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Today's News

  • Week two of WC Little League

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    11-12-Year-Olds

    The deuces are wild in 11-12-year-old Little League play at Idle Hour Park. After two full weeks of action, all four teams have 2-2 records.

    Last Monday, the White Sox evened their record to 2-2 with a win over the Cubs. Starting pitcher Michael Chastain got the win for the White Sox, while Cubs starter Trae Coulter took the loss despite having three hits on the day.

    Chastian and Alex Townes each had a hit for the White Sox.

  • Sign up now for conservation program

    Washington County landowners still have time to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office, but the deadline for getting signed up for the second CSP ranking period is quickly approaching. According to NRCS District Conservationist Herb Davis, now is the time for landowners and producers who have considered applying for CSP to get signed up and submit documentation. USDA has announced the national cutoff date for CSP is June 11, which requires landowners submit applications quickly.

  • Article provides insight on organic food

    Years ago, in talking with know-it-all do-gooders, I learned to answer them with sentiments similar to Dr. Les Anderson.  In a perfect world, if we raise all organic food, the number one question is “who is going to die.”   Here is an article from Dr. Anderson I thought would be of interest to you all.

    Who Decides Who Dies?

  • Social news and events

    ENGAGEMENTS

    Hornback-Wheatley

    Katie Hornback and Paul Wheatley

    Kelly and Dean Hornback of Hodgenville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katie, to Paul Wheatley, son of Katie and Mike Wheatley of Springfield.

    Hornback is a 2006 graduate of LaRue County.

    Wheatley is a 1993 graduate of Washington County High School. He is employed at American Fuji Seal in Bardstown.

    The wedding will be held at 7:30 p.m. May 29, 2010 at St. Vincent DePaul Church in New Hope.

  • Talk Meet results announced

    The Washington County 4-H County-wide Talk Meet was held on Monday, May 10 at St.

  • SCC holds 78th commencement

    When St. Catharine College moved from a junior college to a four-year institution in 2004, President William D. Huston said the school would soon be recognized as a destination college, rather than a transitional one. That designation became very evident Saturday at the 78th commencement ceremony held in Lourdes Hall.

    For the first time in St. Catharine history the number of bachelor’s degrees granted were more than the associate degrees awarded. A total of 54 graduates received bachelor’s degrees, while 50 were granted associate degrees.

  • Two local landmarks could receive national recognition

    Two Washington County properties are among nine in the state that are on the road to being placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Kalarama Farm and Maple Grove, also known as the Old Settles Place or Hardin House, had their applications approved during a meeting of the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board last week.

  • WC girls advance to title game tonight; WC boys in opening round action tonight

    The Washing

  • WC uses ‘magic’ to beat Marion Co., 12-3

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    With the 19th District Tournament fast-approaching, the bats for the Washington County Commanders fell silent last week with losses to Campbellsville, Boyle County and Woodford County. The slide prompted head coach Derek Schuler to resort to some “magic” prior to Saturday’s game against Marion County.

  • City council addresses nuisance issues

    At Tuesday’s Springfield City Council meeting, several council members brought up nuisance problems concerning barking animals and junk vehicles, and they discussed the problems with police chief Fred Armstrong.