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Today's News

  • What’s with the tomatoes?

    Have you strolled through the tomato patch this summer, and out of the corner of your eye, you spot that perfectly red, ripe tomato?

    You then rushed over to pick it, only to find that it was rotten on the bottom or blossom end.  You are not alone!

    Lately, I have been receiving calls about this strange disease, as some call it, and what to do about it.  Many want to know what to spray to stop it and many just want to know what is causing it, and if they will ever get any tomatoes to eat.

  • Fever (on the) pitch

    World Cup fever has struck the United States yet again.

    It happens every four years, though. American fans get behind our men’s national team, something amazing happens that captures the imagination of the fans, everyone wonders if soccer is finally catching on in the United States, then all falls quiet for the next four years.

    I’ve heard numerous writers and television analysts asking the wrong question, “Is soccer finally catching on with the American public and will they begin to support Major League Soccer?”

  • SCC wrestling holds first team event

    Wrestling is often thought of as an individual sport with a few team aspects interspersed within it. However, the St. Catharine Patriots made a leap toward making their new program a total team concept with a team-bonding event at Mammoth Cave National Park recently.

    The team hit the road on Friday, with 26 of its 43 signees to lodge at the Jellystone Camping Resort in order to prep for two days of team events.

  • Swim and boat safely this summer

    Ashley Spalding
    A.P.R.N.

    During the summer season, many people will spend time enjoying being in or on water. Before taking the boat out, visiting the pool, or trying a new water sport, it is imperative to understand proper safety and risk prevention. It is especially important for parents to review the rules of water safety with their children to prevent drowning.

  • Exchange students seek Springfield hosts

    Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand are seeking host families in and around Springfield for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic school year. Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year.

    Host families (traditional families, singles, empty nesters, etc.) serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students participate as active members of the family and integrate into their host’s daily routines and traditions just like any other family member.

  • Business: Skilled workforce key to growth

    As a small business owner, I learned many years ago that my success is dependent on a team of loyal, skilled employees. Ask any large employer, and they’ll tell you the same. A business can’t exist, a profit can’t be made and an economy can’t thrive without skilled employees.

  • News briefs 7/9

    Ongoing events

    School supplies
    WCMS students and parents may find the 2014-2015 school supply lists and school dress code policy on the district web page at washington.kyschools.us <http://washington.kyschools.us>. If you have any questions you may email ty.howard@washington.kyschools.us or anne.taylor@washington.kyschools.us.

    Child and after school care

  • Organist hangs it up after 68 years

    Marnie McAllister
    The Record

    Louise Nally started playing the organ at her parish, Holy Trinity Church in Fredericktown, at age 12. That was back in 1946 when she was still known as Louise Hamilton and played under the tutelage of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount St. Joseph.

  • Local church member takes mission to D.R.

    Shelley Spalding, a history and Spanish major at Western Kentucky Univerity, knew she was going to take a trip this summer that could help hone her skills in her second language. The trip she decided to take, however, taught her much more than that.

    Spalding — the daughter of Gary and Luanne Spalding (originally of Springfield) of Lebanon, and a member of River of Life Church in Springfield — wanted her summer trip to have meaning to her, not just personally, but spiritually.

  • Nothing left but the crumbs

    The recently installed playground equipment at Fredericktown Community Park just got even safer with the addition of Kid Timber barriers and several tons of crumb rubber.

    Renovations have been ongoing at the park over the last couple of years, and Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said the work that was most recently completed provides somewhat of a finishing touch to the extensive project.