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Today's News

  • County is home to certified farm markets

    Washington County is home to three of the 92 markets across the state that are members of the 2009 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The Washington County Certified Roadside Market members are: Flaggy Meadow Fiber Works & Sunshine Alpacas of Kentucky, Maple Hill Manor and St. Catherine Farm. In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, these markets have committed to offering quality products and service to their customers.

  • Softball tourney benefits Relay

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The softball field at Burg Park got its share of action this past weekend as several local teams gathered for a tournament to benefit the Washington County Relay for Life.

    Finishing in first place was Buzzard Roost. Second place went to Sac and Sons Kentucky Wreckers. Rounding out the top three was Merchants Micken.

    With a sunny sky and a comfortable temperature, it was a perfect day to be out on the diamond raising money for Relay.

     

  • Grand jury indicts six

    Six people were indicted last week by a Washington County grand jury, and two of them were separate incidents, both involving the rape of a minor.

    Paul Mattingly, 38, of 152 Hill Top Street in Springfield, was charged with one count of rape 1st degree (Class A Felony) and one count of sex abuse 1st degree (Class C Felony).

    According to court records, Mattingly allegedly had sexual intercourse with and subjected a female less than 12 years old to sexual contact on or about March 3, 2009 in Washington County.

  • LL baseball regular season winds down

     By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    As the last Little League baseball games are set to be played this Thursday, other leagues are just getting underway at Idle Hour Park in Springfield.

    The 11-12-year-old Reds captured the league championship with wins over the Red Sox and Mets last week, finishing with an 8-2 record over the second-place Mets, who finished 5-5.

    Things are still up for grabs in the 9-10-year-old league, where the Reds hold a one-game lead over the Cubs with two games remaining on each team’s schedule.

  • From Left Field

    The summer games

     One of my favorite parts of summer is getting outdoors, doing some grilling, and most of all, enjoying my favorite summer activities.

    One way to stay in shape or get some exercise is to simply toss a frisbee around a state park or setting up the lawn darts in the back yard.

    What? Did he say lawn darts? Yes, I miss lawn darts!

  • Social News and Events

    BIRTHS

    Lynn: It's a boy!

    Daniel Logan Lynn

    Sara and Kris Lynn of Thompson, Mo. announce the birth of their son on April 13, 2009 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Mo.

    Daniel Logan weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long.

    Mattingly: It's a boy!

    William Patrick Mattingly

    Joseph and Kimberly Mattingly of Springfield announce the birth of their son at 9:52 a.m. April 14, 2009 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

  • Emerald ash borer found here

    Well, we knew for several years it was going to eventually make it to Kentucky and now it has!  The emerald ash borer has been found for the first time in Kentucky in a wood lot in Shelby County and a residential landscape in Jessamine County.  This has been confirmed by the state entomologist.

  • Bethlehem Volleyball Camp

    Bethlehem High School will host a developing skills volleyball camp for girls entering grades 6-8 June 13, 14 and 20.

    Registration deadline is June 10. Contact coach Bill Smith at (502) 424-6836 for more information.

     

  • Relay for Life Softball Tournament this weekend

    A softball tournament will be held this weekend at Burg Park to benefit the Washington County Relay for Life.

    Games start Friday night at 6 p.m. with play continuing on Saturday at 9 a.m.

     

  • Baseball Commanders wrap up season

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    In just his second season at the helm, Washington County head baseball coach Derek Schuler has led the Commanders to their first winning season since 2003. The Commanders finished 2009 with a 14-12 record, their best since going 15-12 six years ago.

    Last year, WC went 10-18 in Schuler’s first year as head coach.

    The Commanders’ season came to an end with a first-round loss to Nelson County in the 19th District Tournament.