Today's News

  • WC bats too much for South Hardin

    Washington County used three big innings to nearly run-rule South Hardin on Sunday at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon.

    The highlight of the afternoon came from John Floyd, who cleared loaded bases with a triple, then reached home himself on an error for an inside-the-park grand slam.
    Floyd fell to the ground with joy after crossing home, only to be picked up by the ankles by his coach, as he was carried to the dugout among cheers from his teammates and fans.

  • Preservation Pedal kicks off in Springfield


  • Marathon thriller

    It took over four hours to finish, including a prolonged lightning delay and three extra innings, but the Washington County 11-and-12-year-old Little League baseball all-star team outlasted Campbellsville 6-5 at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon on Sunday.

    Thomas Bartley began the ninth inning with a 0-1 single, then stole second to put himself in scoring position.
    Michael Chastain, who started the game on the mound for the all-stars, finished the deal from the plate by knocking in Bartley on an RBI single to end the game.

  • Jets Over Kentucky to land at local airport this weekend


    The 2011 Jets Over Kentucky model jet show will have international flair.
    Pilots are expected from Britain, China, Spain, South Korea and throughout the United States, according to event organizer, Lewis “The General” Patton.
    “It should be our biggest ever,” Patton said.

  • Mackville Road repair work to start Friday


    The Kentucky Department of Highways will begin a project on Mackville Road, KY 152, starting on Friday.
    As of 6 p.m. Friday, a two-tenths of a mile stretch of the road, beginning at mile point 9.5 east of the US 150 intersection will be closed.

  • Man dies in cycling event


    A Louisville man died Saturday while participating in a local biking event.
    William Hash, 60, of Louisville, was riding in the Mayes Creek area of Washington County when he collapsed.

  • Watch for fall armyworm in late corn

    With the late corn planting, growers need to be watching their corn for fall armyworm feeding. With this insect it is important to catch infestations early as later stages of the insect are more difficult to control. While many fields have been planted to corn hybrids expressing Bt genes that provide partial to high levels of fall armyworm control, non-Bt corn planted in refuge fields should be monitored regularly.

  • Local woman dies in Ireland beach accident


    The family of a local woman confirmed that she has been killed while touring in Ireland.
    Jena Hill, 57, of Springfield, was in Ireland with her husband, Ronnie, and a group of friends, when she was struck by a vehicle on a beach there. Hill and her group were staying in the Killarney Valley Hotel in Fossa, outside Killarney.

  • BIRTH: Knopp: It's a boy!

    Kimberly Ann and Joseph Dennis Knopp of Gravel Switch announce the birth of their son on June 19, 2011, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Joseph Kaleb Knopp weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches in length.
    He was welcomed home by a brother, Alex Knopp, age 4.
    Maternal grandparents are Mary and Jeff Brady and Bobby Graves, all of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Donnie and Connie Knopp of Lebanon.

  • ENGAGMENT: Filiatreau-Spaulding to wed

    John and Marlena Filiatreau of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Filiatreau, to Ryan Anthony Spalding, son of Lynn and Lisa Wimsatt and Mark and Sandra Spalding of Springfield.
    Filiatreau’s maternal grandparents are Violet Hamilton, and the late James A. “Ham” Hamilton. Paternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rucker and Eloise Filiatreau. Honorary grandparents are Barbara Leachman, and the late Shirley Leachman.