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Today's News

  • Commanders come up short vs. Cards

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    While most outcomes in sports are unpredictable, one thing was certain last Friday night in Springfield. Either the 0-2 Washington County Commanders or the 0-3 Taylor County Cardinals were going to win their first game of the season. After 48 minutes of play, it was the Cards who came away with a 28-27 win.

    In addition to the Commanders coming up one point short on the scoreboard, junior back Quan Turner ended the night three yards shy of setting a new WC single-game rushing record.

  • Commanderettes complete sweep of Bardstown

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes completed a season sweep of Bardstown last week by defeating the Lady Tigers 2-0 (25-14, 25-8).

  • Hunter safety course

    The Wilderness Trace chapter of QDMA (the Quality Deer Management Association) will sponsor a Hunter Safety Class in the cafeteria at North Washington Elementary.

    Classes will be held 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 17 and 18 and the final class will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 19. You must attend class on all three days.

    For more information, contact Brad Wingfield at (859) 375-2200.

  • Joseph Thomas Candles to host grand re-opening today

    Joseph Thomas True Candles will be hosting a grand re-opening in Springfield on Friday, Sept. 11 from 1-6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 12. from 9 a.m. until noon at their new location at 240 Lebanon Hill, Suite 2B behind Showplace Custom Marble. Refreshments will be provided, and door prizes will be awarded.

    For more information, call (859) 336-5029, or visit www.josephthomastrue.com on the Internet.

  • From Left Field

    What's in a name?

    The idea for this week’s column started in the same way that many of them do. My mind usually drifts off into space while I’m sitting around waiting for a play to happen or a golf pairing to clear the fairway. This week is no exception.

  • School officials planning Phase 1 expansion

    A school tax increase has been approved for Washington County, and now there will be more money coming into the school system’s budget, including a portion that will go toward facilities for the school district. So what will be done with that money?

  • It's time to sow, reseed your lawn

    Many of you have been asking, and now it is finally time to start renovating or reseeding your lawns.  September is the best month to sow grass seed in Kentucky, however, the last few years we have been so hot and dry that there was relatively no way to keep  enough water on it to get it to germinate and survive.  This year is different; it’s cool and there is ample moisture in the soil to make it relatively easy to get a lawn established.

  • Goats greening up Bluegrass Station landfill

    Stories of large corporations and cities using goats to graze green spaces are cropping up all over the country. Now Bluegrass Station in Fayette County is partnering with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and area goat producers to green up some landfill sites.

    Bluegrass Station maintains more than 50 acres of decades-old, capped landfills at the rural location. Mowing the turf and keeping fences clear of vegetation is a laborious task that can cost between $45 and $55 per acre.

  • Commanders capitalize early but lose, 59-26

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.”

    That is one of the oldest sports cliche’s in the book, and if any game were a prime example of that phrase, then the Washington County Commanders’ home opener against Western Hills last Friday night was a textbook case.

    The Commanders got off to a quick lead when junior receiver Quan Turner ran the ball for a 56-yard yard touchdown. Junior Seth Mattingly’s extra point gave WC a 7-0 lead 49 seconds into the game.

  • Animal disposition causes problems

    I wanted to share an interesting set of information with you all from Dr. Roy Burris from Princeton.  Animal disposition is something livestock producers talk about often.  Some of the funniest stories that we tell each other are about that subject.  Unfortunately, animal disposition causes some of the most painful problems we have, and those are not funny.  

    Dr. Roy Burris, Beef Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky