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Today's News

  • Volunteers complete home makeovers

    What a difference a week, some hard work and a lot of love can make. Two Springfield families have better lives now because of Fullerstock, a joint project of the Springfield Fuller Center for Housing and Habitat for Humanity. Springfield Baptist Church was the covenant partner for Fullerstock, but several groups pitched in to make this event a success.

    Volunteers both young and old, the youngest was 11 and the oldest was 86, showed up to do what they could to make life a little better for the recipients.

  • From Left Field

    Bobby, Arnold, Jack, Tiger and Jimmie?

  • Recycling spurs friendly competition among students

    A group of local young entrepreneurs are hoping to make some green while going green. The Green Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (GEL-IN), under the direction of the Hardin County School System, the Lincoln Trail Innovation Center and Kentucky Student Ventures Corporation, has more than 150 participants from an eight-county region.

  • Social News and Events

    BIRTHS

    Hale: It's a girl!

    Lily Michelle Hale

    Stephen and Amy Hale of Louisville announce the birth of their daughter on May 27, 2009 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

    Lily Michelle Hale weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 22 inches in length.

    Bell: It's a girl!

    Elizabeth Addison Rose Bell

    Ashley and Gary Bell of Campbellsville announce the birth of their daughter on July 5, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

  • Golfers hit the links to celebrate African-American heritage

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    This year’s theme for Springfield’s annual African-American Heritage Festival is celebrating “firsts”. So what better way is there to kick off the event than by hosting the first African-American Heritage Golf Scramble?

    Golfers from near and far gathered at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course early Saturday morning to tee-off despite an early morning drizzle that disappeared by the time of the shotgun start.

  • African-American Heritage Festival starts tonight

    The African-American Heritage Festival begins tonight in downtown Springfield.

    This year's festival celebrates "firsts" for Springfield's African-American community.

    The festival begins with the parade at 6:30 p.m. on July 31, followed by gospel singing from 7:30-8 p.m. The group “On The Edge” will entertain from 8-9:30, and the festival wraps up with a performance by “Net’Work” from 9:30 to midnight.

    Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the fun. For more on the festival, call (859) 336-0052, ext. 2.

  • Local families benefit from Fullerstock

    It's one thing to lend a hand to a neighbor in need. It's even better if that hand is holding a hammer, paint brush, or broom and making life a little nicer for that neighbor. Volunteers from near and far will be helping two families this week as part of Fullerstock 2009, a project under the umbrella of the Fuller Center for Housing and co-sponsored by Springfield Baptist Church. This is the first of a two-part story about Fullerstock 2009.

  • Springfield prepares for 2010 census

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    At their meeting last Tuesday, the Springfield City Council started paving the way for the construction of new housing near the intersection of Bob-O-Link Drive and Bonnie Boulevard. The council had the first reading of an ordinance to re-zone 5.3 acres from industrial to residential.

    The re-zoning was initiated by TSR, Inc., owned by Tony Royalty, who owns the land. Royalty plans to build a total of 75 condo units and hopes to begin construction on the first 16 units within 30 days.

  • Junior golfers play for free at Lincoln Homestead

    Junior golfers age 18 and under play for free with an accompanying adult paying the regular price green fee at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course in Springfield. The promotion ends July 31. For more information, contact the golf course at (859) 336-7461.

  • Youth League Awards Night

    Idle Hour Park will be the scene for youth league awards night Monday, July 27 at 6 p.m.