Today's News

  • BIRTH: Vittitoe: It's a boy!

    Melissa Cambron and Selvey James “Jamie” Vittitoe of Bardstown announce the birth of their son at 12:22 a.m. June 18, 2011 at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.
    Selvey Jacob Vittitoe weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20.25 inches in length.
    He was welcomed home by a sister, Cheyenne Emily, age 19 months.
    Maternal grandparents are Tom and Rhonda Cambron of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Selvey W. Vittitoe and Cathy Ferguson of Bardstown.

  • Governor to visit Springfield's Opera House tonight

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear will visit Springfield tonight and attend a special program at the Opera House.
    The Central Kentucky Community Theatre will welcome the governor, who is visiting to recognize the contributions of the theatre and its contributions to the cultural and artistic development of the state. He will also make an announcement at the event, according to Kerri Richardson, communications director for the governor.
    See more coverage of this visit in next week's issue of The Springfield Sun.

  • Sports briefs

    July 23
    Corn hole tournament
    The Mackville Community Center will be hosting a corn hole tournament on July 23 at 10 a.m.
    Teams can register at the door. The tournament will be held in the parking lot behind the center.
    Everyone is welcome to bring a lawn chair.

  • Flag tourney winners, Prez Cup players announced

    The Lincoln Men’s Golf Club held its Flag Tournament recently.

    The players competed for prizes in handicap and scratch divisions.  
    The handicap division was won by Tom Harmon.
    Second and third place were won by Fred Armstrong and Ted McNeal, respectively.  
    The scratch division was won by Bill Frost, with Ricky Hoppes taking second, while Joe B. Yates finished third.  
    The next event will be the President’s Cup.  

  • Former MLS player to coach at SCC

    The distance from Bethlehem High School in Bardstown to St. Catharine College is about 17 miles.

    For Thabiso “Boyzzz” Khumalo, who is the new assistant men’s soccer coach for the Patriots, the journey was much longer.
    Khumalo came to the United States from South Africa in 1996 at the age of 16. He played soccer at Bethlehem until his graduation in 2000.
    From there he attended Lindsey Wilson College for two years, and then Coastal Carolina for two years.

  • Local shooter hits her mark

    For a girl that has tried many things, shooting a shotgun is the one that stuck.

    Stephanie Carey, a college sophomore from Willisburg, has found her mark with a shotgun.
    “I cheered. I ran track in high school. I played golf for a while. I played softball until high school,” Carey said.
    She started shooting trap five years ago, and said she hopes to make it a lifelong activity.
    “(My brother) just came and told me it was time to shoot a gun, so he took me out and taught me how to shoot,” she said.

  • All-stars run out of steam

    The Washington County 9-and-10-year-old Little League baseball all-stars fell short in their state tournament bid last week against Campbellsville.

    The big bats of WC matched Campbellsville 4-4 after the first inning, but the well dried up afterwards for the locals.
    Campbellsville rolled to a 14-4 victory to earn District 5 runner-up honors, and a berth in the state tournament.
    Washington County was held to five hits, a low mark compared to the rest of the tournament run.

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  • On to state: 11-and-12’s win district

    After two nail-biters in the District 5 tournament, the Washington County 11-and-12-year-old Little League baseball all-stars are moving on to state.

    Washington County came from behind to rally in the top of the sixth inning.
    Mac Stevens got the all-stars started with a single to start the inning, but the next two batters were retired on strikes behind him.
    Dalton Kirsch reached on a two-out single, while Luke Abell got on with a walk.

  • Jets Over Kentucky draws from around the globe


    They may be small, but they sure do attract a crowd.
    Last week, more than 150 pilots brought more than 350 model jets to the Lebanon-Springfield Airport for the 2011 Jets Over Kentucky. An estimated 2,500 spectators visited the airport during the past weekend to take in the show, according to event organizer Lewis "The General" Patton.

  • Mackville Road could re-open soon

    County road department supervisor Albert Wimsatt said during the regular scheduled fiscal court meeting on Monday that he estimated that Mackville Road could open by as early as Wednesday. The hill was leveled off and rock was scheduled to be placed on Monday.