Today's News

  • Deputy sentencing rescheduled again

    Sentencing for Norris Wayne Bartley and Billy Joe Mattingly, who pled guilty to stealing marijuana while serving as sheriff’s deputies, was rescheduled again. The new sentencing date is set for March 7 at 2 p.m. at the Gene Snyder United States Courthouse in Louisville.

    The deputies were set for sentencing today, but were rescheduled before appearing in court.

  • BIRTH - Cheser: It’s a girl!

    Clay and Ann Weslen Cheser of Elizabeth-town announce the birth of their daughter on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

    Ann Clayton Cheser weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by a brother, Matt, age 5 1/2.
    Maternal grandparents are Jackie Mattingly and Lennie Mattingly of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Larry and Debbie Cheser of Harrodsburg.
    Great-grandparents are Wesley and Jean Shewmaker, Mattie Mattingly, Elaine Warner and Bobby and Mary Cheser.

  • Celebrating Kentucky 4-H Health Day

    Eating right and exercise go hand in hand in making sure we keep healthy.  Kentucky 4-H is working to help youth learn what they can do to be healthy now and as they grow into adulthood. For the first year, Kentucky 4-H will be celebrating Kentucky 4-H Health Day 2012 on Monday, Feb. 20.

  • Three-year management project pays off


    For the past three years, Dr. Dave Donathan, professor of management at St. Catharine College, has partnered his senior interdisciplinary studies students with Springfield Main Street / Renaissance to help with the Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival, a joint seasonal celebration between Springfield and Lebanon.

  • Review safety tips with children

    Spring will soon be here and with that kids will be out more and in a community like ours they often bring friends, neighbors and relatives to the farm with them.

    It may be good to review some safety tips we received from Larissa H. Tucker, University of Kentucky College Agriculture.

  • News briefs for 02-08

    Thursday, Feb. 9

    Airport Board Meeting
    The Marion-Washington County Airport Board monthly meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Airport Terminal, 650 Airport Lane.

    Friday, Feb. 10

    Loretto Motherhouse Concert
    There will be a concert at the Loretto Motherhouse on Friday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. with David Taustine, piano. Free and open to the public.

    Saturday, Feb. 11



    Due to the editor’s error, incorrect credit was given last week for a story about two locals rescuing fishermen.

    The correct byline should have gone to Brandon Mattingly, Sun Staff Writer.

  • Garage fire results in total loss

    A garage fire that ignited around noon on Jan. 31 resulted in a total loss to a garage and two vehicles.

    The garage at 109 Kentucky Avenue caught on fire after a utility bulb dropped and broke, igniting gasoline on the engine of a vehicle that was being worked on, according to Springfield Fire Department Chief Jim Logsdon.
    Neighbors Chris Gilbert and Myron Dawson said they heard explosions and big booms that sounded like gunshots or dynamite before seeing the fire.

  • Two candidates vie for circuit clerk position

    Two candidates who aren’t strangers to the circuit clerk’s office will run in the May primary to replace outgoing clerk George Graves.

    John Graves, son of the outgoing clerk and current chief deputy at the clerk’s office, will run against JoAnne Mudd Miller, a former employee of the clerk’s office for 15 years.
    Graves has served as chief deputy for four years, and served in the court system for seven years. He worked in the circuit clerk’s office in Fayette County for three years, he said.

  • New addiction clinic coming to Springfield

    There is a new occupant to downtown Springfield, and it’s a group that promises to be a positive addition to the community.