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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Josette Taylor is 2010 Washington County Junior Miss

    When the night began, no doubt all of the 17 contestants for the title of 2010 Washington County Junior Miss were nervous. When the night had ended, one stood out from the crowd and claimed the title.

    Josette Taylor, daughter of Billy and Kathy Taylor of Springfield, was crowned 2010 Washington County Junior Miss, but she began the competition hoping to have fun during the competition. She said afterwards that if she won one award, that would be fine by her.

  • 9-10-year-old Cubs surge past Reds for title

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    As the saying goes, it’s not how you start, but how you finish. On June 8, the 9-10-year-old Reds held a slim one-game lead over the Cubs. With just two games left on the schedule for each team, it was coming down to the wire.

    As fate would have it, the Reds and Cubs finished the season tied for first place. It all came down to a single winner-take-all playoff game for the 9-10-year-old baseball title as the two teams met last Wednesday for the championship.

  • Sluggers finish second in Danville tourney

    Special to The Sun

    The Washington County Sluggers finished as the runners-up in the 8 and under Danville Summer Baseball Classic this past weekend.

    The boys kicked off the tournament on Saturday with an 11-10 comeback win against the Scott County Slammers.

    Sunday started with a win over Metcalf County. Devin Hurst smacked a three-run homer for WC.

    In the second game on Sunday, the Sluggers took care of the Frankfort Bobcats with the mercy rule as each of the WC boys were hitting the ball hard.

  • Sever thunderstorm warning issued, 70 mph winds possible

    A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Washington County. A dangerous line of storms has been spotted, with possible winds up to 70 miles per hour. All citizens should continue to monitor storm alerts on TV and radio, and seek shelter in the event of these storms.