Today's News

  • Local courts now using new e-Warrant system

    A job that once took days can now take just minutes to complete.
    The Washington County Circuit Clerk’s Office is among the latest to move to the e-warrant system for tracking warrants issued through Kentucky’s court system, and the process could save a lot of time for law enforcement officials, as well as court officials.

  • Snow days force school calendar adjustment


    Mother Nature has taken her toll on the 2010-11 Washington County school calendar, and that has left officials working hard to make up lost time.

  • Higdon, Harmon talk with their Washington County constituents


    On Friday, the people of Washington County welcomed State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and House Rep. Mike Harmon for a morning forum at Mordecai’s.

  • BIRTH: Greathouse: It's a girl!

    Charissa and Greg Greathouse of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter at 9:23 p.m. Jan. 4, 2011 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.
    Aliyah Mariss weighed 6 pounds and was 19 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by a sister, Elyssa, age 10 and a brother, Nathan, age 7.
    Maternal grandparents are Steve and Mary Ann Hale of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Delores Greathouse of Shepherdsville.

  • County will allow free dumping starting March 1

    County residents will have a chance to dump debris free of charge starting in March.

    The solid waste committee met recently and decided not to have a county-wide clean up this spring in favor of using resources on road repair.
    Washington County residents will have access to the transfer station starting on March 1. That service will continue until June 30.
    Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said he had several comments from last year about how much better the road sides have been mowed.

  • BIRTH: Higdon: It's a boy!

    Scott and Susan Lee Higdon of Louisville announce the birth of a 6 pounds, 1 ounce son, Eli William, born Dec. 22, 2010, at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville.
    Maternal grandparents are Eddie and Mary Sue Lee of Lebanon.
    Paternal grandparents are Freddie and Nancy Higdon of Lebanon.
    Great-grandparents are Madeline Lee and Rita Higdon, both of Lebanon.

  • On the road to recovery


  • Moreland named publisher of The Springfield Sun

    From Irvine to Maryland and finally to Springfield, Jeff Moreland has put in the time and the miles.

    Moreland, the editor of The Springfield Sun for the last five years, was named as publisher of the paper on Wednesday of last week. The position hasn’t been in existence at The Sun since the early 1970s.

  • SCC game to benefit cancer research

    Thursday’s basketball doubleheader at St. Catharine College, against West Virginia Tech, will be Pink Zone Night.

    In lieu of admissions being charged at the gate, fans are encouraged to give donations. All money collected Saturday will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
    Kay Yow was head coach at North Carolina State for 34 years. She died in 2009 from breast cancer.
    Also at Thursday’s games, cancer survivors in attendance will be recognized. The women’s game starts at 6 p.m. followed by the men’s game at 8 p.m.

  • Patriots men, women lose at Georgetown

    It was a road contest for both the St. Catharine men and women Thursday when they traveled to conference foe Georgetown to take on the Tigers.

    But the electrified atmosphere in Alumni Gym was more like a St. Catharine home game as the Patriot partisans turned out in huge numbers to cheer the visiting teams.
    But the numbers that counted were put up by the home Tigers as they swept the Mid-South Conference doubleheader. Lena Bramblett’s women fell 81-64 and J.T. Burton’s men came out with a 73-61 setback.