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Today's News

  • Too much rain causing plant disease

    What a difference a year makes! We have had too much rain and if you ride around you can see crops turning yellow and wilting and there isn’t anything we can do. Personally I have even had a few perennials and pepper plants give up as well and I live on a high windy location that drains well!

  • Blister beetles: What hay producers, farmers need to know

    Several species of blister beetles occur in Kentucky but large populations are not common. These mid- to late summer insects are active from about mid-July through early August. They are especially attracted to and feed on flowers. An aggregation pheromone released by the insects as they feed results in accumulations of beetles or “hot spots”, often along field margins.

    Tips for hay producers

  • PHOTO: Pettus performs well in Lebanon golf tourney
  • New SCC volleyball coach holds camp

    This fall, Jason McDannold will begin his first year as head coach of the St. Catharine College volleyball team, but that doesn’t mean the new Patriot mentor is unknown to young athletes from around the region.

    That was evidenced this week by the number of volleyball players attracted to two Patriot camps. Monday through noon Wednesday, the middle school players are going through instruction and Wednesday through Friday those of high school age will be in attendance. A total of 44 players will participate in the two camps.

  • Two to go: 9-10 baseball moves on to final

    The Washington County 9-10-year-old baseball all-stars advanced to the region final with a 12-2 win over Russell County on Monday night, avenging their lone loss of the tournament.

    They were scheduled to take on Glasgow in game one of the finals on Tuesday night after press time. A Washington County win would force a deciding game two on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Cecilia Ruritan Community Park.

  • Major League Baseball visits St. Catharine

    In driving through the parking lot Monday at St. Catharine College, the license plates of cars could be seen from at least 30 different states. Plates read Delaware, Texas, South Carolina, and New Jersey among others with closer proximity to Kentucky.

    The visitors were all at Edelen-Haydon Field to take part in workouts hosted by the Major League Scouting Bureau. A total of 157 young men were following a dream of attracting a look from the major leagues to continue their baseball career.

  • 9-10 Little League baseball still alive

    The 11-12-year-old all-stars were unable to hold on to a 5-1 lead in the first round against Campbellsville on Saturday, surrendering six late runs in a 7-6 defeat. Devin Hurst tied the game at six late in the game with a solo home run, but Campbellsville responded to move on to the next round. Drew Yates also had a solo home run in the loss. WC was eliminated from the tournament with a loss to Russell County on Sunday afternoon.

  • News Briefs - July 3, 2013

    Farmers Market
    Farmers Market at the Depot at the corner of Cross Main and Depot Streets in Springfield is open every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon. Find the freshest and healthiest locally-grown meats, eggs, cheese, vegetables and fruits, breads, alpaca socks, laundry detergent, natural soaps and lotions, and more at Washington County’s best Farmers Market. Breakfast sandwiches, muffins and hot coffee  are available. Local produce will also be available for sale on Wednesday afternoons from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, July 3

  • Loving signs with UPike

    Washington County football will have a new representative in the college ranks next season after former running back/linebacker Tyler Loving signed to play his freshman year at the University of Pikeville last week.

    Loving accumulated 1,163 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns on 205 carries over the past two seasons, while catching 30 passes for 315 yards and a score.

  • Purdom becomes Alltech Asia operations manager

    The Alltech animal health and nutrition company has given Springfield native Zach Purdom positions of increasing responsibility. Management apparently likes his work – they just put him in charge of an entire continent and ocean. Purdom will be taking over as Alltech Asia-Pacific operations manager this month, with an office in Beijing.

    The lanky redhead said he’s never been to the Far East.