Today's News

  • Brother and sister share a unique bond


    Sometimes, brothers and sisters are close. In the case of Washington County resident Kevin Devine and his sister, Lori Burns, they can't be any closer. After being diagnosed in January as being in kidney failure, Kevin recently received a kidney from Lori, and the bond between siblings became stronger than ever.

  • Aflatoxins showing up in corn

    Aflatoxins are showing up in occasional lots of harvested corn from this season’s crop. Aflatoxins metabolites of the fungus Aspergillus flavus, are potent toxins and carcinogens in animals, and may also be human carcinogens. Aflatoxins are probably the most well-known mycotoxins, because they have long been regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration.

  • Communicare, Washington County Industries get new location


  • ENGAGEMENT Yates-Yates

    Holli Magness Yates and James "Mikie" Yates
    Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Magness and Mr. and Mrs. Joe B. Yates invite you to share in a celebration honoring the marriage of their children, Holli Magness Yates to James “Mikie” Yates.
    The wedding will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2013 Bardstown Road, Springfield.

  • ENGAGEMENT Carrico-Vittitow

    Julie Ann Carrico and James Paul Vittitow
    Allen and Denise Carrico of Bardstown announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Anne Carrico, to James Paul Vittitow, son of Susan and Danny Downs of Bardstown and Jeff and Susan Vittitow of Boston.
    Carrico is a 2003 graduate of Washington County High School and is currently a student at Elizabethtown Community College.
    Vittitow is a 1995 graduate of Washington County High School and is self-employed.

  • BIRTH Carrico: It's a girl!

    Peyton Grace Carrico
    Laurie and Jeff Carrico of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on Oct. 3, 2010 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabeth-town.
    Peyton Grace weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

  • WC Football Seniors
  • Bears finish Blake Hoppes play undefeated; play for title Saturday in Campbellsville


    The 2010 Blake Hoppes Youth Football League wrapped up its regular season on Sunday. In action in Campbellsville, the third and fourth-grade Springfield Patriots came up short in a 14-0 loss to the Campbellsville Saints. The Pats finish their season at 2-4.
    The fifth and sixth-grade Springfield Bears beat the Campbellsville Bengals, 36-14. The Bears finished the regular season with a perfect 5-0 record.
    The Bears will play the Lebanon Raiders for the 5-6 title. The game will be played at 8 p.m. at Campbellsville University.

  • "Free" bulky item pickup costs county

    Even though the Washington County Fiscal Court recently let county residents drop off non-commercial bulky items for free this past summer, there is ultimately a price to be paid. According to solid waste coordinator George Ann Palmer, from March 1 through Sept. 1, the free use of the transfer station cost the county $7,040.76 in fees and advertising alone. That figure did not include the cost of man hours to transport the waste.

  • New high school on the horizon?

    Ground hasn’t been broken yet, and no building materials are being delivered, but a new Washington County High School is not out of the question, according to a report from the Kentucky Department of Education. Superintendent Robin Cochran said the county could see a new high school soon, and it could be open as early as the fall of 2014.