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Today's News

  • Replanting decisions critical

    It is getting time to plant wheat.  We received this information this week and you might want to read this and take some of this information into consideration.

    Fusarium head blight, also known as “head scab,” was widespread in Kentucky winter wheat fields during the past growing season. University of Kentucky College of Agriculture specialists encourage growers to make pre-planting decisions to ensure good stand establishment this fall and to lessen the risk of Fusarium head blight being a problem next spring.

  • State fair upcoming

    It’s almost time for the Kentucky State Fair!  This year’s fair dates are Aug. 20 -30.  Washington County 4-H members will certainly be spending a lot of time at the fair this year participating in animal and livestock shows as well as performing and exhibiting their 4-H projects in Cloverville.  The Kentucky 4-H Centennial will be a highlight of the fair and special exhibits and recognition of current and past 4-H champions will be scheduled throughout the fair.  On Thursday, Aug.

  • Kidney recipient can thank his 'guardian angel'

    Rob and Karen Waddell, members of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, have no doubt about the existence of guardian angels. In fact, they have names for theirs: Hugh and Kim Haydon.

    The Haydons and the Waddells met about five years ago when their daughters started kindergarten together. The kids stayed close, and the moms eventually became friends. And in May, the fathers of the two families forged a bond that will last a lifetime when Hugh Haydon gave one of his kidneys to Rob Waddell.

  • Controlling ants in the home

    No one wants to wake up in the morning, go into a kitchen to grab some breakfast and find ants invading your home.  Ants are one of the most common pests found in homes, but many misconceptions exist about their control.

  • Commander golf back in the swing

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    After starting the season with a five-stroke loss (166-171) to Marion County last Thursday, the Washington County boys’ golf team got its first win Monday with a seven-stroke win (165-172) over Bardstown.

    WC’s Chris Spalding shot a low round of 39, but the Spalding scoring-spree didn’t end there as Aaron Spalding shot a 40, Chase Spalding shot a 42, and Matthew Spalding shot a 44.

  • Fuel spilled at local gas station

    When Marion Cummins of Perryville pulled in for gas at the BP station on the corner of Main and Doctor streets in Springfield Friday afternoon, the last thing he expected was to be the center of attention. But just seconds into fueling his vehicle, he was showered from head to toe in gasoline after a rupture formed in the gas hose.

    Cummins went into a panic and dropped the fuel line as the gas kept pumping onto the pavement. Station manager Sonny Patel shut the pump off from inside the store, but not before 6.75 gallons of gasoline were flowing down the side of Doctor Street.

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Knopp: It's a boy!

    John Henry Knopp

    Melissa and Philip Knopp of Lebanon announce the birth of their son on May 2, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    John Henry Knopp weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

    Thomas: It's a girl!

    Haley Jo Thomas

    Kim and Scott Thomas of Loretto announce the birth of their daughter on June 26, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Haley Jo Thomas weighed 6 pounds, 1 3/4 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length.

  • Composting reduces household wastes

    Yard and food waste take up a good chunk of our landfills. Fortunately, we can reduce this amount by composting these materials and recycling back into the ground.

    Composting is a natural form of recycling. During this process, bacteria, fungi and other organisms decompose organic materials. Organic materials include leaves, grass clippings, and vegetable and fruit scraps.

  • Thieves enter 42 cars in one night

    A late-night crime spree in northern Washington County was part of what continues to be a headache for local residents and law enforcement officers.

    A total of 42 vehicles were broken into on July 24, according to Washington County Deputy Sheriff Jackie Robinson.

    The thefts took place between midnight and 7 a.m., according to Robinson’s report, and  numerous items were taken from the vehicles, including a purse, some compact discs, cash and change, a GPS device, some airsoft guns and other items.

  • Crash claims life of Marion County man

    A three-vehicle accident on KY 55 near the Washington-Marion County line Monday morning has left one person dead.

    Matthew J. Zygmunt, 27, of Lebanon, was killed as a result of the accident, according to a report by Kentucky State Police.