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Today's News

  • Plant flowers to attract hummingbirds

    We recently noticed a hummingbird at our house, so we promptly went out and bought a feeder…well, actually two; one for the front and one for the back.  We wanted to keep them around and hoped to get more because, for some reason, we find them adorable!  This past weekend we had two males feeding at the same time and are just as happy as can be!  You can tell the males from the females because of the red markings on their breasts.  If you want hummingbirds you should start feeding now and plant accordingly. More on that later.

  • Watch for insect problems in float systems

    Frequent close inspections of float trays can help to catch insect pest problems early and to minimize seedling losses. Variegated cutworms are the greatest concern, and some damage has been reported. Cutworms found during the week of April 25 were in the 0.75 inch range, just big enough to cause visible damage. Rounded holes in leaves lying on or near the media surface and cut stems are signs of cutworm feeding. They can totally consume very small seedlings.

  • Absentee voting now underway at Washington County Clerk's Office

     

    Absentee voting is now available at the Washington County Clerk's Office. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., as well as Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. until noon.
    Absentee voting is for those voters who will not be in town to vote on Tuesday, May 17. For more information about absentee voting, contact Washington County Clerk Glenn Black's office at (859) 336-5425.

  • Campbell is National Merit Scholar

     

    In the 45-year history of Washington County High School, there had never been a student to receive the honor of National Merit Scholar. Until now.
    Charlotte Campbell, a senior, and the daughter of Philip and Erika Campbell of Springfield, recently received word that she had won the honor out of more than 1.5 million students nationally.

  • Economic development coalition wins KU award


    People across the state now know about an organization in Central Kentucky that has been working to grow the region’s economy for nearly two years. 

    At the recent spring conference of the Kentucky Association for Economic Development  (KAED) in Shelbyville, the Bluegrass South Regional Economic Development Coalition  became the most recent winner of the LG&E and KU Community Award for Innovation.

  • Head of “state”


    When it comes to serving others, one Washington County High School student has won the approval of people across the state.

    Katie Cambron, a junior, was elected as the state president of the Family Career and Community Leaders of America service organization during the state convention recently.
    “I knew after the end of my junior year that I wanted to run for state office,” Cambron said.
    She assumed the duties of president on April 1.

  • Sports briefs

    June 13-15
    Baseball camp

    The Washington County High School baseball team coaching staff recently announced the dates for the 2011 summer camp.
    The camp will take place from June 13 to June 15, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Tom Bystrek Field in Idle Hour Park each day.
    Any child entering first grade through eighth grade is welcome to attend.
    Campers need to only bring a glove.

  • Pats earn all-conference


    Five St. Catharine College baseball players were named to the All Mid-South Conference teams at the annual banquet Friday at Campbellsville University.

    Three  Bat Pats were selected to the first team, and two were named honorable mention. Seven Patriots were named to the Academic All-Conference team.
    Carlos Hernandez (Fresno, CA) was named to the first team as an outfielder. 
    He received the most votes among the outfielders, and received a vote for MSC Player of the Year. 

  • Paddock named all-conference


    St. Catharine College first baseman Justine Paddock was named first team All Mid-South Conference at the conference banquet held Thursday in Danville.

    The senior from Louisville Southern High School batted .454 with four home runs and 41 RBI’s this season.
    Four Patriots were named to the Academic All-Conference team, which recognizes those with a 3.25 average who are sophomores or above. Hagan Goldey, Courtney McHolan, Kasie Prather and Chelcie Rein received that recognition.
     

  • Pats compete in MSC track and field

     

    The St. Catharine College track teams traveled Saturday to the University of Rio Grande to compete in the Mid-South Conference track and field championships.