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Today's News

  • Commanders are making contact

    With the varsity team away at camp at Eastern Kentucky University, Washington County coach Larry Smith put his freshman Commander squad through drills on the first day of contact practice Monday morning. After sweating in the summer heat during the past few weeks, the boys were ready to strap on the pads and helmets and get in a few hits.

  • County debates how to handle dead animals

    The animals may be dead, but the issue of their removal is another question. The Washington County Fiscal Court is once again revisiting the issue of dead animal removal. A few months ago, the county started composting dead animals instead of using a pickup service. Before, the county contracted with Dead Animal Removal Service, Inc., but since DARS owner Henry Mattingly died in December 2009, several complaints have come in, prompting the county to look for an alternative.

  • Blister beetles feed on flowers, foliage

    Clusters of blister beetles are out and feeding on the flowers and foliage of a wide range of plants. They are most active in the morning and late afternoon, often moving to shelter during the hottest part of the day.

  • Athletic trainer on the job for high school teams

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    There’s going to be a new face at Washington County High School football, volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball games in the coming seasons.

    Jenna Meyer will serve as the school’s athletic trainer now that the school board has contracted with KORT (Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team) to provide service for high school teams.

  • Public library planning for growth, expansion

    The Washington County Public Library offers more than just books these days. It also provides residents with computer access, CD and DVD checkout, language software, and even job and entrepreneurial resources. An increase of patrons, along with a lack of space, are prompting the library to look into moving to a new, more-spacious location.

  • From Left Field

    Sometimes you just have to treat yourself. After wrapping up two hectic weeks of Little League all-stars, I had enough hours saved up to take a very rare Friday off. So I decided to check out a Reds game in Cincinnati, my first of the year.

    I lucked out because the game I attended featured a 20th anniversary celebration of the 1990 championship team. It was also MC Hammer night (The Reds’ unofficial theme song that year was U Can’t Touch This).

  • Farmers Market Jamboree scheduled for Friday

    New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future will host the third annual Farmers Market Jamboree from 5-8:30 p.m. at the old depot in Springfield on Friday, July 30. The event is a celebration of local food, products and music that promotes healthy living and communities. Various vendors will offer locally-produced products including vegetables, fruits, meats, honey, wines and crafts.

  • Popular stray dog getting ready for a new home

    They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but that hasn’t stopped members of the Middle Tennessee Golden Retriever Rescue from trying.

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Mattingly: It's a girl!

    Claire Elizabeth Mattingly

    Amanda and Jason Mattingly of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on March 31, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Claire Elizabeth weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.

    Peavy: It's a girl!

    Haley Danielle Peavy

    Luann Smith and Derek Peavy of Lebanon announce the birth of their daughter on June 23, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Haley Danielle weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces.

  • School administrators in place for 2010-11 school year

    There are several new faces in some new places as the 2010-11 school year approaches. The Washington County School District has announced that several key administrative positions have been filled in schools across the district.

    The most recent hire was that of DeVona Hickerson as principal of Washington County Elementary School. Hickerson was introduced last Friday, and her staff continues to be filled around her.