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Today's News

  • Doig takes reins of St. Catharine athletics

    As for the athletic program at St. Catharine College, much will be new when the first varsity contests start next month. The Patriot and Lady Patriot teams have shed their junior college status in favor of four-year athletics with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). With that comes the membership in the Mid-South Conference.

  • Drifting into Springfield

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    If there had been a prize for the audience members who traveled the longest distance to Saturday night’s concert featuring Bill Pinkney’s Original Drifters at Idle Hour Park, Louis and Viola Klein would have won hands down.

    The Kleins made their way to Springfield from Midland, Mich., making a drive of 496 miles, according to Louis.

  • Getting their kicks

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Things are heating up again on the athletic fields of St. Catharine College. The school recently held camps for soccer, volleyball and softball.

    Bethlehem High School head soccer coach Danny Rossoll brought his team down from Bardstown to participate.

    "The girls dorm together and eat together," said Rossoll. "It builds them as a team."

    Keep reading The Sun for more St. Catharine sports coverage this fall.

  • Crain-Edelen

    Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Crain of Nicholasville announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia K., to Tony Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Edelen Sr. of Versailles.

    The wedding will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 6, 2008, at the home of the bride’s parents in Nicholasville.

  • Lines-Walker

    Harla and Jerry Lines of Imperial, Neb., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jenna Lea Lines, to Scott Michael Walker, son of Gail and Robert Mastin of Springfield and John and Mary Walker of Flora, Ill.

    Lines is a 2007 Graduate of Campbellsville University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Economics. She is currently employed by Edward Jones in Greensburg.

  • Peters

    Steven and Deann Peters of Willisburg announce the birth of a daughter on March 14, 2008 at 12:23 p.m. at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

    Allison Marie was born 13 weeks early and weighed 1 pound, 6 ounces.

  • Elder-Fowler

    Greg and Carlotta Elder of Loretto announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Elder to Justin Fowler, son of Pat and Celeste Fowler of Springfield.

    The wedding will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 2, 2008 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fredericktown.

    The reception will follow at Holy Trinity Parish Center in Fredericktown.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Insured deposits are safe at a community bank

    Special to The Sun

    Springfield State Bank would like to remind community banking customers that their insured deposits are safe and backed by the full faith and credit of the federal government through the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

  • Stafford named new superintendent of Washington County Schools

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    The hiring process has been a long one to name the new superintendent of Washington County Schools. On Monday, however, the local school board spent little time at the start of its regularly scheduled meeting to vote upon and then introduce Rob Stafford as the next head of the school system.

    Stafford, 41, is a native of Camargo, Ky., just east of Mount Sterling in Montgomery County. He currently serves as assistant superintendent in charge of district operations and student support services in the Owen County school system.

  • Golf carts may be legalized on city streets

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    There are no fairways, sand traps or greens, but perhaps an occasional water hazard can be found. Still, the streets of Springfield could see a lot more golf cart traffic in their future.

    Springfield City Council member Mike Elliott is preparing legislation for the next city council meeting on August 12 that could allow residents to use golf carts within the city limits.