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Today's News

  • Master Gardeners plant at arboretum

    I thought gardeners would be interested in reading this article written by Carol Spence.

    Within the space of a couple of hours on a day in mid-May, hints of Kentucky and splashes of whimsy materialized across The Arboretum, the State Botanical Garden of Kentucky. Flowers sprang up so quickly throughout the garden that one might suspect it was the work of garden fairies.

  • Four juveniles charged after racist graffiti spray painted

    Four juveniles have been charged by Springfield Police after graffiti depicting racist phrases and logos were painted on several local buildings, signs and other property.

  • Commanderettes are district runners-up

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes fell 3-2 to Nelson County Tuesday evening to finish as runners-up in the 19th District Tournament. The first round win over Bethlehem on Monday gives WC an automatic spot in the 5th Region Tournament which starts May 31 at Central Hardin.

    In their quest for the district title, WC got an early 1-0 in the top of the first when left fielder Jaclyn Kelty belted an RBI single to score shortstop Kelly Hill, who reached on a lead-off single.

  • Scrambling for a cure

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The 2nd annual Washington County Relay for Life Golf Scramble is in the books, and this year it came down to a tie-breaker. Two teams finished the par-71 course at Lincoln Homestead at 13 under. Finishing first in a scorecard playoff was the team of Dodie George, Michael George, Jason Flinn and Jimmy Taylor. Team Toyotomi (Yukihiko Ushiro, Jonathan Jones, Kalen Boone and Rob Bruington) came in second. Third place went to Anthony Drury, J.J. Knopp, Scotty Horton and Eric Thomas.

  • Popular stray dog, 10 puppies seeking a home

    The workers at McDonald’s call her Big Mac, and now, she has 10 little McNuggets to go along with her. The female Golden Retriever seen around parking lots of area restaurants and grocery stores is probably the best-known stray dog you’ll ever see. People routinely feed her, including the McDonald’s staff members, who toss her biscuits and other food when she’s in the area. Now, she has been picked up by a caring local woman, and the dog has been discovered to have a litter of 10 puppies in need of a home.

  • Mini Relay for Life raises more than $2,000

    The threat of inclement weather didn’t dampen the cancer-fighting spirit of Washington County Middle School on May 14 as they held their annual mini Relay for Life. While the festivities started at the high school football field, things were quickly moved indoors into the middle school gym after a brief sprinkle of rain fell just after noon. In total, the students raised approximately $2,000 for the WCMS Relay for Life team.

  • School board makes reductions in staff

    The lack of a state budget has continued to have an impact on numerous groups across the state, and the Washington County School District is the latest to be affected.

  • JV Commanders win district tournament

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County JV baseball team won the 19th District JV Tournament last week, beating Bardstown in the opening round and coming from behind to win a thriller against Nelson County for the title.

    “We beat Bardstown in the first game, I believe it was 6-0,” said WC head coach Derek Schuler. “Trae Abell pitched a no-hitter against the Tigers and got the win.”

    In the championship game, the JV Commanders were tied 1-1 with Nelson County heading into the fifth inning.

  • Farmers need to utilize flood relief programs

    Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer advises that Kentucky farmers may be able to utilize federal relief programs to get help for farm-related losses incurred since April 30 as a result of severe storms, flooding, mudslides, straight line winds and tornadoes.

    “Kentucky farmers have lost thousands of acres of crops, and some had farm equipment and fences damaged,” Commissioner Farmer said. “I want them to know they are not alone. There are several programs available through the Farm Service Agency to assist them in their recovery.”

  • Garden problems showing up due to rain

    The flooding rains after the abnormally dry winter and early spring haven’t put  much damper (no pun intended) on the spring planting season, as of yet anyway.  Based on the calls I am getting the vegetable gardens are growing full swing, the fruit plants are blooming heavily or have already set fruit, the asparagus is in need of cutting almost daily, and the flowers are absolutely beautiful!  However, there are problems lurking around every corner and now the high moisture diseases are going to start showing up.