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Today's News

  • Heifers given for Worthington contest

    Over 160 people from across the state gathered April 4 at the Mercer County Extension Office for the 10th Annual Dustin Worthington “I Love Cows” Essay Contest awards ceremony.  At t his year’s ceremony, eighteen beef heifers were given away to students who participated in the contest.  The contest is open to all FFA & 4-H members interested in the cattle industry in the state of Kentucky. 

  • County weighs dead animal options

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The Washington County Fiscal Court is one step closer to a solution to the dead animal pickup problem. The county decided not to renew their contract with Nation Brothers due to a doubling of the contract cost. The court has received a proposal from Dead Animal Removal Service, Inc. from Winchester, Ky., to pick up and dispose of dead animals in the county for $27,900. The county is also considering keeping the $20 per-stop fee charged to farmers who use the service.

  • Talk Meet winners announced

    This week, the remaining results from the 4-H Talk Meet program are listed in the 4-H News including from North Washington Elementary and the County-wide Talk Meet that was held on Thursday, April 9, at St. Catharine College.  

  • Tigers claw Patriots in doubleheader sweep

    SCC Sports Information

    Campbellsville University is ranked ninth in the nation in NAIA baseball – and there is a good reason for that. The Tigers bring a potent offense, solid defense and better-than-average pitching to the field. And that combination spelled trouble for St. Catharine in Thursday’s doubleheader as the visiting Tigers swept the twin bill by scores of 17-5 and 10-1.

  • Lifting Lincoln

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    If you were driving through downtown Springfield Thursday morning, you couldn’t help notice all to the commotion by the Washington County Judicial Center. It was a big day as the town was paid a visit by none other than President Abraham Lincoln. Actually, it was an 11-foot, 1,195 pound bronze statue of our 16th president, but it was nonetheless a site to behold.

  • WC softball gets first win vs. Fort Knox

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderette softball team hung tough last Wednesday to defeat the Fort Knox Lady Eagles 6-5 for their first victory of the season.

    WC’s Kelly Hill went the distance on the mound for the Commanderettes, giving up just one hit in seven innings while striking out eight and walking four.

  • Man rescued from flooded truck

    What started as a normal trip to take his stepdaughter to a friend’s house turned into much more for John Clark.

  • Kicking Butts and taking names

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Members of the Washington County Heartland Youth Coalition were out kicking butts and taking names Saturday morning as part of Kick Butts Day 2009. It was a single-day event designed to promote smoking cessation along with drug and alcohol abuse prevention.

  • Commanders take three of four

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    This past weekend, the Washington County Commanders swept the competition at the Chandler Classic to win the tourney with a 9-3 first round win over Simon Kenton and then pummeling Burgin 15-7 for the title.

    It was a return to form for the WC squad as they won three of their last four to improve to 6-5 on the season.

  • Weeding time: Cool, wet weather slows us down

    If you have been trying to garden lately, you know that the cool wet spring so far is slowing us down as well as our plants.  Don’t complain though. Just as easy as the rains are coming now, it could soon stop for a long hot summer, so let’s just enjoy the rain while we have it.  Who knows, we might even get rain for the entire growing season!