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Today's News

  • Man arrested in door-to-door begging scam

    A local man is facing a Class D felony drug charge after being arrested last Thursday night by Springfield Police. Joseph K. Sparrow, 29, of Springfield, is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and is currently being housed in the Marion County Detention Center in Lebanon with a cash bond set at $1,000.

    For the past several months, residents of Washington County may have fallen victim to Sparrow, who Springfield Police describe as a drug addict who used a door-to-door method to solicit money for his habit.

  • Time marches on for old Robinson store

    Located in Washington County just north of Sharpsville, where Routes 53 and 390 meet, sits the rundown shell of an old general store once owned by Jack and Adylee Robinson. Fifty years ago, it was the hub of the community, a place where many local residents purchased their groceries, feed, seed, and even their clothing. Today, the old store is home only to a family of stray cats. Jack  has passed away, and at 94, Adylee is spry and still kicking up her heels.

  • Commanderettes pick off Burgin but fall to Lady Tigers

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes opened the second half of the 2009-10 schedule with a road trip to Burgin to battle the 3-4 Lady Bulldogs.

    The first quarter was all WC as the Commanderettes got off to a 16-11 start after the first period. Burgin came back in the second quarter, putting up 14 points to WC’s eight, to take a 25-24 lead into halftime.

    WC pulled away in the second half, outscoring Burgin 14-10 in the third and 16-12 in the final quarter to win 54-47 and improve to 2-8 on the season.

  • School system now offering alternative education program

    In a pubic school system, learning is for every student, but not all students can learn in the same settings. That’s why Superintendent of Washington County Schools Robin Cochran is excited about a new program offering an alternative to students who may not have functioned as well as possible in the traditional classroom setting.

    The new alternative program offered at Washington County High School is a program Cochran has long believed was needed in the local school system, and she’s glad to see it coming to fruition.

  • Local man sentenced to 15 years for burglaries

    A Springfield man who went on a crime spree last spring has been sentenced in connection with numerous break-ins at businesses in Shelby County.

  • Livestock competitions to begin soon

    Although the warmer temperatures of spring and summer are just wishful thinking, it’s time for 4-H members who want to participate in livestock projects to begin making plans.  Kentucky 4-H requires that each member receive six or more hours of instruction in the various areas of livestock care, judging and general knowledge in order to participate in any 4-H livestock competition.  In Washington County, 4-H members join the 4-H Hooves and Horns Club to learn about the livestock industry and earn their six hours.

  • Social News and Events

    BIRTHS

    Coyle: It's a boy!

    Caden Shaun Coyle

    Rebecca and Shaun Coyle of Berea announce the birth of their son on Dec. 19, 2009 at St. Joseph East Hospital in Lexington.

    Caden Shaun Coyle weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

    Yates: It's a boy!

    Jason Michael Scott Yates

    Megan and Timothy Yates of Springfield announce the birth of their son on Dec. 14, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

  • Attend spring gardening classes

     If you are like me, the seed catalogs are piling up and you probably peek through them quite often dreaming of warmer weather and fresh produce.  While you are planning crop rotation strategies and picking which cultivars to grow you can also plan on attending some new and exciting classes at the Washington County Extension Office.   I have put together the 2010 version of my annual spring gardening series better known as the Wheelbarrow Series.  There should be a class or two that will interest even the most knowledgeable and well rounded gardener.  Some of t

  • Cold weather can cause livestock problems

    The cold weather has finally reached us. These arctic blasts can cause problems for livestock operations ranging from frozen waterers to sick cattle. In these situations, hindsight is often 20/20 due to lack of preparation. I encourage folks to jot down the “little things” in these instances that could be prepared for during the warmer days of fall leading up to winter.

  • Producers receive $4.5 million in disaster payments

    USDA has already made more than $4.5 million in disaster payments to Kentucky’s livestock producers after implementing two new programs in 2009, demonstrating USDA’s commitment to rapidly meeting the goals of Congress and providing farmers and ranchers with timely and effective disaster assistance.