Today's News

  • Road closure begins on Monday

    The Tick Creek Road bridge goes under construction on Monday, and the road will be closed as a result.

    Local traffic can still use the alternate route that was established when the bridge was closed in the past few months.

    County officials said the construction and closure could last three to four weeks.

  • Former deputies sentenced to 50 months each


    The following is a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

    LOUISVILLE, KY – Two former Washington County, Kentucky deputy sheriffs were sentenced by United States District Judge John G. Heyburn II today, to four years in prison followed by a three-year term of supervised release, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Kentucky Emergency Management asks that tornado-victim donors send monetary relief


    According to the Kentucky Emergency Management website, donors for tornado-victims should make monetary donations instead of goods and supplies.

    "Many agencies are at work right now in Kentucky to help storm-damaged communities. Storm-damaged communities do not need goods at this time. Cash donations are strongly encouraged to a charitable organization of your choice," according to the website.

    The website has provided a list of organizations accepting monetary donations, as well.

  • Tornadoes were all around us

    We express our sincere sympathy to the family of Dorothy Key. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Key and son, Randall Lloyd “Randy” Key. One son survives, Ricky Martin Key of Lincoln County.

    Samuel David Wilson celebrated his second birthday at McDonald’s in Dry Ridge, Ky.
    Those attending were his parents, Bro. Daniel and Erin Wilson of Dry Ridge; and his grandparents, Jack and Gayle Wilson of Danville.
    Special guest was Skylar Barnett, grandson of Brenda Barnett of Washington County.

  • Next sewing workshop to be held March 14

    If you would like a pretty drive out into the country, take Highway 127 south of Danville and head for Liberty, Ky., where there is King’s Departmental Store.

     It was such a treat browsing through hundreds of beautiful cotton fabrics, and the best thing of all was the price. Fabrics were very affordable and in the $3-and-under price range. The staff were extremely efficient and helpful. After an hour of choosing gorgeous and one-of-a-kind materials, checking out was a breeze and light on the wallet!

  • PHOTOS: USO Show
  • Women’s History Month events at local college


    St. Catharine College is having several events during the next week to recognize Women’s History Month.

  • Learn the history of Washington County through SCC

    How much do you know about the history of Washington County?

    Do you know who Matthew Walton is and the role he played in the formation of the county?
    You can learn all about the beginnings of Washington County, its development and its place in Civil War history through a four-part class presented by St. Catharine College starting March 13.
    The classes will be taught by some well-known native citizens of the county.

  • News briefs for 03-07-2012

    Sunday, March 4
    One Call Service
    If you are not currently receiving the One Call service, please call Judge John A. Settles office at 336-5410 to have your telephone number added to the service.

    Thursday, March 8
    Airport Board Meeting
    The Marion-Washington County Airport Board monthly meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the airport terminal, 650 Airport Lane.

    Fried Chicken Lunch

  • Pulitzer-nominated poet comes to campus

    Pulitzer-finalist Maurice Manning visited St. Catharine College on Wednesday of last week.

    A poet, he read about lodging a complaint with a rooster, drinking pot liquor (liquid left in the pot after cooking vegetables) and a co-worker that held out his glass eye in front of his good eye at mid-day and said, ‘Let’s see if I see dinner time.’”