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  • KSP to conduct traffic safety checkpoints

    According to a press release from Post 15 of the Kentucky State Police, which provides coverage for Washington, Marion, Taylor, Casey, Russell, Green, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton, Cumberland and Adair counties, KSP "will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual.

    "These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky," according to the release.

  • Healthier ways to cook comfort foods


    With the arrival of the colder weather, people often turn to hearty foods to fill up and keep the body warm.

    Too often, however, so-called comfort foods tend to be big on fat and calories as much as they are big on flavor. With a few small ingredient changes, comfort foods can be both delicious and healthy.

  • Sign up for stewardship program


    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that the ranking period cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is Jan. 13, 2012.

    Producers interested in CSP should submit applications to their local NRCS office by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.

  • Bookmobile Schedule


    Friday, Jan. 6: Washington County Ind./Willisburg Bank/North Washington Kindergarten/Preschool – 10 to 1

    Monday, Jan. 9: Springfield in-town daycares – 3 to 4:30

    Tuesday, Jan. 10: Highway 555 Willisburg/Springfield – 10 to 2:30

  • Senior Citizens Menu

     

    January 4-10

  • School Menu

     

    Jan. 5-6
    Breakfast (All schools)


    Thursday, Jan. 5 – Breakfast pizza or cereal, juice, milk
    Friday, Jan. 6 - 1/2  grilled cheese/fruit or cereal, juice, milk

  • News briefs for 01-04


    Thursday, Jan. 5

    Community Group Meeting

  • News briefs for 01-04


    Thursday, Jan. 5

    Community Group Meeting

  • Unemployment rates are down in 114 counties, including Washington County


    The unemployment rate took a tumble across the state in the last 12 months, including in Washington County.

    According to a press release from the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, jobless rates are down in 114 counties from Nov. 2010 to Nov. 2011.
    According to Hal Goode, Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Authority (SWEDA) executive director, the unemployment rate in the county was 12.4 percent in June.
    That number has dropped over three percent since then.

  • Cornbread Mafia explored in upcoming book


    This story is the first of two parts about the upcoming book, ‘The Cornbread Mafia.” This part examines how the author got the story.

    A new book coming out in April takes a look into the marijuana syndicate that had origins in Marion and Washington County.
    Jim Higdon, son of Jimmy and Jane Higdon, encountered many obstacles while piecing together the book.
    Higdon said because of his work on the book, he was the first journalist to be subpoenaed by the Obama administration.