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Today's News

  • Social news and events

    ENGAGEMENTS

    Hutchins-Hamilton

    Kayla Nicole Hutchins and Bradley Douglas Hamilton

    Evelyn Hutchins and Gregory Hutchins of Bardstown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kayla Nicole Hutchins, to Bradley Douglas Hamilton, son of Debbie Hamilton and Douglas Hamilton of Loretto.

    The wedding will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 at Holy Trinity Church in Fredericktown. The reception will follow at the Parish Center in Fredericktown.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Become a Master Gardener

    The Washington, Nelson, and Marion County Extension Offices are offering the Master Gardener Program again this year.  If you have an interest in learning in depth about horticulture and are dedicated to completing the program please contact me at (859) 336-7741.

    The Master Gardener Program is a volunteer based program that is for people that want to become more knowledgeable about gardening and have a volunteer mentality.

    The program offers classes in botany, soils, fruits and vegetables, organic gardening, entomology, and a myriad of other gardening topics.

  • Patriot women scrimmage KWU; season opens Thursday on the road

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The St. Catharine womens' soccer team prepped for the upcoming season by scrimmaging Kentucky Wesleyan on Friday, losing 4-0. The womens' season starts Thursday as the Patriots hit the road.

  • County EMT suspended pending felony drug investigation

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The Washington County Fiscal Court voted Friday morning to suspend EMT Chris Hood pending the outcome of a felony drug investigation. According to the Kentucky State Police, Hood and his girlfriend, Katie Sewell, both of Frankfort, were arrested on Tuesday, Aug. 24 and taken into custody without incident. Each is charged with one felony count to obtain or attempt to obtain a controlled substance by false statement to a practitioner.

    For the complete story, see the Sept. 1 issue of The Springfield Sun.

  • County EMT arrested on felony drug charge

    A Washington County EMT has been suspended following his arrest on a felony drug charge. According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police, Christopher Hood and his girlfriend, Katie Sewell, both of Frankfort, were arrested on Tuesday, Aug. 24 and taken into custody without incident. Each is charged with one felony count to obtain or attempt to obtain a controlled substance by false statement to a practitioner.

    “‘Doctor shopping’ would be the common term for this,” said Lt. David Jude, media relations officer with KSP headquarters in Frankfort.

  • Get involved with 4-H

    A new school year is here, and it’s a great time to join 4-H, the nation’s largest youth organization. 4-H offers experiential learning to youth ages 9 to 18 with something for all interests from insects to space to sewing. There are topics for all youths. By participating in 4-H, youths develop many essential life skills including responsibility, leadership and self-esteem.

  • Repairs coming for county buildings

    At Friday's meeting of the Washington County Fiscal Court, the court addressed issues with some county buildings. Since last summer, the county PVA's office has experienced mold and odor problems. The county has tried several remedies, such as injecting bleach into the walls to stop the mold, but problems continue.

  • Local volunteers make helmet liners for soldiers

    Every day, in service to their country, brave American men and women put their lives on the line on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. While a war zone is one of the most tense and hostile places to be, a group of local women are hoping to make soldiers’ lives a little more comfortable by making hand-knitted and crocheted wool helmet liners for U.S. troops.

    “As anyone who has tried one on knows, those helmets are so uncomfortable,” said Kay Kennedy of the Washington County Homemakers Association.

  • Blue mold has receded

    Blue mold, despite showing up at the end of July, has receded to the background, most likely due to the extremely hot weather we’ve had for the past few weeks. Although this disease has ‘disappeared’ for now, continued scouting is recommended.

  • School board passes tax increase

    The Washington County School Board passed a proposed tax increase Monday evening that took the rate from 52.9 cents per $100 in assessed property value to 54.8 cents per $100 in assessed value.

    The vote was 4-1, with board members Pat Clements, Nora Hatton, Buffy Mann and Mike McCain voting in favor of the increase, while board chair Patsy Lester cast the lone vote against the increase.