Today's News

  • Mudd-Miller defeats Graves in circuit clerk election


    JoAnne Mudd-Miller defeated John Graves in the circuit court clerk election on Tuesday, with a 1,106 to 675 unofficial margin.

    Mudd-Miller carried all precincts in Washington County, as well as the absentee vote. 

    Charles Hatchett defeated James Buckmaster 42 to 18 in the Pottsville precinct, the only precinct in Washington County eligible to vote in the congressional primary. 

    For more details and a precinct-by-precinct break down, check out next week's Springfield Sun

  • FSA deadlines approach


    John W. McCauley, State Executive Director of USDA’s Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that June 1, is the deadline for enrolling in the 2012 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP), Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program and the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE). This is a statutory deadline for all participants in these programs.

  • Controlling weeds in the home garden


     If you are like me, you can hardly wait for that first vine-ripened tomato or that first batch of new potatoes, but these things take time and hard work! One of the most rigorous chores in the garden is weeding. Many of us do a good job of weed management until later in the growing season when it is hot, humid and dry, but there are ways to make your weeding chores easier or stop them before they occur.

  • More than 30 compete in county-wide 4-H talk meet


    The county-wide 4-H Talk Meet was held on Thursday, May 3 at St. Catharine College. Thirty-three 4-H members, who were champion and reserve champion in the school events, participated in the county-wide competition. Congratulations to all for an outstanding job.  

    In the nine-year-old category, receiving champion was Kara Greenwell, a fourth grader at Washington County Elementary School. Receiving reserve champion was Mary Smith.  Receiving a blue ribbon was Olivia Cox.

  • ENGAGEMENTS: Nally - Kidwell


    Cynthia (Cindy) Ann Nally of Springfield, daughter of Sheridan and Gertrude Nally of Bardstown, and George Michael Kidwell of Fredericktown, son of Tommy and Blondella Kidwell of Fredericktown, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church in Fredericktown. 

    The reception will follow at the Holy Trinity Parish Center.

    No formal invitations will be sent. All family and friends are cordially invited to attend.

  • BIRTHS - Jones: It’s a girl!


    Matthew Clay and Carman Goodman Jones of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter at 4:45 a.m. on April 23, 2012 at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.

    Madeline Clay Jones weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 inches in length. 

    Maternal grandparents are Anthony and Carolyn Goodman of Bardstown.

    Paternal grandparents are Mike and Mary Ann Jones of Springfield.

  • News briefs for 05-23-2012


    Free Wildlife Food Mixture

    The Washington County Conservation District is giving away wildlife food plot mixture on a first come basis. The mixture consists of sunflowers, millet, soybean and sorghum. The mixture is good for one-half acre plots. There is a limit of two per person. To pick up Wildlife Plot mix please stop by the office at 461 Lincoln Drive or call 859-336-7777 for more information.


    Thursday, May 24

    Planning for African American Heritage Festival

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  • Folk artist has work at Manton General Store


    Folk art painter Hagan McGee of Louisville often uses his childhood home of Manton for inspiration in his work, and the result has been a collection of work that has been admired by many over the years.

    McGee, 84, is still painting today, and recently offered up some of his paintings to be displayed in his hometown at Manton General Store.

  • Man indicted on fraud charges


    The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only, and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

    A man formerly of Washington County was indicted on charges in Jefferson County in February and March.

    An open records request made to Louisville Metro Police Department for more information has gone unanswered.