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Today's News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Chesser-Spalding

    Bruce and Sharon Chesser of Willisburg announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Chesser, to Scott Spalding, son of Tommy and Doris Spalding of Springfield.
    Chesser is a 2001 graduate of Washington County High School. She is a cosmetologist and owner of Amanda’s Tropical Hair Cabana in Bloomfield.
    Spalding is a 2001 graduate of Washington County High School and is employed at Toyotomi in Springfield.
    The wedding will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Mountain Valley Wedding Chapel in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Case-Curtsinger

    Russell and Cheryl Case of Cynthiana announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Hunt Case, to Timothy Dewayne Curtsinger, son of Peggy Curtsinger-Hood of Springfield, and the late Eules Hood.
    Case is a graduate of Harrison County High School and the University of Kentucky.  She is the Director of Human Resources at Hyatt Regency Louisville in Louisville.
    Curtsinger is a graduate of Washington County High School and Bellarmine University. He is the owner of Todays Gases in Springfield.  

  • Check fields for blister beetles

    Blister beetles are out now, but rarely reach damaging numbers in alfalfa. In addition, the beetles feed on clover, soybean, potato, tomato, and eggplant, and are especially attracted to flowers. Like the Japanese beetle, feeding by a few blister beetles draws in more. Large numbers of beetles can cluster on small patches of flowering plants in an otherwise uninfested field. This can result in infested hay. Blister beetles contain cantharadin, a chemical that is very toxic to horses. Fortunately, these insects have not been a significant problem in Kentucky alfalfa fields.

  • Fall is good time for planting woody plants

    With September starting, it is time to start thinking about fall, which  is a good time to plant trees and shrubs.  The cool temperatures and adequate rainfall (most years) make for an ideal time for planting woody plants.  In the spring many times, it is too wet and the soil too cool to get newly planted trees and shrubs off to a good start.  Many times gardeners are much too busy to plant in the early spring, as well.

  • County fair upcoming

  • School tax increase fails to pass

    The Washington County School Board met for a special tax hearing Friday night. The only item on the agenda was a proposed increase that would take taxes from 54.8 cents per $100 of assessed property, to 57.0 cents per $100 of property.
    Judy Spalding, finance officer for the Washington County School District, gave a presentation and said the proposed increase would generate an additional $191,075.80 next year.

  • Springfield man killed in Wednesday crash

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Fred Cornett is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Wednesday, Aug. 24, at approximately 4:25 p.m., two miles south of Springfield on KY 55.
    The collision occurred when a 1999 Toyota, being driven by Bobby C. Perry, 71, of Springfield, was traveling northbound on KY 55, crossed the center line and struck a 2008 Honda, operated by Setsuko Obata, 50, of Lebanon, head on.

  • Commanderettes fall to Bethlehem


    The Washington County High School volleyball team couldn’t get past district rival Bethlehem last week at Bethlehem.

    The Commanderettes played the Banshees nip-and-tuck for most of two sets during the Fifth Region All ‘A’ tournament in Green County last week, but eventually fell to Bethlehem in consecutive sets.
    This time, the Banshees were even sharper.
    Washington County fell 25-16, 25-8 to the home team to go 0-4 on the season.
    Commanderette head coach Anne Mudd was still high on her team after the loss.

  • Commanderettes fall to Bethlehem


    The Washington County High School volleyball team couldn’t get past district rival Bethlehem last week at Bethlehem.

    The Commanderettes played the Banshees nip-and-tuck for most of two sets during the Fifth Region All ‘A’ tournament in Green County last week, but eventually fell to Bethlehem in consecutive sets.
    This time, the Banshees were even sharper.
    Washington County fell 25-16, 25-8 to the home team to go 0-4 on the season.
    Commanderette head coach Anne Mudd was still high on her team after the loss.

  • Patriots top Mid-Continent in volleyball opener


    The St. Catharine volleyball team opened its season on Saturday with a straight-set victory over Mid-Continent University.

    The match was played at Caldwell County Middle School in Princeton, Ky.
    The Patriots got off to a slow start, with four freshmen in the starting lineup,  and let the Cougars build a 7-1 lead early in the first set.
    The young Patriots, however, would not go away, battling back to tie the set at 9-9.