Today's News

  • Tips to grow sweet corn successfully

    Sweet corn is a favorite among home vegetable gardeners.  Improved hybrid cultivars are easy to grow.  They yield well, taste sweeter, and store longer than old time cultivars.  Sweet corn is best adapted to larger gardens since only one or two ears are produced per plant and several rows are recommended to ensure adequate pollination.  However, even small plantings can be successful if planted in blocks rather than rows.

  • BIRTH: Cox: It's a girl!

    Bo and Julie Cox of Versailles announce the birth of their daughter at 10:49 a.m. May 11, 2011 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
    Mallory Thomas Cox weighed 9 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Lynette Settles of Springfield, and the late Jeff Settles.
    Paternal grandparents are Tom and Gail Cox of Winter Park, Fla.
    Great-grandparents are Ethel Mae Russell of Springfield and Norma Settles of Mackville.

  • BIRTH: Wilson: It's a boy!

    Stacy and Bryan Wilson of Raywick announce the birth of their son at 1:43 a.m. on April 17, 2011 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    David Bryce Wilson weighed 9 pounds, 6.5 ounces and was 21.5 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Jane Mattingly of Lebanon, and the late Lloyd David Mattingly.
    Paternal grandparents are Barry and Judy Wilson of Campbellsville.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Sisk-Cambron

    Dawn and Jeff Sisk of Hopkinsville, Ky., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Holly Sisk, to Jason Cambron, son of Vivian and Ronnie Cambron of Springfield.
    Sisk is a 2004 graduate of University Heights Academy and a 2011 graduate of the University of Kentucky.
    Cambron is a 2002 graduate of Washington County High School and a graduate of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. He is employed at Toyotomi in Springfield.

  • Woman killed in wreck at new bypass intersection


    Less than 24 hours after the opening of the new US 150 Bypass, an accident at the intersection of the new road claimed a life.
    Mallie E. Freeman, 85, of Leitchfield, Ky., died as a result of a two-vehicle accident. Freeman was a passenger in a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Linda F. Nugent, her daughter, also of Leitchfield.

  • New US 150 bypass opens

    Almost two years to the day after the new Springfield Northwest Bypass was officially let for bidding and examination by potential contractors, the road was opened with a small ceremony Monday morning.
    The new road took 210 working days to complete, and came at a cost of $12,375,230.76. It covers a stretch of 3.48 miles and connects the existing US 150 near St. Catharine College to KY 555 on the east end of Springfield.

  • Man faces 244 counts of sexual abuse of a child


  • City budget recommendations made before first reading

    The first reading of the Springfield city budget will be a balanced budget, according to city administrator Laurie Smith.

    Smith told the city council at the regularly scheduled meeting on May 10 that the budget committee has accomplished a balanced budget while making some changes and conservatively estimating revenue.
    The recommendations the budget committee presented before the first reading included laying off two city workers in favor of several part-time or seasonal workers.

  • Local heart recipient meets donor’s family

    A healthy heart is the size of a fist.
    Joey Smith’s old heart was large enough to fill the bottom of a one-gallon pail.

  • SCC to hold camp in Nelson County

    The St. Catharine College baseball team will hold its annual baseball camp at Dean Watts Park in Bardstown on June 14 and 16.

    The camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon each day. It is for players age six years and older.
    The camp will be conducted by St. Catharine head assistant coach Terry Davis, along with other Patriot assistants, Bryan Allan and Travis Adams, and members of the 2011 Patriot team.
    The camp will emphasize hitting fielding and throwing.