Local News

  • Alerts warn of severe weather

    Spring is just around the corner, and severe weather will not be far behind.

    Last year, Washington County purchased a system that allowed its residents to be fully prepared for such events.

    The county previously had a one-call system to inform its inhabitants about local news, such as telling them that garbage pickup was canceled or that a road had been closed, but until this system was put into place, a warning for severe weather was never an option.

  • School schedule still up in the air

    The Washington County School Board is no closer to settling the remainder of the 2013-14 district schedule after Monday night’s monthly meeting, because the state legislature doesn’t appear to be any closer to deciding how many days districts will even be required to meet.

  • Leaving his mark on the farm

    This story is part of an on-going series recognizing the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce award winners.

    For Richard Medley, farming is more than a way of life; it’s a legacy.

    It is a tradition that was passed down from his grandfather to his father and eventually on to him, and though he and his wife, Mollie, don’t yet have children of their own, Medley hopes to one day pass that legacy on down the line.

  • Fire destroys Mayes Creek Home

    A Friday afternoon fire on Mayes Creek destroyed a home, but no injuries were reported.

    Justin Reynolds, training officer with the Mackville Fire Department, said the fire was reported just after 1 p.m. Friday.

    “When we showed up, it was pretty much on fire in the back porch area,” Reynolds said. “It had already got up into the attic space and the roof was starting to get weak.”

  • News briefs 3/12

    Volunteers Needed
    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena Russell at 859-336-3232.

    Cradle School

  • Sew this & that: March tips

    By Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    For our show and tell this month, we would like to share this photo of the plaid fabric we spoke of last month. The plaid ended up as a shirt and  turned out better than expected. We had one happy hubby and one extremely relieved wifey!

  • Upcoming blood drive date in Willisburg

    Blood donors are everyday heroes who help save lives. During March, Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross recognizes these lifesavers, thanks them for their generosity and encourages others to join their ranks.

    Courtney Krisher will be forever grateful for the donors who helped save her brother, Lucas. The siblings, who are both members of the U.S. military, had given blood together just a few months before Lucas was in a motorcycle accident. He was rushed to the hospital with extensive internal bleeding and received four pints of blood.

  • Environmental health professionals week

    Kate Peake
    Washington County Environmental Services

    What is an environmentalist?

  • County touches on delayed trash pick-up, mailbox damage

    In this past Monday’s special-called meeting of Washington County Fiscal Court, one of the main topics of discussion dealt with the lack of trash pick-ups last week during the inclement weather.

    District 4 Magistrate Morris Sweazy, who told Washington County Solid Saste/Recycling Coordinator Brad Langford that several of his constituents had voiced concern that their trash had not been taken away by Rumpke during last week’s ice storm, initiated the conversation.

  • Studies across the pond

    Sometimes a great opportunity leads to other, even greater opportunities.

    That’s certainly the case for Washington County High School junior Rachel Cook, who has her sights set on a unique chance this summer.

    Cook is a dual-enrolled student at WCHS and Western Kentucky University’s Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, which allows 60 juniors in Kentucky to expedite their education and embrace new experiences each year.