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Today's News

  • The jets are back in town

    Jets Over Kentucky is celebrating its 10th anniversary at Lebanon-Springfield Airport, and though the week-long event got started this past Sunday, the best is still yet to come.

    Pilots will have their model planes on display throughout the week and will be performing practice runs for visitors free of charge through Thursday.

    Then the fun really starts.

  • Rally bats fall shy of final

    Josh Cain stepped into the batter’s box in the fifth inning of a game against Marion County last week with a trip to the 11-12-year-old Little League District 5 final at stake and gave his team a jolt.

    Trailing 11-2 after two big innings by the road team, Cain smacked a grand slam to breathe life into Washington County’s tournament hopes. The blast was followed by another run in the sixth and final inning, and WC was able to load the bases, but the rally fell short in an 11-7 win for Marion County.

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  • 11-12 all-stars win district opener

    It was the third inning when the matchup between the 11-12-year-old baseball all-stars of Washington County and South Hardin was delayed because of a rainstorm this past Sunday evening.

    WC was down 2-0, but the team’s head coach, Russell Burkhead, had one message for his team: Just keep battling.

  • Bridge to honor sister

    Sr. Sodelbia Hughes was born at the end of the 19th century. Later this month, in the 21st century, a bridge will be renamed in her honor.

    Perhaps the timing is fitting for a woman who was 50 years ahead of her time, according to one of her colleagues, Sr. Kay Carlew.

    “She was a teacher. She was a social worker, and she was a politician, in the best sense of the word,” Carlew said.

  • Nothing left but the crumbs

    The recently installed playground equipment at Fredericktown Community Park just got even safer with the addition of Kid Timber barriers and several tons of crumb rubber.

    Renovations have been ongoing at the park over the last couple of years, and Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said the work that was most recently completed provides somewhat of a finishing touch to the extensive project.

  • Local church member takes mission to D.R.

    Shelley Spalding, a history and Spanish major at Western Kentucky Univerity, knew she was going to take a trip this summer that could help hone her skills in her second language. The trip she decided to take, however, taught her much more than that.

    Spalding — the daughter of Gary and Luanne Spalding (originally of Springfield) of Lebanon, and a member of River of Life Church in Springfield — wanted her summer trip to have meaning to her, not just personally, but spiritually.

  • Organist hangs it up after 68 years

    Marnie McAllister
    The Record

    Louise Nally started playing the organ at her parish, Holy Trinity Church in Fredericktown, at age 12. That was back in 1946 when she was still known as Louise Hamilton and played under the tutelage of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount St. Joseph.

  • News briefs 7/9

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