Today's News

  • Ice storm cripples county

    It was a storm that caused more power outages than Kentucky has ever seen, and nearly 700,000 homes were without electricity as a result of last Tuesday’s ice and snow storm that slammed the commonwealth.

    Locally, about 70 percent of the homes in Washington County were without power for at least a short time according to Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles, who said he is also without power at his home.

  • From Left Field

    Defining the word "coach"

  • Social news and events


    Bishop: It's a girl!

    Lily Catherine Bishop

    Steven and Stephanie Bishop announce the birth of their daughter on Jan. 27, 2009. She was born at Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Lily Catherine weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.


  • Filiatreau named Mid-South player of the week

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Katie Filiatreau, Springfield native and 2005 graduate of Washington County High School, hit the hardwood again in Washington County this past Thursday night. But instead of wearing the WC blue and gold of the Commanderettes, she was wearing the black and orange of the Georgetown Tigers.

  • Governor visits Washington County;Disaster aid requested, approved by Obama

    Gov. Steve Beshear asked President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster for the commonwealth of Kentucky, following the devastating winter storm that has paralyzed parts of the state and left hundreds of thousands of  Kentuckians without electricity, water and heat.

  • Dorrin and Ruth Ross Scholarship deadline is March 15

    For the 13th year, Washington County college-bound youth who are currently 4-H members or FFA members or were a member their Sr. year in high school (within last 5 years), have the opportunity to apply for the Dorrin and Ruth Ross Scholarship. The scholarship was originally established in 1991 to enable 4-H and FFA members to pursue higher education through full or part-time attendance at any public or nonprofit independent college or university in the United States. Scholarships are awarded to defray the cost of tuition and books.

  • Grand jury indicts four

    A Washington County grand jury has returned indictments against four individuals.

    • Bobby Joe Barnes, 47, of Croake Station Road in Springfield, was charged with one count each of marijuana cultivation of five or more plants while in possession of a firearm (Class C felony), acquiring property/enterprise from income from drug-related activity (Class D felony) and use/possession of drug paraphernalia (Class D felony).

    Bond for Barnes was set at $40,000 cash.

  • Social news and events

    Mudd: It's a boy!

    Thomas Kent Mudd

    Amy and Jason Mudd of Springfield announce the birth of their son at 8:07 a.m. on Dec. 17, 2008 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

    Thomas Kent Mudd weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches in length.


    Just Married: Mr. and Mrs. Derek Dean

    April Nabors and Derek Dean were wed Dec. 17, 2008 at the Melia Resort in Cozumel, Mexico.

    She is the daughter of Jeff and Marcy Nabors of Birmingham, Ala. and he is the son of Darrell and Penny Dean of Willisburg.

  • Gardening classes begin in March; register early

    The new 2009 Spring Wheelbarrow Series gardening classes are set to start in March. This year I have tried to put together an array of topics to have something that most gardeners will be interested in. Like last year the series will run in the spring with classes coming every two weeks from March through June with all but one class meeting at the Washington County Extension Office.

  • St. Catharine College basketball swept at Pikeville

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College men and women traveled to Pikeville for a basketball doubleheader Saturday. Next to the trip to West Virginia, the Pikeville jaunt is the longest conference excursion of the season. And viewing Saturday’s results, the ride home was even longer for the two Patriot teams.