Today's News

  • Local student takes steps to become a leader


    While most kids are playing Follow the Leader, St. Dominic eighth-grader Molly Simms is taking steps toward becoming a leader. She is taking part in Presentation Academy's 16th annual Eighth Grade Leadership Forum in Louisville. The program, which is for eighth-grade girls in Catholic schools, consists of three sessions held during the school year. The first was on Oct. 5, and Simms just returned from the second session held Nov. 11. The final session will take place on Feb. 16, 2011.

  • St. Catharine College hosts Catholics at the Capital


    Local Catholics participated in a forum on the campus of St. Catharine College Sunday to voice their concerns to area politicians. Among the topics of discussion were a womans right to know the risks of having an abortion, and seeking a cap of 36-percent interest on payday loans. Rev. Patrick Delahanty, the interim director of the Catholic Conference of Kentucky, said the event, the second of such to be held at SCC, is a way for Catholics to share their views on issues with the people who represent them on the state level.

  • Johnson jumps for joy on 60th birthday


    When most people turn 60 years old, they celebrate with the traditional birthday cake, presents and party favors. But for Judy Johnson, she didn't want another boring birthday – she decided to try something different by skydiving from 10,000 feet.

    Johnson lives near Arnold's Airport in Washington County, and she watches local skydivers from her house. After seeing how graceful they looked in the air, the seed was planted for her to give it a try.

  • Improvements under way at city park


    Springfield Public Works Supervisor Glenn Mattingly told the city council Tuesday that workers have been taking advantage of the nice weather to commence improvements at Idle Hour Park. On the ground, work is being done to expand and remodel the concession stand, while in the air, the lights on the two upper fields are being completely rewired and bulbs are being replaced. The city hopes the improvements will provide a better atmosphere for everyone who uses the facilities.

  • Local churches, services times, and contact information

    Battle Rd., Mackville, Ky.
    Services: Sunday School - 10 a.m.
    Sun. Morning -11 a.m., Sun. Evening -
    6 p.m., Wed. Evening Prayer,
    Meeting - 6:30 p.m.
    Pastor: Mark Williams

    1122 Perryville Rd., Springfield, Ky.
    (859) 336-3265
    Services: Sunday School - 9:30 a.m., Sun. Morning - 10:30 a.m.,
    Sunday Evening - 6:30 p.m.,
    Wed. Evening - 6:30 p.m.,
    Pastor: Rev. Bobby Estes

    2200 Old Perryville Rd. Loop
    Springfield, Ky. (859) 336-3191
    Services: Sunday School - 10 a.m.

  • Message of Columbine victim presented tonight at 6:30 p.m. at WCHS


    Rachel Joy Scott’s name might not be one you recognize when you hear it, but her story is one you will never forget.
    Rachel, a student at Columbine High School in Colorado, was the first person killed in the tragic Colorado school shooting on April 20, 1999. The students that took her life, as well as their own lives and the lives of 11 other students and one teacher, reportedly did so as a result of bullying.

  • At the polls: A precinct-by-precinct breakdown of Election 2010


    The ads have stopped running on TV, the signs are gone from local yards, and the final vote count is in for Washington County in the 2010 general election.

  • Earls signs with SCC

    Well, by now, some of you have heard the talk around town, so I guess I need to let the cat out of the bag. I never thought I would say this, but this is the final installment of my column, From Left Field. As of Nov. 24, I will not be working full-time at The Springfield Sun anymore. Starting in December, I will begin employment at St. Catharine College as Director of Communications. While there may be a few people out there glad to see me leave the sports scene in Washington County (you know who you are!), I am both happy and sad.

  • Patriot women go 1-1 on road to open roundball season

    SCC Sports Information
    The St. Catharine College basketball season began last Monday on a good note as Lena Bramblett’s Patriots won 75-64 at Mid-Continent University in Mayfield. But the following night in Jackson, Tenn., the Patriots tangled with the nation’s top rated team and fell 85-39 to Union University.

  • SCC soccer seasons end with a thud


    SCC Sports Information

    Both St. Catharine College soccer teams hit the road Saturday for play in the Mid-South Conference tournament. And both the men and women saw their seasons come to a disappointing end with lopsided losses. Tim Wolz’ men lost at Rio Grande, the nation’s top ranked team, 13-0, while Paul Patton’s women fell 5-0 at Georgetown.