Today's News

  • Alcohol thougth to be a factor in Loretto wreck

    A Springfield man is in serious condition at University Hospital after being involved in a motorcycle accident Saturday in Loretto.

    The collision occurred at 8:14 p.m. on KY 49 in Loretto. John F. Golden, 52, was driving a 1978 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he lost control, and was thrown from the motorcycle. Golden was not wearing a helmet and was airlifted by Air Evac to University Hospital in Louisville.

    As of Monday, Golden was listed in serious condition.

  • Softball all-stars start tournament action

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County all-star softball teams started District 5 tournament play in Lebanon by facing off with teams from South Hardin. The 11-12-year-olds struggled as they fell 18-0 in three innings, but the 9-10-year-olds built an early lead, and despite a late charge from South Hardin, they hung on for a 15-12 win.


  • Social News and Events


    McArthur: It's a girl!

    Gemimiah Callaway McArthur

    Mary Haydon and Andrew McArthur of Asheboro, N.C., announce the birth of their daughter, Gemimiah Callaway McArthur on March 17, 2010.

    Mattingly: It's a boy!

    Brett Patrick Mattingly

    Patrick A. and Amanda Gorin Mattingly of Lebanon announce the birth of their son on May 27, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Brett Patrick weighed 9 pounds, 8.5 ounces and was 21 inches in length.


  • Recent heat createts problems

    I am in the process of determining whether or not a Master Gardener Program is needed this year.  This means I need to find out how many of you are interested.  This will be a day class, meaning we will either meet from 9 a.m. until noon or 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The days of the week will be determined based on interest.  So, if you are interested call me or email me at the Washington County Extension Office at 859-336-7741 or dennis.morgeson@uky.edu.

    I will send you an information packet to help you determine if it is something you would like to participate in.

  • Coach pitch play at Idle Hour Park

    Washington County coach pitch baseball and softball teams have been slugging it out on the diamond this summer. Here are a few photos from some recent action.

  • WCHS volleyball starts the Scifres era

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    “Total commitment, no excuses” - that’s the philosophy of new Washington County head volleyball coach Curt Scifres, who is excited to take the reigns of the Commanderettes and, as he said, hopefully put a lot of wins on the board.

  • Wheelchair-bound man rescued from house fire

    A fire in a bedroom of a Springfield house Friday evening has left a local family homeless.

    The home of Kenneth and Michelle Thompson of 202 Commercial Ave. was damaged by a fire that began on a bed, according to Jim Logsdon of the Springfield Fire Department.

  • County prepares for a summer of road work

    It's that time of the year again, when the weather is ideal for resurfacing and patching roads in Washington County. At its meeting held on Friday, the Washington County Fiscal Court voted unanimously to approve a resolution allowing Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles to enter into a standard county road aid agreement with the state.

  • What's with those purple boxes?Fighting the Ash Borer war

    What’s purple, glittery and is perched high up in trees? No, that’s not the setup for a punch line – that’s what some passersby in Washington County have been asking for the past few months as they have noticed several of the mysterious boxes along county roads. The boxes are really traps set out to catch the emerald ash borer; an insect that infests and destroys ash trees.

  • 4-H'ers attend leadership conference

    Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference is the annual leadership conference for high school 4-H members.  This year’s conference took place June 14–17 on the University of Kentucky campus.