Today's News

  • Some problems showing up in cucumbers, squash

    There are a few problems that have been showing up in gardens lately, specifically cucurbits.  This includes cucumber, squash, and melons.  Bacterial wilt is showing up sporadically, and I am sure it’s going to hit many of you who have cucurbits in the next few weeks.  Bacterial wilt causes plants to wilt slowly over a few days; they freshen up at night and then wilt during the day and eventually wilt and die.  The problem is a bacteria that enters the plant and blocks the flow of water and nutrients.

  • Tobacco is showing uneven growth

    With the kind of spring we had, it was pretty predictable that some folks were going to get on their soil too soon.  It has come to pass that symptoms are showing up now in crops over that situation.  I want to share with you an example based on observations by our tobacco specialist.

  • 4-H Young Riders participate in activities

    The 4-H Young Riders have certainly had a busy spring and summer with members participating in many events and activities. They would like to share the results of their hard work and let everyone know the various opportunities offered to any young person interested in horses through the 4-H program.

  • BIRTH: Hood: It's a boy!

    Regina and Michael Hood II of Springfield announce the birth of their son on June 24, 2011 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Cambron Lee Hood weighed 8 pounds, 10.5 ounces and was 21 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Cob and Carlene Mattingly of Loretto.
    Paternal grandparents are Mike and Debbie Hood of Willisburg.

  • BIRTH: Vittitoe: It's a boy!

    Melissa Cambron and Selvey James “Jamie” Vittitoe of Bardstown announce the birth of their son at 12:22 a.m. June 18, 2011 at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.
    Selvey Jacob Vittitoe weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20.25 inches in length.
    He was welcomed home by a sister, Cheyenne Emily, age 19 months.
    Maternal grandparents are Tom and Rhonda Cambron of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Selvey W. Vittitoe and Cathy Ferguson of Bardstown.

  • Governor to visit Springfield's Opera House tonight

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear will visit Springfield tonight and attend a special program at the Opera House.
    The Central Kentucky Community Theatre will welcome the governor, who is visiting to recognize the contributions of the theatre and its contributions to the cultural and artistic development of the state. He will also make an announcement at the event, according to Kerri Richardson, communications director for the governor.
    See more coverage of this visit in next week's issue of The Springfield Sun.

  • Sports briefs

    July 23
    Corn hole tournament
    The Mackville Community Center will be hosting a corn hole tournament on July 23 at 10 a.m.
    Teams can register at the door. The tournament will be held in the parking lot behind the center.
    Everyone is welcome to bring a lawn chair.

  • Flag tourney winners, Prez Cup players announced

    The Lincoln Men’s Golf Club held its Flag Tournament recently.

    The players competed for prizes in handicap and scratch divisions.  
    The handicap division was won by Tom Harmon.
    Second and third place were won by Fred Armstrong and Ted McNeal, respectively.  
    The scratch division was won by Bill Frost, with Ricky Hoppes taking second, while Joe B. Yates finished third.  
    The next event will be the President’s Cup.  

  • Former MLS player to coach at SCC

    The distance from Bethlehem High School in Bardstown to St. Catharine College is about 17 miles.

    For Thabiso “Boyzzz” Khumalo, who is the new assistant men’s soccer coach for the Patriots, the journey was much longer.
    Khumalo came to the United States from South Africa in 1996 at the age of 16. He played soccer at Bethlehem until his graduation in 2000.
    From there he attended Lindsey Wilson College for two years, and then Coastal Carolina for two years.

  • Local shooter hits her mark

    For a girl that has tried many things, shooting a shotgun is the one that stuck.

    Stephanie Carey, a college sophomore from Willisburg, has found her mark with a shotgun.
    “I cheered. I ran track in high school. I played golf for a while. I played softball until high school,” Carey said.
    She started shooting trap five years ago, and said she hopes to make it a lifelong activity.
    “(My brother) just came and told me it was time to shoot a gun, so he took me out and taught me how to shoot,” she said.