Local News

  • Cornbread Mafia book dives into local history and the origins of the syndicate

    This story is the second of two parts about the upcoming book, “The Cornbread Mafia: A Homegrown Syndicate’s Code of Silence and the Biggest Marijuana Bust in American History.”

    This part examines the material the author found in his reporting. Last week’s story looked at how the author got the story.

  • 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.