Today's News

  • Birth: Raley: It's a girl!

    Jody and Elizabeth Raley announce the birth of their daughter at 3:19 a.m. on Sept. 22, 2010 at Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville.
    Ella Claire weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Charles Dudley and Shirley Tapp.
    Paternal grandparents are Joe Denny and Janice Raley.
    Maternal great-grandparents are Leo and Regina Carrico and Dudley and Georgia Mae Tapp.
    Paternal great-grandparents are the late Tom and Agnes Edelen and the late Dennis and Virginia Raley.

  • Engagement: Mattingly-Riley

    Denise Mattingly and Carl Mattingly of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Brooke Mattingly, to Benjamin Everett Riley, son of Rita and Everett “Hop” Riley of Springfield.
    Mattingly is  a 2009 graduate of Washington County High School and is employed at Mordecai’s in Springfield.
    Riley is a 2005 graduate of Washington County High School and is employed at O’Reilly Auto Parts in Lebanon.

  • Wedding: Livers, Koopman

    Candace Lynn Livers and Thomas Michael Koopman Jr. were united in marriage on July 24, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Springfield.
    She is the daughter of Jane and Dan Livers of Springfield.
    He is the son of MariBeth and Thomas M. Koopman Sr. of Cincinnati, Ohio.
    The ceremony was performed by Fr. Trumie Culpepper Elliott.
    The maid of honor was Cassie Livers. Bridesmaids were Bess Warren-Hill, Michelle Birch Wells, Kelly Eckstein and Katie Koopman. Serving as flower girls were Sarah Koopman and Brianna Crabtree.

  • Time to inventory, purchase hay

    This article is from Tom Keene, U.K. Hay Marketing Specialist and a  native of Springfield.  I thought he had some really good information.
    Due to dry conditions, the majority of Kentucky livestock producers are already into their winter feeding programs which some began as early as September. Producers need to inventory their hay supplies now to ensure they have enough to last through the winter.

  • It's time to fertilize landscapes

  • 4-H'ers to attend conference; workshop to be held

    National 4-H Congress is the capstone event of 4-H, the United States Department of Agriculture’s youth development program. For 87 years, youth from the United States and its territories have participated in this youth leadership development conference. The Congress offers youth, ages 14-19, a quality, educational, and cross-cultural experience that exceeds what any state independently provides. It is designed to address the needs and issues of youth while helping to develop capable, competent, and caring citizens.

  • Remember farmers this Thanksgiving

    By Richie Farmer
    Agriculture Commissioner

    This season is known for the fall harvest, bountiful meals, and the many other blessings for which we all owe a debt of thanks. When you gather with family and friends around that crowded Thanksgiving table, keep in mind that the fruits (and vegetables, and meats, and bread) of that annual feast wouldn’t be possible without the labor of tens of thousands of farm families across the Commonwealth.

  • Local student takes steps to become a leader


    While most kids are playing Follow the Leader, St. Dominic eighth-grader Molly Simms is taking steps toward becoming a leader. She is taking part in Presentation Academy's 16th annual Eighth Grade Leadership Forum in Louisville. The program, which is for eighth-grade girls in Catholic schools, consists of three sessions held during the school year. The first was on Oct. 5, and Simms just returned from the second session held Nov. 11. The final session will take place on Feb. 16, 2011.

  • St. Catharine College hosts Catholics at the Capital


    Local Catholics participated in a forum on the campus of St. Catharine College Sunday to voice their concerns to area politicians. Among the topics of discussion were a womans right to know the risks of having an abortion, and seeking a cap of 36-percent interest on payday loans. Rev. Patrick Delahanty, the interim director of the Catholic Conference of Kentucky, said the event, the second of such to be held at SCC, is a way for Catholics to share their views on issues with the people who represent them on the state level.

  • Johnson jumps for joy on 60th birthday


    When most people turn 60 years old, they celebrate with the traditional birthday cake, presents and party favors. But for Judy Johnson, she didn't want another boring birthday – she decided to try something different by skydiving from 10,000 feet.

    Johnson lives near Arnold's Airport in Washington County, and she watches local skydivers from her house. After seeing how graceful they looked in the air, the seed was planted for her to give it a try.