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Today's News

  • Josette Taylor is 2010 Washington County Junior Miss

    When the night began, no doubt all of the 17 contestants for the title of 2010 Washington County Junior Miss were nervous. When the night had ended, one stood out from the crowd and claimed the title.

    Josette Taylor, daughter of Billy and Kathy Taylor of Springfield, was crowned 2010 Washington County Junior Miss, but she began the competition hoping to have fun during the competition. She said afterwards that if she won one award, that would be fine by her.

  • 9-10-year-old Cubs surge past Reds for title

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    As the saying goes, it’s not how you start, but how you finish. On June 8, the 9-10-year-old Reds held a slim one-game lead over the Cubs. With just two games left on the schedule for each team, it was coming down to the wire.

    As fate would have it, the Reds and Cubs finished the season tied for first place. It all came down to a single winner-take-all playoff game for the 9-10-year-old baseball title as the two teams met last Wednesday for the championship.

  • Sluggers finish second in Danville tourney

    Special to The Sun

    The Washington County Sluggers finished as the runners-up in the 8 and under Danville Summer Baseball Classic this past weekend.

    The boys kicked off the tournament on Saturday with an 11-10 comeback win against the Scott County Slammers.

    Sunday started with a win over Metcalf County. Devin Hurst smacked a three-run homer for WC.

    In the second game on Sunday, the Sluggers took care of the Frankfort Bobcats with the mercy rule as each of the WC boys were hitting the ball hard.

  • Sever thunderstorm warning issued, 70 mph winds possible

    A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Washington County. A dangerous line of storms has been spotted, with possible winds up to 70 miles per hour. All citizens should continue to monitor storm alerts on TV and radio, and seek shelter in the event of these storms.

  • SCC Baseball Camp

    The Central Kentucky Advanced Baseball Camp will be held at St. Catharine College June 18 and 19. The camp will be from 9 a.m. until noon each day.

    St. Catharine College head coach Luther Bramblett will instruct along with his coaching staff and other area coaches.

    The camp is for players age 9 to 14. Players may register the first day of camp. Call 859 336-5082 ext. 1285 for further information.

  • Social News and Events

    BIRTHS

    Carrico: It's a girl!

    Emma Elizabeth Carrico

    LeAnn and Andrew Carrico of Louisville announce the birth of their daughter on May 27, 2009 at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

    Emma Elizabeth weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Mackin: It's a girl!

    Madelyn Rose Mackin

    Kimberly and Jeremy Mackin of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on May 17, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

  • From Left Field

    Why so serious?

    If you’re going to spend as much time as I do at ball fields, it helps to have a good sense of humor. Otherwise, you would go completely bonkers and wind up in a padded cell.

  • Stafford resigns as WC superintendent

    He’s been on the job for less than a year, but Superintendent of Washington County Schools Robert Stafford has announced that he is resigning from his position.

    “I just want to spend some time with my family and my children,” Stafford told the school board and guests at Thursday night’s meeting. He officially tendered his resignation on Tuesday of last week. “It’s going to be five or 10 years down the road, and time with them is what’s most important to me, so I’m going to spend more time with them.”

  • School lunch prices on the rise in 2009-10

    The price of eating a school lunch, like many other things in today’s economy, is going up.

    The Washington County School Board voted to increase school lunch prices by 15 cents per meal for the 2009-10 school year.

    Kevin Ellery, director of food services for the school district, presented the board members with two proposals at Thursday’s board meeting, one for a 10-cent increase, and the other for a 15-cent increase. Ellery recommended the 10-cent increase, but the 15-cent route was favored by board member Pat Clements.

     

  • WC Relay for Life tops $54,000

    The Washington County Relay for Life committee has more than 50,000 reasons to thank everyone who supported Relay this year – 54,492 reasons to be exact. That’s how many dollars were raised during the all-night event held this past weekend at St. Catharine College.