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Today's News

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Mattingly: It's a girl!

    Avery Catherine Mattingly

    Lauren C. Brady and Jason T. Mattingly of Loretto announce the birth of their daughter on April 1, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Avery Catherine Mattingly weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

  • Joe Joe comes home for a day

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    There was a familiar face playing baseball in Washington County last week, and although it has been almost a year since he wore a Commander uniform, 2009 WCHS grad Joe Joe Simms was back in town for a day on April 13 as the Mid-Continent Cougars visited Springfield to play a doubleheader against the St. Catharine Patriots.

    Simms signed with Mid-Continent in August 2009, and has since been trying to adjust to college life.

  • Downed power line kills 20 cows

    A fallen power line on a farm off St. Rose-Lebanon Road Sunday afternoon has left one family with 20 dead cattle.

    John Michael Medley was preparing to check on some cattle on his family farm Sunday afternoon when he noticed a power line being down a little bit. He had his mother, Frances, contact Salt River Electric, but she learned that the line didn’t belong to Salt River. Instead, it was the property of East Kentucky Power Cooperative, a Winchester-based company.

  • Local man's Saturdays are going to the dogs

    Kurt Krug has been a pet lover since he was a young boy growing up in New Jersey, and he continues to have a soft spot for animals today. If he had room, he would probably have even more pets than the three dogs and three cats that currently call his house their home. But since he can’t bring them all home, Krug has been busy helping animals find other homes across the United States and even into Canada.

  • Rizer again to offer golf lessons as SCC fundraiser

    SCC Sports Information

    St. Catharine College golf coach Joan Rizer will again offer lessons this spring at Maywood Golf Course. All proceeds from the lessons will go to the St. Catharine College golf teams.

    Those interested are asked to call Coach Rizer at 502 507-4777 to set up an appointment.

  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Free women's health fair is April 26

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

  • HSUS has people fooled

    Recently California and Kentucky have been in the news concerning the HSUS and animal welfare.  Many of you have heard about it or read about it, and if you haven’t, here are some interesting facts we all should be aware of. Credit for the article goes to Kentucky Farm Bureau and they have allowed us to share it with you.

  • Commander basketball awards

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County boys' head basketball coach Russell Burkhead recognized several standout players at the team's annual awards banquet at Mordecai's On Main on April 19.

    "This is a great bunch of kids," said Burkhead. "I can't be more proud of them. They showed up at practices ready to work hard and they never got down."

  • O'Bryan and Osbourne vie for Simms' District 6 seat

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The economy has been a hot topic of discussion lately, and if anyone has their finger on the pulse of business in Washington County, it is District 6 magistrate Greg Simms. The five-term incumbent is running for a sixth term, having served for the past 21 years. As a local business owner, he knows the importance of not only bringing new business to the area, but also in retaining the current workforce.

  • 4-H talent show winners announced

    The annual 4-H Talent Show was held on Friday, April 16, at the Springfield Opera House.   Each act was outstanding and the top acts from Friday night will now advance to the district event scheduled for Saturday, May 15, in Elizabethtown.  In the senior vocal category, winning champion was Rose Clements who performed “Sandra Dee.”  Winning reserve champion was Mary Kutter singing “Valentine.” Receiving blue ribbons were Bob Grider who sang “Close Every Door” and Brittany Wells and Tyler Adams who sang “Sissy’s Song.”