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Today's News

  • Busy intersection will have turn lanes

    A Washington County intersection that has seen its share of accidents is about to undergo a much-needed change.

    In an announcement from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Wednesday, Secretary Michael W. Hancock said turn lanes will be installed at the intersection of KY 555 and KY 528, which is the intersection near the Parkview Shopping Center in Springfield.

    According to Patty Dunaway, chief district engineer of District 4 in Elizabethtown, the new turn lanes will be added with money available from the state.

  • The sky is the limit for local skydiving group

    Washington County might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of skydiving, but it’s a great location, according to Bill Harned, owner of Jumping for Fun Skydiving.

    “Actually, this is the perfect location,” said Harned. “About a year ago, I told people I was thinking of opening up a place to do skydiving. I talked to the airport board, and they had some difficulties with someone close to three years ago and they didn’t want anymore skydiving there.”

  • Commanders still perfect

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    They say defense wins ball games, and there has never been better evidence of that than the last two Washington County football games. After beating Marion County 3-0 on Sept. 24, the Commanders earned their second straight shutout against Bethlehem Friday night, blanking the Eagles 30-0. The win puts WC at 6-0 on the season.

  • St. Catharine Fall Basketball Camp

    St. Catharine College will be hosting a Fall Break Basketball Camp Oct. 7 and 8 for young men in grades six through 12. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon each morning.

    Players will receive instruction in all parts of the game from St. Catharine head coach J.T. Burton, the Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year, plus the Patriot staff and players.

    For more information on cost or to register for the camp, call (502) 599-8471.

  • 4-H: Learning by doing

    October 3-9 is National 4-H Week.  

    4-H is one of the largest youth development programs in America with more than 6.5 million young people, ages 9-19, and 540,000 youth and adult volunteers.  

  • School test scores show improvement

    The Washington County School District received its own report card recently in the form of state test scores in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and American College Testing (ACT) scores.

    Of the county’s four schools, all did well on the No Child Left Behind testing. As a district, Washington County met 13 of 13 goals.

    Superintendent of Washington County Schools Robin Cochran said she is pleased with the results.

  • Celebrate agritourism month

    When many of Kentucky’s early agritourism entrepreneurs began opening up their farms to visitors, there wasn’t a name for the experience they provided the public. “When we began entertaining people on the farm with hay rides and other activities in the early 80’s we didn’t call it agritourism,” said Bill Jackson, owner of Jackson’s Orchard in Warren County.

  • Seven candidates seek six city council seats

    The race for Springfield City Council is playing out like a game of musical chairs. There are seven people vying for only six spots, meaning that only one person will be left out in the cold following the Nov. 2 general election.

    Regardless of who the top six vote-getters will be, at least one new face will join the council due to the decision of long-time member John Hardin to vacate his seat. Hardin has served on the counicl for a total of 27 years.

    Brooke Murphy Coulter

  • 'Meat Your Neighbor' farm tour to showcase farming process

    The Kentucky Livestock Coalition is excited to announce the “Meat Your Neighbor” Farm Tour beginning in Shelby County. The tour is designed to showcase the complete process from farm to plate. Farmers and industry professionals will be available throughout the duration of the event to answer any questions.

  • From Left Field

    With Washington County being a community based in farming and agriculture, I’m sure most people can appreciate the effort it takes to plant seeds and let crops grow into maturity. They know that you cannot harvest while the crops are still green.

    When Washington County head football coach Mark Perry sowed those seeds back in 2004, he, like any good farmer, knew that it would take years of nurturing and growing before he would see the mature results of his labor.