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Today's News

  • Golf team brings experience to the links


    Washington County High School boys’ golf coach Bobby Bartholomai will have experience to draw from this season on the course.

    Bartholomai, a former Kentucky PGA champion, has a year of coaching experience on his resume. He also has four seniors on the varsity squad.
    Seniors Chase Spalding,  Blake Smith, Steven Cecconi, Peyton Cecconi,  and sophomores Thomas Pettus and J.P. Cecconi make up the varsity squad.

  • Riney to perform at Opera House tonight

     

    Thomas Riney, a sophomore music performance and natural science double major in the honors program at Xavier University, will be performing at 7 p.m. tonight, Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Springfield Opera House.
    The program, entitled “Evening with the Arts,” also features Brazilian pianist Priscilla Dickson. She is a full-time accompanist at Campbellsville College.

  • Springfield residents may have property added to historic register

    The Springfield Main Street District will soon be considered by the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.
    An informational meeting to discuss the designation with property owners took place on Tuesday at the Springfield Opera House.
    Nell Haydon, the director of Springfield’s Main Street / Renaissance program, said that she wants residents to know that there are no limitations placed on the property if listed on the national register.

  • Mackville on list of post offices that could be closed

     

    Mackville is one of many post offices across the country that could be closed.
    The United States Postal Service announced Tuesday that it will conduct studies of about 3,700 retail offices, including the one in Mackville, to determine customer needs.

  • Shoppers find big savings with coupons

     

    In an economy when times can be tough, there’s nothing like saving money. That’s what has driven the recent coupon craze across the country, and Washington Countians are no stranger to it, either.
    Amy Willis clips coupons and saves money for her family budget, and she said she sees some drastic savings with her trips to the grocery store.

  • 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.