Today's News

  • Selecting a burley tobacco variety

  • Sign up for Wheelbarrow series

    It is time to start thinking spring!  Yes, I know it seems like winter will never be over with all of the snow and cold weather that has been here for what seems like months.  The new Gardeners’ Wheelbarrow Series class line up for 2011 was sent out a couple weeks ago via my newsletter and also on the Washington County Horticulture Facebook page, speaking of which if you have a Facebook account look us up and hit like, you will automatically get all of the horticulture information for our area!

  • Sign up for 4-H Teen Summit

    Youth in grades 6-8 can build their leadership, citizenship and communications skills while having fun and making new friends during the Kentucky 4-H Summit at the Kentucky Leadership Center in Jabez. They are invited to participate as delegates in the conference that runs from March 3-5. Interested youths and their parents are encouraged to reserve their spot early because registration is limited. Washington County’s deadline is Feb. 4.

  • Washington County public schools will let out at 1 p.m. today

    Superintendent Robin Cochran said Washington County public schools will release at 1 p.m. this afternoon due to impending weather conditions.

  • Anna Pettus competes in state junior miss contest


    Anna Pettus, Washington County’s 2011 Junior Miss, and daughter of John and Barbara Pettus of Springfield, competed in the Kentucky Junior Miss contest over the weekend in Lexington.
    While there, Pettus stayed with a host family who served as her family away from Springfield.

  • An extra set of eyes for school bus drivers


    They may not have eyes in the backs of their heads, but Washington County school bus drivers are getting the next best thing.
    The school district is in the process of installing cameras in each of its 21 buses, and drivers will have some assistance when it comes to monitoring the students for whom they are responsible.

  • Small businesses could benefit from new tax credit program

    Small businesses in the area could soon be getting a boost.

    Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced a new program called the Kentucky Small Business Investment Credit program, something that can boost businesses with 50 employees or fewer.

  • Swimming pool may still be sold

    The days of the old city pool may be numbered.
    The city could start looking for a suitor to raze the old pool after action taken at the Tuesday, Jan. 11, city council meeting.

    Last year the city advertised a ‘request for proposals’ on the pool property but no interest was received.
    Councilman Paul Borders said he had a few people tell him that they weren’t clear on what the advertisement meant.

  • City seeks dog laws with bark and bite

    The number of dogs kept on a city property has some citizens barking for change.
    Springfield City Administrator Laurie Smith said that a recent complaint pertained to someone’s concern for elderly residents.

  • Commanderettes clip Fort Knox

    Washington County vs. Fort Knox
    Score: 54-30
    When: Monday, Jan. 17
    Where: Washington County High School
    Key players: FKHS - Samantha Jones WCHS - Shay Yocum, Kenya Turner

    Game highlights: The Commanderettes opened up the lead in the first half, going up 23-7 with two minutes to go before halftime in the first-round game of the Fifth Region All “A” Classic.