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Today's News

  • News briefs 5/21

    Mt. Zion
    Mt. Zion Cemetery donations may be sent to Christine Hill, 4067 Mt. Zion Rd., Willisburg KY 40078

    Idle Hour Park
    The shelters at Idle Hour Park will not be available during June 27-July 19, due to the Little League state tournament.

    Relay for Life Fundraiser

  • PHOTOS: Little grads at St. D
  • County native finds success at ECTC

    Sometimes your journey forward leads you back home.

    At least that’s the case with Joseph Barber, a non-traditional (adult) student at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Springfield campus.

  • Marion County man dead after shooting

    Thirty-eight-year-old Joey Livers of Lebanon was shot and killed by Kentucky State Police on Friday, according to a report released by KSP.

    Troopers responded to the 8000 block of St. Joe Road just after 9:30 a.m. in response to a call in reference to a suicidal subject.

  • Surge at opera house

    A recent incident that damaged electrical sources equipment throughout the Springfield Opera House was discussed at last week’s city council meeting.

    City Administrator Laurie Smith spoke to the council about the power surge that occurred on April 16 and said the city’s insurance provider through the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) has been informed of the incident.

  • Memories worth keeping

    Bob Purdom said his family isn’t a special case.

    Sure, several members of the Purdom family have taken up life in the military and served this great nation with pride.

    Sure, their roots track back to the Korean War, World War I and II and even the Civil War.

    And sure, the stories of battles, hardships and perseverance have been passed down through the generations, but he said that’s just something his family has in common with millions of other Americans.

  • Pinkston moves on in sheriff race

    The unofficial results of the 2014 primary election in Washington County were released on Tuesday night, with the race for county clerk drawing the most attention as the votes rolled in.

    In the end, Glenn Black retained his seat with a 1,157-895 tally over Billy Abell. Abell kept the race close with a 209-88 advantage at the armory, but Black was able to pull out the victory behind a 169-82 difference at the courthouse polling place and taking 109 votes to Abell’s 29 in Mackville.

  • WC Commanderettes ousted

    Nelson County
    The Washington County Commanderettes faced off against the Nelson County Lady Cardinals in their 19th District Tournament semifinal matchup last Monday night, falling by a score of 19-9.

    The Commanderettes would have secured a berth in the championship game and the 5th Region Tournament with a win, something they haven’t accomplished since 2011.

  • Maple petiole borer and carpenter bees

    Are numerous leaves dropping from your maple trees?

    The culprit this time of year is probably the maple petiole borer.  

    There are several other reasons why leaves will fall from maples like squirrels, drought, and heavy aphid or scale infestations, however the characteristics of the maple petiole borer is obvious.  

    When petiole borers attack a leaf it looks generally healthy when it detaches from the tree.  

  • Disaster program a possibility for some farmers

    Livestock Losses:
    We had a really bad winter on livestock and lost a lot of cattle.  The FSA office is taking applications for these weather-related losses.  

    People are beginning to hear about this opportunity, and I thought it would be good to have a little bit about the programs in this column.

    Livestock disaster program enrollment opened on April 15, 2014.

    These disaster programs are authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill as permanent programs and provide retroactive authority to cover losses that occurred on or after Oct. 1, 2011.