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Today's News

  • Growing tasty tomatoes in your garden

    Before I write about tomato growing, I want to remind everyone that the Tuesday, May 11, Wheelbarrow Class on growing great annuals from seed still has a few openings for anyone that would like to attend.  Call the Washington County Extension Office at 859-336-7741.  If you haven’t attended any classes, the cost is $10, if you have already attended some classes the cost is $5.   Each person attending will receive at least 15 packages of flower seeds.

  • Black, Hamilton seek Democratic county clerk spot

    Republican Julie McRay Waits is preparing her bid for Washington County Clerk, but she won’t know who her opponent will be in November until Democratic incumbent Glenn Black and challenger Richard “Richie” Hamilton face off in the primary on May 18.

  • Patriot softball still alive in conference tourney

    SCC Sports Information

    After losing the opening game of the Mid-South Conference tournament, the St. Catharine College softball team was able to stave off elimination by winning its next two games to keep the season alive.

    In the tournament played at Millennium Park in Danville, Holly Smith’s Patriots dropped the initial game of the tournament Thursday by a 9-1 score to Campbellsville University, but the St. Catharine nine rebounded Friday to beat Pikeville 7-6 and University of the Cumberlands 3-0.

  • Drug bust nets 19 arrests, more possible

    Two Springfield men were arrested in a drug round-up conducted by Kentucky State Police on Friday, April 29. The round-up was the result of a year-long undercover drug investigation by Kentucky State Police, according to a statement from KSP. A total of 19 people from Washington and Marion counties were arrested in the round-up. KSP officials added that more arrests are pending in reference to the undercover investigation.

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Coulter: It's a girl!

    Cate Taylor Coulter

    Brian and Brooke Murphy Coulter of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter at 1:12 a.m. Feb. 23, 2010 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    Cate Taylor weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.

    Long: It's a girl!

    Raegan Desiree' Long

    Sara Hall of   Springfield and Michael Long of Lexington announce the birth of their daughter on Aug. 18, 2009.

  • State of emergency declared locally

    Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles announced Tuesday that a state of emergency has been declared in the county, and Gov. Steve Beshear has requested federal assistance to help the county recover from the past weekend's storms. Settles said it is crucial that citizens take photos of any damage, save all repair receipts, and report all damage to homes and businesses to Washington County Emergency Management Director Kevin Devine at (859) 481-3919. This information will be used to help officials get all eligible assistance for which the county qualifies.

  • SCC golfers complete season with conference tournament

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College golf teams completed the spring season last week with the Mid-South Conference Tournament played at Cherry Blossom Golf Course in Georgetown. In the seven team men’s field the Patriot men finished fifth while the women were fifth in the five team field.

  • Weekend flooding soaks county

    The storms that rolled into Washington County Saturday morning finally started to roll out Sunday night. Before the clouds began to clear, many people had been sent in search of higher, dryer ground.

    Washington County Emergency Management Director Kevin Devine said Monday that about 10-12 families were displaced from the flooding, but there were no injuries reported.

    “Everybody is OK, but there is a lot of cleaning up to be done for them to get back in their homes,” he said.

  • A real hee-haw of a good time

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    A capacity crowd came out Monday night to watch a basketball tournament at the Mackville Community Center. But this was no ordinary night of hoops action for those in attendance. This was a night of “celebrity” donkey basketball.

    Several politicians, business owners and members of the community did their best to ride their donkeys while trying to outscore the competition. But most of the players didn’t have much time to make shots because they were trying to control their mounts.

  • Commanders edge Cards, Eagles to go 4-0 in district

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders improved their district record to a perfect 4-0 with big wins over Nelson County and Bethlehem this past week.

    WC beat Nelson County 3-2 at Tom Bystrek Field in Springfield Wednesday. The lead changed hands a couple of times, but in the end, it was a bases-loaded sac fly by senior first baseman Jordan Settles that allowed sophomore shortstop Trae Abell to tag from third and cross the plate for the win.