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Today's News

  • Farmers not following rules with dead animals could pose dangers, face fines

    Although Washington County will soon have a new dead animal removal company providing service to the area, there are still some animal owners who will refuse to pay the $20 fee the county charges per visit to use the service. Dead animal pickups have dropped nearly 50 percent since the county started charging. So what’s happening with all of the dead animals not picked up by the county?

  • Increase profits using cross fences

    Even though your cows no longer are grazing corn stalks, don’t put away your electric fence for the summer just yet. I’ll explain why in a moment.  

  • SIgn-up date for programs extended to Aug. 14

     Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that USDA has extended the sign-up deadline from June 1 to Aug. 14, 2009, for both the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and the forthcoming Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program. This action extends the sign-up deadline by 10 weeks to give producers ample time to decide whether to participate in ACRE or remain in DCP.

  • St. Catharine opens national softball tournament against Briarcliffe

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College softball team has not played a game since April 25. But that does not mean that Holly Smith’s team has not been busy over the last two weeks. In addition to the practice schedule, the players have spent quite a bit of Internet time as they prepare for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) tournament that begins today in Decatur. Ill.

  • Commanders break the Cardinal curse

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It can be intimidating going into play against a team that is 14-0 against you over the past five seasons. It can be even more of a challenge when your two senior sluggers are away on a class trip while you match up against this Goliath of a team.

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Kelly: It's a boy!

    Ethan Gabriel Kelly

    Sara Ashley Hughes and Evan Lloyd Kelly of Old Hickory, Tenn., announce the birth of their son on April 9 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

    Ethan Gabriel Kelly weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 21 inches in length.

    ENGAGEMENTS

    Smith-Hill

    Rebecca Ann Smith and James Bradley Hill

  • Two inmates injured in two-vehicle accident

    Two inmates working for the Washington County Regional Recycling Center were injured in a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of KY-555 and West Industry Drive. The accident happened at 2:48 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. Anthony Baker and Lonzo Holbrook, both inmates at the Marion County Detention Center in Lebanon, were taken to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon where they were treated and released back into custody.

  • From Left Field

    Do you ever get the feeling that there is such a thing as a bizarro world where there is an opposite reality? I’m starting to believe in such a place because there is an increasing amount of evidence starting to pile up in support of this theory.

  • Postage stamps increase today to 44 cents

    The Governors of the U.S. Postal Service have approved new prices for mailing services, including a 2-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail stamp to 44 cents. Prices for mailing services are reviewed annually and adjusted each May. The new prices go into effect today, Monday, May 11. 

  • Greenwell speaks at Cornell about Kentucky's 2009 ice storm

    As everyone knows, the ice storm from this past January had a big impact on Kentucky residents. So why would Cornell University in New York be interested in what Washington County experienced during the crisis? Washington County Extension Agent Rick Greenwell just returned from a trip to Cornell where he discussed what the county did, and didn’t do, during and following the storm.