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Today's News

  • UK field day is July 23

    It’s time for the biennial showcase in Princeton of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture’s latest research and extension work - work that is not only conducted on its western Kentucky research station, but throughout the entire college. This year’s event is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT Thursday, July 23 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton.

  • 2009 Commanderette softball awards

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes softball team recently held their annual awards banquet. Awards were handed out for the 2009 season.

    Pooh Railey was named the team’s MVP. She led the squad in batting average (.441), slugging (.673), RBI (27) and tied with Olivia Thompson for doubles (9).

    Amber Taylor was chosen by her teammates to receive the Commanderette Award. Taylor also received the senior academic award.

  • WCHS Summer Baseball Camp

    The baseball coaching staff at Washington County High School will conduct a summer baseball camp June 22-24 at Tom Bystrek Field at Idle Hour Park.

    Campers will receive instructions through lectures, drills and simulated game situations.

    For more information or to register, call WCHS head baseball coach Derek Schuler at (502) 639-2617.

     

  • 4-H Sharpshooters sponsor trap, archery shoot

    The Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters started off their competitive season successfully when they hosted along with the Marion Co. 4-H Sure Shots in an invitational trap and archery shoot on Saturday, June 6.  Approximately 120 youth from 14 counties competed in the event held at the Hahn Trap Range in Chaplin.  

  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Storm levels building near local home

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Many Washington County residents woke up last Thursday morning to discover a few limbs had fallen during the previous night when a powerful storm rolled through the area. But there probably weren’t many who suffered as much damage as Jim and Leann Mattingly did.

  • Barn quilt celebrates 100 years of 4-H

    It may hard to believe, but 4-H is celebrating a century of service to Kentucky. As a way to honor this milestone, a barn quilt commemorating the 100th anniversary was placed on the barn of Lawrence “Pete” Spalding last Wednesday morning.

    Passersby on KY-150 just northwest of Springfield now have a visual tribute to the 100 years that the 4-H has served Kentucky.

    See the complete story in this week's Springfield Sun!

  • Upward Soccer Regiatration

    The River of Life Church will be holding Upward Soccer registrations and evaluations for girls and boys pre-school through 8th grade on Monday, June 22 and Thursday, June 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the River of Life Church on Hwy. 555.

    All games will be played at the church soccer field behind the church. Every child wishing to play must attend one registration. If you have any questions, call Donna Spalding at the church office at 336-7604 or e-mail dspalding@theriverishere.com.

  • Web Exclusive: Simms leads West All-Stars to a win

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Recent WCHS graduate Joe Joe Simms is still making Washington County proud, even after he has received his diploma. This past Friday, Simms was one of two quarterbacks chosen to play for the West team in the Kentucky East Vs. West All-Star Football Classic in Bowling Green.

  • Tomato diseases starting to show up

    If you have been out and about in your garden you have probably noticed that there are several diseases of plants beginning to rear their ugly heads after our warm, damp weather.  I have noticed this weekend that a little blight has started to show up on the bottom leaves of some of my tomato plants.  There are several diseases that can attack tomatoes, usually early blight is the leading problem this time of year, along with septoria leaf blight and some of the wilts such as Verticilium and Fusarium.  If your tomato plants start to yellow and wilt out of the blue and just up

  • School board hears concerns on SRO again

    The issue has been voted on, and a motion to bring a school resource officer (SRO) to Washington County High School was defeated at the May school board meeting. Still, the topic arose again at Thursday’s board meeting, and this time, about 50 educators and parents were on hand for the discussion.