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Today's News

  • City weighs recyclable paper pick-up

    As a famous fictional frog once said, “It’s not easy being green.” That is also the case when there is a possibility to expand curbside recycling in Springfield to include paper products. But while Washington County Solid Waste Coordinator George Ann Palmer would like to include the city in the program, concerns about the lack of available inmate labor and other associated costs have city officials asking more questions.

  • Bat Pats advance to conference final four

    SCC Sports Information

    One of the catchwords in today’s athletic lexicon is “focus.” Coaches talk to the players about the need for it, announcers will tell us who they think has such and who doesn’t. But all who saw Friday’s doubleheader against the University of the Cumberlands would agree that the St. Catharine College baseball team was focused on the task at hand.

  • 4-H Youth Fair results announced

    The annual 4-H Youth Fair was held on April 23 and 24 at the extension office.  The overall class champions in each class are now qualified for the Kentucky State Fair in August.  Other projects such as horticulture, food preservation, crops and all natural sciences will qualify in late summer for the Kentucky State Fair.  Summer classes dealing with science, technology and agriculture will be announced soon and will be open to all youth of 4-H age in Washington County.

  • Commanderettes roll past Lady Tigers, Banshees

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Any time your lead-off batter starts a game with a solo home run and you never trail for the rest of the contest, that’s a good sign. It’s even better when the win comes against a district opponent who has struggled all season. That’s exactly what happened Thursday night as the Washington County Commanderettes cruised past the Bardstown Lady Tigers 21-9 in Bardstown.

  • Cows not to blame for climate change

    This is an interesting article we received this week, and I would like to share with you.

    Despite oft-repeated claims by sources ranging from the United Nations to music star Paul McCartney, it is simply not true that consuming less meat and dairy products will help stop climate change.  

    UC Davis associate professor and air quality specialist Frank Mitolehner says that McCartney and the chair of the U.N.’s Intergovernmental   Panel on Climate Change ignored science when they launched a European campaign called “Less Meat = Less Heat.”

  • Safety-first thinking closes schools

    The flooding that resulted from the weekend’s heavy rain has taken its toll on the Washington County School System, forcing classes to be closed Monday.

    That day, according to Washington County Superintendent Robin Cochran, is not expected to add a day to the school year. Cochran said Monday that  she hopes the Kentucky Department of Education will approve the use of some emergency time allotted to the school system for such conditions.

  • Bible reading marathon starts May 2

    The annual Bible reading marathon will take place May 2-6 in downtown Springfield. The event will kick off at 5 p.m. at the Washington County Courthouse, and the reading will begin at 6 p.m.

    From the kickoff, someone will stand on the courthouse steps and read from the Bible around the clock through noon on Thursday, May 6, which is the National Day of Prayer. At the close of the event at noon, a special prayer service will be held for the community, the nation and the world.

  • WC girls improve district record vs. Bardstown

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Junior pitcher Hannah Simms one-hit the Bardstown Lady Tigers as the Washington County Commanderettes blanked the district rival 15-0 on April 19. While Simms practically shut down the Lady Tiger offense, it was WC’s bats that were doing all of the roaring, pounding out 15 runs on as many hits.

  • Specialty crop grants to be awarded

    Funding is available for projects that enhance the competitiveness of Kentucky’s specialty crop industries, Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer has announced.

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for up to $75,000 for specialty crop projects. Grants will be awarded through a competitive process.

    Specialty crops are defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruit, horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture.

  • Emerald Ash Borer traps being installed

    Those who live or travel in Kentucky this summer probably will see purple prisms hanging at least 10 feet above the ground in ash trees. These prisms are traps for the Emerald Ash Borer, a destructive insect that was found in Kentucky during the summer of 2009.