Today's News

  • Dorrin and Ruth Ross Scholarship deadline is March 15

    For the 13th year, Washington County college-bound youth who are currently 4-H members or FFA members or were a member their Sr. year in high school (within last 5 years), have the opportunity to apply for the Dorrin and Ruth Ross Scholarship. The scholarship was originally established in 1991 to enable 4-H and FFA members to pursue higher education through full or part-time attendance at any public or nonprofit independent college or university in the United States. Scholarships are awarded to defray the cost of tuition and books.

  • Grand jury indicts four

    A Washington County grand jury has returned indictments against four individuals.

    • Bobby Joe Barnes, 47, of Croake Station Road in Springfield, was charged with one count each of marijuana cultivation of five or more plants while in possession of a firearm (Class C felony), acquiring property/enterprise from income from drug-related activity (Class D felony) and use/possession of drug paraphernalia (Class D felony).

    Bond for Barnes was set at $40,000 cash.

  • Social news and events

    Mudd: It's a boy!

    Thomas Kent Mudd

    Amy and Jason Mudd of Springfield announce the birth of their son at 8:07 a.m. on Dec. 17, 2008 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

    Thomas Kent Mudd weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches in length.


    Just Married: Mr. and Mrs. Derek Dean

    April Nabors and Derek Dean were wed Dec. 17, 2008 at the Melia Resort in Cozumel, Mexico.

    She is the daughter of Jeff and Marcy Nabors of Birmingham, Ala. and he is the son of Darrell and Penny Dean of Willisburg.

  • Gardening classes begin in March; register early

    The new 2009 Spring Wheelbarrow Series gardening classes are set to start in March. This year I have tried to put together an array of topics to have something that most gardeners will be interested in. Like last year the series will run in the spring with classes coming every two weeks from March through June with all but one class meeting at the Washington County Extension Office.

  • St. Catharine College basketball swept at Pikeville

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College men and women traveled to Pikeville for a basketball doubleheader Saturday. Next to the trip to West Virginia, the Pikeville jaunt is the longest conference excursion of the season. And viewing Saturday’s results, the ride home was even longer for the two Patriot teams.

  • Biofuels continue to be hot topic

    Crop residues have value

    Biofuels continue to be a hot topic in many grain crop producers’ circles with some of the most recent discussions surrounding the use of crop residues, such as corn stover, to produce ethanol. As Kentucky farmers begin to explore this new form of alternative energy, they need to be aware of the value of their crop residue, according to a soil scientist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • 4-H Centennial Kickoff Bash is Feb. 21

    The State 4-H Centennial Kickoff Bash is set for Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Lexington. All past and current 4-Her’s, volunteers and community leaders are invited to the kickoff event for the year-long celebration.

  • Cheerleaders head to regionals

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County High School Cheerleaders will compete at noon this Saturday in the KAPOS regionals at Central Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.

    The girls will be competing against cheer squads from Bardstown, Elizabethtown and Green County for a shot at the state competition.

    The Washington County cheerleaders participate in the KAPOS tournament every year and head coach Christy Brown says Elizabethtown will be the team to beat.

  • Keeping the home fires burning safely

    As the temperatures continue to fall, the risk of fire rises as more people look for ways to heat their homes. With several house fires in the area over the past few weeks, fire officials want to stress the importance of safety in the home.

    When it comes to heating your home in the winter, the big concern lies with space heaters.

  • Stetson is Washington County Hall of Fame recipient

    Today’s 4-H Centennial update includes information on the Washington County State 4-H Hall of Fame recipient. Congratulations to Ruby Stetson who was selected to be the State 4-H Hall of Fame representative for Washington County.  I had a chance to visit with Mrs. Stetson last week and found out why she was so instrumental to the Washington County 4-H program from 1961-1972.