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Today's News

  • Family members run to benefit autism

    More than 12,000 runners took part in the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon on April 24. Out of the thousands of runners taking part, two local residents laced up their shoes and hit the course for a good cause.

  • Commanders tame Tigers, beat Yellowjackets 12-2

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders are finding themselves in a tough spot. A 12-2 win over Bardstown in six innings last Tuesday improved their district record to 4-3, slightly ahead of 3-3 Nelson County.

    That sets up a first-round district tournament game against the Cardinals, who have beaten WC 14 out of their last 15 meetings. WC beat Nelson 10-2 on May 1.

    Commander pitcher Joseph Hamilton got the win and senior shortstop Joe Joe Simms went four-for-four.

  • Grand jury indicts five

    A Washington County grand jury returned indictments against five people last week.

    Ryan Lynn Dean, 20, of 3106 Harrodsburg Road, was charged with nine counts following an alleged attack on his wife.

  • Patriot softball wins national title

    SCC Sports Information

    Shay Mangan said she “just missed” the previous pitch that she fouled off on a count of 1-1. But she did not miss the 1-2 pitch that she sent in a long, towering arc over the left-center field fence of a high school field in Decatur, Illinois.

  • It's officially tomato time; visit local Farmers Market

    Tomatoes are relatively easy to grow when you give them what they need, including warmth, moisture, and fertilizer.  The first step in growing great tomatoes is variety and transplant selection.  When selecting tomatoes, if you aren’t partial to heirlooms or particular varieties, choose based on disease resistance.  The labels or seed packets will have letters on it such as VFFNT, honestly the more letters the better because it simply means that variety is resistant to more diseases.

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Jacobs: It's a boy!

    William Joseph Hunter Jacobs

    Casandra Danielle Jacobs and Aaron Thomas Violette of Willisburg announce the birth of their son on April 10, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    William Joseph Hunter Jacobs weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

    Thompson: It's a girl!

    Laken Skylar Thompson

    Trisha and David Thompson of Lebanon announce the birth of their daughter on April 16, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

  • Play ball!

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Little League play started last week at Idle Hour Park as the 9-10-year-olds hit the diamond last Monday. The Reds beat the Marlins 12-0 as Garrett Floyd got the win while Tanner Yates took the loss. Later that night, the Red Sox beat the Cubs 5-0. Michael Chastain got the win and Hamilton Young took the loss.

  • Eat up for Habitat

    If you're hungry for good food and looking to help a charitable cause, then grab your fork, spoon and wallet and head to “A Tasting Bash” on May 19.

    The event, which benefits Washington County Habitat for Humanity, will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Springfield Opera House.

    Last year's menu included pulled pork, meatballs, chicken salad, fresh fruit and a large selection of desserts. This year's menu promises to be even more appetizing.

  • Hoop It Up Tournament this weekend

    Special to The Sun

    The largest 3-on-3 basketball tour in the world will kick off its Kentucky circuit of five tournaments May 16-17 in Danville.

    The other Hoop It Up Kentucky tournaments will be played in London June 6-7; Elizabethtown June 20-21; Louisville June 27-28; and Maysville July 11-12. The World Championships are scheduled for Louisville July 25-26.

    The tournaments are for males and females of all ages and abilities for Kentucky teams or teams from surrounding states.

  • Make plans to attend 4-H camp; Youth Fair results announced

    Summer is quickly approaching, and it’s time for Washington County 4-H members to finalize their plans for 4-H Camp.  Washington Co. will be camping June 29 – July 2 at Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp. The deadline for 4-H camp registration is June 1.  At that time, the spots Washington County has not filled will be released to the other counties that will be camping the same week.  Those counties include LaRue, Taylor, Meade and Russell.