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Today's News

  • Farmers' market jamboree, concert in park highlight weekend

    Nothing to do this weekend? Bored and have no plans? That’s all about to change!

    This is a busy weekend in Springfield, and there’s something for just about everyone starting Friday evening and continuing into Saturday night.

  • 4-H members participate in state horse events

    The Kentucky 4-H State Horse Events were held in Lexington on June 9 and 10.  Each year, hundreds of 4-H horse project members from across the state compete in the two-day event.

    Three Washington Co. 4-H Young Riders members, Brittany Wells, Brandon Wells and Tyler Adams, participated in this year’s event.  

  • Times are tough for small dairies

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Whoever said that there's no crying over spilled milk obviously wasn't a diary farmer. As prices for wholesale milk continue to fall, small dairy farmers are literally trying to squeeze out every drop they can in order to meet their profit margin.

    Washington County Extension Agent Rick Greenwell said he has never seen it this bad. When he first started working for the extension agency, there were approximately 135 dairy farms in the county. That number dropped to 88 dairies in 1988. The number today is just a fraction of that.

  • Free, low-cost prescription drug plans available for low-income

    Between 2000 and 2007, 44 to 54 million Americans did not have health care insurance.  Still others have health insurance, but have increased their out-of-pocket costs in order to reduce monthly premiums, and as a result, cannot afford potentially lifesaving drugs. Several free and low-cost prescription drug programs exist for low-income individuals under the age of 65, especially if they do not have health insurance.

  • 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!