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Today's News

  • Overabundance of clover raises concern

    As extension forage specialists we have been asked to comment on factors that have contributed to the abundance of clover in 2010.

    We have been in regular contact with livestock producers and industry throughout the state, and we have heard about and seen an overabundance of white clover in many pastures this year.

    This has raised concerns about bloat, and a number of farmers have experienced death losses due to bloat. There are several reasons for the high percentage of white clover this year.

  • All-star teams playing for state tourney berths Sunday

    Washington County's 9-10-year-old and 11-12-year-old all-star baseball teams will play Sunday afternoon for a shot to advance to the state tournament.

    The 9-10-year-old squad topped #1 seed Campbellsville Saturday by a score of 5-4. They will play at 2 p.m. in the district finals.

    In 11-12-year-old action, Washington County knocked off #1 seed Adair County 12-2 Saturday. They will play at 4 p.m. in district finals.

  • Alcohol thougth to be a factor in Loretto wreck

    A Springfield man is in serious condition at University Hospital after being involved in a motorcycle accident Saturday in Loretto.

    The collision occurred at 8:14 p.m. on KY 49 in Loretto. John F. Golden, 52, was driving a 1978 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he lost control, and was thrown from the motorcycle. Golden was not wearing a helmet and was airlifted by Air Evac to University Hospital in Louisville.

    As of Monday, Golden was listed in serious condition.

  • Softball all-stars start tournament action

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County all-star softball teams started District 5 tournament play in Lebanon by facing off with teams from South Hardin. The 11-12-year-olds struggled as they fell 18-0 in three innings, but the 9-10-year-olds built an early lead, and despite a late charge from South Hardin, they hung on for a 15-12 win.

    9-10-year-olds

  • Social News and Events

    BIRTHS

    McArthur: It's a girl!

    Gemimiah Callaway McArthur

    Mary Haydon and Andrew McArthur of Asheboro, N.C., announce the birth of their daughter, Gemimiah Callaway McArthur on March 17, 2010.

    Mattingly: It's a boy!

    Brett Patrick Mattingly

    Patrick A. and Amanda Gorin Mattingly of Lebanon announce the birth of their son on May 27, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Brett Patrick weighed 9 pounds, 8.5 ounces and was 21 inches in length.

    ENGAGEMENTS

  • Recent heat createts problems

    I am in the process of determining whether or not a Master Gardener Program is needed this year.  This means I need to find out how many of you are interested.  This will be a day class, meaning we will either meet from 9 a.m. until noon or 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The days of the week will be determined based on interest.  So, if you are interested call me or email me at the Washington County Extension Office at 859-336-7741 or dennis.morgeson@uky.edu.

    I will send you an information packet to help you determine if it is something you would like to participate in.

  • Coach pitch play at Idle Hour Park

    Washington County coach pitch baseball and softball teams have been slugging it out on the diamond this summer. Here are a few photos from some recent action.

  • WCHS volleyball starts the Scifres era

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    “Total commitment, no excuses” - that’s the philosophy of new Washington County head volleyball coach Curt Scifres, who is excited to take the reigns of the Commanderettes and, as he said, hopefully put a lot of wins on the board.

  • Wheelchair-bound man rescued from house fire

    A fire in a bedroom of a Springfield house Friday evening has left a local family homeless.

    The home of Kenneth and Michelle Thompson of 202 Commercial Ave. was damaged by a fire that began on a bed, according to Jim Logsdon of the Springfield Fire Department.

  • County prepares for a summer of road work

    It's that time of the year again, when the weather is ideal for resurfacing and patching roads in Washington County. At its meeting held on Friday, the Washington County Fiscal Court voted unanimously to approve a resolution allowing Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles to enter into a standard county road aid agreement with the state.