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Today's News

  • Social News and Events

    BIRTHS

    Newton: It's a girl!

    Payten Elizabeth Newton

    Elizabeth Hayden and Charles “Chuckie” Newton of Loretto announce the birth of an 8-pound, 8 3/4-ounce daughter, Payten Elizabeth Newton, born Aug. 21, 2009, at Spring View Hospital, Lebanon.

    Lenz: It's a boy!

    Liam Isaiah Lenz

    Shaina and Bill Lenz of Springfield announce the birth of their son at 3:43 p.m. on Aug. 14, 2009 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

  • Become a 4-H leader; conference to be held

    If you enjoy working with young people, volunteering as a 4-H club leader may be an exciting and fulfilling experience for you. In 4-H, caring, enthusiastic adults are always needed to assist young people in achieving their goals.

    Club leaders can positively impact a 4-H’ers life. It is very rewarding for them to watch young people build self-confidence and self-worth and develop new interests as they accomplish goals in various projects and activities.

  • From Left Field

    Grace under pressure

  • State funds pave the way for road repairs

    Just because a road is less traveled, that doesn’t mean it suffers any less than busy streets or highways. That’s why the Washington County Fiscal Court is glad to be receiving approximately $150,000 in state funding to help with the cost of resurfacing some county roads.

  • Take a trip to the farm

    Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer encourages all Kentuckians to check out one of the Commonwealth’s more than 300 farm destinations during Kentucky Agritourism Month in September.

    “A trip to the farm gives people a chance to treat their families to clean, wholesome fun,” Commissioner Farmer said. “It enables people to revisit Kentucky’s agricultural roots. And it helps farmers make a living.”

  • Judicial seat vacancy announced

    Last week, the Kentucky Court of Justice posted a notice of vacancy for the judge’s seat in the 11th Judicial Circuit, Division One.

    The 11th Judicial Circuit includes Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties.

    According to the notice, the vacancy was created when Judge Doughlas George resigned from that position Jan. 31. George has continued to fill that seat until a replacement is named.

    The deadline for any person interested in filling that seat or in nominating someone for that seat is Sept. 22.

  • EZ-Stop suffers another break-in

    When burglars made their way into EZ-Stop convenience store in Willisburg over the weekend, it marked the second time in recent weeks the store had been broken into.

    During the last break-in, cigarettes were taken. This time, the burglars attempted to make their way into the store’s automatic teller machine.

  • Patriots sweep three

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine Patriots volleybll team flexed its muscles Saturday to win all three matches in a quad-match they hosted.

    Against Berea the Patriots won 25-7, 25-7 and 25-2. Lauren Bowling led the way with five kills while Brittini Schmidt and Sam Gehler had five each. Mandy Gray had 14 digs and Taylor Malott had 15 assists.

    They followed that win with a four-game set victory over Hiwassee, in which Schmidt had 10 kills, and Gray, the Mid-South Conference Player of the Week, had 15 digs. The Patriots won 25-5, 25-27, 25-8, 25-7.

  • Senior citizens pick top tomatoes

    By the time the winners were announced, the entries had been eaten. But that didn’t stop the folks at the Springfield Senior Citizens Center from having fun with their tomato contests. Both red and yellow tomatoes were judged in three categories each: largest, ugliest and first 1-pound.

    The rules of the contest were simple. Contestants could enter any tomato they could find, whether it be at the grocery store, in a neighbor’s garden, or other means. The entry fee was five cents per entry, and seniors could cast votes for one cent.

  • Commanders roll past Patriots, 48-24

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders earned their first win of the season Friday night with a 48-24 defeat of Lincoln County in Stanford.

    The Commanders got on the board first with a touchdown run by senior back Tyree Railey. It didn't take long for the Patriots to answer as they found the end zone on their next possession to knot the score at 7-7. Halfway through the first quarter, Lincoln County added a field goal to take a 10-7 lead head into the second quarter.