Today's News

  • St. Catharine College: A campus on the grow


    A lot has changed at St. Catharine College since it started 80 years ago. The little college that thought it could is now the little college that knows it can. The institution has expanded in many ways with a record graduating class in Spring 2011, record enrollment for Fall 2011, an expanding list of degree programs including the first graduate courses scheduled for Spring 2012, and a campus-wide expansion of facilities.

  • Will county library stay in Springfield city limits?


    About 50 people showed up at Thursday’s Washington County Library Board meeting, and many of them were there to speak or hear about the future location of a new library.
    The problem with that, according to library director Joy Wandrey, is that no discussions had been held about moving the library outside of the city limits, although many of those who spoke out during the meeting addressed keeping it in the city of Springfield.

  • 4-H Young Riders to perform at fair; Sharpshooters compete in Adair County

    The Kentucky State Fair has been so much fun this year, and our 4-H members are doing a fantastic job representing Washington County.  Everyone still has a chance to go to the fair through Aug. 28 and enjoy all of the sights, sounds and smells!  Don’t forget to check out Cloverville and the West Wing.

  • Check your tobacco fields weekly

    I have been noticing a lot of worms in tobacco and it has been a problem most of the summer.  There is still a lot of late tobacco so I bring them to your attention through this article.

  • It's time for lawn renovation

  • BIRTH: Lenwick: It's twins!

    Jon and Leslie Linwick of Lexington announce the birth of their twins, a son and daughter, on Aug. 10, 2011 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Caleb Jonathan weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and Bethany Hope weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and both were 19.5 inches in length.
    They were welcomed home by a sister, Sofia Grace.
    Maternal grandparents are Steve and Elizabeth Dryman of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Joe and Marla Linwick of Chicago, Ill.

  • BIRTH: Bartley: It's a girl!

    Erica and Jerry Bartley of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on July 24, 2011 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Clara Lynn Bartley weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by a brother, Tyler, age 2 1/2.
    Maternal grandparents are Debbie and Danny Humes of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Jerry and Janice Bartley of Springfield.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Jones-Pennington

    Rhonda and Poncho Rodriguez and Mike Jones of Bardstown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amber Jones, to Brad Pennington, son of Paula and Allen Pennington of Willisburg.
    Jones is a 2009 graduate of Nelson County High School and the University of Phoenix. She is employed at Kroger Bakery in Bardstown.
    Pennington is a 2009 graduate of Washington County High School. He is employed at Alltech in Springfield.

  • School district enrollment grows by more than 100 students

    When classes opened in Washington County last Thursday, every school in the district saw growth in enrollment. Some were modest, while others were much greater.
    According to numbers provided by Chad Willis, director of pupil personnel for the Washington County School District, a total of 101 new students were on the roll for local schools as of Friday.
    Willis said North Washington led the way with 47 new students. The school had an enrollment of 471 students last year, and that climbed to 518 at the start of this year.

  • Plans unveiled for new high school


    Monday was quite a day for the Washington County School District. After officially closing the purchase of land for a new high school earlier in the day, the school board also approved a schematic design for the new school later that evening at its regular monthly meeting.