Today's News

  • County extends One Call service

    As the Washington County Fiscal Court met Monday morning, Judge-Executive John Settles presented the court with a contract to extend the county’s service with the One Call telephone service. The service is used to call county residents with land lines with important information or inform citizens in case of an emergency.

  • Nitrate poisoning is a concern

    The dry weather in many areas of Kentucky has increased concerns about nitrate poisoning in livestock consuming warm season grasses as pasture, crop residue, hay, silage, or baleage. Warm season annual forages (corn, sorghum-sudangrass, millet, etc…) have the highest potential for nitrate poisoning.

  • Tips to keep pumpkins looking their best

    Pumpkins are a symbol of fall, halloween, and harvest in general.  Whether you buy or grow your pumpkins there are careful harvest and handling procedures to help them last throughout the decorating season or deep into winter for hearty dishes.eeee

    Pumpkins should be harvested as soon as they are ripe and show a good orange color. Although ripe pumpkins can be left in the field for a period of time and tolerate light frost, heavy frost can cause damage. Do not try to harvest when the fruit and vines are wet since this can lead to the development of fruit rot.

  • Springfield Southern States absorbs Bardstown store

    Southern States opened its doors in Bardstown in 1947, but those doors will soon be closing as part of a consolidation with the Springfield location.

  • County clerk and two magistrate seats up for grabs Nov. 2

    The  Washington County Clerk’s office, as well as two of the six district seats for county magistrate are being contested in the general election on Nov. 2.

    Republican challenger for Washington County Clerk, Julie McRay Waits, feels that the office of county clerk is very important, and she wants to make the office more accessible to those who need service.

  • Patriot Madness is Thursday at SCC

    SCC Sports Information

    The 2010-2011 basketball madness begins Thursday at St. Catharine College. It is the annual Patriot Madness which this year is themed “Dark Night”. The action begins at 9 p.m. in Lourdes Hall and the mens’ and womens’ basketball programs are inviting everyone in the community to join in the fun.

    Patriot madness T-shirts will be given to the first 70 fans. There will be a three-point shooting contest, a dunk contest, a varsity women’s basketball dance as well as a performance by the SCC cheerleaders. Admission is free.

  • Hundreds of runners to pass through city Oct. 22

    Hundreds of visitors will be passing through Springfield and Washington County on Oct. 22. But instead of arriving in a car, motorcycle or bus, these visitors will be traveling on foot as part of the 2010 Bourbon Chase, a 200-mile relay race that starts at the Jim Bean Distillery in Clermont and finishes by Rupp Arena in downtown Lexington.

  • Blake Hoppes Football action

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Last week was a busy one for Blake Hoppes football. The Springfield Bears played in Lebanon on Sept. 30 and they beat the Lebanon Raiders 35-12 to improve their record to 2-0. Then on Sunday, the Bears blanked the Lebanon Cowboys 39-0 to move to 3-0 on the season.

  • Native mounds may hold clues to the past

    The history of Kentucky didn’t start in 1792 when it became the 15th state to join the Union. Nor did the history of Washington County begin when it was the first county founded in the state. Buried below remnants of pioneer expansion in the 1700s and the scars of the Civil War in the mid-1800s, is a hidden history of life that existed centuries before. Native-American mounds in the area may hold clues as to who we are as Kentuckians.

  • Scifres looks back on first year as WC volleyball coach

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Curt Scifres describes his first year as the head volleyball coach at Washington County High School as one where he learned as much as his players.

    “There were some adjustments on both sides,” said Scifres. “I’m pretty aggressive, and the girls responded in a good way. I saw they needed a little more encouragement and I got after them a little bit. Overall, I learned from them and they learned from me, not just the game, but life skills.”