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Today's News

  • County budget discussed at fiscal court

    This past Monday, the Washington County fiscal court met in a regularly scheduled meeting.

    One of the first items of business on the agenda was the second reading of the fiscal year 2014/2015 budget for Washington County by County Attorney Hamilton Simms.

    After the initial draft of the budget was approved by the court on Monday, May 12, it was sent to the department of local government. There, it was approved by Robert Brown, the state local finance officer, for the second reading, with the budget totaling $5,906,687.

  • Summer reading at the library

    The Washington County Public Library will hold its Summer Reading Program kick off celebration on Thursday, June 12at 5:00 pm at the Lebanon Aquatic Center, 525 Graham Memorial Drive, Lebanon, KY. This year’s themes for the Summer Reading Programs are: “Fizz, Boom, Read,” for ages birth-7 years and “Spark a Reaction,” for ages 8-17 years.

  • PHOTOS: Model Ts on the move
  • News briefs 6/11

    Ongoing events

    Cemetery Donations
    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.

    Volunteers Needed
    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena Russell at 859-336-3232.

  • 4-H Young Riders have been busy

    Washington Co. 4-H Young Riders have had a busy two weeks and have accomplished a lot, winning top awards and supporting the community. The club kicked off its marathon activities by participating in the Willisburg Memorial Day weekend event by riding in the parade and providing horse rides.

  • Pest management will be crucial this spring

    These articles we received from the Pest News Alert  this week, and we thought it was timely information for you all to know.

  • Controlling mosquitoes

    Controlling mosquitoes can be very difficult, especially since there are so many places for them to breed. Any water holding container left outside can make a small mosquito problem turn into a full-on plague.  

    Most commonly, stopped-up gutters, old tires, aluminum cans, flower pot saucers and even dense shady gardens with lots of moist soil and leaf tissue can become a breeding ground for hundreds to thousands of mosquitoes.  

  • Junior league golf coming up

    Lincoln Homestead State Park will be hosting a junior golf league starting next week and lasting for about five weeks, according to Bobby Bartholomai, club pro and Washington County High School golf coach.

    The league, intended for ages 10 and up (Bartholomai noted that a golfer over 16 is a rarity), is unique in the way that it is set up.

    The league will be played on Tuesday and Thursday from 8-10 a.m. each week, but the commitment for each golfer is flexible, as there is a $3 charge for each day played rather than a set fee at the beginning of the season.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: One-track mind

    Christian Ibarra has always been intrigued by track and field.

    He had a passion for playing football and enjoyed basketball and soccer growing up, but running track was always his dream.

    “I’ve been very fast my whole life,” Ibarra said. “I’m highly energetic, and I love running. It’s in my soul.”

  • Three new head coaches hired

    Three head coaching positions at Washington County High School were filled this past week.

    Mike Holt, Sr. was pegged as the head girls’ basketball coach, an opening that had been left vacant for the longest time of the three.

    Former Commanderette coach Bernard Smalley was recently hired as the head coach for the boys’ basketball team.

    Two spring sports jobs were filled as well, with Christy Baker and Adam Blair being hired as the head coaches for softball and baseball, respectively.