Today's News

  • Significant severe weather headed for Bluegrass, Southcentral regions

    Kentucky Press News Service

    The National Weather Service office in Louisville has issued a special weather statement stressing there is a significant threat for severe and tornadic thunderstorms this afternoon and evening for Central Kentucky.

    Strong storms are expected to erupt around the I-65 corridor during the early afternoon hours - from 2-4 p.m. EST.

    These storms will produce large hail, damaging winds and some tornadoes. Some could stay on the ground for long periods.

  • Tornado watch issued for most of Kentucky until 9 p.m.


    A tornado watch has been issued for Washington County and 48 other counties until 9 p.m. EST, according to the National Weather Service.

    For tips on how to prepare for a tornado, see FEMA's guidelines here: http://www.ready.gov/tornadoes

  • Worst afternoon storms could be east of I-65, south of BG Parkway

    Kentucky Press News Service

    The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded from moderate to high most of Kentucky's chance of seeing severe weather this afternoon.

    According to the National Weather Service office in Louisville, thunderstorms that develop this afternoon will become severe. Tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail are possible. A few tornadoes could be strong and stay on the ground for long paths.

  • Washington County schools to release at 1 p.m.

    According to central office staff, Washington County Schools will release at 1 p.m. due to extreme weather conditions.

  • Severe weather expected for Central Kentucky

    According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a significant severe weather outbreak is expected across much of Central Kentucky this afternoon and evening.

  • Central Kentucky's storm risk goes from moderate to high

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Although the most dangerous severe weather is expected this afternoon across much of Kentucky, nasty thunderstorms have already hit parts of the state this morning.

    Thunderstorms are now reported in Russell County, Jefferson and Grayson counties. The Grayson County storm is expected to move into Elizabethtown, Bardstown and Lebanon Junction.

  • SCC senior serves as intern in Frankfort

     Each weekday morning, Keana Crockett, a senior at St. Catharine College, begins a 114-mile daily round trip between her home in Bardstown and Frankfort to participate in a learning experience not typically offered to her on campus.

    This semester, her classrooms are the hallways, committee rooms and other environs of the Kentucky General Assembly, where Crockett is a full-time legislative intern for State Rep. Linda Belcher, a Democrat from Shepherdsville.

  • Pulitzer nominee to speak at SCC

    It’s rare when a Pulitzer Prize nominee sets foot onto your college campus.

     It’s even rarer when that nominee is also a resident of your county. Maurice Manning, a resident of the East Texas area of Washington County, will speak at St. Catharine College Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 1 p.m. in Pettus Auditorium in the Richard S. Hamilton Health and Science Building. The event is free and open to the public.

  • 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.