Today's News

  • POLITICS: Will our state officials bring home the bacon?


    Last week, the 2013 Kentucky General Assembly convened for the four-day organizational week and at the top of the agenda when session resumes on Feb. 5 will be finding a solution to the pension plan for state employees.

    An estimated $33 billion in pension money is without funding and both of Washington County’s representatives in Frankfort said correcting the issue will take bipartisan effort.

  • Federal agents swarm Double D Farm in Willisburg

    Ernest William Singleton, 44, was arrested Monday and charged with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and conspiracy to launder funds. 

    Singleton is the owner of Double D Farm in Willsburg and  records show he once operated several pain clinics , including Central Kentucky Bariatric and Pain Management Center, formerly in Georgetown and Grant County Wellness Clinic, formerly in Dry Ridge. 

  • 2 dead in apparent murder-suicide

     Two are dead after an apparent murder-suicide Sunday night at a northern Washington County residence. 

    William Woodford, 52, and his 58-year-old mother-in-law, Phyllis Tarter, both of Washington County were pronounced dead early Sunday morning. Autopsies are pending at the State Medical Examiner’s office in Frankort, but investigators say it’s possible Woodford shot Tarter before killing himself. 

  • 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.