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Today's News

  • School tax hearing is Sept. 1

    With expenses on the rise and funding for state mandated programs not climbing to meet those expenses, many school districts are left with a decision to make about generating revenue.

    For the Washington County School System, helping cover the costs of doing business could mean an increase in the tax rate for real and personal property.

    Currently, the tax rate for those types of property stands at 52.9 cents per $100 of assessed value.  

  • Conservation district to accept cost-share funding requests

    The Washington County Conservation District will be accepting requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program beginning Sept. 1, 2010 and extending through Sept. 30, 2010.

  • Fall gardener series to begin

    For those of you who asked for a few fall wheelbarrow classes, I have decided to offer a very short version of the popular spring series.  Like the spring classes, these will meet at the Washington County Extension Service at 6 p.m., and registration is required by the dates listed if you would like to attend.  There must be at least 10 participants for each session.

    Tuesday, Sept.  28

  • Camp Calvary Archery Tournament

    Camp Calvary in Mackville will host a 3D archery tournament on Saturday, Aug. 28.

    Registration is between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., with the competition starting immediately after.

    The range will consist of 30 shots. A free cookout will follow the shoot at 12:30 p.m.

    Adult categories include Hunter Class and Traditional Class. Youth categories (Ages 15 and under) include Hunter Class and Genesis/No Sights Class.

    Come out and shoot a few targets with your friends and help raise money for Camp Calvary.

  • For whom the bell tolls

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

  • WC volleyball wins four in a row

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County volleyball team rebounded from its season-opening loss to Green County by rattling off a string of four wins last week.

    Campbellsville

    It all started with a victory at Campbellsville on Aug. 17, with the Commanderettes taking the match 2-0 (25-20, 25-17).

  • Commander golf beats Bardstown

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    In match play at Lincoln Homestead on Aug. 16, the Washington County boys’ golf team beat Bardstown, 169-197.

    Junior Travis Smith medaled and led the Commanders with a score of 37. Thomas Pettus shot a 43, while Blake Smith shot 44 and Chris Spalding shot a 45.

  • Carey competes in shoot

    Special to The Sun

    From Aug. 3-6, Stephanie Carey competed in the 111th Grand American World Trapshooting Championships held in Sparta, Ill. Battling temperatures in the 100s, she competed in eight events, consisting of four singles events and four handicap events over four days.

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Ballard: It's a girl!

    Sophie Marie Ballard

    Amanda Marie and Walter Stephen Ballard of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on July 22, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Sophie Marie Ballard weighed 7 pounds and was 19.75 inches in length.

    WEDDINGS

    Carey, Cunningham exchange vows

    Mr. and Mrs. Ryan L. Cunningham

    Lindsay J. Carey and Ryan L. Cunningham were wed at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 25, 2010 at Bernheim Forest in Clermont, Ky.

  • Reports of aflatoxin contamination found; sign up for USDA program

    Aflatoxins, metabolites of the fungus Aspergillus flavus, are potent toxins and carcinogens in animals, and may also be human carcinogens. Although aflatoxin contamination in corn isn’t common in Kentucky, I have received reports of some pre-harvest aflatoxin contamination in stressed corn crops.