Today's News

  • Highway 55 yard sale is April 14-17

    The third annual Hwy. 55 yard sale will make its way through Washington County this year.
    The 147-mile yard sale stretches through Carroll, Trimble, Henry, Marion, Shelby, Taylor, Spencer, Adair, Nelson, Russell and Washington counties.
    This is the first year that Washington County has promoted the event, according to Kathy Elliott with Springfield Main Street Renaissance.
    Tammy Osbourne with the Springfield Chamber of Commerce said space is available for people to set up at Country Place and Ace Hardware.

  • Lebanon autism walk is April 2

    When Lisa Nally-Martin’s first son, Evan, was born, it didn’t take long for her to realize that something wasn’t right.
    He was born two weeks early, and his umbilical cord had been wrapped around his neck, so she assumed that’s why he wasn’t eating properly.
    But, as the days and months passed, things still weren’t right.
    All of the typical developmental milestones that most children could do at his age, Evan wasn’t doing.

  • BIRTH: Kelly: It's a boy!

    Alicia and Derek Kelly of Springfield announce the birth of their son at 9:45 a.m. on Feb. 24, 2011 at Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville.
    Evan Gregory weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Rickey and Becky Burkhead of Willisburg.
    Paternal grandparents are Steve and Dianne Kelly of Springfield.

  • BIRTH: Hamilton: It's a boy!

    Ryan J. and Allyson B. Hamilton, Louisville, announce the birth of a son on Feb. 11, 2011 at Norton Suburban Hospital, Louisville.
    Jackson Ryan weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Jack and Mary Beth Butler, Louisville.
    Paternal grandparents are Jerry and Rose Hamilton, Bardstown.
    Great-grandparents are the late Al and Mary Helen Klensch; the late Jack and Faye Butler; Kathleen Hamilton of Springfield, and the late Louis Hamilton; Ernestine Brady of Lebanon, and the late O’Shea Brady.

  • Tips to help you eat right

    Several times this year, the topic for the 4-H News has been nutrition.  Even with the ready availability of safe, inexpensive food in the United States, so many of us eat on the run and don’t take the time to plan and eat nutritiously.  
    Each March, the American Dietetic Association celebrates National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme has been, “Eat Right with Color.”  To help parents make sure that their kids eat right, the ADA and its Foundation have started a new website, www.kidseatright.org.

  • Managing target spot in tobacco

  • County is home to four roadside farm markets

    Washington County is home to four of the 98 markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2011 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The Washington County members are: Campbell Farm Wool Art Center, Flaggy Meadow Fiber Works & Sunshine Alpacas of Kentucky, Maple Hill Manor and St. Catherine Farm.

  • Grand jury indicts seven

    A Washington County grand jury has returned indictments against seven people.
    Todd Hudsun, 43, of Willisburg, was charged with one count of sex abuse in the 1st degree, a Class D felony.
    According to the indictment, he is accused of having sexual contact with a person less than 16 years old. The incident allegedly took place in November 2010, in Washington County.
    Bond was set at $20,000 cash, and Hudsun is to have no contact with the family of the complaining witness.

  • Police say phone scams target elderly citizens

    Elderly citizens of Springfield, beware.
    Springfield police officer Charlie Osborne said he’s received several complaints from elderly citizens about telephone scams going on.
    “I had one lady call me and said she got a phone call at four o’clock in the morning,” Osborne said. “(The caller) told them that they needed to turn their computer on because it had a problem.”
    Osborne said the citizen started asking questions and the caller quickly hung up.

  • Concert for Hope is set for March 26

    A cast of local performers will entertain to help raise money for Relay for Life and the battle against cancer.
    Mary Kutter, who came up with and executed the idea for the event, said that 13 local performers will be featured in a “Concert for Hope.”
    The proceeds from the concert will benefit Karen’s Crusaders’ Relay for Life team.
    Kutter will be one of the performers, along with Charlotte Campbell, Rose Clements, Hattie Clark, and others.