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Today's News

  • Perry steps down as WC football coach

     

    Washington County High School football head coach Mark Perry is stepping down after seven seasons.
    “I’m officially going to accept another position (Tuesday afternoon),” Perry said.
    Washington County High School principal Paul Terrell confirmed that Perry planned to take a position at Central Hardin High School.
    “We’ve been in discussions the last four weeks,” Terrell said. “He informed me officially (Tuesday morning) at about 8 o’clock.”

  • Dates for general CRP sign-up announced

    John W McCauley, executive director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Kentucky, announced Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) began on March 14, and will continue through April 15. During the sign-up period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general sign-up at their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.

  • Planting corn for sileage

    Corn silage is a valuable feedstock for many dairy farms and some beef operations. The higher price of inputs this season puts even more pressure on maximizing yield without breaking the bank on inputs. Some of the following guidelines should help with a successful planting season and put the silage corn crop in the best position to reach high yields.

  • St. Catharine tips off in national tournament at 5:30 p.m.

     

    The St. Catharine College Patriots will make their first appearance in the Buffalo Funds NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City, Mo., today. The Patriots tip off at 5:30 p.m. EDT. To hear all the action, tune in to 102.7 FM, or visit Mordecai's restaurant in downtown Springfield to watch the game live. The game will also be shown live on the SCC campus in the Pettus Auditorium.

  • Sun website going to subscriber-based service

     

  • Willisburg winery seeks Sunday sales

     

    After winning a 2007 battle for the right to sell package wines and host wine tastings at their Horseshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery in Willisburg, Bob and Ann Karsner are now seeking another legal change. They want to be able to sell wine on Sundays.
    Currently, Sunday sales are not legal in any part of Washington County. That means alcohol can be sold in some, but not all parts, of the county. The only two areas in which alcohol can be sold are the Springfield city limits, and Willisburg.

  • Forgery leads to murder charage

     

    A Washington County grand jury returned an indictment against a truck driver for his part in a fatal 2010 accident.
    According to court records, Stephen Sizemore, 55, of East Bernstadt, Ky., has been charged with wanton murder, and the charges were filed because he allegedly forged documents relating to his Department of Transportation physical examination.

  • Fire group drops deadline

     

  • SCC volunteers are New Orleans bound


    Sometimes giving inspires more giving.
    Such is the case at St. Catharine College, where a group of student and staff volunteers have inspired others to volunteer.

    Last spring, a group of seven students and staff traveled to New Orleans, La., to help homeowners rebuild.
    The group collaborated with an organization called Nuns Build, which consists of Dominican Sisters.
    The group from SCC was so moved, they decided to share their experience with the rest of the college.

  • County clerk goes under budget, returns $75,000


    Washington County Clerk Glenn Black had a nice surprise for the fiscal court during the new business portion of its regular scheduled meeting on Monday.

    Black presented the county with $75,000, money that was in excess of the operating budget required by the clerk’s office.
    “We could get used to that,” judge-executive John Settles said.
    “I just hope we can keep it up,” Black said. “I can’t guarantee that.”