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Today's News

  • Washington County opens 2010 football season Friday

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s a new school year and a new season for Washington County football. After a 3-8 showing last year, the Commanders are hoping to improve their record as they have added some size and experience to the roster. Several players who were on last year’s undefeated JV squad are poised to step up to the varsity squad. But there is no substitute for game experience, and that’s exactly what they got on Friday when they knocked helmets with the North Oldham Mustangs in a scrimmage at Washington County High School.

  • Commanderettes fall in season opener

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderette volleyball team took on the defending 5th Region champs, Green County, at home on Thursday to start the 2010 volleyball season.

    The Commanderette varsity squad lost 2-0 (25-22, 25-19) to the Lady Dragons, but WC kept pace by keeping the scores close.

    Head coach Curt Scifres had to leave just before the start of the varsity match due to a family emergency.

  • Simms inks offer to play for Patriots

    SCC Sports Information

    St. Catharine College basketball coach J.T. Burton repeatedly talks about his players’ need for toughness if they hope to succeed in the physical brand of ball in the Mid-South Conference. So, when he welcomed Washington County High School point guard Alex Simms into the Patriot program last week, Burton got just the type of player he is looking for.

    “He’s tough as a pine knot,” said Burton of Simms, who signed a scholarship offer Thursday. “The tougher the game is the more he likes it.”

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Cooper: It's a boy!

    Hudson Lawrence Cooper

    Nicole and Josh Cooper of Mount Washington announce the birth of their son on June 8, 2010 at Baptist Hospital East.

    Hudson Lawrence weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches in length.

    Boblitt: It's a girl!

    Andrinna Marie Boblitt

    Tina Blanford and Travis Boblitt of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter at 10:26 a.m. on Jan. 11, 2010 at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.

  • Commanders are hungry for a season-opening win...and pizza

    To officially kick off football season in Washington County, Snappy Tomato Pizza in Springfield hosted the Commander football team on Monday evening. WC head coach Mark Perry and radio host Hal B. Goode talked Commander football on 100.9 MIKE-FM while the team and coaches were treated to free pizza.

  • Mike Haydon to serve as governor's chief of staff

    Springfield native Mike Haydon is about to take on a new job.

    On Thursday, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear announced that Haydon will replace Adam Edelen as his chief of staff effective Sept. 16.

  • NAP applications closing dates announced

    Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds agricultural producers of deadlines to apply for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) for crops in order to be eligible for the agency’s Disaster Assistance Programs.

  • Tech center students to build house from ground up

    A good education is built on a solid foundation.

    Just ask the carpentry students at the Marion County Area Technology Center.

    Friday, students, local officials and representatives of the Marion and Washington counties’ school districts were on hand for a groundbreaking ceremony at Beechwood Street, Lot 79, in Lebanon.

    This lot is where those students will be learning lessons in construction, cooperation and hard work. And when they are finished, a house will stand, ready for someone to make it their home.

  • Hot, dry weather a blow to some of state's row crops

    This summer has been hot and dry for portions of Western Kentucky, especially areas west of the Land Between the Lakes. Many area farmers are beginning to harvest their corn and early-season soybeans.

  • No changes in city tax rates

    On Aug. 9, Washington County voted to keep the same tax rates for real estate, personal property and motor vehicles. Last Tuesday, Springfield council members decided to do the same by having the first reading of two city ordinances during a meeting of the Springfield City Council. If approved, the tax rates for real estate and personal property within the city would remain at 13 cents per every $100 of assessed value and the tax rate for motor vehicles, watercraft and aircraft will remain at 14.8 cents for every $100 of assessed value.