Today's News

  • Library closed due to water damage


    According to a one-call announcement from Washington County Judge-Executive John A. Settles, the Washington County Public Library will be closed until 8 a.m. on Wednesday (today).

    The library closed due to water damage. The announcement was made on Monday morning.

  • Burn ban lifted


    The burn ban for Washington County was lifted as of Tuesday, July 31, according to a press release from Washington County Judge-Executive John A. Settles.
    The ban was enacted on June 29 due to higher potential for fire due to the drought.

  • 6 indicted on meth charges

    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

  • PHOTO: A family affair at the festival
  • Kentucky Master Gardener program set to begin


    The Kentucky Master Gardener program is set to begin at the Washington County Extension Office on Wednesday Sept. 5 at 9 a.m. until noon. We will meet each Wednesday morning through mid-November.

  • Nitrate impacting cattle through corn


    Drought-stressed, nitrate-laden corn has caused cattle deaths. That’s all the more reason producers should check nitrate levels of such forage before feeding it.

    In other states, there was one report of 36 dying and another of 16 dying. When all or a large portion of a pen is dead, that’s often times a pretty good indication that the cause was nitrate poisoning, because there isn’t much else that will kill a whole pen of cattle.

  • 4-H sharpshooters compete in District 4 Invitational


    Throughout the summer, members of the Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters Club have been competing in many competitions throughout Central Kentucky. The largest of these competitions is the two-day District 4 Invitational Contest. The first day was June 30 at the Mercer County Gun Club and Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters 22-rifle and pistol team members competed and won many top awards.  

  • Scheduling conflict ends KHSAA’s traditional Sweet 16 schedule

    Mike Dyer
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    For the first time in the 95-year history of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Boys’ Sweet 16, the tournament championship game will be played sometime other than Saturday night.
    The traditional state tournament format will change for the 2013 event due to potential scheduling conflicts with Rupp Arena and the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team on Saturday, March 9.

  • Patriots get no love in preseason fall sports polls


    Preseason polls are just like opinions. Everyone has one and most of them you can put little stock in. That would be the feeling of the St. Catharine coaches who are leading the Patriots into fall sports seasons.

  • Local golf course thrives despite record temperatures


    For Lincoln Homestead golf course superintendent Brad Reynolds, this hot, dry summer has been as stiff a challenge as he’s faced in his career. However, anyone who has stopped by Lincoln Homestead recently would be hard-pressed to find any area of the course that wasn’t in top shape. Getting there hasn’t been easy, according to Reynolds.