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Today's News

  • Social News and Events

    BIRTHS

    Vittitoe: It's a girl!

    Cheyenne Emily Vittitoe

    Selvey James (Jamie) Vittitoe and Melissa Cambron, of Bardstown, announce the birth of a daughter on Nov. 19, 2009 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    Cheyenne Emily Vittitoe weighed 7 pounds, 13 oucnes and was 20 inches in length.

    Hamilton: It's twins!

    Allie Elizabeth and Aiden Polin Hamilton

  • County gets ready for 2010 Census

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    With holiday bills coming in and some people looking to just put food on the table or clothes on their backs, the timing couldn't be more perfect for the U.S. Census Bureau to begin recruiting employees for the 2010 census. Potential employees from Washington County, as well as surrounding counties, have been among the hopefuls who have recently completed a testing process aimed at hiring census workers.

  • Patriot women win one of three

    SCC Sports Information

    Injuries are part of the game. But St. Catharine College coach Lena Bramblett wishes the recent rash of maladies was a much smaller part than it has become this season. At one point last week the Patriots were missing six players, five of which were possible starters when practice began in October. And to add to the problem, sophomore Courtney Milam, the team’s leading scorer, went down in Saturday’s game with what could be a serious knee injury.

  • Arrest made in tobacco theft case

    Crime doesn’t pay, unless you are the police. In this case, one crime paid off and led to an arrest in another case.

    Donnie Lee Hardin, 37, was lodged in the Marion County Jail and charged with burglary in the second degree and theft by unlawful taking of $10,000 or more. His bond was set at $20,000 cash.

  • Weigh Down Washington County 2010 starts Jan. 5

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  • Deadline to switch political parties is Dec. 31

    If citizens want to change their party registration in time to participate in their party’s primary election that determines nominees for United States Senator, United States Congressional Representatives, state legislative races, and other partisan offices, they must do so by Dec. 31, 2009; otherwise, they will miss out on their chance.

  • Drive-by shooting investigated

    A drive-by shooting on Mt. Zion Road Tuesday evening remains under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

  • From Left Field

    Dear Santa

    You know, I’ve always considered myself to be like a big kid, so why shouldnt I be allowed to submit my own letter to Santa this year?

    Now, I’m not going to hand in a mile-long list filled with every toy imaginable. I’m going to keep things simple this year.

  • Students take safety seriously at bike rodeo

    Each year, children all over the world wish for a new bicycle for Christmas. But with every new bike that Santa delivers comes a lot of responsibility and concern for safety. That’s why the Washington County Family Resource and Youth Services Center and Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville recently partnered to offer a bicycle safety course at Washington County Elementary School.

  • Local man indicted for sex abuse

    A Washington County grand jury has returned indictments against seven people, including one local man charged with sex abuse.

    Paul Mattingly, 38, of Kirsch Lane in Springfield, was charged with two counts of sex abuse in the first degree (Class D felony) and two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor in the first degree (Class B felony).

    According to court records, Mattingly is accused of having sexual contact with at least two children less than 12 years of age. The alleged incidents took place between August 2008 and March 2009 in Washington County.