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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: ‘Kicking Butts’ in Washington County
  • 4-H news

    Saturday, April 26, will be a fun day for Washington County residents with three local events set for that day. I hope many will stop by the 4-H Youth Fair at the Washington County Extension Office on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  

    At 1:30 p.m., we will draw for door prizes and all 4-H members should pick up any exhibits they have entered.

    There will also be the invitational rabbit and poultry skillathon with participants from counties across the state competing.  

  • Springfield Green Festival is this Saturday

    Some of you may not have heard, but I, along with New Pioneers For A Sustainable Future, have been working for a couple months planning the first ever Springfield Green Festival.

    This Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Farmers Market at the Depot from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. you can get your fill of all things green.  

  • Try going some heirlooms

    Heirloom plants are vintage varieties preserved by passing down seed through generations.

    Generally, 50 to 100 years old, heirlooms are always open-pollinated and usually breed true to type. Their benefit is that they are sustainable.

    You can save seeds from year to year indefinitely. They were selected for flavor and quality as well as ease of growth.

  • KHSAA football realignment affects Washington County

    Last week, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association approved a tentative plan that would potentially lead to some minor changes to Washington County’s football schedule, beginning in 2015 and ending after the 2018 season.

    Three teams have moved out of District 4 of Kentucky’s Class 2A, although the Commanders will stay put for the time being.

  • Novel enphodyte tall fescue

    The following is a good article I recently received from University of Kentucky College Of Agriculture Grazing the Net Newsletter.

    The most predominant forage grass in the U.S., covering over 36 million acres, happens to be tall fescue, a cool-season perennial grass.

  • Commander tennis nearing end of regular season

    The Washington County High School tennis team played in three matches last week.

    In their most recent contest last Friday, the Commanders took on the Thomas Nelson Generals and ended up splitting the six matches at three each.

    Chase Drury, who remains undefeated on the year, took his singles match by a score of 6-3, 6-3.

    WC’s other two victories came in doubles play, as the duos of Erika Weir/Gabby Sims (7-5, 6-1) and Trevor Devine/Zach Sneed (6-3, 6-3) accounted for the team’s other wins.

  • KHSAA football realignment affects Washington County's district

    Last week, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association approved a tentative plan that would potentially lead to some minor changes to Washington County’s football schedule, beginning in 2015 and ending after the 2018 season.

    Three teams have moved out of District 4 of Kentucky’s Class 2A, although the Commanders will stay put for the time being.

  • Jennifer Keene signs with the University of Pikeville

    Last week, Washington County senior Jennifer Keene officially signed with the University of Pikeville Bears womens’ basketball team.

    Her interest in Pikeville first began once the 2013-14 season ended for the Commanderettes.

    Keene sent an email to Pikeville head coach Joanna Bernabei-McNamee explaining that she was a 6-foot-2-inch power forward who is “looking to help and willing to work hard.”

  • Commanders earn first district win

    The Washington County Commanders pushed their regular-season record to 6-12 (1-2) with a win and three losses this past week.

    Taylor County
    WC senior Adam Smith smacked a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into extra innings against the Taylor County Cardinals (18-1) this past Monday night, but it wasn’t enough for the Commanders to pull out the win.

    The Cardinals would find redemption with a two-run double of their own in the top of the eighth inning to seal the victory.