Today's News

  • Mackville Road could re-open soon

    County road department supervisor Albert Wimsatt said during the regular scheduled fiscal court meeting on Monday that he estimated that Mackville Road could open by as early as Wednesday. The hill was leveled off and rock was scheduled to be placed on Monday.

  • County takes action on culvert

    The county opted to approve a bid to do repair work on a box culvert on Kelly Brothers Lane off of Bloomfield Road.
    Hornback Construction Company from Hodgenville submitted the only bid, which the court opened on Monday during the regular scheduled meeting.
    Hornback submitted a lump-sum bid for $19,300 to complete the project from start to finish.

  • St. Catharine field day set for Thursday

    While playing catch-up from all the wet weather earlier this year, Rick Greenwell hopes Washington County farmers can attend this year’s Saint Catharine College field day.
    Greenwell, the Washington County Extension Agent for agriculture/natural resources, said the field day is usually a bi-annual event, held at the SCC farm.

  • Manton store open for business again

    Manton General Store operated just fine for 61 years without running water.
    Just fine, that is, until the contents of the store were auctioned off in January.

    The Newton family ran the store during that period, but the boys (John and Bob) decided it was time to auction off all the old goods and knick knacks.
    Running a business takes a lot of time, and they were looking for other ways to spend it.
    “It was too many hours,” John said. “I miss the people, talking to them. We spent 65 hours a week in here.”

  • Library offers e-book checkout


    Library patrons have a way to avoid late fees, if they’re hip to the technology.
    For about a year now, the Washington County Public Library (WCPL) has offered an e-book lending program.
    Patrons can check out a Sony Reader, an e-book reader, at the library, according to library director Joy Wandrey.

  • Wheat crop is one of the best

    This year’s wheat crop was probably the most interesting I have ever seen.  It looked as if everything was going to go wrong earlier in the year and it turned into one of the best wheat crops in the state’s history.  “What went right” is pretty interesting.

  • Rain causes late start to summer vegetable gardening this year

    Heavy rains in April and May delayed the home gardening season this year, forcing many gardeners to wait later than usual to plant or transplant seedlings into the garden. And June’s moderate temperatures have continued the early trend of slow growth. But as more sun hits garden plants and accelerates growth, vegetables should begin to flower, develop fruit and, eventually, ripen.

  • BIRTH: Brutto: It's a girl!

    Misty and Clement Brutto of Gravel Switch announce the birth of their daughter on June 28, 2011, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Alyssa Rachelle Brutto weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20.25 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by Justice Michelle Holder, age 14 and James Trey Holder, age 11.
    Maternal grandparents are Steve and Jackie Votaw of Gravel Switch.
    Paternal grandparents are Susan and Joe Brutto of Gravel Switch.

  • WEDDING: Mattingly, Smith exchange vows

    Sarah Mattingly and Robbie Smith were wed at 6:30 p.m. on May 21, 2011 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Springfield.
    She is the daughter of Todd and Cindy Mattingly of Springfield. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in May 2010 in communication disorders from Western Kentucky University and will graduate with a master’s degree in Dec. 2011.

  • Preservation Pedal kicks off in Springfield

    Main Street looked like a cyclist convention on Saturday.

    Cars with empty bike carriers were sprinkled all over downtown, as nearly two hundred cyclists from around the state came for a 10-, 30- or 50-mile trip around the county.
    The event, known as Preservation Pedal, was sponsored by Preservation Kentucky, a non-profit historic preservation organization.
    Nell Haydon, director of Springfield’s Main Street / Renaissance, said many of the cyclists she spoke with had never been to Springfield.