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Today's News

  • Summer of opportunity for Erika Weir

    Erika Weir has had a busy summer.

    The morning after being named Distinguished Young Woman for Washington County—something she had dreamed of winning since she was “a little girl” — she was being rushed off to her designated Governor’s Scholar Program destination at Morehead State University.

  • Fowler arrested on domestic assault charges

    According to a report filed by Ofc. Tony Golden of the Springfield Police Department, Bruce L. Fowler, of 110 Domus Ct., was arrested on July 14 and charged with second-degree assault following an incident at the residence.

    Golden noted in his report that a call was received in reference to domestic violence just after midnight, but that the alleged victim, Andrea L. Gayheart, had already left the scene by the time the officer arrived.

  • News briefs 7/30

    Ongoing events

    Supply list and dress code policy
    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.

    Washington County Summer Feeding Program

  • Several indictments handed down

    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

    Alfonso Zarate-Martinez, 33, of 276 Jenkins Lane, Lot No. 4 in Willisburg, who’s aliases include Richardo Alfonso Zapata (Zarate), Manuel Zarate-Venegas, Manuel Venegas and Jeraydo Martinez Varatan was listed as an illegal resident of the country on an indictment made last month. Zarate faces eight counts, three of which classify as felonies.

  • Bridge on Texas Road discussed at fiscal court meeting

    There were two main areas of discussion during last Friday’s meeting of the Washington County fiscal court.

    The first talking point centered around the closing of a small bridge on Mackville Texas Road, which is located around the 2.65-mile point northeast of Hwy. 150. On July 21, it was reported that stone one side of the bridge had fallen off, which prompted Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles to declare an emergency order due to safety concerns.

  • Urgent call for blood, platelet donors

    The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.

    Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately eight percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The number of donors continues to decline, and the shortfall is significant enough that the Red Cross could experience an emergency situation in the coming weeks.

  • Bluegrass expands 4G network in county

    More residents in Washington County now have access to 4G LTE, the most-advanced 4G network, on their Bluegrass Cellular mobile devices. As part of a system-wide 4G LTE development project, Bluegrass announced last week that it has expanded its nationwide 4G LTE network into the Washington County community of Tatham Springs.

  • Robinson takes part in GSA

    This summer, The Kentucky Center hosted over two hundred eager young artists from every region of the Commonwealth, as The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) took place at Danville’s Centre College from June 22 to July 12.

  • Home-grown potato and onion storage tips

    If you are trying to get your fall garden started, you have probably run into a problem.  

    You need to harvest your onions and potatoes but now wonder what in the world you are going to do with them to keep them from spoiling before you eat them.

    Well, you are not alone. I have the same problem. I usually store them as best as I can and take my losses, but there are some things that can be done to increase the storage time for these vegetables.

    With potatoes, there is one thing to keep in mind.

  • Stable flies a pest for livestock

    The stable fly is a blood-sucker that looks like a house fly but has a piercing-type mouthpart that projects forward from the front of its head.

    Males and females feed on warm-blooded animals and humans, usually around the lower leg or ankles. They will also attack dogs, biting them mostly on the ears.

    Stable flies are not limited to barns and stables; they will rest around houses and attack people, too. Stable flies are strong fliers; they can cause problems at least two miles from their breeding sites.