Today's News

  • Garbage fees to go up July 1

    Garbage pick-up prices will rise starting July 1, but could be locked in until June 30, 2014.
    The current rate per month for garbage pick-up is $13.78.
    According to county judge-executive John Settles, the new rate would rise to $13.99, but would do away with the fuel surcharge.
    “However, in negotiations, (Rumpke) presented $14.25 and we negotiated down to this,” Settles said.
    Under the current contract, the rate started at $13, but had three levels of three-percent increases built in to cover the cost of gas.

  • Brotherly bond

    All of Idle Hour Park lights up when Darrol Byrd comes to the plate.

    Byrd isn’t a big-time slugger or a hot college prospect. He plays tee ball.
    So what’s all the fuss about?
    First of all, he’s seven years old.
    Secondly, there’s Lesch-Nyhan disease. It’s a very rare disease that creates high uric acid in his stomach, which creates kidney stones.
    “As the kidney stones form, it depletes his muscle control,” Rea Byrd, his mother, said.

  • Bardstown wreck kills Springfield woman


  • Bardstown wreck kills Springfield woman


  • WEDDING: Harmon, Inman united

    Emily B. Harmon and Charles V. Inman were wed at 3 p.m. May 7, 2011, at New Hope Baptist Church in Mooresville.
    She is the daughter of Melissa and Winkom Harmon of Springfield.
    He is the son of Denise Evans and Wiley Inman of Tampa, Fla.
    The double-ring ceremony was performed by Pastor Larry Baker.
    The maid of honor was Ashley Borrows. Bridesmaids were Tammy Inman and Heather Inman. Serving as flower girl was Addyson Gribbins.

  • Manage your hay crop effectively

    Hay is a significant agricultural crop in Kentucky, with receipts around $150 million in 2009, the most recent year for which data is on file. The Commonwealth typically harvests around 2.5 million acres of hay, the vast majority of which is fescue/grass hay. Because hay is important to livestock producers of all types, learning to effectively manage a hay crop for higher and better yields is a critical skill. New research from the University of Wisconsin Extension summarizes how to shorten the harvest window, enhance forage quality, and reduce the chance for rain damage.

  • Spray drift, dry weather, mites are a problem

  • Maple Hill Manor receives national honor


    A local bed and breakfast has recently received another prestigious honor.
    Maple Hill Manor, owned by Todd Allen and Tyler Horton, has been named one of America’s Top 10 Farmstays for a “haycation” by USA Today.

  • WCHS Class of 2011 graduates


    The Washington County High School Class of 2011 graduated Friday night, and  143 members crossed the stage and received diplomas at the annual ceremony. Bob Grider, son of Jerry and Inez Grider of Springfield, was named valedictorian. Naz Taylor, son of Billy and Kathy Taylor of Springfield, was salutatorian. Five students received the Commonwealth Diploma, and they were Kayla Edelen, Josie Lewis, Emily Cecconi, Charlotte Campbell and Bob Grider. Grider and Campbell were also named as National Merit Scholars.

  • Relay for Life starts tonight


    Washington County's annual Relay for Life event starts tonight at 7 p.m. at St. Catharine College, and runs until 7 a.m. Saturday. Activities are scheduled throughout the night, including a luminaria lighting ceremony at 10 p.m. Friday. Awards will be presented at 6:45 a.m. Saturday before closing.