Today's News

  • Cell provider to help hearing impaired


    Regionally-based cellular provider Bluegrass Cellular is now offering a text-only plan for customers who are hearing-impaired.
    The new plan began on July 1 and provides text-only service to the Bluegrass Cellular network.

  • Low hay acreage equals high hay prices

    Possible Hay Shortage:  About a month ago I had lunch with somebody who asked me about our hay supply.  His take is that we had plenty and that there shouldn’t be any problems.  I explained that I thought we had a very poor hay spring crop and that I anticipated that there would be shortages.  To that point, I would like to share with you this information that I received for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.  

  • Time to think about fall vegetable planning

    It seems that the growing season has just begun, however, it is time to start thinking about fall.  Early August is the time to start planting and planning for your fall garden. 
    Many people don’t even think about vegetable gardening in the fall, but it is actually the best time to grow many of our cool season vegetables. 
    Taste and quality of most cool season vegetables is better in the fall because the weather is getting cooler when harvest and ripening time nears instead of hotter like it does in the spring. 

  • BIRTH: Paradis: It's a boy!

    Al and Jamie Grider Paradis of Louisville announce the birth of their son on July 1, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville.
    James Fischer Paradis weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20.75 inches in length.
    He was welcomed home by a sister, Lilly Paradis, age 3.
    Maternal grandparents are Mary Tom Grider of Springfield, and the late James W. Grider.
    Paternal grandparents are Jay Paradis of Goshen, Ky., and the late Barbara Fischer Paradis.

  • BIRTH: Roution: It's a girl!

    Annie and Scotty Roution of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on June 12, 2011, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Anna Rose Roution weighed 7 pounds, 14.5 ounces and was 20 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by a brother, Thomas, age 2.
    Maternal grandparents are Teddy and Rose Marylyn Boone of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Rocky and Karen Roution of Mackville.

  • Farmer's Market events this weekend

    Family dinner can be cooked in a cardboard box using only the power of the sun. Darlene Kelly of Springfield will demonstrate how it's done on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Farmers  Market.

    In addition, Michelle Moore will be selling "a mess   of" her best sweet corn. Other local products will include tomatoes, peppers, green beans, beets, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplants, potatoes, onions, flowers, herbs, all  cuts of beef, farm-fresh eggs,  home-canned goods, and more.

  • African-American Heritage Festival is Aug. 5


    When the eighth annual African American Heritage Festival gets under way in Springfield on Friday, Aug. 5, it will feature a special theme.
    This year’s festival will address the needs of hungry children in Washington County. Nell Haydon, director of Springfield’s Main Street Renaissance program, said the idea was brought up by members of the festival committee.

  • Springfield native to work for air ambulance service at local airport


    Local residents may have the comfort of knowing that one of their own is caring for them in the event of an emergency.
    Andrea Hale, a Washington County native, is currently going through orientation to work for Air Methods at the Springfield-Lebanon Airport.
    Air Methods is the company with a critical care flight team based at the airport.

  • County ends fiscal year with budget surplus

    Washington County will have a carryover of $287,569.73 from the 2010-11 fiscal year budget.
    During the regular scheduled meeting this week, the Washington County fiscal court voted to amend the budget to allow for the carryover into the 2011-12 fiscal year budget.
    The county brought in nearly $10,000 more than anticipated in real property taxes, and roughly $42,000 more than anticipated in occupational tax fees.
    The county began the 2011-12 fiscal year with a budget of over $5.6 million.

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  • Summer programs facing heat safety challenges


    With severe heat in the area last week, several teams and organizations were fighting Mother Nature in order to get in practice time.
    High school athletics resumed on July 11, only to be hit by a heat wave.
    With heat indices in the 100s, teams had to take caution.