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Today's News

  • Robertson renovations: city targets early 2015 finish date

    Springfield city officials are looking to move forward quickly with renovations to the Robertson building on Main Street, expecting to have construction plans completed by May 1.

    A public meeting was held last week for members of the community to hear details about the proposed changes and to ask questions relating to the commercial section of the facility.

    Project Developer Johan Graham was on hand to share what changes can be expected, and he expressed hopes of putting the project out to bid in May so construction can get under way by mid-July.

  • Alerts warn of severe weather

    Spring is just around the corner, and severe weather will not be far behind.

    Last year, Washington County purchased a system that allowed its residents to be fully prepared for such events.

    The county previously had a one-call system to inform its inhabitants about local news, such as telling them that garbage pickup was canceled or that a road had been closed, but until this system was put into place, a warning for severe weather was never an option.

  • School schedule still up in the air

    The Washington County School Board is no closer to settling the remainder of the 2013-14 district schedule after Monday night’s monthly meeting, because the state legislature doesn’t appear to be any closer to deciding how many days districts will even be required to meet.

  • Leaving his mark on the farm

    This story is part of an on-going series recognizing the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce award winners.

    For Richard Medley, farming is more than a way of life; it’s a legacy.

    It is a tradition that was passed down from his grandfather to his father and eventually on to him, and though he and his wife, Mollie, don’t yet have children of their own, Medley hopes to one day pass that legacy on down the line.

  • Fire destroys Mayes Creek Home

    A Friday afternoon fire on Mayes Creek destroyed a home, but no injuries were reported.

    Justin Reynolds, training officer with the Mackville Fire Department, said the fire was reported just after 1 p.m. Friday.

    “When we showed up, it was pretty much on fire in the back porch area,” Reynolds said. “It had already got up into the attic space and the roof was starting to get weak.”

  • Recent winter weather conditions impact Kentucky cow/calf herds and producers

    This is some good information for the weather we have been having.

  • 4-H News

    The 4-H Teen Conference is the statewide leadership conference for high school members in Kentucky.

    This year, the conference will be held June 9-12, on the University of Kentucky campus.  

    During the conference, delegates get to experience campus life as well as make new friends from across the state.

    Highlights during the week include electing state officers, attending the state fashion revue and performing arts troupe performance, attending tracks and workshops, meeting with college representatives and attending two dances.

  • Plant disease-resistant varieties

    Do you have problems with fire blight, black spot, powdery mildew, Fusarium wilt, early blight, and late blight?  If this is the case, plant disease-resistant varieties this year!

    Sure, old-time favorites are what you are used to, but try something different with them this year.   

    Mail-order catalogs promise a bountiful harvest of fruits and vegetables without much work, but we all know that isn’t how it works.

    However, there is one thing that we can do easily that will save us a lot of hassle this summer: variety selection.

  • Porter embraces small-college basketball

    Every time a ball hits the court in the state of Kentucky, it is a guarantee that a young athlete somewhere is dreaming of playing college basketball. For Nick Porter, the St. Catharine College Patriots made his dream a reality.

  • Patriots bound for Kansas City

    The St. Catharine College men’s basketball team is Kansas City bound after receiving its second bid in four years to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics national tournament.