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Today's News

  • Exchange students seek Springfield hosts

    Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand are seeking host families in and around Springfield for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic school year. Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year.

    Host families (traditional families, singles, empty nesters, etc.) serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students participate as active members of the family and integrate into their host’s daily routines and traditions just like any other family member.

  • Swim and boat safely this summer

    Ashley Spalding
    A.P.R.N.

    During the summer season, many people will spend time enjoying being in or on water. Before taking the boat out, visiting the pool, or trying a new water sport, it is imperative to understand proper safety and risk prevention. It is especially important for parents to review the rules of water safety with their children to prevent drowning.

  • Business: Skilled workforce key to growth

    As a small business owner, I learned many years ago that my success is dependent on a team of loyal, skilled employees. Ask any large employer, and they’ll tell you the same. A business can’t exist, a profit can’t be made and an economy can’t thrive without skilled employees.

  • Time for late summer seedings

    Many of you are preparing to seed or re-seed various forage grasses and legumes. Successful establishment of a new pasture or hay field does not come about by accident, but by attention to details. One of the important details is what variety or varieties you will use. We have a lot of valuable Kentucky-tested results available on grasses and legumes important to Kentucky. For our complete list of species and varieties, see your county extension agent or go to our website at http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Forage/ForageVarietyTrials2.htm.

  • State fair time in Kentucky

    A great way to complete your summer is with a family trip to the Kentucky State Fair.

    This year’s state fair will run Aug. 14–24.  Registration for many of the events and activities are due in July or early August.  Washington County 4-H members have one final opportunity to qualify exhibits for the fair on Friday, Aug. 8.

  • How to: tasty tomatoes

    Cabrina Buckman

    Let’s continue the summer garden series with a new vegetable of the week: tasty tomatoes.

  • What’s with the tomatoes?

    Have you strolled through the tomato patch this summer, and out of the corner of your eye, you spot that perfectly red, ripe tomato?

    You then rushed over to pick it, only to find that it was rotten on the bottom or blossom end.  You are not alone!

    Lately, I have been receiving calls about this strange disease, as some call it, and what to do about it.  Many want to know what to spray to stop it and many just want to know what is causing it, and if they will ever get any tomatoes to eat.

  • Fever (on the) pitch

    World Cup fever has struck the United States yet again.

    It happens every four years, though. American fans get behind our men’s national team, something amazing happens that captures the imagination of the fans, everyone wonders if soccer is finally catching on in the United States, then all falls quiet for the next four years.

    I’ve heard numerous writers and television analysts asking the wrong question, “Is soccer finally catching on with the American public and will they begin to support Major League Soccer?”

  • SCC wrestling holds first team event

    Wrestling is often thought of as an individual sport with a few team aspects interspersed within it. However, the St. Catharine Patriots made a leap toward making their new program a total team concept with a team-bonding event at Mammoth Cave National Park recently.

    The team hit the road on Friday, with 26 of its 43 signees to lodge at the Jellystone Camping Resort in order to prep for two days of team events.

  • News briefs 7/2

    Ongoing events

    WCMS Students and Parents may find the 2014-2015 school supply lists and school dress code policy on the district web page at washington.kyschools.us <http://washington.kyschools.us>. If you have any questions you may email ty.howard@washington.kyschools.us or anne.taylor@washington.kyschools.us.

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