Today's News

  • Storage is key to keeping seeds

    The seed catalogues are piling up, and I am like a kid in a candy store.  Every year in January I pine away for spring while perusing the seed catalogs and generally make an order or two thinking that I will have time in the spring to get everything planted (I never do) so as with most gardeners I have a lot of leftover seed from years gone by.  Many of you are like me and want to use the best seed possible but that may not always be “new” seed. 

  • Sign up for SURE program

    USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director John W. McCauley announced the sign-up period for the 2009 crop year Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program begins on Jan. 10, 2011. SURE is one of five disaster programs USDA Farm Service Agency offers that provides assistance to farmers and ranchers who have suffered losses due to natural disasters.

  • 4-H forestry ribbons awarded

    Over the next two weeks, results from the 4-H forestry program will be announced.  This year the achievements by the participants have been tremendous, with youth having strong scores and more being recognized for outstanding leaf collections.  

  • BIRTH: Dickerson: It's a boy!

    Jeremy and Julie Dickerson of Springfield announce the birth of their son at 6:27 a.m. Dec. 29, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Noah Darrell Dickerson weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21.25 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Keith and Jackie Reed of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Johnny Dickerson of Harrodsburg and Jean Dean of Junction City.

  • School will be on regular schedule Friday, Jan. 14

    Superintendent of Washington County Schools Robin Cochran has announced that plans are for classes to be in session on regular schedule for Friday, Jan. 14.

  • School system seeks land for possible new high school; Meeting is Tuesday at 4 p.m.

  • Election spending: Dollars and cents equal votes for candidates


    Buying votes is not legal, but in the long run, candidates pay to get your vote and hopefully occupy public office. They post signs around the county, put bumper stickers and signs on vehicles,  advertise with local media outlets and take other measures to get elected, and those efforts can get expensive. By Kentucky state law, any candidate who spends more than $1,000 on a campaign is required to complete paperwork showing how the money was spent, as well as how it was collected to fund a campaign.

  • Choosing a life of service

    Sometimes it’s hard to deny your roots.
    While Dr. Gregg W. Anderson’s roots lie in northern Kentucky, he does have ties to Washington County.

    He went to school at St. Catharine College in the early 70s. He even played basketball while he was there, earning the 110 percent award.
    “It was a great time,” he said. “I loved it. I was accepted. They had a very nice, loving, caring staff.”
    Anderson also fondly remembers the nuns at St. Catharine.

  • New state law prohibits texting while driving

    The new year brings a new potential fine for motorists.

    The Kentucky State Police announced recently that police officers will begin issuing citations to drivers in violation of the new texting law that went into effect over the summer.
    “It passed in July but we could only issue warning tickets up until Jan. 1,” Springfield Police Chief Fred Armstrong said. “All we’ve done (so far) is basically issue verbal warnings. We’ve had very few that we actually observed.”

  • Pettus to compete in state junior miss

    It’s been nearly seven months since Anna Pettus was crowned the 2011 Washington County Junior Miss, but it’s finally time for a bigger stage.

    Pettus soon leaves for Lexington to start a rigorous practice schedule aimed at preparing her for the Kentucky Junior Miss pageant.
    “I talked to (2010 Junior Miss) Josette Taylor and she said you pretty much practice all the time, go home and sleep, practice all the time, go home and sleep,” Pettus said.
    Not that she hasn’t already been preparing for the two-day event.