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Today's News

  • County scraps bulky item pick-up

    It worked so well last year that the Washington County Fiscal Court is once again scrapping the idea of a county-wide clean-up in favor of allowing county residents to dump bulky items at the county’s transfer station for free. The free drop-off takes effect on March 1 and will run through Sept. 1. This is for residential items only, no tires or commercial debris will be allowed to dump free of charge. Contractors will still be able to dump CD&D waste for the normal fee.

  • Smile Kentucky! gives free dental service to local kids

    Some Washington County students had plenty to smile about Friday afternoon when they returned from a unique trip to visit the dentist.

    Thirteen students from North Washington and Washington County elementary schools took part in the Smile Kentucky! program Friday, where they received free dental care courtesy of the University of Louisville, along with several corporate sponsors. When the day was done, more than $4,300 worth of free dental care was provided to the local students.

  • Conference races heating up for St. Catharine men and women

    SCC Sports Information

    Mid-South Conference standings (Men)

    Team Conference/Overall

    Pikeville 6-2/19-3

    Campbellsville 6-2/18-6

    Georgetown 5-3/17-6

    Cumberlands 5-3/16-7

    St. Catharine 4-4/16-8

    West Virginia Tech 3-5/13-10

    Lindsey Wilson 3-5/12-12

    Rio Grande 0-8/5-19

    Mid-South Conference standings (Women)

    Campbellsville 8-0/23-1

    Cumberlands 7-1/18-6

    Georgetown 5-3/14-9

    Rio Grande 5-3/14-10

    Lindsey Wilson 4-4/14-8

    Pikeville 2-6/14-10

  • Local stable does well at KWHA awards banquet

    Special to The Sun

    After a successful year of shows, the Kentucky Walking Horse Association High Points were presented at the group’s annual awards banquet on Jan. 15 in Lexington. Some local horsemen and owners were honored as part of the ceremony.

    Rolling Acres Farms and Stables, owned by Bob and Vickie Stannard of Springfield, earned eight awards in five categories. In the Two-year-old Stallion category, He’s Puttn On The Ritz took fourth place, while Walk Time Charlie placed third.

  • Mackville man charged in plot to kill Wendy's manager

    Two men accused of plotting to kill the manager of a Danville fast food restaurant last year will have pretrial conferences next month.

    William Tate, 24, of Mackville, and Tad Shelton, 23, of Hustonville, are charged with conspiracy to commit murder for allegedly planning to kill a manager at Wendy’s on Hustonville Road.

    Attorneys for the two men appeared at a status hearing Tuesday in Boyle Circuit Court, when their pretrial conferences were set for March 2 before Judge Darren Peckler.

  • Discussing clover role, hay and horses

    CLOVERS IN KENTUCKY

    During the forage program at the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention, Don Sorrell, KFGC, President had the opportunity to talk about the “role of clover” down on the farm. To address this subject he surveyed Kentucky’s agriculture agents. The following is a summary of the results of that survey.

    • 34 percent of Kentucky’s farmers seed clover as a hay crop and 42 percent seed clover in their pasture fields.

  • Baseball Patriots counting heavily on seniors

    SCC Sports Information

    When the college baseball season opens Friday at Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge, Ark., St. Catharine coach Luther Bramblett will have 14 seniors suit up, 12 of them entering their fourth season in a Patriot uniform. And while any coach would enjoy that luxury, it is uncharted territory for the Bat Pats, who will be playing their second season as a four-year program in the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference.

  • County's tobacco past makes way for future business

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The tell-tale signs of growing older eventually become apparent on our faces and in our community. While in their youth and their prime, businesses once rich with success and promise were the backbone of our local economy. But everything eventually changes, and over time, the future becomes the present, and the present becomes the past.

  • Heartland Youth aims to prevent substance abuse

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Nobody knows the social pressures that today's youths face quite like their peers. That's why members of the Washington County Heartland Youth Coalition are taking a proactive stance on hot-button issues like underage drinking and smoking. The group's mission statement clearly defines its goal - “To engage, enrich and empower the citizens and agencies of Springfield and Washington County to build a stronger and safer community by reducing substance abuse.”

  • From Left Field

    Is it over yet?

    Well, here it is early Tuesday morning and I think right about now is when the Super Bowl is scheduled to end. Keep in mind that the pre-game shows started somewhere around last October!