. Christopher Mason placed second for his Spider-Man car.

  • SCC softball struggles through 2-8 week

    SCC Sports Information

    The batters are hitting. The runners are getting on base. But home plate has become unfamiliar territory for the St. Catharine College softball team. In 10 games last week Holly Smith’s Patriots dented the plate just 15 times. And the infrequency of visiting home sweet home left the Patriots with a 2-8 record for the week and a 7-13 overall slate.

  • Tank testing turns heads at local Shell gas station

    It looked like a lunar landing mission as workers donned protective gear and used strange-looking devices to probe below ground level. In reality, it wasn’t the surface of the moon that was getting all of the attention Thursday; it was just the entrance to Simms Shell station at the corner of Main Street and Walnut Street in Springfield.

    Workers with ATC Associates, a Lafayette, La., based company, were drilling holes through the concrete while conducting tests on underground storage tanks on the property owned by Pinkston Oil Co.

  • Loretto slow pitch softball and T-ball

    Sign-ups for the Loretto slow-pitch softball and T-ball leagues will be held every Wednesday in March from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Loretto Ball Park under the pavilion.

    The league starts the third week of May and ends the last week of June. Each league will play six games each, coed teams may play more.

    Leagues will include 4-6 T-ball, 7-9 girls coach-pitch softball, 10-12 girls coach-pitch softball, 7-9 boys’ coach-pitch softball, 10-12 boys’ coach-pitch softball and 13-17 coed softball.

  • SCC sweeps Midway in softball

    SCC Sports Information

    In between the rain and unusually cool temperatures, the St. Catharine College softball team was able to squeeze in two games last week when Midway College visited Salt River Electric Field for a doubleheader on Wednesday. And the two contests allowed the Patriots to bring their season record to 5-5 as they swept the Eagles.

  • SCC Volleyball Tryouts

    Adam Stevenson, hired recently to take over the volleyball program at St. Catharine College, announced that open tryouts will be held Sunday March 21st from 4:00-5:30 in Lourdes Hall on the SCC campus.

    Stevenson, who said that a JV volleyball program will be added for next season at St. Catharine, added that new scholarships will be available. Players are encouraged to come early as campus tours will be offered before the tryouts.

    For more information, call Adam Stevenson at (859) 336-5082, ext. 1091.

  • Three-vehicle accident on KY 55 injures two

    A three-car accident at the intersection of KY 55 and Booker Road in Springfield Friday morning left two people injured. According to a report by Washington County Deputy Sheriff Jackie Robinson, the accident occurred when Lauren Smith, 51, of Booker Road in Springfield, was driving a 2001 Pontiac Montana van. The report said Smith pulled onto the southbound lane of KY 55 from Booker Road and struck a 1999 Lincoln driven by Edward B. Cecil, 70, of Louisville.

  • 'Cover the Uninsured Week' is March 14-20

    Health care is on the mind of almost every American citizen these days, including the leaders of our government. That’s why it’s only fitting that this week is designated to bring attention to those who have little or no health insurance.

    March 14-20 is “Cover the Uninsured Week,” and the Lincoln Trail District Health Department is looking to bring even more attention to the services it offers to those with little or no health insurance.