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Today's News

  • If fire group quits, insurance rises

     

    If you don’t like paying a $45 annual fee for fire protection on your property taxes, wait until you see your insurance bill next year. If the Washington County Fire Protection Association goes through with its plans to dissolve itself, insurance providers say many local property owners could pay dearly for that decision.

  • Feed costs impact meat industry


    The price of corn is expected to average about $5/bu. for the 2010-11 crop year, about $1.50/bu. over last year’s price. Over 40 percent of the corn crop is expected to go to food and industrial uses (sweeteners and ethanol), about 15 percent will be exported and the rest (a little less than 40 percent) will be used as livestock feed. As more corn is used in ethanol, less is available for use in the livestock sector, and that has long run consequences.

  • Remember safety during holidays


    Once Thanksgiving is over, families get in the holiday spirit with decorating their homes, baking special foods and joining in holiday observances.
    There are many special holidays and events during December including Christmas, Hanukkah, St. Nicholas Day, Las Posadas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Day.  No matter what December holiday your family observes, there are many activities that family and friends can do together.  

  • It's time to prune your roses

     

    It is alright to go ahead and cut your roses back and cover the bud union to protect it from winter’s chill.  We have had enough cold weather now that roses have finally started down the road to dormancy for their annual long winter nap.
    When cutting your roses back, there is one very important thing to keep in mind, such as what kind of roses do you have.  There are different pruning requirements for different rose types.

  • BIRTH: Yates: It's a girl!

    Sarah Culver and Jeffery Yates of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter at 10:27 p.m. on Oct. 16,  2010 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.
    Chloe Elizabeth weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Vincent and Angela Culver of Lebanon.
    Paternal grandparents are Robin Yates of Glasgow, and the late Jeffrey Darnell Yates.

  • BIRTH: Graves: It's a girl!

    Marie and John Graves of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on Oct. 9, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Ann Preslee weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by Gracie Marie, age 9 and Jaxon Craig, age 6.
    Maternal grandparents are Jerry and Lois Craig of Finley.
    Paternal grandparents are George and Glenna Graves of Springfield.

  • BIRTH: Trent: It's a boy!

    Brittany Underwood and Levi Trent of Springfield announce the birth of their son at 3:55 a.m. Nov. 8, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Stephen James Trent weighed 7 pounds, 8.25 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Jackie Lark and David Thompson of Mackville, and Steven Lark of Neon, Ky.
    Paternal grandparents are Janet and Marvin Trent of Springfield.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Smith-Renfro

    Larry and Sheila Smith announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Chasity Nicole Smith, to Johnathan Allen Renfro, son of John Renfro and Catherine Barnett.
    Smith is a 2006 graduate of Washington County High School, is attending Campbellsville University and is employed at Loretto Motherhouse.
    Renfro is a 2007 graduate of Washington County High School and is employed by Lebanon Machine Shop.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Kelty-Mitchell

    Lana and Ray Kelty of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Suzanne Nicole, to D.J. Mitchell, son of Pam and Stuart Mitchell of Willisburg.
    Kelty is a 2003 graduate of Washington County High School and a graduate of BCTC. She is employed at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.
    Mitchell is a 2001 graduate of Washington County High School  and a graduate of BCTC. He is employed at IDT Tools in Frankfort.

  • Turning pla$tic$ into big buck$

     

    Recycling is catching on in Washington County and nothing proves that more than the school recycling contest held last year. In fact, it was so popular, the county is doing it again.