Today's News

  • Now is the time to control fruit diseases

    Winter, believe it or not, is a good time to prepare fruiting crops for the season ahead.  It has been too cold for most of the winter for many of us to feel like braving the outdoors to any activities that aren’t absolutely essential, but on the next warm day it is very important for us to get some work done to ensure a nice, fruity harvest this summer. 

  • Enter "I Love Cows" essay contest

    Twelve years ago, a program to encourage young people to get a head start in the beef industry was started in memory of a young man from Mercer County, Dustin Worthington.   Dustin’s main interest in life was working with cattle.  Unfortunately his life was cut short by a car accident.  Family and friends started the “I Love Cows” Essay Contest where young people involved in 4-H and FFA can write an essay about why they love cows and possibly win a registered beef heifer.  

  • Washington County schools will be closed Thursday, Feb. 10

    Washington County schools will be closed Thursday, Feb. 10, due to winter weather.

  • Commanderettes fall in All-A state opener


    The Washington County Commanderette basketball team opened play in the Touchtone Energy All-A Classic State Tournament Wednesday morning in Richmond. The Commanderettes fell 71-52 to Owensboro Catholic, which was led by Rebecca Greenwell with 39 points.

    See complete coverage of the Commanderttes' trip to the All-A state tournament in next week's Springfield Sun.

  • Local courts now using new e-Warrant system

    A job that once took days can now take just minutes to complete.
    The Washington County Circuit Clerk’s Office is among the latest to move to the e-warrant system for tracking warrants issued through Kentucky’s court system, and the process could save a lot of time for law enforcement officials, as well as court officials.

  • Snow days force school calendar adjustment


    Mother Nature has taken her toll on the 2010-11 Washington County school calendar, and that has left officials working hard to make up lost time.

  • Higdon, Harmon talk with their Washington County constituents


    On Friday, the people of Washington County welcomed State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and House Rep. Mike Harmon for a morning forum at Mordecai’s.

  • BIRTH: Greathouse: It's a girl!

    Charissa and Greg Greathouse of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter at 9:23 p.m. Jan. 4, 2011 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.
    Aliyah Mariss weighed 6 pounds and was 19 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by a sister, Elyssa, age 10 and a brother, Nathan, age 7.
    Maternal grandparents are Steve and Mary Ann Hale of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Delores Greathouse of Shepherdsville.

  • County will allow free dumping starting March 1

    County residents will have a chance to dump debris free of charge starting in March.

    The solid waste committee met recently and decided not to have a county-wide clean up this spring in favor of using resources on road repair.
    Washington County residents will have access to the transfer station starting on March 1. That service will continue until June 30.
    Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said he had several comments from last year about how much better the road sides have been mowed.

  • BIRTH: Higdon: It's a boy!

    Scott and Susan Lee Higdon of Louisville announce the birth of a 6 pounds, 1 ounce son, Eli William, born Dec. 22, 2010, at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville.
    Maternal grandparents are Eddie and Mary Sue Lee of Lebanon.
    Paternal grandparents are Freddie and Nancy Higdon of Lebanon.
    Great-grandparents are Madeline Lee and Rita Higdon, both of Lebanon.