Today's News

  • 4-H'ers attend conference

    Eight Washington County 4-H high school members attended the State 4-H Issues Conference Nov.

  • Lincoln Homestead dedicates historical marker

    Although it has been around since 1936, it wasn't until last Tuesday when Lincoln Homestead State Park had a state historical marker placed on the park grounds. Oh, sure, there is a historical marker located near the old 1916 courthouse recognizing the marriage of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, but that marker directs visitors seven miles north to the location of the state park. Thanks to the efforts of the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Department of Highways, the park now has a marker of its own.

  • Commanders out-shoot Garrard Co. 67-33 in scrimmage action

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders tuned up for the season-opening game against Taylor County by hosting a scrimmage vs. Garrard County Nov. 23. While head coach Russell Burkhead liked what he saw in the early going, he saw some things that need some attention and focus.

    “I liked what I saw until the fourth quarter,” said Burkhead. “We got tired, especially with the football players who have been here for about a week.”

  • Social News and Events



    Erin Michelle Johnson and James Disselkamp

    David Allen and Barbara Johnson of Elizabethtown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Erin Michelle, to Daniel James Disselkamp, son of Leo and Doris Disselkamp of Cecilia, Ky.

    The wedding will be held on Saturday, Dec. 19,  2009 at St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown. 

    Formal invitations have been sent.

  • From Left Field

    Time to shift gears

    Well, before I dive head-first into this week’s column, I thought I would give my loyal readers a little update on how I’m doing following my stroke.

  • Ghost Out teaches students about the dangers of drinking and driving

    There are many lessons taught every day at Washington County High School, but the one given to students on Tuesday before Thanksgiving break might have been the most important lesson they will ever learn.

    In cooperation with the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and the Washington County Heartland Youth Coalition, the school’s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) organization sponsored an event called a “Ghost Out,” which was intended to make students understand the dangers of alcohol and drugs.

  • Scientists reflect on no-till wheat research

    No-till wheat research at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture has come a long way since a drill dropped seeds in the first test plot more than 25 years ago at UK’s Research and Education Center in Princeton.

    In the fall of 1983, many producers and industry professionals widely viewed no-till wheat as a risky endeavor. Over the years, it has provided many benefits to growers and the environment and catapulted UK to a national leader in the field.

  • Deputy case goes to grand jury

    The two former Washington County deputies who have been charged with trafficking in marijuana, as well as other charges, will see their cases go to a grand jury.

    Following a preliminary hearing in Washington County District Court Monday, Judge Robert W. Heaton decided that there was enough evidence for the cases against former deputies Wayne Bartley and Billy Mattingly to go to a grand jury, and the grand jury will then determine if the cases will go to trial.

  • From Left Field

    C'mon get rhythm

    Remember the days before free agency, when professional athletics were pretty much slaves to whatever team owned them? Now while a lot of that old way of doing business is now looked down upon, it also had its good points, as hard as that may be to believe.

  • Have you thanked a farmer today?

    In recognition of the 22 million Americans who work on farms or in farm-related jobs,  including over 150,000 here in Kentucky, Gov. Steve Beshear has issued a proclamation declaring today “Thank a Farmer” day in Kentucky.