Today's News

  • Property taxes go up slightly

    The Washington County Fiscal Court voted to slightly increase real estate and personal property taxes on Monday during its regular scheduled meeting.

    The prior rate was 7.5 percent per $100 assessed value on all taxable property. The increase to 7.6 percent compensates for a decrease in real estate and personal property valuation in the county.

  • At long last, a local man finds his mother

    Billy Matherly waited 54 years to make the phone call.

    Still, the long search for the name of the person on the other end of the line seemed easy compared to figuring out what to say if she answered.
    So, when he heard Nell Dixon Mahoney’s voice, he paused, wondering if his hope was too delicate to test.
    “I said, ‘If everything’s correct, then this is Robert William Dixon. That was the name that you gave me.’”

  • Local preacher left mark

    On Sept. 4, Ernie Perham lost his life to a massive heart attack.

    Perham and his wife, Linda, were the parents to one biological child and 11 adopted children.
    Of the 11 adopted children, 10 were moderate to severely disabled.
    According to Linda, the Perham’s weren’t always so adamant about having a large family.
    “We wanted to live the American dream,” she said.
    That dream included wealth and travel. In order to achieve those goals, Perham said they purposefully limited the size of their family.

  • Mackville man dies in fatal accident

    Harold Lewis, Jr., 27, of Mackville, died this morning in fatal accident on KY 433, 2.6 miles north of Mackville, according to a press release from the Kentucky State Police.

    According to the release, Lewis was operating a 1997 Dodge Neon and was traveling north when he apparently swerved to miss a cow in the northbound lane and struck a second cow that was on the road in the southbound lane.

    The vehicle left the roadway, traveled through a fence and came to rest in a creek bed where the vehicle burned.

  • Moreland leaves The Sun for Campbellsville

    Recently named publisher of The Springfield Sun, Jeff Moreland worked his last day at the newspaper on Friday.

    Moreland leaves to take the position of editor/publisher at the Central Kentucky News-Journal, a bi-weekly newspaper in Campbellsville owned by Landmark Community Newspapers.
    He has spent the past six years at The Springfield Sun, serving as editor and general manager prior to being named publisher.
    He started his career as a sports photographer and writer, then went on to become a news writer, news editor and editor.

  • Springfield woman injured in LaRue wreck


    A Springfield woman was injured Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on
    Bardstown Road in LaRue County.

    Felecia L. Spalding, 43, was driving a 2008 Dodge Avenger near the 7800
    block about 2 p.m. when she lost control of the vehicle, according to LaRue
    County Deputy Eric Williamson.

  • Correction

    Due to incorrect information provided, Bradley Coyle was incorrectly identified in a golf photo in the Aug. 17 edition of The Springfield Sun.

  • SCC loses soccer opener 4-2

    The St. Catharine women’s soccer team opened the season at home Wednesday with a disappointing 4-2 setback to Ohio Midwestern University.

    The Patriots started strong with a goal by Paola Martinez just four minutes into the game. That came from a deflected pass from Emily Caras.
    But the visiting Rams would tie the game eight minutes later and then take a 2-1 lead late in the half.

  • SCC volleyball improves to 6-0

    The St. Catharine College volleyball team improved to 6-0 with a 3-0 win over visiting Midway College on Tuesday. The Patriots have not lost a set in their six matches, winning each of them 3-0.

    “We started slowly again but came back to finish the match strong with great effort,” said head coach Adam Stevenson. “We did a good job of playing defense and blocking.”

  • Patriots’ goal is to help less fortunate

    The St. Catharine soccer team will no doubt score many important goals in the 2011 season, but no goal will be bigger than the one recently announced at the opening of the academic year.

    Patriot head coach Tim Wolz, speaking at the annual fall meeting of all faculty and staff, outlined the ambitious project that his team will carry out over the next nine months.
    The goal explained by Wolz is to take his team to Costa Rica to help bring drinking water to the citizens there who haven’t enjoyed that necessity.