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Today's News

  • Teen Leadership members learn about health services

    On Oct. 11, the Teen Leadership Washington County class of 2011 had the unique and exciting opportunity to learn about health services within the county. For us, it was a hands-on learning experience, not just another day in the classroom.

  • Sheriff and jailer incumbents face opposition Nov. 2

    Crime is one of the hot issues in the Nov. 2 general election in Washington County and the future of law enforcement in the area depends on who comes out on top.

    Sheriff

    Jim Crouch

  • County extends One Call service

    As the Washington County Fiscal Court met Monday morning, Judge-Executive John Settles presented the court with a contract to extend the county’s service with the One Call telephone service. The service is used to call county residents with land lines with important information or inform citizens in case of an emergency.

  • Nitrate poisoning is a concern

    The dry weather in many areas of Kentucky has increased concerns about nitrate poisoning in livestock consuming warm season grasses as pasture, crop residue, hay, silage, or baleage. Warm season annual forages (corn, sorghum-sudangrass, millet, etc…) have the highest potential for nitrate poisoning.

  • Tips to keep pumpkins looking their best

    Pumpkins are a symbol of fall, halloween, and harvest in general.  Whether you buy or grow your pumpkins there are careful harvest and handling procedures to help them last throughout the decorating season or deep into winter for hearty dishes.eeee

    Pumpkins should be harvested as soon as they are ripe and show a good orange color. Although ripe pumpkins can be left in the field for a period of time and tolerate light frost, heavy frost can cause damage. Do not try to harvest when the fruit and vines are wet since this can lead to the development of fruit rot.

  • Springfield Southern States absorbs Bardstown store

    Southern States opened its doors in Bardstown in 1947, but those doors will soon be closing as part of a consolidation with the Springfield location.

  • County clerk and two magistrate seats up for grabs Nov. 2

    The  Washington County Clerk’s office, as well as two of the six district seats for county magistrate are being contested in the general election on Nov. 2.

    Republican challenger for Washington County Clerk, Julie McRay Waits, feels that the office of county clerk is very important, and she wants to make the office more accessible to those who need service.

  • Patriot Madness is Thursday at SCC

    SCC Sports Information

    The 2010-2011 basketball madness begins Thursday at St. Catharine College. It is the annual Patriot Madness which this year is themed “Dark Night”. The action begins at 9 p.m. in Lourdes Hall and the mens’ and womens’ basketball programs are inviting everyone in the community to join in the fun.

    Patriot madness T-shirts will be given to the first 70 fans. There will be a three-point shooting contest, a dunk contest, a varsity women’s basketball dance as well as a performance by the SCC cheerleaders. Admission is free.

  • Hundreds of runners to pass through city Oct. 22

    Hundreds of visitors will be passing through Springfield and Washington County on Oct. 22. But instead of arriving in a car, motorcycle or bus, these visitors will be traveling on foot as part of the 2010 Bourbon Chase, a 200-mile relay race that starts at the Jim Bean Distillery in Clermont and finishes by Rupp Arena in downtown Lexington.

  • Blake Hoppes Football action

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Last week was a busy one for Blake Hoppes football. The Springfield Bears played in Lebanon on Sept. 30 and they beat the Lebanon Raiders 35-12 to improve their record to 2-0. Then on Sunday, the Bears blanked the Lebanon Cowboys 39-0 to move to 3-0 on the season.