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Today's News

  • Grand jury indicts five

    A Washington County grand jury has returned indictments against five people.

    Thomas R. Combs, also known as Thomas R. Cornish, 29, of 10071 Highway 555 in Willisburg, was charged with a total of 10 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument 2nd degree, a Class D Felony, and two  counts of being a persistent felony offender.

    According to court documents, the charges are in relation to forged checks, allegedly written between April 10 and May 11, 2010. Bond for Combs/Cornish was set at $20,000 cash.

  • Legumes send a second-round blow

    The following is an article from Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler, beef extension specialist,  University of Kentucky, and I thought it would be of some interest to you all.

  • Junior Miss contest is Saturday night

    A group of 13 young ladies will take center stage Saturday night to compete for the title of 2011 Washington County Junior Miss.

    Jordon Mudd, co-chair of the event, said the participants have worked hard, and she sees a lot of responsibility and determination from the group.

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Brady: It's Twins!

    Bella Janell and Benjamin James Brady

    Tonya Coffman and Larry Brady Jr. of Camp-bellsville announce the birth of twins, Bella Janell Brady and Benjamin James Brady, May 9, 2010, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Bella, weighed 5 pounds, 13.5 ounces and Benjamin weighed 4 pounds, 5.5 ounces.

    ENGAGEMENTS

    Spalding-Green

    Erin Spalding and Michael Allen Green

  • County switches insurance plans for employees

    No one likes to see their insurance deductibles go up, but the Washington County Fiscal Court voted 5-0 Monday to switch the county’s insurance coverage for its employees to a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) managed by Peel and Holland Insurance through KACo. The vote was unanimous, with magistrate Greg Simms absent from the meeting.

  • Mets take the lead in softball action

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Mets are in first place in 9-12-year-old Little League softball at Idle Hour Park.

    Last Monday, the Mets beat the Braves 11-6 with Katy Webb picking up another win, while Anne Tayler Redmon took the loss.

    In the late game, the Orioles beat the Reds, 15-3. Haylee Graves earned the win, while Hayley Smith suffered the loss.

    On Tuesday, the Braves edged the Reds, 12-11. Redmon got the win for the Braves, while Reds pitcher Elizabeth Medley took the loss.

  • Blight, mites, and spots, oh my!

    Summer has begun according to the weather, but not the calendar.  Personally, I love the heat and humidity, but I know many of you don’t. But hey, that’s why we have four seasons.  There are several problems in the garden right now and if you read my article last week you know the big one is on tomatoes.

  • Jake's Day event canceled

    The Jake's Day event scheduled for Saturday, June 12 at River of Life Church has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

  • Little League softball starts season

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The 9-12-year-old Little League fast-pitch softball season got under way at Idle Hour Park last week. After the first week of play, the Mets are on top at 3-0, followed by the Braves (2-1), Orioles (1-2) and Reds (0-3).

    Haylee Graves got the win as the Orioles beat the Reds 3-1 last Monday. Elizabeth Medley took the loss for the Reds.

    In the late game, the Mets blanked the Braves 5-0 behind the pitching of Katy Webb. Ann Taylor Redmon got the loss for the Braves.

  • Follow these ATV safety tips

    School is finally out for summer, and that means kids everywhere are free to spend their time playing outside.  For some, that may mean taking a ride on an ATV.  While we want to encourage children to be active during the summer, we want to make sure that they stay safe.