Today's News

  • Healthier ways to cook comfort foods

    With the arrival of the colder weather, people often turn to hearty foods to fill up and keep the body warm.

    Too often, however, so-called comfort foods tend to be big on fat and calories as much as they are big on flavor. With a few small ingredient changes, comfort foods can be both delicious and healthy.

  • Sign up for stewardship program

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that the ranking period cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is Jan. 13, 2012.

    Producers interested in CSP should submit applications to their local NRCS office by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.

  • 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.