Today's News

  • Controlling odorous ants can be difficult


    We get pest news alerts from the University periodically and I found this article to be particularly interesting. I have had ant problems periodically in two different houses, but generally have had no trouble getting rid of them, if you know what I mean. I have also given out my control methods to others who had ant problems to return. This article will explain that the ants we commonly call a naughty word has a similar harder to control cousin that some of you may have.

  • When will there be an answer for pinkeye?


    Pinkeye, or IBK (infectious Bo-vine Keratoconjunctivitis), is a costly disease for cattle producers. 

    The cost of treatment, coupled with the fact that affected calves wean off on average 15-30 pounds lighter and bring less at the market due to corneal scarring, make this disease a significant economic consideration. 

    Despite all we know about how pinkeye develops, control programs are often only partially successful. In particular, pinkeye vaccines seem marginal at best in preventing outbreaks during the summer. 

  • BIRTHS - Riley: It’s a boy!


    Jessica and Ben Riley of Lebanon announce the birth of their son on May 16, 2012 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Bentley Jamison Riley weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length. 

    Maternal grandparents are Carl and Holly Mattingly of Seymour, Ind. and Denise  and Les Collins of Springfield.

    Paternal grandparents are Hop Riley of Springfield, and the late Rita Riley.

  • BIRTHS - Coulter: It’s a girl!


    Bradley and Heather Coulter of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter at 7:45 a.m. April 13, 2012 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Center in Danville.

    Addison Paige Coulter weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches in length.

    She was welcomed home by a sister, Aubrey, age 2.

    Maternal grandparents are Mike and Betty Coulter of Springfield and Mike Teater of Lebanon.

    Paternal grandparents are Lelica Milburn of Springfield and Stanley and Cheryl Coulter of Danville.

  • ENGAGEMENTS: Thompson - Grigsby


    Krista and Ike Thompson of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelsey Thompson, to Danny Lee Grigsby, son of Wanda Florence of Lebanon and Danny Dale Grigsby of Bardstown.

    Thompson is a 2009 graduate of Washington County High School and attended BCTC/Nara. 

    She is employed at Lilhops Rabbit Farm in Springfield.

    Grigsby is a 2001 graduate of Washington County High School. 

    He is employed at Lilhops Rabbit Farm in Springfield.

  • ENGAGEMENTS: Bishop - Curtsinger


    Mr. and Mrs. Terry Bishop of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tara Lynnette Bishop, to Alan Ross Curtsinger, son of Mary Jane Terrell and Steve Curtsinger, both of Carlisle.

    Bishop is a 2005 graduate of Washington County High School, a 2009 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing and a 2011 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. She is employed by Paragon Family Practice in Lexington as a family nurse practitioner.

  • Riney, Story wed


    Lauren Elizabeth Riney and Brandon Casey Story were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Springfield. 

    The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Trumie C. Elliott.

    The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Lori Riney of Springfield. Maternal grandparents are Billy and Judy Russell and maternal great-grandmother is Norma Walker of Springfield. Paternal grandparents are Billy Riney of Springfield, and the late Mae Riney.

  • New Marion ag agent lives in Washington County


    The newest face in the Marion County Extension Office isn’t completely new to the community.

    David Kessler, 55, of Washington County has been named the new Marion County extension agent for agriculture and natural resources. Kessler hit the ground running recently during his first day on the job, by assisting local farmers unloading cattle in preparation for a sale over the weekend.

    “I enjoy helping people do the best that they can,” he said.

  • News briefs for 6-13-2012


    Summer Food Program

    The WC Board of Education is participating in the Summer Food Service Program at WCHS, June 4-July 27, closed July 4. Breakfast 8:30-9 a.m. and Lunch 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; Springfield Housing Authority, June 4-July 27, closed July 4. Lunch only 12-12:30 Monday-Friday. 


    Wednesday, June 13

    Springfield Water Commission Meeting

  • ‘Snapperlicious’


    Ernie Brown, Jr., who has become better known as the Turtleman and star of the “Call of the Wildman” series on Animal Planet, kicked off season two of the show late last month. Already this season a few other locals have starred with Brown.

    Beth Goode of Springfield and Brittany Moore and Laura Penn of Lebanon were featured on this past Sunday’s episode, which saw the girls join Brown for one of his many outdoor adventures.