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Today's News

  • Weighing benefits of nitrogen applications

    We are close to the point where many livestock producers would normally apply nitrogen to tall fescue pastures to boost production levels and stockpile for fall and winter grazing.  Since there are many factors that will impact the profitability of this practice, the question at hand is: Under what set of conditions will applying nitrogen to pastures pay this year?  

  • School bus routes affected by road slides

    Slides along several roads in Washington County are not only giving members of the Washington County Fiscal Court some headaches, but once the school year starts later this week, parents and students along one road will also have to deal with re-routing school buses to avoid danger.

  • Social News and Events

    BIRTHS

    Taylor: It's a girl!

    Josie Alyssa Taylor

    Lisa and BJ Taylor of Springfield announce the birth of their  daughter on June 29, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Josie Alyssa weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

    Dowd-Mattingly: It's a boy!

    Bennett Patrick Dowd-Mattingly

    Ariana Dowd and Brian Mattingly of Louisville announce the birth of their son at 1:12 a.m. on June 30, 2010.

  • Sharpshooters compete; Cox represents 4-H

    Emily Cox represented Washington County 4-H at the State 4-H Communications Day held July 10 on the University of Kentucky campus.  Cox presented her speech in the 10-year-old Talk Meet category winning a blue ribbon.  Cox will be in the sixth  grade at North Washington Elementary and is the daughter of Phillip and Crystal Cox.  This is her second year to reach the state finals in the 4-H Talk Meet competition.  To reach state competition, a Washington County 4-Her must first win on the school level before advancing to the county-wide 4-H Talk Meet event.  If t

  • St. Catharine Celebrity Auction and Golf Classic is Aug. 6-7

    SCC Sports Information

    The 20th annual St. Catharine College Celebrity Golf Classic will be played at Lincoln Homestead State Park on Saturday, Aug. 7. The celebrity auction and reception will be Friday, Aug. 6, in the Spalding Student and Community Center on the St. Catharine campus.

    Again this year, a number of celebrities will be in the field including former University of Kentucky stars, many of the top female golfers in the state, and other celebrities from the college coaching ranks. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

  • Motorcycle crash kills two

    A Washington County man and an Illinois woman were both killed as a result of a motorcycle accident.

    Roy J. Hood, 63, of 2799 Brush Grove Road, of Willisburg, was riding a 2004 AMF XL motorcycle Sunday evening on Lawrenceburg Road in Nelson County. According to a report by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, Hood was traveling east when the motorcycle left the road and struck a culvert, sending the motorcycle into the air. Hood and a passenger, Connie L. Johnson, 57, of Sycamore, Ill., were thrown from the bike and landed in a ditch.

  • Golfers enjoy some tee time

    The second annual African-American Heritage Golf Scramble took place at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course on Saturday. Bob Noe Haydon’s team won the event with a 56, one better than Mike Dawson’s team, who shot a 57. Ralph Blandford’s team finished third with a 59 on the par-71 course. Tommie Smith had the most accurate drive on Hole 18 as well as shooting closest to the pin on Hole 17. Jared Settles shot closest to the pin on Hole 5, while Brad Reynolds was closest on Hole 8 and Joe Haydon was closest on Hole 14.

  • Commander Golf Classic

    The annual Washington County Commander Golf Classic will take place at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course on July 31.

    Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the event gets under way at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start.

    Participants will have a chance to win a car in a hole-in-one contest, plus other great prizes.

    For more information, contact Kevin Riney at (859) 336-7600 or at rineykevin@gmail.com.

  • 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.