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Today's News

  • Sew This & That

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    Just recently, one of our readers contacted This & That in regard to a whopping piece of fabric made from gold and silver metallic threads.  The lady was a little frantic as to how to handle this precious and very expensive cloth.

  • A slice of Heaven

    For Beverly Bonzo, Zoie Covert and everyone at Springfield Presbyterian Church, this week’s opening of Heavenly Treasures in downtown Springfield is not about being a business opportunity, but instead is a chance to give back to the Washington County community.

    Bonzo and Covert spear-headed the idea of the store, which will open its doors to customers on Thursday.

  • Raising autism awareness

    There is no known single cause of autism.

    The Autism Society’s website, however, says that there are ways to help benefit families dealing with autism, including something as simple as increased awareness.

    With April serving as Autism Awareness Month, no time is like the present when it comes to becoming more informed about autism, according to Melody McClain, the mother of an autistic son and a member of the Washington County Autism Group of Support (WAGS).

    “There is a lot of education to be had,” McClain said.

  • County closes part of Scott Lane

    There was a public forum concerning the closure of 92 feet at the end of Scott Lane to begin last Friday’s meeting of Washington County fiscal court.

    The two residents that own the property at the end of Scott Lane were in attendance to answer any questions about the closure, but no comments or concerns were brought forth from the audience.

    While the beginning of the meeting was set aside for public comment, the decision of whether or not to go through with the closure was saved for later in the agenda.

  • Local man killed in accident

    James Ronald Coulter, 50, of Springfield, passed away following an accident on KY 152 on Friday evening.

    According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Coulter was traveling east when the vehicle dropped off the right shoulder, traveling 23 feet before hitting two mailboxes. The vehicle continued another 130 feet before making contact with a tree.

  • If you grow it, they will come

    The Springfield farmers market won’t officially start its new season until Saturday, May 3, but for anyone considering reserving a spot among this year’s group, now is the time to get started.

  • Child's Play

    This story is part of an on-going series recognizing the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce award winners.

    Bobby and Belle Sutton have been a fixture at the Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival over the years, and their passion for seeing smiles on children’s faces is what has kept them around.

  • Child’s Play

    This story is part of an on-going series recognizing the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce award winners.

    Bobby and Belle Sutton have been a fixture at the Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival over the years, and their passion for seeing smiles on children’s faces is what has kept them around.

  • Growing asparagus in Kentucky

    Asparagus is a long-lived perennial vegetable crop.  

    Each plant can be productive for 15 or more years if given proper care.  

    Asparagus will grow in most any soil as long as it has good drainage. Asparagus doesn’t like to have wet feet; it leads to root rot.  

    An ideal pH of 6.5 to 7.5 will give you good results; it will not tolerate a pH under 6.0.  

  • What is grass tetany?

    Spring in the Bluegrass is a great time of greening and warming, but it’s also a time when livestock producers need to watch out for grass tetany, also called spring tetany or grass staggers.

    Some people also refer to it as wheat pasture poisoning, winter tetany or lactation tetany.

    Regardless, it?s a condition caused by an abnormally low level of magnesium in the blood.

    Maintenance of normal blood magnesium is completely dependent on absorption of magnesium from the diet.