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Today's News

  • Singleton convicted on 21 counts

    Ernest William Singleton, 45, of Willisburg was convicted on 21 counts of drug trafficking, money laundering, opening and maintaining a drug involved premise and conspiracy last month. He faces up to 20 years in prison for both the money laundering and drug trafficking convictions.

    Singleton’s Double D Farm was flooded with federal agents on Jan. 14, when Singleton was initially charged with conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone and launder funds.

  • Tree planting honors fallen student

    Family, friends and faculty remembered Austin B. McBride at Washington County High School last Thursday, planting a tree and releasing a pair of white balloons in his memory.

    McBride, who died last month following an accidental gunshot wound while preparing to travel to a shooting competition, would have been a junior at WCHS this fall.

    The memorial service included a poem from close friend and classmate Amanda DeWitt, as well as Bible passages and a prayer from Rev. Clay Stevens of Springfield Presbyterian Church.

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  • Youth soccer sign-ups in Lebanon

    The Marion County Youth Soccer Association will be taking fall soccer sign-ups on July 27 and Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Graham Memorial Park soccer complex concession stand on Fairground Road in Lebanon.

    The deadline for registration is Aug. 6. Registration forms can also be printed out from http://www.mcys.webs.com/ and mailed with notary signature, registration fee and medical release form included to: Marion County Youth Soccer Attn: Matt Mattingly, P.O. box 840, Lebanon, Ky. 40033.

    Washington County residents are encouraged to participate.

  • Camp Calvary to host archery shoot

    Camp Calvary, located near Willisburg, will host a 3D Archery Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m.

    Trophies will be awarded in men’s Open Class, Hunter and Traditional classes and youth Hunter and Genesis classes for archers 16-and-under. Trophies will also be awarded in a women’s class, with open, hunter and traditional combined.

    The registration fee will cover lunch. Door prizes include a trail cam and gift cards.

    For more information, contact Rusty Ruble at 502-600-1020 or rkruble@insightbb.com.

  • Blake Hoppes registration

    The Blake Hoppes Youth Football League will be holding registration for the 2013 season Aug. 2-4 in the Washington County High School weight room.

    Leagues will be broken down into three age groups: kindergarten through second grade, third through fourth grade and fifth through sixth grade. All leagues will be tackle with full pads. All equipment will be provided.

  • SCC volleyball team works with WCHS

    The St. Catharine College Lady Patriots continued their never ending summer of camps last week by making their way into the Washington County High School gymnasium to work with the Commanderettes.

    “We have to make the volleyball girls in our community feel like they are a part of our program, and what better way to do that than to dig in and work with them,” said Patriot Head Coach Jason McDannold.

    The Patriots spent morning sessions with the Commanderettes last week and concluded their camp on Friday.

  • Carey on All-America quest

    Stephanie Carey has taken great strides since joining the University of Kentucky shotgun team, and heading into her senior year, she’s set her sights higher than ever.

    Carey, now the president of the UK shotgun team, has taken her dedication to a new level this summer. She said has already competed in more shoots than she can keep count of, and she’s been bringing back positive results to show for effort.

    Carey is on a mission to be named an All-American and she wasted no time knocking out the requirements.

  • Springfield golfers bring home President’s Cup

    After spending the last two years in Lebanon, the President’s Cup is headed back to Springfield following Lincoln Country Club’s win this past weekend. The victory secured not only bragging rights until next year’s rematch, but also put Springfield back on top of the all-time series at 8-7 in the event’s 15th year.

    The Springfield side came away with a 16.5-13.5 victory, which included taking eight of the 12 available points in singles play on the second and final day of the event on Sunday.