https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Blessing Box a place to give, receive https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/blessing-box-place-give-receive <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_6757.jpg" alt="The Blessing Box outside the Springfield Police Department contained a variety of canned and bagged foods on Sept. 13. The box serves as a food pantry for those in need. " title="The Blessing Box outside the Springfield Police Department contained a variety of canned and bagged foods on Sept. 13. The box serves as a food pantry for those in need. " align="left" hspace="6" width="99" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Outside the Springfield Police Department sits a box some might be surprised to find outside a police station.<br /> </span></span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12px;">This past Friday, the box&rsquo;s contents included pastas, rice, Mini Wheats, canned and bagged beans of varying varieties, and canned vegetables. </span></span></p> Lawsuit filed against Salt River Electric in 2018 death of Louisville teen in Springfield https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/lawsuit-filed-against-salt-river-electric-2018-death-louisville-teen-springfield <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/webphoto-courts_4.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="66" height="85" /><p> A lawsuit has been filed in connection with the death last year of a Louisville teen killed in Springfield.</p> <p> The suit claims Gilberto Medina Jr., 16, died as the result of an energized electrical line belonging to Salt River Electric.</p> <p> Medina was killed Sept. 10 at a home on Bardstown Road while performing roofing work.</p> <p> The lawsuit, filed Sept. 4 in Washington Circuit Court, claims the defendants knew or had reason to know the &ldquo;energized&rdquo; line posed a risk.</p> UPDATED: KSP: Student brings loaded gun to school on bus https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/updated-ksp-student-brings-loaded-gun-school-bus <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/publicsafety.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="66" height="85" /><p class="MsoNormal"> <em>Editor&#39;s note: This story has been updated with newly released information, and edited to clarify that the student was intercepted at a school before arriving at his final destination, and not before entering his own school.&nbsp;</em></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> <span style="font-size:12px;">A Washington County Schools student had a loaded handgun in his backpack this morning as he rode the bus to school, according to the Kentucky State Police. </span></p> JV soccer picks up first win https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/jv-soccer-picks-first-win <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_14.jpg" alt="Freshman AShley Sanchez squares off with a Taylor County player Thursday evening. " title="Freshman AShley Sanchez squares off with a Taylor County player Thursday evening. " align="left" hspace="6" width="97" height="85" /><p> Washington County JV soccer picked up its first win on Monday night at home in a 3-0 shutout against Marion County. &nbsp;<br /> Jessi Hammes scored about 10 minutes in off a corner kick set piece just inside the box. Arianna McCalla took the corner kick and placed it at the top of the box where Hammes ran through and shot a rocket deflecting off a defender into the goal. &nbsp;<br /> Approximately 24 minutes into the game, McCalla took a set piece on a foul and caught the goalkeeper off guard placing it in the goal with precision, to make it 2-0 at the half.<br /> Springfield City Council looks to amend nuisance ordinance https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/springfield-city-council-looks-amend-nuisance-ordinance <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/webphoto-government_7.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="66" height="85" /><p class="MsoNormal"> <span style="font-size:12px;">In the last few weeks, Springfield Police officers have set and regularly checked animal traps on Maplewood Avenue. They have successfully captured and removed at least 15 cats thought to be feral, and accidentally trapped a opossum and a pet cat, according to police records. </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> <span style="font-size:12px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Templeman named interim chief of Springfield Police https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/templeman-named-interim-chief-springfield-police <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/templeman_joe.jpg" alt="Joe Templeman" title="Joe Templeman" align="left" hspace="6" width="76" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Assistant chief Joe Templeman has been named interim chief of the Springfield Police Department following Jim Smith&rsquo;s abrupt retirement last month. </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Templeman revealed some of his plans for the department to the Springfield City Council at its Sept. 10 meeting. </span></p> Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announces funding for road work in Springfield https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/kentucky-transportation-cabinet-announces-funding-road-work-springfield <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ktc2.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><p> The City of Springfield has been awarded almost $165,000 in state discretionary funding for road resurfacing work.</p> <p> Greg Tomblyn, commissioner of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet&rsquo;s Department of Rural and Municipal Aid, announced the funding Friday at Springfield City Hall.</p> <p> Before announcing the funding, Tomblyn stated that &ldquo;politics shouldn&rsquo;t matter&rdquo; when allocating funding.</p> Maker's Mark, KU announce plans for new solary array https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/makers-mark-ku-announce-plans-new-solary-array <img src="https://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lge_makers_mark_view_01.jpg" alt="The above rendering provides a visualization of the new solar array planned for Maker&#039;s Mark in Loretto. " title="The above rendering provides a visualization of the new solar array planned for Maker&#039;s Mark in Loretto. " align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">Kentucky Utilities Company is scheduled to begin construction of a new solar array at Maker&rsquo;s Mark in Loretto early this fall.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span>The new array should be operational before the end of 2019.</span></p>