Today's News

  • New citizen: "You can do everything"

    The American Dream is alive and well for those willing to put in the effort.
    Saul Magana, of Lebanon, is the owner of a six-restaurant chain that includes Los Mariachis in Springfield. Currently a resident alien, Magana will become a US citizen on June 28 at a ceremony in Louisville.
    The entrepreneur started out with little but family values.

  • Relay For Life notches win against cancer

    The American Cancer Society (ACS) has waged war on the dangerous disease for 100 years. Victories in the war have become more common - thanks, in large part, to the society’s fundraising efforts. On Friday and Saturday, members of the community won a battle in the war against cancer at St. Catherine’s College, where cancer survivors, caregivers, friends and family members rallied for the annual Relay For Life.
    Event committee member Peggy Mattingly, of Springfield, described how Relay works.

  • What Obamacare means for small businesses

    Since being signed into law more than three years ago, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—better known as Obamacare—has come under both scrutiny and praise by those in federal government, and last Wednesday, business owners in Washington County were able to find out what it means for them.
    Ashli Watts, manager of public affairs with the Kentucky Chamber, visited for last week's quarterly Washington County Chamber of Commerce meeting, and she said small businesses across the nation are wondering the same thing.

  • Darkling/Mealworm vs. Blister Beetles

    This is a very informative article for Dr. Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky Entomologist and I want to share it with you.

    Finding beetles in alfalfa hay raises an immediate red flag. Are they blister beetles? If not, what are they and are they harmful? Darkling beetles or mealworm beetles are relatively common in stored hay and resemble the black blister beetle. These insects feed on broken kernels and fines so they are common around barns and hay storage areas.

  • Rose Rosette disease is spreading

    If you have roses, most of you know that many of them can be very disease prone, however the knockout roses are very often disease free. Knockouts aren’t totally full proof. They do still get the occasional assault from insects. There is a disease or more specifically a virus that has become more common in roses over the last several years and it attacks ALL roses! The disease is called rose rosette and as in all plant viruses there is no cure.

  • Washington County Invitational results

    Shooting sports results from the Washington County Invitational Tournament:

    9-11– second place - Matthew Cochran, third place – Hunter Tingle, also participating were Taylor Gabhart and Carter Hess
    12-14 – first place – Michael Shelton, also partipating were Bryce Hall, Anthony Hess, Austin Grubbs and Madeline Townes
    15-18 – participating was Derek Barr

    Bowhunter Team
    9-11-first place team, members included Matthew Cochran, Hunter Tingle, Taylor Gabhart and Carter Hess

  • Little League winds down

    With the Mets already clinching the 9-10-year-old Little League baseball crown, the Marlins and Orioles battled it out last week for second place.

    The Marlins, 2-6 entering the game, topped the O’s, who entered at 3-5, as both teams finished the season at 3-6.

    In the 11-12-year-old league, the Royals had already clinched first place, while the Nationals and Reds battled for second place last week. The Reds came out on top, finishing the season at 4-5, while the Nationals fell to 3-7.

  • PHOTO: Baseball fundraiser
  • PHOTOS: A splash of baseball at Idle Hour Park
  • SCC volleyball signs defensive star from Western Hills

    Caitlin Mullins recently became the newest signee with the St. Catharine College volleyball program, as announced by first-year coach Jason McDannold. And the defensive specialist from Western Hills High School (Frankfort) comes with glowing reviews from both McDannold and her high school coach Kristi Buffenmyer.