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    Coyle: It's a boy!

    Caden Shaun Coyle

    Rebecca and Shaun Coyle of Berea announce the birth of their son on Dec. 19, 2009 at St. Joseph East Hospital in Lexington.

    Caden Shaun Coyle weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

    Yates: It's a boy!

    Jason Michael Scott Yates

    Megan and Timothy Yates of Springfield announce the birth of their son on Dec. 14, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

  • Attend spring gardening classes

     If you are like me, the seed catalogs are piling up and you probably peek through them quite often dreaming of warmer weather and fresh produce.  While you are planning crop rotation strategies and picking which cultivars to grow you can also plan on attending some new and exciting classes at the Washington County Extension Office.   I have put together the 2010 version of my annual spring gardening series better known as the Wheelbarrow Series.  There should be a class or two that will interest even the most knowledgeable and well rounded gardener.  Some of t

  • Cold weather can cause livestock problems

    The cold weather has finally reached us. These arctic blasts can cause problems for livestock operations ranging from frozen waterers to sick cattle. In these situations, hindsight is often 20/20 due to lack of preparation. I encourage folks to jot down the “little things” in these instances that could be prepared for during the warmer days of fall leading up to winter.

  • Producers receive $4.5 million in disaster payments

    USDA has already made more than $4.5 million in disaster payments to Kentucky’s livestock producers after implementing two new programs in 2009, demonstrating USDA’s commitment to rapidly meeting the goals of Congress and providing farmers and ranchers with timely and effective disaster assistance.

  • Warren closes the book on county career

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    If you have spent any amount of time living in Washington County during the past two decades, chances are pretty good that you have dealt with Jeannine Warren at some point to register to vote, renew license plates or register a motor vehicle. After 22 years of working in the Washington County Clerk's Office, Warren closed the book on her career during a retirement reception held at in the courtroom of the 1816 Courthouse last Monday. She said she plans to spend her time now with her family.

  • Taking a look at tobacco

    We have received some tobacco information from Dr. Will Snell that I think you all would be interested in reading. The following is an article about 2009 Review and the 2010 Projection.

    2009 Review:

  • More candidates filing for local offices

    The temperature outside may be below freezing, but key races for the May primary election in Washington County are heating up. The field of candidates keeps growing as some new candidates have tossed their hats into the ring.

    Republican Tony Royalty has filed to challenge Democratic incumbent John Settles for Washington County Judge-Executive.

  • Washington County schools on 1-hour delay Monday

    There will be school in Washington County Monday, but classes will be on a 1-hour delay.


  • HIgher moisture levels increase importance of stored grain management

    Grain was harvested at higher moisture levels this past fall on many farms in Kentucky and neighboring states. With much of that grain now in storage bins, growers need to take extra precautions in managing it.

    “A point or two of moisture makes a lot of difference in the storability of the crop. Higher moisture levels require more care,” said Sam McNeill, extension agricultural engineer with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • From Left Field

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