Today's News

  • Perry preparing young squad for tough season

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    With less than three weeks to go until pre-season scrimmages start, the Washington County High School Commanders football squad is gearing up for a challenging season.

    “We have a tough schedule, through and through,” said head coach Mark Perry. “When you start with Lincoln, LaRue, Green, Marion and Bardstown, I don’t think there’s a bad team in that five. They’re all very good football teams.”

  • Clements: It's a boy!

    Beth Lay and John Paul Clements of Springfield announce the birth of their son on June 15, 2008 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Evan Ray Clements weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

  • Durham: It's a boy!

    Nancy Patrick Young and Lofton Durham of Pittsburgh, Pa. an-nounce the birth of a son at 2:19 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2008.

    Arthur Lofton Young-Durham weighed six pounds, seven ounces.

  • Haydon-Loveman to wed Aug. 23

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harry Haydon Jr. of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Margaret Louise Haydon to Rhett Barry Loveman, son of Eugene Barry Loveman of Gadsden, Ala.

    The wedding will be held Aug. 23, 2008 at Grayton Beach, Fla.

  • Abbi receives U.S. citizenship

    By Jennifer Corbett

    Sun Summer Intern

    Bonnie Abbi believes her move from Alberta, Canada, to Springfield, Ky., was due to God throwing a dart on the map. It was where she needed to be.

    “I now believe in all my heart there are so many blessings he could shower upon me here rather than in British Columbia,” Abbi said.

  • From Left Field: A "lot" of memories

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It was just a small corner lot located at 11th Avenue and 5th Street West near Ritter Park in Huntington, W.Va., but to us, it was Riverfront Stadium. Why it was vacant, we didn’t know. We were just grateful it was.

  • WANTED: Fall coed softball players

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer


    Several people have expressed interest in an adult coed softball league this coming fall at Idle Hour Park.

    You must be 32-years-old or over to participate, games will start in September.

    Four teams are required for the league.

    Registration fees and details are still being finalized.

    If you are interested in playing, contact Bernard Smalley at (859) 336-5448.

  • Mattingly

    Amanda and Jason Mattingly of Springfield announce the birth of their son on June 29, 2008 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Layne Patrick weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

  • 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.