Today's News

  • Smith honored by Kentucky League of Cities

    After 32 years of working for the city,  Springfield city administrator and treasurer Laurie Smith is reaping the benefits of hard work, long hours and public service.

    Smith was named recently as the Kentucky League of Cities runner-up city employee of the year.
    She began her career with the city in 1979 as an administrative secretary. She moved up to serve as city treasurer, then city clerk / treasurer. Ten years ago, she was appointed as city administrator.

  • State auditor election story

    On Nov. 8, two candidates will vie to replace outgoing Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen.
    Adam Edelen, the Democratic candidate, and John T. Kemper, III, the Republican candidate, will go head-to-head to see who will fill that vacancy.

    Adam Edelen

    At 36, Adam Edelen may be young, but he's had a lot of experience in both business and government.

  • Ponder, Mattingly wed Sept. 24

    Tammy Jo Ponder and Joseph E. Mattingly were wed at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at the couple’s home in Springfield.

    She is the daughter of James and Dorothy Ponder of Liberty and Wanda Ponder of Harrodsburg.
    He is the son of Nancy and Maurice Edelen and Joe Mattingly, all of Springfield.
    Officiating the ceremony was Hal B. Goode. She was given in marriage by her father.
    The maid of honor was Maryssa Whittaker of Harrodsburg. The bridesmaid was Charissa Gosser.

  • BIRTH - Higdon: It’s a boy!

    Jenny and John Higdon of Valley Hill Road in Mooresville announce the birth of their son, Alexander Johnathon Higdon.

    He was born on Sept. 22, 2011 at 3:55 a.m., weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long.
    Alexander was welcomed home by his siblings: Eli Joshua, age 8; Owen Andrew, age 7; and Cecilia-Ellen Johnya, age 3.

  • BIRTH - DeSpain: It’s a boy!

    Scott and Jill DeSpain of Loretto announce the birth of their son at 8:48 p.m. Sept. 23, 2011 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Gavin Scott DeSpain weighed 6 pounds, 6.5 ounces and was 20 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Charles and Thelma Thompson of Holy Cross.
    Paternal grandparents are Geneva Cecil of New Haven, and the late Edward DeSpain.

  • Students not the only new faces at SCC

    As things settle into place in the fall 2011 semester at St. Catharine College, new students are not the only new faces around campus. There have been several new hires since graduation happened last May.

    Melinda Lynch was hired as SCC’s new Director of Financial Aid. Stephanie Testa is the new Department Chair of Surgical Technology, while Lisa Taylor is the new Laboratory and Clinical Coordinator for Surgical Technology.

  • SCC and Springfield team up for bond issuance

    The city and St. Catharine College teamed up recently to move along in the construction of the Emily W. Hundley Library and School of Graduate Studies.

    At a Sept. 29 special-called public hearing, the second reading was approved for an issuance of Industrial Building Revenue Bonds of up to $3 million to SCC.

  • Lincoln sculpture selected for Civil War trails

    Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln bronze sculpture, entitled “In Sacred Union,” by Paula B. Slater of Hidden Valley Lake, Calif., has been selected to be part of the Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trails.

    Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trails is a new state program to help visitors and residents understand how the conflict shaped the commonwealth as the nation observes the Civil War’s 150th anniversary.

  • SCC women down Eagles in volleyball

    It wasn’t as easy as the first time the Patriots played Midway College, when they beat the Eagles in straight sets, but Adam Stevenson’s  
    Patriots still got the job done on the road Tuesday with a 3-1 victory.

    “It was ugly, but it is a win,” said Stevenson whose team improved to 19-4.
    The Patriots took the first set 25-21, and won the second 25-18. But Midway (4-12) edged the Patriots 25-23 in the third set,  before St. Catharine closed out the match with a 25-19 fourth set victory.

  • Patriot men fall to Hanover in second OT

    It took over just 104 minutes to decide the outcome of Tuesday’s soccer match between St. Catharine and the visiting Panthers from Hanover College. When the game was decided, it wasn’t to the benefit of Tim Wolz’s Patriots. Hanover (4-7) took advantage of a loose ball in front of the goal and converted with 5:53 to go in the second overtime for a 2-1 win.
     The setback left St. Catharine with a 1-6-1 record as they embark this Sunday for a game at West Virginia Tech. The next Mid-South Conference game is at home against Rio Grande on Oct. 11.