Today's News

  • BIRTH: Romero: It's a girl!

    Melinda and Jesus Romero of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on Oct. 19, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Alizabeth Marie “Ali” weighed 7 pounds, 11.5 ounces and was 19 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by a brother, Markus, age 5.
    Maternal grandparents are Mark and Jane Barnett of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Jose Romero and Maria Castaneda of Mexico.

  • BIRTH: Nichols: It's a boy!

    Laura Beth and Jay Nichols of Louisville announce the birth of their son at 11:47 p.m. Nov. 2, 2010 at Baptist Hospital East.

    John Ross Nichols weighed 8 pounds and was 20.5 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Tillie Polin, Robbie and Bonnie Polin of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Katherine and Stephen O’Bryan of Gilbertsville, Ky., and James and Holly Nichols of Metarie, La.
    Great-grandparents are Tillie Eddleman, Laura Polin and Mildred Nichols.

  • BIRTH: Barlow: It's a girl!

    Amy and Scott Barlow of Mackville announce the birth of their daughter at 3:05 p.m. Sept. 14, 2010 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

    Claire Rose Barlow weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by a brother, Ethan, age 8.
    Maternal grandparents are Evelyn and Fred Boblett Jr. of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Kathy and William R. Barlow of Willisburg.
    Great-grandmother is Helen Gaunce.

  • Give back during holidays; Young Riders compete

    The holiday season is a time for giving thanks and giving back.  Now is the perfect time of year to teach children the importance of community service and nurture the spirit of giving. Many youth groups including 4-H, Boy and Girl Scouts, school clubs and church youth groups conduct community service projects, but it’s important to also do community service as a family.

    Start by choosing a charity in your own community.  Then talk to the youth about the kinds of charities they would like to support.

  • Be thankful, and join us on Facebook!

    It is the season for thankfulness, but I often wonder why we need a season or holiday to remind us about all the good things we have.  We have so much more in this country than most of the rest of the world but yet we need to be reminded of it on a yearly basis.

  • County residents upset with federal flood zone map


    Several property owners in Washington County are concerned that a new federal flood plain map will impact insurance rates since none of these residents or properties have experienced any flooding.

  • County looks at emergency preparedness


  • Annual Lions/Rotary radio auction hits the air Sunday


  • Community Thanksgiving is Tuesday at 7 p.m.


    All  members of the community are invited to the annual community Thanksgiving  service sponsored by the Washington County Ministerial Association on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m.  at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 348 Rosary Heights  Street, Springfield.  Join your neighbors of all faiths for this time of  giving thanks together for our many  blessings.

  • Empty Bowl Supper set for Friday


    The annual  Empty Bowl Supper to benefit New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future will take  place at the Valley Hill Store, 65 Valley Hill Road, on Friday, Nov. 19, 6-8:30 pm.