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Today's News

  • Local man killed in weekend crash

    A Washington County man was killed early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle accident.

    Frederick E. Bushey II, 21, of Springfield, was traveling north on Johnson Road about two miles outside of Springfield around 2:30 a.m. when he lost control of his 2007 Ford truck. The truck left the highway and struck a tree.

    Bushey was wearing a seatbelt, but was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report by Kentucky State Police.

    KSP Trooper John Adams of Post 15 in Columbia is investigating the accident.

  • SCC volleyball wins five of six

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College Patriots traveled to Circleville, Ohio, last weekend and got in a whole lot of volleyball in the Ohio Christian University Invitational Tournament. The results, for the most part, were favorable as the Patriots won five of six games to improve to 10-16 for the season.

    “I thought we played to our potential,” said SCC Athletics Director Mike Doig. “We played with a lot of energy and excitement. It was a fun brand of volleyball to watch.”

  • Commander golf closes out the regular season

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County boys’ golf team wrapped up the 2009 regular season last week and finished with a strong 16-8 record.

    During the season, the team finished runners-up in the All “A” Regionals, placed 12th in the Garrard County Invitational Tournament, came in fifth in the Heartland Conference Tournament and 19th in the Marion County Invitational.

  • Teen pleads guilty in 2007 fatal crash case

    A Springfield teenager who was charged after a one-vehicle crash left his passenger dead has pleaded guilty to reckless homicide, but won’t spend any time in jail.

    Michael A. Barnett, 20, of 111 Mayes Ave. in Springfield appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Records from Barnett’s appearance were only recently made available at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the crash occurred at about 1:54 a.m. on Sept. 16, 2007, on U.S. 68.

  • Drop off exhibits for county fair

    The Washington County Fair will be Oct. 2-4 at the Senior Citizen Center.  Exhibits can be dropped off Friday, Oct. 2 from 2:30 till 6 p.m.  Oct. 3 exhibits are open to the public for viewing 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Oct. 4 Farm Toy Model competition will be set up from 10-11 a.m. Displays are open to the public till 3 p.m.  

    Catalogs can be picked up at the Washington County Extension Office.  For more information call Krista Thompson (859) 284-5524.

  • Flu shots available from county health department

    The dreaded flu bug. It seems like it’s everywhere, and chances are good that you’ll run into it some time this year. But the first line of defense against the nasty virus is to get your annual flu shot.

    The Washington County Health Department has been administering the vaccine for a couple of weeks and has already given around 300 doses, which according to Rod Mattingly, a community health educator for the Washington County Health Department, is a conservative estimate.

  • Consider benefits of cover crops for gardens

    If you don’t normally plant a fall cover crop on your vegetable garden, you should seriously consider it. There are many benefits of fall cover crops of which I will discuss in this article.

    When you plant a fall cover crop, you eliminate many of the summer annual weeds from seeding, thus killing millions of future seedlings from germinating next spring and summer (how many weeds are going to seed right now in your garden?).

  • Commanderettes fight for district positioning

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    After two winning matches on the road, the Washington County Commanderettes hit their home hardwood last Thursday night against the Bethlehem Banshees for a district match-up that could have a big impact on district pairings.

  • Local community declared most sustainable in Kentucky

    Washington County Judge Executive John Settles and Springfield Mayor John Cecconi have declared their rural community “the greenest, most sustainable rural community in Kentucky.”  The official joint proclamation, approved this week by the county Fiscal Court and the City Council, will be publicly read from the main stage on Friday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. between the opening concerts of the Harvest Festival in Springfield.

  • UK ticket scam has local victims

    Rick Downs never played basketball at the University of Kentucky, but a former Wildcat basketball star is being accused of making a steal, and then a fast break with his money.