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Today's News

  • News briefs 10/30

    Springfield Halloween
    Downtown Springfield will be observing Halloween “Trick or Treat” on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 4-5:30 p.m. Residential hours are from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    Mackville Halloween

    The city of Mackville will be observing Halloween “Trick or Treat” on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m.  Participating residents will turn on a front porch light.

    Willisburg Halloween

  • Pipeline agents allegedly trespass

    Randy Patrick
    The Kentucky Standard

    Williams company representatives say they want to establish trust with landowners in negotiating for easements for the Bluegrass Pipeline. But some Nelson County residents say land agents or surveyors have been trespassing on their property.

    If that’s true, a Williams spokesman said, there will be consequences for the agents.

  • Old grade books, ACTs discussed by school board

    The Washington County School Board made what the group acknowledged was a tough decision at last Monday’s monthly meeting, but the district opted for practicality with a 3-1 decision to move forward with the destruction of old grade books dating back to 1900.

    The information stored in the books, however, will be preserved thanks to a grant that will pay for each page to be scanned and archived. The grant also covers the cost of the destruction of the books, if the district elected to take advantage of that offer.

  • Burg park approved for upgrade

    In last week’s meeting of the Washington County fiscal court, the main topic of discussion dealt with the reinstallation of playground equipment at the park in Fredericktown.

    The previous equipment was removed last spring when it was deemed necessary because, as Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said, it was “old, damaged and had become a liability.”

  • The truth about the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse

    Washington County High School freshmen got a crash course in the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse last Thursday at the Washington County Judicial Center as part of the annual Truth and Consequences program.

    Local agencies, as well as agencies across the state, took part in last week’s event, which was an interactive way for students to find out what could happen if they choose to take part in drugs and alcohol.

  • Lawnmower maintenance tips for fall

    The last lawn mowing of the season is probably upon you (if you haven’t stopped already). 

    This means you should do some winterizing maintenance to your mowers, weed eaters, tillers, and blowers.

    Following a few maintenance rules now will save you time and frustration next spring when you try to start your lawnmower.  There is no bigger frustration in the spring than having an overgrown lawn, time to cut it, and a mower that doesn’t work.  Maintenance now will help your mower run smoother and increase the overall life of the motor.

  • Animal management tip: Warning for prussic acid or cyanide poisoning

    Prussic acid poisoning occurs when livestock graze certain plants that contain cyanide-producing compounds.

    Such species include, but are not limited to, sorghum, Sudan grass, sorghum-sudan hybrids, Johnsongrass and wild cherry. Cyanide can interfere with oxygen utilization in livestock, especially if consumed in large amounts.

    Symptoms appear quickly after consumption and may include cherry red colored blood, staggering, labored breathing, spasms, foaming at the mouth, falling, thrashing, severe convulsions and death.

  • 4-H clubs recognized for oustanding achievement

    Congratulating someone for a job well done usually puts a smile on their face and makes the compliment giver feel good too.  Last week, two 4-H clubs held their awards night and were congratulated for their outstanding achievements during the past year. 

    There were many smiles and proud family members in the crowd at both events.

  • SCC's Vinson wins MSC award

    St. Catharine’s Lindsey Vinson was one of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Players of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday.

    The conference weekly honor is the first of Vinson’s career.

    Vinson recorded a shutout in her only match last week to earn Mid-South Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.

    The Dawsonville senior goalkeeper collected a season-high 10 saves in the Patriots’ 2-0 win over Campbellsville.

    The shutout is Vinson’s second of the season.

  • SCC men's basketball preview

    For the St. Catharine College Patriots, the 2012-2013 campaign was one that they would like to forget; the Patriots finished 9-11 in the Mid-South Conference and 13-14 overall, their worst since their first year of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) participation.

    During that year, the Patriots finished with a 1-12 conference record and only 5-24 overall.