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Today's News

  • Bible-reading marathon now underway

    Springfield's fourth-annual Bible-reading marathon kicked off Sunday evening on the steps of the Washington County Courthouse. The event will go on non-stop until its conclusion on Thursday at noon, with the observance of the World Day of Prayer. Everyone is invited to attend to listen to the reading of God's word, as well as read in time slots that may still be vacant. For details on possible time slots, visit www.thecornerstonechristian.org on the Internet, or stop by the courthouse for more information.

  • Health scares hit community

    One case of MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) has been confirmed at Washington County High School, according to Superintendent of Schools Robert Stafford.

    “We have one doctor-confirmed case of MRSA, and we have taken all precautions,” Stafford said. He added that a letter was sent home with students Thursday afternoon, as well as a call being made over the school’s automatic telephone notification system.

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Spalding: It's a boy!

    Hayden Christopher Spalding

    Beth and Chris Spalding of Louisville announce the birth of their son on Feb. 27, 2009 at Suburban hospital in Louisville.

    Hayden Christopher weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20 inches in length.

    Thomas: It's a boy!

    James Richard Thomas III

    Sharon and Jim Thomas of Lebanon announce the birth of their son on April 15, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

  • Bible-reading marathon begins May 3

    Many people read their Bible daily, while others don’t spend as much time in the word of God. But on May 3, Washington Countians will have a chance to not only read the Bible, but to do it publicly, on the steps of the Washington County Courthouse.

    The fourth annual Bible-Reading Marathon will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, and run through Thursday, May 7, concluding at noon with the National Day of Prayer.

  • Smith says he plans to remain as WCHS principal

    He was in the hunt for the position of superintendent of Campbellsville City Schools, but Leon Smith says he now plans to remain principal of Washington County High School.

    Smith, a native of Campbellsville, said the job coming open in his hometown and being near his parents was a major reason for his interest.

    “That had a lot to do with it,” Smith said. “My Mom and Dad live over there, and this would be a good opportunity to go over there, be near Mom and Dad, and finish out my last few years while being near them as they grow older.”

  • MRSA case confirmed at Washington County High

    One case of MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) has been confirmed at Washington County High School, according to Superintendent of Schools Robert Stafford.

    "We have one doctor-confirmed case of MRSA, and we have taken all precautions," Stafford said. He added that a letter was sent home with students Thursday afternoon, as well as a call being made over the school's automatic telephone notification system.

  • Students learn the dangers of drunk driving

    Several Washington County High School students were caught driving impaired last Tuesday in the parking lot at Idle Hour Park. Springfield police officer Charlie Osbourne administered field sobriety tests and the results were not good. One vehicle suffered minor damage and several orange cones were dragged for several feet. This was all part of the Fatal Experience Driving Simulation sponsored by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Crime Prevention Coalition.

  • Sclerotinia collar rot reported

    Cool, wet weather has prevailed across much of Kentucky over the past week or so, increasing the risk of diseases on tobacco transplants.  

    The current conditions are particularly favorable for collar rot and target spot.  We have confirmed a case of collar rot from a greenhouse in central Kentucky within the past few days, so the focus of this week’s article will be on recognition and management of this disease.

  • Lincoln sculpture unveiled in Springfield

    It was a time when the past, present and future of Washington County came together to remember one of the nation's favorite presidents. Young and old mingled in the streets of Springfield for the official unveiling of the Abraham Lincoln sculpture in front of the new county judicial center. State and local dignitaries, along with Honest Abe himself, portrayed by Jim Getty, heralded the historic occasion from the porch of the old county courthouse, while the sculptor, Paula B. Slater, looked on proudly.

  • Harrodsburg couple killed in Saturday crash

    A two-vehicle accident in Washington County has left two people dead.

    Barbara Walker, 72, of Harrodsburg, and her husband, Martin Walker III, 72, also of Harrodsburg, both died after a collision on US 150 about six miles outside Springfield Saturday evening at approximately 6:30 p.m.