Today's News

  • It's a boy! Landon Carter Olivier

     Nena and Billy Olivier of Springfield announce the birth of their son on Dec. 9, 2012 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Landon Carter Olivier weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches in length.

    Maternal grandparents are Charles and Wanda Tharp of Lebanon.

    Paternal grandparents are Jean and Randy Porter of Lebanon.

  • Crime sentencings

     The following people were sentenced in Washington County. 

    David Bruce Tingle - 12-CR-00014– was sentenced on Dec. 19, 2012, for trafficking in a controlled substance (less than 4 grams) first-degree, first-offense (Class-D Felony) five years probated for five years, Defendant to pay court cost, $2,000 in restitution. 

    Cedric D. Thompson - 12-CR-00062 – was sentenced on Dec. 19, 2012 for wanton endangerment first-degree (Class-D felony) one year to serve. 

  • Free trees offered

     Residents of Kentucky will receive 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month. 

    By joining the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will get two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two goldenrain trees.

  • School menus

    Breakfast (All schools)

    Thursday, Jan. 10 – Eggs, bacon and toast/jelly or cereal, juice, milk

    Friday, Jan. 11 – Breakfast burrito or cereal, juice, milk

    Monday, Jan. 14 – WG poptart or cereal, juice, milk

    Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Sausage, gravy and biscuit or cereal, juice, milk

    Wednesday, Jan. 16 – Pancake/syrup or cereal, juice, milk


    WCES, NWES and NWMS - Lunch

  • Crews on standby for winter weather conditions

     Road Department Supervisor Dale Mann said county workers are prepared if road conditions deteriorate this winter. Mann said salt trucks are ready and county officials will have vehicles equipped with automatic tire chains. One truck has already been equipped, while another is expected to be available some time in February.

    The county has at least 190 tons of salt on hand; another 75 tons was expected for delivery last week.  

  • Full-time EMT approved

     After a successful six-month job review, EMT Justin Reynolds was hired as a full-time employee with Washington County EMS. 

    “I highly recommend him,” Washington County EMS Director Mark Hale said.

    Reynolds was hired in June. He will receive a 50-cent-per-hour pay increase.

  • Renovating hay and pasture fields

    If you have a less-than-productive grass pasture or hayfield, following a few simple renovation techniques could increase the field’s productivity. Some things you can do include planting a legume such as red clover, controlling pests and adding lime and fertilizer. Be aware though, some techniques require you to start as early as the middle of February.
    Adding legumes to pasture and hayfields has several benefits including higher yields, improved quality, nitrogen fixation and more summer growth.

  • FEMA reimburses county for Trent Lane project

    County officials received a $135,980.24 reimbursement check from FEMA for repairs on three sections of Trent Lane. Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said he believes the check is 90 percent of the total amount the county will receive. The remaining will be available following final inspection by FEMA, which Settles said could take up to two years.

    “This was money we paid out of our road department fund, so it’s great to get that reimbursed,” Settles said. 

  • 4-H clubs get the new year started

    Several Washington County 4-H clubs kick off the new year with meetings next week. The 4-H Sharpshooters will meet on Monday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the extension office. The 4-H Spurs and Furs will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the extension office and the 4-H Food Stars will meet on the Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 3:30-5 p.m. at the extension office.

  • Flu cases on the rise

    Kentucky has seen an increase in the amount of flu cases this season.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, Kentucky’s current flu activity level is considered widespread — the highest level of activity.