Today's News

  • Bookmobile Schedule

    Friday, Jan. 6: Washington County Ind./Willisburg Bank/North Washington Kindergarten/Preschool – 10 to 1

    Monday, Jan. 9: Springfield in-town daycares – 3 to 4:30

    Tuesday, Jan. 10: Highway 555 Willisburg/Springfield – 10 to 2:30

  • Senior Citizens Menu


    January 4-10

  • School Menu


    Jan. 5-6
    Breakfast (All schools)

    Thursday, Jan. 5 – Breakfast pizza or cereal, juice, milk
    Friday, Jan. 6 - 1/2  grilled cheese/fruit or cereal, juice, milk

  • News briefs for 01-04

    Thursday, Jan. 5

    Community Group Meeting

  • News briefs for 01-04

    Thursday, Jan. 5

    Community Group Meeting

  • Unemployment rates are down in 114 counties, including Washington County

    The unemployment rate took a tumble across the state in the last 12 months, including in Washington County.

    According to a press release from the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, jobless rates are down in 114 counties from Nov. 2010 to Nov. 2011.
    According to Hal Goode, Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Authority (SWEDA) executive director, the unemployment rate in the county was 12.4 percent in June.
    That number has dropped over three percent since then.

  • Cornbread Mafia explored in upcoming book

    This story is the first of two parts about the upcoming book, ‘The Cornbread Mafia.” This part examines how the author got the story.

    A new book coming out in April takes a look into the marijuana syndicate that had origins in Marion and Washington County.
    Jim Higdon, son of Jimmy and Jane Higdon, encountered many obstacles while piecing together the book.
    Higdon said because of his work on the book, he was the first journalist to be subpoenaed by the Obama administration.

  • SCC receives mobile health vehicle from Ephraim McDowell Health

    Keys to a 28-foot mobile health vehicle changed hands in a parking lot recently, on a gray day in December.

    On Dec. 16, keys to the vehicle were presented by Ephraim McDowell Health in Danville to Harry Nickens, dean of the school of health and human sciences at St. Catharine College.
    Nickens is the former vice president of marketing and public relations at Ephraim McDowell, as well as the former president of the Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation.

  • Property donated to Isaiah House

    A community support group meeting is being held at the Isaiah House on Jan. 5 to discuss the opening of a women’s facility in the organization’s newly-donated property, as well as address potential volunteer opportunities.

    The property, which was donated by previous owners by Gary and Anita Johnson, has been appraised at $300,000.

  • Legislators scheduled for coffee with citizens

    According to a recent press release, the Springfield Washington County Economic Development Authority (SWEDA),  in cooperation with the City of Springfield and the Washington County Fiscal Court, will host a legislative coffee with State Senator Jimmy Higdon and State Representative Mike Harmon on Thursday Jan. 12 at Mordecai’s on Main in Springfield. 

    The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a question and answer session from Higdon.