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Today's News

  • Wreck claims life of E-Town man

    A four-vehicle accident Friday morning on US 150 between Bardstown and Springfield has claimed the life of Victor Walters, 45, of Elizabethtown.

    Walters was killed when the 2001 Honda he was driving was hit by a tractor-trailer driven by Stephen Sizemore, 54, of Somerset. According to a report by Kentucky State Police, Sizemore had fallen asleep at the wheel of the 1999 Peterbilt semi truck.

  • Commanderettes receive softball awards

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes held their annual softball awards banquet on July 6.

    Receiving academic awards were senior Samantha Seger, junior Olivia Thompson, sophomore Daphne White and freshman Samantha Mudd.

    Varsity award winners

    Most RBIs - Kelly Hill

    Coaches Award - Samantha Seger

    Most Stolen Bases - Kelly Hill

    Most Improved - Zana Yocum

    MVP - Kelly Hill

    Commanderette Award - Samantha Seger

    Highest On-base Percentage - Kelly Hill

  • New faces on the Commander sideline

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County football Commanders have been shaping up for the 2010 season by bulking up on the field and making a few changes within the coaching staff.

    Gone from seasons past are assistant coaches Tim Messer and Jeff Doig. Messer has assumed more of an administrative role within the high school, while Doig moved out-of-state to take a new job.

  • Youth Awards Night

    An awards night for Washington County summer youth leagues will be held July 26 at Idle Hour Park starting at 6 p.m.

  • Social news and events

    ENGAGEMENTS

    Basham-Cooper

    Kayla Lynette Basham and James Alan Cooper

    Jr. and Nita Basham of Lawrenceburg and Alan and Vickie Cooper of Mackville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Kayla Lynette Basham and James Alan Cooper.

    A wedding is planned for 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at the Don Cooper Farm (next to Corinth Christian Church) at 1011 Corinth Road, Lawrenceburg.

    All friends and relatives are invited.

    Mattingly-Christerson

  • General Motors closes Hammer Chevrolet

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    The doors of Hammer Chevrolet have closed. The lights are off, the sign is gone, and the lot is empty.

    General Motors officially closed the Springfield dealership Tuesday, July 13, according to Eddie Franklin, a Columbia, Ky., based auto dealer who had been managing the local dealership for Hammer recently.

  • ECTC Springfield campus announces fall class schedule

    Registration for 2010 fall semester classes is under way at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Springfield Campus. ECTC will offer 19 courses at the Springfield Campus during the fall term, which begins Aug. 16. The schedule includes both day and evening classes and features three foundation courses, three general education courses and 13 technical program courses/labs.

  • Former Patriot part of Cliff Lee deal

    SCC Sports Information

    Former St. Catharine College right-hander Josh Lueke was traded to the Seattle Mariners from the Texas Rangers in the Cliff Lee deal last week.  Lueke was an NJCAA All-American pitcher for the Patriots in 2006 and signed with Northern Kentucky University following that year.  He was a 16th round pick of the Rangers in 2007.  Lueke had a career 1.01 ERA for SCC and won 14 games with 141 Ks in 134 innings in two seasons at St. Catharine (2005-2006).

  • New law cracks down on texting while driving

    Local law enforcement officers are ready to send a clear warning to all drivers - if you text while you are behind the wheel of a moving vehicle, be ready to pay. The new state law aimed at penalizing texting drivers took effect on Thursday. The law also prohibits drivers under 18 years of age from talking on a cell phone while they are driving. It’s all in an effort to cut down on the number of accidents involving distracted drivers.

  • Corn pollination is a concern

    Blue mold continues to be an issue in Connecticut, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania as of July 12, with new reports coming in from western NC during this past week. Current forecasts from North Carolina State University indicate a low threat to Kentucky and surrounding areas from the known sources of disease. This information can be accessed at http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/pp/bluemold/ and then selecting ‘Current Forecast’. It seems that blue mold is beginning to creep westward, and may eventually reach the Commonwealth.