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Today's News

  • 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

  • Volunteer to be a 4-H leader

    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.

  • Local musician finding success in Nashville

    Music flows through her veins, and though she learned to play by ear, Deanna Loveland is now playing for a living.

    Formerly Deanna Tomlinson, the 20-year-old up-and-coming musician and more decided to change her name for professional, as well as personal reasons.

    “I decided to use a stage name professionally. I don’t have a lot of trouble with it, but still with the possibility of stalkers, it was mainly for privacy,” she said.

  • Springfeld comes 'Alive After Five'

    Although last Thursday evening started with a brief rain shower, that didn't dampen the spirits of those who turned up for the first weekend of Springfield's “Court Square - Alive After Five” series of events. Every Thursday night in September, court square will host a variety of music acts, as well as art and craft booths and an antique and classic car cruise-in. It's all a way to promote Springfield and offer entertainment for the community.

  • Commanderettes rebound vs. Lady Tigers

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Sometimes, when a team is down and feeling weak, the best thing for them to do is pick themselves up by picking on a weaker opponent. And that’s just what the Washington County Commanderettes needed last Tuesday night.

    After going 0-5-1 last Saturday in the Marion County Tournament and losing 0-2 at Central Hardin last Monday, WC, which hadn’t won since Aug. 22, was hungry for a victory as the 0-10 Lady Tigers of Bardstown looked for their first win in Springfield.

  • WC girls beat Meade; boys place second against Taylor, C-Ville

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Both Washington County boys’ and girls’ golf teams hit the links last week in match play.

    The boys hosted teams from Campbellsville and Taylor County at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course. The Cards came out on top as Taylor County shot 163, while WC finished with a 170 and Campbellsville finished last with 200.

    Some individual performances have been outstanding for the Commanders as Aaron Spalding has already qualified for the state tournament Oct. 5-7 at Bowling Green Country Club.