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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Volleyball clinic starts next week

    The Washington County Commanderette volleyball team will be hosting a volleyball clinic next Monday through Wednesday for girls in 4th-8th grade.

    According to WC head coach Anne Mudd, the clinic, which is in its sixth year, is a chance to get girls in the community excited about playing volleyball at an early age.

    “We just love exposing these young children to the game that we love so much,” Mudd said. “It’s a thrill seeing these young kids enjoying themselves playing volleyball.”

  • PHOTOS: little BIG league
  • Going back for seconds

    I don’t normally do this.

    But I think I ought to in this case.

    I normally never repeat a review of a play being performed by the Central Kentucky Theatre group at the Opera House in Springfield.

    However, I wanted to add a second column to that recommendation for the current “South Pacific” performance I made last week, telling you it would be a good show.

    I was wrong.

    It’s not a really good show.

    No, it’s a fantastic show.

  • News briefs 6/4

    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.

  • Native ‘Sun’ calls it a career

    Kendall Sparks
    The Winchester Sun

    James Mann landed his job at The Winchester Sun by a stroke of luck, and it’s a story only a few people know.

    At 23, he was rather naive, he said, and he had to take a test for the photographer job opening. The paper’s editor, Bill Blakeman, interviewed him, studied his pictures and put him to the test in the dark room with a photo negative.