Today's News

  • BIRTH: Bottoms: It's a girl!

    Jennifer Lanham and Carl Bottoms of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on Feb. 15, 2011, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    MaKenzie Carol Bottoms weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by MaKayla, age 11 and Ryan, age 6.
    Maternal grandparents are Larry and Debbie Lanham of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Dale Bottoms of Springfield, and the late Patricia Bottoms.

  • BIRTH: Trent: It's a girl!

    Amy Barnett and Austin Trent announce the birth of their daughter on Jan. 6, 2011, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.
    Autumn Lee Trent weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces.
    Grandparents are Janet and David Barnett, Linda Trent, David Skimmerhorn and Eddie and Kenda Bottoms.
    Great-grandparents are Beulah Barnett, Bud Gash, Dorse Stone, Maxine Trent and Mary Ann Bottoms.

  • BIRTH: Skimmerhorn: It's a boy!

    Kevin and Vicky Skimmerhorn of Springfield announce the birth of their son at 11:14 p.m. Feb. 01, 2011, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
    Brody Thomas Skimmerhorn weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Ronnie and Vivian Cambron of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are James Connie and Judy Skimmerhorn of Willisburg.

  • BIRTH: Mudd: It's a boy!

    Justin Paul and Kara Travis Mudd announce the birth of their son on Dec. 17, 2011, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.
    Grayson Lennox weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Roger and Alisa Travis of Shelbyville.
    Paternal grandparents are Pat and Donna Mudd of Springfield.

  • Spring View women's center offers services to expectant, new mothers

    Some changes have occurred at the Spring View Hospital Women’s Center recently.
    Among those changes is a new service and a new suite.
    Of the brick and mortar variety, a new LDRP suite has been added. LDRP means that a woman giving birth is able to go through labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum care all in the same room.

  • Gibson is new administrator at Springfield Nursing and Rehab Center


    The Springfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has a new administrator.
    Debbie Gibson, a native of Willard, Ohio, has been on the job for the past week, and she said things are going well as she settles into her new position.
    Gibson and her husband moved to the area in 2005. They live just across the county line in Boyle County, and they moved here for her husband’s work with Toyotomi.

  • Seven indicted by grand jury

    A Washington County grand jury has returned indictments against seven individuals.
    • Howard James Craddock Jr., 50, and Lori Lee Baker, 73, both of Harrodsburg Road in Mackville, were indicted on six counts each in relation to a meth lab found at that address on Feb. 6.

  • Thousands have viewed SCC's Antoine Watson's dunk.
    Check it out here!

    I recently came across the clip, posted by St. Catharine College assistant basketball coach Beau Braden, on Facebook. It's a doozy by SCC junior guard Antoine Watson as he posterizes a player from Life University.

    The clip is 37 seconds long. Watson begins his ascent into the atmosphere starting around the 15 second mark. Say it with me folks: and one!

  • Sansbury Care Center now offering rehab services


    The staff at the Sansbury Care Center has been looking after the needs of its residents for years. Now, the center is offering services that extend beyond its own walls, and into Washington and surrounding counties.
    Laura Livers, occupational therapist and director of Sansbury Care Center Outpatient Rehab, said the facility received its license in August to provide outpatient services. Previously, the rehab center could only work with those within Sansbury.

  • Amish family making maple syrup in Willisburg


    Growing up, Reuben Miller watched his grandfather make maple syrup, and he knew it was something he wanted to do some day.
    Miller and his family are members of the amish community, and they moved to Willisburg in 2010 from Zanesville, Ohio. The family farms the land around its home in northern Washington County, and Reuben builds portable storage buildings that he sells. But this year, with the weather just right, he decided to take on a project he had wanted to do since he was a young boy — making homemade maple syrup.