Today's News

  • Local jobless rate 1.9 percent above state’s average

    The numbers aren’t good in looking at the unemployment rate in Washington County, as well as others in the Lincoln Trail Area Development District.
    The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet released statistics this week showing that 99 counties in the state saw decreased unemployment numbers from May 2010 through May 2011. Washington County was not one of those counties.

  • Man injured in motorcycle crash in Marion County

    A Washington County man was injured in a motorcycle accident near Loretto in Marion County Sunday morning.
    According to a report from the Kentucky State Police, Charles Sagracy, 64, of Springfield, was riding a 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle about a mile west of Loretto at the junction of KY 527 and KY 52 at 12:09 a.m. Sunday. Sagracy was traveling north on KY 527 when he attempted to avoid another vehicle, the report said. He lost control of the motorcycle and came to rest in the road.

  • Local airport will be home to air ambulance service


    Some high-tech health care is coming to Washington County.
    Air Methods, a Colorado-based company, will be locating at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport in July, and with the company will come the ability to transport patients in need of immediate medical care to surrounding hospitals much faster.

  • Local theatre students get star treatment in The Big Apple


    A group of local theatre students spent six days in New York City last week, and while in the Big Apple, they received star treatment.

  • BIRTH: Mudd: It's a girl!

    Nick and Melinda Mudd of Columbus, Ind. announce the birth of their daughter at 8:09 a.m. on May 11, 2011 at Columbus Regional Hospital.
    Hallie Marie Mudd weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by Barrett, age 5 and Griffen, age 3.
    Maternal grandparents are Donnie and Sandy Hale of Bloomfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Rita Mudd of Louisville, and the late Thomas Mudd.
    Great-grandmother is Rhudell Mudd.

  • BIRTH: Osbourne: It's a girl!

    Jesse and Coury Osbourne of Lebanon announce the birth of a 6-pound, 8.5-ounce daughter, Emerson Jo, born April 22, 2011, at Spring View Hospital, Lebanon.
    Maternal grandparents are Freddie and Dee Leathers of Lebanon.
    Paternal grandparents are Joe and Gale Osbourne of Lebanon.
    Great-grandparents are Lillian Osbourne, Jimmy Graves, the late Elmer and Mickey George, Fred and Jo Leathers, Mary Alice Graves and Sidney Osbourne.

  • BIRTH: Spalding: It's a boy!

    Jason and Regina Spalding of Willisburg announce the birth of their son at 4:29 a.m. on April 20, 2011 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Matthew Zachary Spalding weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches in length.
    He was welcomed home by a brother, Ty, age 5.
    Maternal grandparents are Ricky and Marvis Chesser of Willisburg.
    Paternal grandparents are Ronald and Deborah Spalding of Lebanon.
    Great-grandparents are Edna Mae Allen, Frank and Betty Spalding, Essie Buchanan, and Hubert and Larvanna Boblitt.

  • Japanese beetles are back

    If you called the office last week or e-mailed me, chances are you were told I was off….well, on vacation! 
    I had a great week with my wife and kids, and it was nice to relax and just stay home for a few days.  We only made two day trips, including a trip to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, and I must admit if you have kids, it is a must see.  There were lots of hands-on activities and some really awesome things to see, even for us big kids.

  • Wheat crop yields better than expected

    We have had a very successful wheat year and it is kind of odd how it happened.  We will share with you this story about what is going on with this year’s wheat crop.

    Wheat Disease Situation: What Went Right?

  • Gala honors community theatre performers

    Central Kentucky Community Theatre at the Opera House hosted its first ever ‘Jeannie Awards’ Gala on Monday, June 13.  The evening began with dinner at Mordecai’s on Main, and then the stars, presenters and theatre goers walked the red carpet to the Opera House.