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Today's News

  • Sever thunderstorm warning issued, 70 mph winds possible

    A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Washington County. A dangerous line of storms has been spotted, with possible winds up to 70 miles per hour. All citizens should continue to monitor storm alerts on TV and radio, and seek shelter in the event of these storms.

  • SCC Baseball Camp

    The Central Kentucky Advanced Baseball Camp will be held at St. Catharine College June 18 and 19. The camp will be from 9 a.m. until noon each day.

    St. Catharine College head coach Luther Bramblett will instruct along with his coaching staff and other area coaches.

    The camp is for players age 9 to 14. Players may register the first day of camp. Call 859 336-5082 ext. 1285 for further information.

  • Social News and Events

    BIRTHS

    Carrico: It's a girl!

    Emma Elizabeth Carrico

    LeAnn and Andrew Carrico of Louisville announce the birth of their daughter on May 27, 2009 at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

    Emma Elizabeth weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Mackin: It's a girl!

    Madelyn Rose Mackin

    Kimberly and Jeremy Mackin of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on May 17, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

  • From Left Field

    Why so serious?

    If you’re going to spend as much time as I do at ball fields, it helps to have a good sense of humor. Otherwise, you would go completely bonkers and wind up in a padded cell.

  • Stafford resigns as WC superintendent

    He’s been on the job for less than a year, but Superintendent of Washington County Schools Robert Stafford has announced that he is resigning from his position.

    “I just want to spend some time with my family and my children,” Stafford told the school board and guests at Thursday night’s meeting. He officially tendered his resignation on Tuesday of last week. “It’s going to be five or 10 years down the road, and time with them is what’s most important to me, so I’m going to spend more time with them.”

  • School lunch prices on the rise in 2009-10

    The price of eating a school lunch, like many other things in today’s economy, is going up.

    The Washington County School Board voted to increase school lunch prices by 15 cents per meal for the 2009-10 school year.

    Kevin Ellery, director of food services for the school district, presented the board members with two proposals at Thursday’s board meeting, one for a 10-cent increase, and the other for a 15-cent increase. Ellery recommended the 10-cent increase, but the 15-cent route was favored by board member Pat Clements.

     

  • WC Relay for Life tops $54,000

    The Washington County Relay for Life committee has more than 50,000 reasons to thank everyone who supported Relay this year – 54,492 reasons to be exact. That’s how many dollars were raised during the all-night event held this past weekend at St. Catharine College.

  • 2009 Washington County Relay for Life Schedule of Events

    The 2009 Washington County Relay for Life will start at 7 p.m. June 12 at St. Catharine College with the opening ceremony. Immediately following will be the survivors ceremony, the team lap and then the caregivers lap.

    The luminaria ceremony will take place at 10 p.m. The event wraps up Saturday morning with an awards ceremony at 6:45 a.m. and the closing ceremony at 7 a.m.

    Children's activities for Friday evening include:

  • Bartley feels fortunate to be cancer survivor

    Everyone who battles cancer has his or her own personal, unique experience. Some have long fights involving chemotherapy, while others come out of it with little or no trauma. Janice Bartley of Springfield considers herself one of the lucky ones.

    “I’m fortunate and I’m thankful,” said Bartley. 

    For the complete story, see this week's Springfield Sun!

  • Commander Basketball Camp

    Washington County Commander Basketball Camp for boys and girls will be held June 15-17, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for grades 1 - 8.

    Grades 1 - 4 will be in the middle school and 5 - 8 will be in the elementary school.

    Deadline for registration is June 12.