Today's News

  • Patriot women go 1-1...and 1


  • Burkhead readies his team for hoops season


  • Commander football returns to winning form


    Washington County football fans will remember the 2010 season as one that saw the Commanders return to winning form. Much of that success can be attributed to the WC defense, which managed four shutouts during the season, including a big 3-0 upset over rival Marion County.

  • 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.