Today's News

  • Two women honored by BPW

    The Springfield Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW) recently announced the winners of the 2011 Woman of Achievement and the Boss of the Year award.

    Jan Fattizzi was awarded the Woman of Achievement award for her tireless efforts for the Central Kentucky Community Theatre and St. Dominic School.

  • Robertson building needs a new roof, pronto

    The roof of the newly-acquired Robertson building is ‘leaking like a sieve,’ according to city administrator Laurie Smith during the regular-scheduled city council meeting on Tuesday of last week.

    Smith said the architect that is working with the city, free of charge, advised that a new roof be put on the building, and quick.

  • Arraignment for man indicted on incest charges set for Oct. 26

    A man that was recently indicted on 36 counts of incest will be arraigned on Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. in circuit court.

    Kenneth W. Thompson, 44, of 202 Commercial Avenue in Springfield, was released from a $75,000 cash bond on Sept. 27.
    Paperwork in Thompson’s case file indicate that the bond was not paid, and that he is currently outfitted with a GPS monitoring device.
    Conditions of his release include no contact with the alleged victim or complaining witnesses, and no contact with the location of the alleged offense.

  • 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.