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Today's News

  • 3 to vie for Washington County sheriff

    The deadline to file to run for public office passed recently and seven county seats will have competition between at least two candidates.

    Sheriff Tommy Bartley will be stepping away from his position after this year, leaving the role vacant for one of three candidates to take over.

    Jerry Pinkston (D), Jim “Buford” Crouch (R) and William “Bill” Hill (D)—all of Springfield—have each thrown their hat in the ring in time for the primary (May 20) and general (Nov. 4) elections in 2014.

  • Winter weather contributes to accidents around the county

    Winter weather has made an impact on the roadways in recent weeks, with the Springfield Police Department reporting seven minor accidents, including a hit-and-run that was resolved. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported working an injury accident last week at the intersection of Bloomfield Road and US 150.

  • PHOTOS: Moving to the beat
  • WC 4-H volunteer recognized

    Washington County 4-H volunteer, Tana Wells, was recognized by KY 4-H as one of the top five 4-H horse club leaders in the state at the KY 4-H Volunteer Forum Awards Banquet held Friday night at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington.  

    The awards night was a part of the three-day forum held every other year for volunteers across the state. The forum theme was “Celebrating 4-H with the Stories We Tell” and the forum included workshops, 4-H program exhibits, commercial exhibits and recognition events the volunteers attended.  

  • Prune fruit trees in February

    When we get some relief from the cold weather, this month is the time to do some yard work.

    February is the right time to prune most fruit trees.  

    Apples, plums, pears, cherries and just about any other tree fruit you can think of needs a little help now before they actively start pushing out new growth.

    Peaches are the only ones you should wait on; prune them after flowering.  

    Pruning is a necessary process that will increase your yields, decrease insect and disease problems and give you a healthy tree in the process.

  • Latest update on farm bill

    This is the latest updated from Dr. Will Snell, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Food and Environment, Department of Agriculture Economics:

    After several years of debate, extensions and much uncertainty, a new farm bill moved much closer to reality this week as the U.S. House voted 251 to 166 to support The Agricultural Act of 2014.

    The U.S. Senate is taking up the bill very soon, with passage anticipated, and the President is expected to sign the 2014 farm bill into law within the next week or two.

  • Lady Patriots drop 10th straight

    Lindsey Wilson College
    The SCC Lady Patriots (3-14, 1-10 MSC) couldn’t hold on late against the visiting Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders (15-8, 5-6 MSC), despite a strong start.

    After keeping the game close against the Cumberland University Bulldogs in their last contest, the Lady Patriots didn’t waste any time proving to the Lindsey Wilson Blue Raiders that they were a much-improved squad.

  • Nautical Patriots take on loaded Bulldogs

    After a dominating performance at Campbellsville, Hannah Spaulding (Springfield) led the Nautical Patriots into Union College to take on a powerful Bulldog squad.

    Spaulding led things off for the Patriots in the 200 freestyle, posting a 2:09.27 in the final round, just off her 2:06 mark in the seeding heat.

    Spaulding’s performance was good enough to snag a third-place finish and marked a 16-second improvement over her 2:25 mark at Campbellsville.

  • SCC fends off LWC men down the stretch

    The SCC Patriots (13-8, 7-5 MSC) rode the hot hands of Omar Skinner (New Castle, Del.) and Nick Porter (Owensboro) to defeat the visiting Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders (12-11, 3-8 MSC) on Saturday afternoon.

    After having his best defensive effort of the season against the Cumberland Bulldogs in the Patriots’ last contest, Nick Porter continued his career weekend, nailing down a career-high 18 points along with two steals in the Patriots’ victory over the Blue Raiders.

  • Bat Pats preview

    When the Patriots opened their season this Friday, it marked the 13th season opener for Luther Bramblett as the head coach at St. Catharine College.

    And this 13th winter has left a lot of questions as to how Bramblett thinks his Pats will do.

    “I like our team a lot,” Bramblett said. “The guys have worked extremely hard this fall and so far in January, but we’ve been on the field just three times. This weather has been the worst since I’ve been here and it has made it tough to prepare the way we’d like to.”