Today's News

  • Local students write about experience of recent ice storm

    They study in the classroom, but sometimes, real-life experiences are a better learning tool than anything else could possibly be for a student. That’s what Dana Thomas, a fifth-grade teacher at Washington County Elementary School, was thinking when she had her students complete an on-demand writing assignment for a language arts class. The following three articles were written by students, describing the impact the recent ice storm that hit our community had on their lives and the lives of their families.

    And The Worst Part…..

    By Gwendolyn Campbell

  • Suggestions for replacing ice storm-damaged trees

    I was told by someone (who will remain nameless) that I have told you all what not to do plenty and I need to tell you what to do or plant in this case.  Alright, before I do that I just want to say to everyone out there, stop topping trees!!!!  You are ruining them and making them even more dangerous and likely to fail in the future at an unsuspecting time!

  • SCC women split two

    SCC Sports Information

    St. Catharine College split a pair of Mid-South Conference games last week as they won at West Virginia Tech on Thursday, but lost at home to Pikeville on Saturday. The 1-1 week leaves Lena Bramblett’s women with a 12-15 overall mark and a 2-7 conference slate.

    There are three remaining games, all conference tilts, and all of those will be on the road. Saturday the Patriots play at Campbellsville. On Feb. 26 they are at Georgetown and will finish the regular season at Lindsey Wilson on Feb. 28.

  • From Left Field

    Human growth hot dogs

    Remember the good old days when the most toxic thing a ballplayer would put into their body was a hot dog from the concession stand? Oh, how I long for those bygone days when baseball players bulked up by downing a six-pack with their steak dinner.

  • 4-H speech contests to be held in March

    Public speaking is one of Americans’ biggest fears. 4-H gives youth a chance to conquer this fear at a young age by giving them public speaking experience through the 4-H speech program. Some of the shyest youth can feel the accomplishment of conquering this fear by giving a speech.

  • Feeding our childrenFood for Kids Backpack Program making sure kids have food at home

    They receive a nutritious meal at school each day, but what do some of the underprivileged children in Washington County eat when they go home for the weekend?

    More than 54 percent of the students in the county school system receive free and reduced lunches, and many might go hungry at home if not for the help of a program that is now celebrating its eighth anniversary in the community.

  • Social news and events


    Yankey: It’s a boy!

    Kaleb Tobe Yankey

    Kim-berly and Kyle Yankey of Springfield announce the birth of their son on Dec. 8, 2008 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Kaleb Tobe Yankey weighed 7 lbs. and was 20.5 inches in length.

    Shain: It’s a girl!

    Charli Nicole Shain

    Amber Shain of Springfield announces the birth of her daughter on Feb. 4, 2009 at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.

  • Six arrested following basketball post-game incident

    A disturbance outside the Washington County High School gymnasium following Friday night’s basketball games between Washington and Marion counties has led to the arrest of three adults, three juveniles, and minor injuries to two Kentucky State Police troopers.

  • Local man dies in Friday crash

    A two-vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Springfield man.

    William H. Voorheis, Jr., 88, of 100 Rosary Heights in Springfield, was attempting to turn left from Belle Vista Drive onto KY 150 Friday, Feb. 13, at 5:04 p.m., according to Capt. Paul O’Bryan of the Springfield Police Department. O’Bryan said Voorheis was driving a 1999 Ford Ranger truck when he pulled into the path of a 1996 Plymouth Voyager van driven by Julie C. Noel, 61, of 109 Kentucky Ave., in Springfield.

  • Settlement funds spearhead diversification in county

    State agricultural investments have helped many Washington County farmers withstand a decline in tobacco income, county extension agent Rick Greenwell said.

    “If it wasn’t for that,” he said of the state cost share programs, “I have no idea where we would be. It has given us the opportunity to diversify.”