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Today's News

  • St. Catharine College security director works overtime in martial arts

    Craig Mattingly began training in martial arts 20 years ago because he was interested in the mechanics of it. A fan of kung fu films as a child, he was intrigued by how a man getting along in years could throw people around as if they were light as a feather.

  • Earls continues to recover after stroke

    Springfield Sun sports and news writer Jimmie Earls is out of the hospital and recovering after a stroke last week.

    Earls is staying in St. Louis, and expects to return to work in the near future.

    For those who would like to contact him, feel free to write or e-mail him at the following addresses:

    Jimmie Earls

    1003 Tree Trails Lane

    Fenton, MO 63026

    e-mail: jimmieearls@bellsouth.net

  • Social News and Events

    ENGAGEMENTS

    Butler-Hamilton

    Allyson Marie Butler and Ryan Jerome Hamilton

    Mary Beth and Jack Butler of Louisville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Allyson Marie Butler, to Ryan Jerome Hamilton, son of Rose and Jerry Hamilton of Bardstown.

    The wedding will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 at St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church in Louisville.

    The reception will follow at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville.

    Hamilton-Noel

  • This weekend's performances of "A Tuna Christmas" canceled

    This weekend's scheduled performances of "A Tuna Christmas," scheduled for Nov. 13, 14 and 15, have been canceled due to the illness of one of the actors.

    The Nov. 20, 21 and 22 shows will still be performed as scheduled.

     

  • Dean charged with using pot to pay in murder-for-hire scheme

    A Mackville man has been charged with allegedly trying to hire someone to commit murder.

    Ryan Lynn Dean, 20, of Mackville, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Louisville on charges of soliciting a murder for hire, according to U.S. Attorney General Candace Hill of the Western District of Kentucky.

    The indictment alleges that in June 2009, Dean tried to hire someone to carry out a murder, promising to pay 10 pounds of marijuana in exchange for the killing.

  • Back 2 back!Commander band wins second state title in a row

    It wouldn’t be hard to think of the seniors in this year’s Washington County Marching Commander band as spoiled. After all, they’ve been in high school for four years and have never missed reaching the state finals of the Kentucky Music Educators’ Association marching band championships.

    The seniors and the other Commanders were back in the finals Saturday night at Papa John’s Stadium in Louisville, and for the second time in as many years, they came home with a state championship.

  • Economy doesn't slow spending for local lottery players

    You can’t win if you don’t play. That’s the slogan used by the Kentucky Lottery Corporation (KLC), but playing certainly doesn’t guarantee you will be a winner, either.

    With constant reports in the news about the economy and how people are cutting back expenses, you might think a non-essential expense like lottery tickets would be at or near the top of their list from which to cut. Think again.

  • Filing begins for 2010 elections

    Filing for 2010 elections began last Wednesday, and some local incumbents have already tossed their hats into the ring.

    Among those to file are seven incumbents, and no challengers have filed for office at this time, although the deadline is not until Jan. 26, 2010, according to the Washington County Clerk’s office.

    All county offices will be up for election in 2010, and those seeking re-election include:

    Ben Settles, Morris Sweazy and Terry Tingle - magistrates

    John Settles - Washington County Judge-Executive

  • Awards given to 4-H members

    The country ham project is just one of the many character building and educational programs 4-H offers that don’t require youth or their families to own considerable amounts of acreage or livestock or have a background in agriculture.

    Kentucky has a rich tradition in producing quality country ham. Similar to horse racing, some people consider country ham to be one of the standard symbols of the state. Kentucky ranks second in the nation in country ham production.

  • Wait to cover strawberry plants

    One of the last gardening chores before winter is putting the strawberry plants to bed for winter. Strawberry plants have already set flower buds for spring and they need to be protected to ensure those buds don’t freeze during winter’s annual frigid cruelty. A fully dormant strawberry plant can protect its flower buds down to about 15 degrees below zero, however other factors like wind chill, length of the cold spell, and freeze can affect if the flower buds can actually withstand temperatures down to 15 below.