Today's News

  • Science shows beef production is Earth friendly

    Recent studies from the scientific community have complimentary findings toward beef production with regard to its environmental impact.
    Washington State University animal scientist Jude Capper says, “Comparing the environmental impact of the US beef industry in 1977 to 2007, improvements in nutrition, management, growth rate and
    slaughter weights, have significantly reduced the environmental impact of modern beef production and improved its sustainability.”

  • Country ham project is a 4-H tradition

    Washington County 4-H continues to accept membership for the current 4-H year that runs Sept. 1, 2010 through Aug. 31, 2011.  There are many ongoing and new opportunities for Washington County youth ages 9-18.  Some 4-H projects can include Cloverbud participation that runs ages 5-8, but doesn’t involve competition.

  • Fertilizing your lawn in November

    Fertilizing your lawn is a good way to maintain a healthy turf.  You should fertilize every year.  Fertilizing your lawn helps maintain a uniform, dense, green, turf and reduces weed problems.  The good effects of fertilizing can be lost if you fertilize at the wrong time.  Low maintenance turf requires one application of fertilization in late October or anytime in November for most grass types.

  • BIRTH: Thompson - It's a boy!

    Jeremy and Joy Thompson of Willisburg announce the birth of their son on July 29, 2010 at 1:35 p.m. at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. 
    Gabriel Jeremiah weighed 9 pounds and was 19.5 inches in length. 
    He was welcomed home by a sister, Gabrielle Joy.
    Maternal grandparents are James and Betty Burkhead of Willisburg. 
    Paternal grandparents are Allen and Julia Thompson of Chaplin. 
    Maternal great-grandparents are the late Olson and Effie Scott and the late Bud and Myrtle Burkhead. 

  • ENGAGEMENT: Riley-Cunningham

    Rita and Everett (Hop) Riley of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Riley, to Nick Cunningham, son of Libby and Ned Cunningham of Russell Springs, Ky.
    Riley is a 2004 graduate of Washington County High School and a graduate of Elizabethtown Community & Technical College. She is employed at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville as a registered nurse in ICU.

  • WEDDING: Roby, Carrico

    Heather Roby and Wesley Carrico were wed at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 18, 2010 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Springfield.
    She is the daughter of Bruce and Marcia Roby of Hancock County, Ky.
    He is the son of Forrest and Faye Carrico of Springfield.
    The double-ring ceremony was performed by Father Culpepper Elliott.
    The maids of honor were Rebecca Sexton and Brittany Hamilton. Bridesmaids were Andrea Carrico, Katie Thomas and Michelle Simon. Serving as flower girl was Morgan Roby, niece of the bride.

  • WEDDING: Mitchell, Curtsinger

    Hope Renee Mitchell and Charles Brian Curtsinger were united in marriage July 21, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. on the beach in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Samuel Blowes was the officiant. A reception followed at the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort in the Forum room overlooking the gulf.
    The bride is the daughter of Stuart and Pam Mitchell of Willisburg. She is the granddaughter of the late Charles and Lois Griffieth and the late Vance and Gerri Bishop.

  • County seeks funding to train workers

    The Washington County Fiscal Court wants to put some people to work at its regional recycling center.
    Washington County solid waste coordinator George Ann Palmer asked the court to approve an application for a USDA grant that would provide more than $100,000 to fund job training for inmates.

  • Monroe edges Commanders, 36-35


    Whenever you play with conviction, believing that you are invincible, that opens you up to pain and heartbreak. You leave yourself vulnerable in an all-or-nothing effort to inspire your teammates and, win or lose, play with the heart of a champion.

  • Honoring our veterans for their sacrifice and service


    For 91 years the United States has honored Americans who serve or have served in our country’s military by proclaiming the eleventh day of the eleventh month as Veterans Day. Washington County High School hosted one such celebration on Thursday, inviting all who have served to take part in the salute, and to remember those who served, but are no longer with us.