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Today's News

  • Know your hay quality

    With fall rapidly approaching, our thoughts now turn to wrapping up the 2010 haymaking season. While some farmers will be trying to get at least one more cutting of hay in the barn, others have already completed their haymaking for this year. And while there has been a tremendous amount of hay made in Kentucky this year, much of it was late-cut hay and the quality suffered a great deal. The only sure way to know the nutrient content of your hay and how to feed it correctly and economically is to have it tested in the laboratory.

  • Springfield State Bank to celebrate 100 years in business

    One of the pillars of the community is preparing to celebrate a milestone anniversary.

    Springfield State Bank will be celebrating its 100th year in business on Friday, Sept. 17, and the public is invited to attend.

    Springfield State Bank has four locations in Washington County, including the main office at 125 East Main Street in Springfield, as well as branches at 1060 Bardstown Road, 2559 Main Street in Willisburg and 10780 Main Street in Mackville.

  • Tryouts For 2011 Girls’ Sluggers Softball

    The Sluggers travel softball team, an elite travel organization based in Marion County, will hold tryouts for the 2011 season on Sunday, Sept. 12 from 1-4 p.m. at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon.

    Tryouts will be for 8U, 10U, 12U & 14U girls in Marion, Washington and surrounding counties.

    Call Melissa Thomas at (270) 699-1872 for more information.

  • 4th annual Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival takes place Oct. 1-3

    In just a few weeks, the smell of state championship barbeque will once again hover over downtown Springfield when the city hosts the 4th Annual Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival Oct 1-3. Although one of the main attractions to the festival is the Jim Beam Barbeque Classic, an event sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society and serves as the Kentucky state barbeque championship, there are plenty of things for young and old to do during the three-day event.

  • SCC Volleyball falls in five sets to Asbury

    SCC Sports Information

    By many accounts, it was one of the most spirited athletic contests ever held at St. Catharine College. Surely it looked that way last Tuesday as a large and loud crowd was treated to exhilarating volleyball as the Asbury Eagles flew into Lourdes Hall to battle Adam Stevenson’s Patriots.

  • Book chronicles local native's time in Vietnam

    It’s a long, long way from the farmlands of Washington County to the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam, but for one county native, serving his country gave him the chance to see the world. His experiences in Asia have been chronicled in his recently released book Lasting Visions: With the 7th Marines in Vietnam, 1970, published by Merriam Press.

  • WC girls’ golf wins over Spencer Co.

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County girls’ golf team beat the team from Spencer County on Sept. 1, with Amanda Cox and her younger sister Emily both shooting a nine-hole round of 45 and medaling.

    Rounding out the scoring for WC was Emily Cecconi, who shot a 48, and Callie Harmon, who shot a 50.

    The girls also beat PRP on Aug. 19. Emily Cox medaled with the best score of 48. They also finished second in the three-way match between first place Campbellsville and third place Taylor Co.

  • Patriot soccer teams open with wins

    SCC Sports Information

    Soccer seasons have officially begun for the St. Catharine College Patriots. Last Thursday, both the men and the women chalked up their first wins of the season.

    Men

    SCC opened the men's soccer season with a 4-3 win Thursday over Ohio Christian in Circleville, Ohio. Tim Wolz, in his first game as head coach of the Patriots, saw his team twice come back from one-goal deficits to beat the Blazers (0-1).

  • WC boys’ golf team beats Nelson, finishes second in play against Campbellsville and Taylor Co.

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    On Thursday, the Washington County boys’ golf team beat Nelson County 175-193 at Lincoln Homestead State Park. Co-medalist Travis Smith led the Commanders with a nine-hole score of 40. Chris Spalding shot a 42, while Blake Smith shot 45 and both Thomas Pettus and Stephen Cecconi shot 48.

    “The boys are working on their swings,” said WC boys golf coach Bobby Bartholomai. “A lot of it is in their heads. It’s a mental game.”

  • School board passes tax increase

    A proposed tax increase was approved Wednesday night by the Washington County School Board. The new rate was approved by a vote of 4-1.

    With the new tax rate, property owners will pay 54.8 cents per $100 of assessed property value, which is up from last year’s rate of 52.9 cents per $100 of assessed value. The increase will mean an additional $19 per year on $100,000 worth of property.