Today's News

  • BIRTH - Fletcher: Twin boys!

    Amy Jo and Jerimy Fletcher of Springfield announce the birth of their twin sons on Jan. 4, 2012 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Jaxon Abel Fletcher weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and Jagger Michael Fletcher weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces.
    They were welcomed home by Dalton Hutchins, age 15 and Hannah Fletcher, age 13.
    Maternal grandparents are Bernice Lanham and Larry and Gerry Wheatley, all of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are the late James Fletcher, and David and Karen Downs of Bardstown.

  • BIRTH - Bell: It’s a boy!

    Sara Craven and John Bell of Louisville announce the birth of their son at 4:44 a.m. Oct. 28, 2011 at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

    Sutherland Robert Bell weighed 4 pounds, 15 ounces and was 17 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Mark and Susan Koester of Springfield and Donnie Craven of Louisville.
    Paternal grandparents are the late Robert and Theresa Bell.

  • Rudolph Carey celebrates 97th birthday with family dinner

    Rudolph Carey, Springfield, celebrated his 97th birthday on Feb. 10, 2012, with a dinner given by his family.

    Pictured with him are his five great-grandchildren, front row: Ian Trusty, Rudolph Carey and Gibson Carey; back row: Declan Hamm, Morgan Trusty and Brannon Hamm.

  • Kailey Gabhart is four-years-old

    Kailey Gabhart, daughter of Brian and Terry Gabhart of Mackville, celebrated her fourth birthday on Feb. 29, 2012 with a family birthday party.

  • Avery Adams celebrates Leap Year birthday

    Avery Adams is having his first actual birthday today, Leap Day, Feb. 29.

    He is now four-years-old and celebrated his birthday Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at Go Go Gorilla’s Fun Center in Danville with family and friends.
    He is the son of Bill and Beth Adams of Lebanon, brother of Camden Adams, and the grandson of Charles and Mary Jean Jeffries of Lebanon and Lula Mae Adams of Springfield.

  • News briefs for 02-29-12

    Sunday, March 4
    Contemplative Prayer Day
    The monthly Contemplative Prayer Day at St. Catharine Dominican  Motherhouse will NOT be held in March.
    The next Prayer Day will be April 21, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    The day includes centering prayer sessions, meditative walking, silence, a presentation on St. Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower by Sr. Mary Otho Ballard, OP, discussion on the presentation, personal prayer and a blessing.
    Bring a bag lunch. Everyone invited.

  • Library patrons have more e-options

    The electronic stacks are growing at Washington County Public Library.

    Just before the new year, the library became one of 40 across the state to participate in an agreement with a company that allows library patrons to download e-books, audiobooks, movies and music.
    “We pay about $3,000 a year for the privilege of our patrons having access to 30,000 titles currently and growing every day,” Joy Wandrey, library director, said. “Of course, the more libraries that join, the more titles we have access to.”

  • Local artist looks to make it big

    Local artist Coty Chesser is a jack of all trades when it comes to picking up a new craft.

    From painting to sculpting, he’s dabbled in it all.
    “I do a little bit of it all,” Chesser said. “I’ve found that I have kind of a talent to be able to pick up most anything. As long as I can watch somebody one time, I can generally pick up anything.”

  • Local women featured on ag mag cover

    Healthy habits garnered some statewide attention for two local ladies recently.

    Kay Kennedy and Norma Jean Yankey are featured on the cover of the spring edition of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture magazine.
    The story discusses healthy habits in Kentucky, and touches on the weight loss program Kennedy started 10 years ago.

  • Deputy let go after investigation

    The Washington County Sheriff’s department is down one officer after an announcement on Friday.

    Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley announced to the Washington County Fiscal Court on Friday that deputy Bill Hill had been terminated.
    “The reason for termination was conduct unbecoming of a sheriff’s office employee,” Bartley said in the meeting and on Monday during an interview.
    Bartley said Hill was suspended on Feb. 9.