Today's News

  • Students celebrate National FFA Week

    Parking at Washington County High School got a little tougher to find Wednesday morning. It wasn’t oversized Hummers or SUVs that caused the bottleneck turning onto school property though.  It was the parade of 25 farm tractors parading through Springfield to the high school.

  • Census reveals tobacco changes

    We received the following information from Kenny Burdine  and Will Snell at University of  Kentucky and we thought we should share it with you all.  I thought it was very interesting.

    Census Data Reveal Significant and a Few Surprising Changes in Kentucky’s Tobacco Industry:

  • Bodenhamer resigns

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    After three years and a 23-60 overall record, Paul Bodenhamer has stepped down as the boys basketball coach at Washington County High School. His decision came Thursday morning following a first-round 34-21 loss to Bardstown in the 19th District Tournament the night before.

  • County crews left to clean up debris

    After being on the job approximately 48 hours, the sub-contractor hired by Hickey Enterprises to clean up storm debris on state and county roads in Washington County has decided to pull out, and Hickey is being penalized by the state at a rate of $1,000 daily as a result. That leaves the state scrambling to find a replacement as the county begins their own cleanup effort.

  • Become a host family; Remember upcoming events

    As Kentucky celebrates 100 years of 4-H, it is interesting to many to learn of how the 4-H program has gone global. 4-H and related programs exist in over 80 countries around the world.  These programs operate independently as there is no international 4-H organization.  However, through international exchanges, global education programs and communications, they share a common bond in 4-H.

  • WC baseball gears up

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    As spring approaches, the temperatures are warming up, and so are the members of the Washington County High School baseball team. But while the mercury is still in the low 30s, that’s not going to be any excuse for coach Derek Schuler’s team not to be prepared.

  • SCC women finish first NAIA roundball season

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College women’s basketball team finished the season with two losses last week. The setbacks left Lena Bramblett’s team with a final slate of 12-18 overall and a Mid-South Conference mark of 2-10.

  • BBQ cookoff prize money set at $8,000

    The Jim Beam BBQ Classic, a Kentucky State Championship Competition, will be held in Springfield, Ky. Oct. 2-3, 2009 as part of the Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival.  The competition offers $8,000 in total cash prizes and awards.

  • Scholarship will honor late superintendent

    Larry Graves loved the students of Washington County, and his passion was to see them educated as well as possible.

    Graves, the retired superintendent of Washington County Schools, passed away June 8, 2008 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 64.

    Graves and his wife, Terral, lived in Washington County for five years, and they quickly saw the local community as their new home.

  • Social news and events


    Cheek: It's a girl!

    Neely Evelyn Rose Cheek

    Emily and Jason Cheek of Bardstown announce the birth of their daughter on Feb. 17, 2009 at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville.

    Neely Evelyn Rose Cheek weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

    Milburn: It's a boy!

    Dustin Allen Milburn

    Saman-tha and Joe Milburn of Willisburg announce the birth of their son on Feb. 9, 2009 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.