Today's News

  • Gibson is new administrator at Springfield Nursing and Rehab Center


    The Springfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has a new administrator.
    Debbie Gibson, a native of Willard, Ohio, has been on the job for the past week, and she said things are going well as she settles into her new position.
    Gibson and her husband moved to the area in 2005. They live just across the county line in Boyle County, and they moved here for her husband’s work with Toyotomi.

  • Seven indicted by grand jury

    A Washington County grand jury has returned indictments against seven individuals.
    • Howard James Craddock Jr., 50, and Lori Lee Baker, 73, both of Harrodsburg Road in Mackville, were indicted on six counts each in relation to a meth lab found at that address on Feb. 6.

  • Thousands have viewed SCC's Antoine Watson's dunk.
    Check it out here!

    I recently came across the clip, posted by St. Catharine College assistant basketball coach Beau Braden, on Facebook. It's a doozy by SCC junior guard Antoine Watson as he posterizes a player from Life University.

    The clip is 37 seconds long. Watson begins his ascent into the atmosphere starting around the 15 second mark. Say it with me folks: and one!

  • Sansbury Care Center now offering rehab services


    The staff at the Sansbury Care Center has been looking after the needs of its residents for years. Now, the center is offering services that extend beyond its own walls, and into Washington and surrounding counties.
    Laura Livers, occupational therapist and director of Sansbury Care Center Outpatient Rehab, said the facility received its license in August to provide outpatient services. Previously, the rehab center could only work with those within Sansbury.

  • Amish family making maple syrup in Willisburg


    Growing up, Reuben Miller watched his grandfather make maple syrup, and he knew it was something he wanted to do some day.
    Miller and his family are members of the amish community, and they moved to Willisburg in 2010 from Zanesville, Ohio. The family farms the land around its home in northern Washington County, and Reuben builds portable storage buildings that he sells. But this year, with the weather just right, he decided to take on a project he had wanted to do since he was a young boy — making homemade maple syrup.

  • Board votes to use two spring break days for snow make-up

    After missing 14 days so far this school year due to inclement weather, the Washington County School Board members voted Monday night to have classes in session the first two days of what had been scheduled as spring break.
    Following the decision, classes will now be in session on Monday and Tuesday, April 4-5. Students will still receive three days of spring break, and there will be no classes on April 6-8.

  • School district gets $100K grant

    A $100,000 grant coming to Washington County is intended to help students be more prepared for college.
    Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday has been calling on public school superintendents and boards of education to sign a pledge to improve college and career readiness in their schools. The grant coming to Washington County should be a big step in that direction, and the local school district is one of just six in the state to receive the grant.

  • Cornhole tournament coming to Mordecai’s

    A cornhole tournament is set for Feb. 26 at Mordecai’s Restaurant in Springfield. Sign ups begin at 6:30 p.m. and play begins at 7:30 p.m. To enter, call (859) 481-2715.

  • SCC softball set to begin

    The game of softball is all about pitching.
    Very seldom do quality teams engage in slugfests, as low scoring games are generally the norm.

    With that in mind, St. Catharine College head coach Holly Smith is very optimistic about the 2011 season.  The season begins Feb. 25 at home against Asbury College.

  • Pavelich tosses a no-hitter

    An opening-season trip through Alabama and Tennessee left the St. Catharine baseball team with a 1-7 record, but Luther Bramblett’s Patriots found Edelen-Haydon Field to be just the remedy they needed.

    The Bat Pats won their home opener Friday, 11-1 over Holy Cross (Indiana), and then beat the same Saints team Saturday, 11-0.
    On Sunday, the Patriots were able to claim two more wins over Goshen College (Indiana) by scores of 5-4 and 10-0.