http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Man found shot in county dies http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/man-found-shot-county-dies <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_yul_rayford.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p1"> A Bardstown man died last week from a single gunshot wound to the head, passing away nearly 12 hours after a Washington County resident first discovered him on his property.</p> <p class="p1"> A press release from Kentucky State Police, which is investigating the apparent murder, states that Yul Andre Rayford, 51, was found lying inside a vehicle just off Bloomfield Road, 1.5 miles north of Springfield, but was still alive despite the bullet wound.</p> It's a lucky dog's life http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/its-lucky-dogs-life <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0146.jpg" alt="A dog that was once a stray in Springfield, known by the names Goldie, Lucky and Big Mac, above, is now named Wendy." title="A dog that was once a stray in Springfield, known by the names Goldie, Lucky and Big Mac, above, is now named Wendy." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">It&rsquo;s been a tough road for a dog that once roamed the parking lots of local grocery stores and restaurants searching for food, but these days, she&rsquo;s living the good life.</span></p> Rogers prepping for first season at helm http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/rogers-prepping-first-season-helm <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edit_img_4039.jpg" alt="New volleyball head coach John Rogers speaks with his players during his first open gym at the helm." title="New volleyball head coach John Rogers speaks with his players during his first open gym at the helm." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">It was at Morehead State University where John Rogers cultivated his love of volleyball.</span></p> <p class="p1"> While playing for the club team, he also helped MSU&rsquo;s women&rsquo;s team as a line judge, keeping the book and whatever the team needed.</p> <p class="p1"> &ldquo;That&rsquo;s where I fell in love with volleyball,&rdquo; Rogers said.</p> SCC wrestling program transferring to Bellarmine http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/scc-wrestling-program-transferring-bellarmine <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_spencer_adams_1.jpg" alt="St. Catharine College wrestling coach Spencer Adams will be at the same position at Bellarmine University next season." title="St. Catharine College wrestling coach Spencer Adams will be at the same position at Bellarmine University next season." align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p1"> Bellarmine University recently announced plans to begin a collegiate wrestling program competing at the NCAA Division II level this fall by essentially absorbing the former Saint Catharine College Patriot wrestling team.&nbsp;</p> Rates to possibly change for water, sewer http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/rates-possibly-change-water-sewer <p class="p1"> The water and sewer rates for the city of Springfield could see an increase in the near future.</p> <p class="p1"> Andy Lange, who is with the Kentucky Rural Water Association, was present at last week&rsquo;s Springfield City Council meeting to discuss a suggested change to the current water and sewer rates.</p> <p class="p1"> Before talking about potential increases, though, Lange first presented the council with numbers concerning the current financial state of the city&rsquo;s water and sewer services.</p> Medley wins 2017 DYW http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/medley-wins-2017-dyw <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_img_3932.jpg" alt="Elizabeth Medley earned the title of 2017’s Distinguished Young Woman of Washington County on Saturday. See A12 and A13 for more photos." title="Elizabeth Medley earned the title of 2017’s Distinguished Young Woman of Washington County on Saturday. See A12 and A13 for more photos." align="left" hspace="6" width="94" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> Elizabeth Medley was in disbelief.</div> <div> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">She had just been named the Washington County&rsquo;s Distinguished Young Woman of 2017 &mdash; including being awarded a medallion, a bouquet and taking her first walk on the stage with that distinction &mdash; but she still was in shock about the momentous occasion.</span></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Jail fees to increase http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/jail-fees-increase <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Washington County Fiscal Court voted to approve a slight increase in its current jail fees to Marion County Detention Center.</span></p> <p class="p1"> Previously, Washington County paid the detention center $29.43 per inmate, but according to Marion County jailer Barry Brady, Marion County Fiscal Court recently voted to raise that cost to $35.64 per inmate due to rising costs of incarceration and the rising jail population.</p> Family upset over SCC scholarship http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/family-upset-over-scc-scholarship <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gardena.jpg" alt="This stone is part of the Fran Blandford Memorial Garden on the campus of St. Catharine College." title="This stone is part of the Fran Blandford Memorial Garden on the campus of St. Catharine College." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Fran Blandford was a student at St. Catharine College when she was killed in a car crash in March of 2000. Following her death, her parents, Albert and Mary Jane Blandford, established a scholarship fund in her memory. They also created the Fran Blandford Memorial Garden on the college campus and maintained that garden over the years since.</p>