Today's News

  • Sheriff submits budget for 2010

    Everybody loves to save money, and Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley is no exception. An estimate of the sheriff's 2010 budget was presented to the Washington County Fiscal Court on Monday, and the estimate of $469,000 looks to be $17,100 lower than 2009's budget.

    “This year's budget is a little lower,” Bartley said. “Last year, we weren't real sure on the cost of the court security officers for the judicial center, but I think we are down a little.”

  • Construction completed on ECTC Springfield campus

    Several local residents recently had the chance to go back to the classroom when they were treated to a tour of the new Springfield campus of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Visitors were given a first-hand look at the new campus which will open early next year.

    Construction of the $14.5 million, 50,000-sq. ft. facility was completed in early December. Furnishings and equipment have been ordered and will be installed over the next several months. Voice and data service will be activated after the first of the year.

  • Social News and Events


    Carrico: It's a girl!

    Hailee Marie Carrico

    Travis and Amanda Smith Carrico announce the birth of their daughter on Nov. 2, 2009 at Ephraim McDowell Hospital.

    Hailee Marie Carrico weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches in length.

    Gordon: It's a boy!

    Lucas O'Neal Gordon

    Sara and Shawn Gordon of Lebanon announce the birth of their son on Oct. 30, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Lucas O’Neal Gordon weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 20 inches in length.

  • Supplement weathered corn stalks

    Fall rainfall is good for wheat and next year’s crops, but it does have its drawbacks. One challenge is rain’s impact on corn stalk quality. More in a moment. Rain in the fall usually is welcomed despite the delays it causes with crop harvest. Pastures and alfalfa benefit from extra growth and winterizing capabilities. Wheat and other small grains

    get well established as do any new fields of alfalfa or pasture. And the reserve moisture stored in the soil will get good use during next year’s growing season.

  • Social News and Events


    Goff: It's a girl!

    MaKenzie Lynn Goff

    Lynn and Bobby Goff of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on Nov. 25, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    MaKenzie Lynn weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches in length.

  • SCC women beat Midway, drop two at Tech

    SCC Sports Information

    Lena Bramblett’s St. Catharine College women’s team avenged a season-opening loss against Midway by beating the visiting Eagles 71-61 last Tuesday. But the Patriots dropped two tough decisions last weekend at the Sport One Classic at Indiana Tech to fall to 5-7 for the season.

  • Special election not without flaws

    If there's one thing that is sure to accompany any election, it is controversy. During the Dec. 14 meeting of the Washington County Fiscal Court, several concerns were raised about the special election held Dec. 8 to determine the new state senator in the 14th District.

    “The only thing that didn't look right was when they were getting ready to scan my ballot, it was face-up and the poll worker could see my vote,” said magistrate Morris Sweazey.

    Magistrate Billy Riney had another concern.

  • From Left Field

    Smells like team spirit

    They are loud, abrasive and obnoxious – and we love them! I’m talking about a critical element of sports competition – the fans!

  • Ribbons awarded for leaf collections

    Today more results from the 4-H Leaf Collection program are included in the 4-H News.  The quality this year of the collections has been fantastic. A special thank you goes to retired forester Glen Datillo for judging the collections.  

    Winners of the 4-H Leaf Collection Program from St Dominic fourth grade this year were Madison Hilton – Champion and Jamie Taylor – Reserve Champion.  Receiving Honorable Mentions were Luke Abell, Rachel Begley, Matthew Bruenig, Sarah Downs, Anna Hamilton, Lance Taylor, Alexandra Wharton and John Wheatley.

  • Firefighters battle two weekend house fires

    Local firefighters were busy over the weekend battling two fires at area homes.