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Today's News

  • Keeping the home fires burning safely

    As the temperatures continue to fall, the risk of fire rises as more people look for ways to heat their homes. With several house fires in the area over the past few weeks, fire officials want to stress the importance of safety in the home.

    When it comes to heating your home in the winter, the big concern lies with space heaters.

  • Stetson is Washington County Hall of Fame recipient

    Today’s 4-H Centennial update includes information on the Washington County State 4-H Hall of Fame recipient. Congratulations to Ruby Stetson who was selected to be the State 4-H Hall of Fame representative for Washington County.  I had a chance to visit with Mrs. Stetson last week and found out why she was so instrumental to the Washington County 4-H program from 1961-1972.

  • Lady Cards dominate Commanderettes, 57-26

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes wrapped up their district schedule last Friday night with a 57-26 loss to Nelson County. The Commanderettes now stand at 5-12 on the season heading into Campbellsville this Friday night to square off against the Lady Eagles.

  • County may dump bulky item cleanup

    Times are hard in Washington County, and no one knows that more than the Washington County Fiscal Court. At their meeting on Friday morning, the court discussed the possibility of not conducting the county-wide bulky item cleanup this spring, which has been going on for the past eight years.

    “In my opinion, to cut down on expense, have people bring their items to the landfill,” said Albert Wimsatt, director of the county road department, which conducts the annual cleanup.

  • Mail poster, essay contest entries by Feb. 20

    Agriculture Commis-sioner Richie Farmer invites Kentucky school children to show why “I Am Kentucky Proud” in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Poster and Essay Contest.

    “The Kentucky Proud movement is sweeping the Commonwealth,” Commissioner Farmer said. “This contest will help our children learn what Kentucky Proud is and how it helps consumers find healthy, great-tasting food while also helping Kentucky farmers make a living.”

  • Best houseplant is sansevieria

     I haven’t had a lot of news articles lately mainly because it’s winter and I don’t have a lot to say, but recently I had a question that made me think.  Which is the best houseplant?  Obviously that is up to debate because most people have their favorites.  There are people that love African violets, those that love cactus, and those that just love anything tropical looking, but I sat down one day to ponder just which is the one best houseplant.  To decide,  I had to take into consideration which have the most insect problems, which is picky,

  • Governor visits storm shelter;Updates as of Monday, Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

    .    Salt River R.E.C.C. reports 1,000 outages as of Monday, Feb. 2 at 3:45 p.m.  Salt River officials report significant progress with six different crews working throughout the county.

    .    Kentucky Utilities currently has approximately 200 customers in Washington County without power as of Monday, Feb. 2 at 3:30 p.m. Crews are currently working in the Mackville-Texas Road area as well as the Bloomfield

    Road area in Springfield.

  • Cards take command, top WC 56-39

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders finished the district schedule last Friday night with a 56-39 loss to Nelson County. The Commanders finish district play with an 0-6 record.

  • From Left Field

    For Nancy

    While most people will be reveling in Super Bowl madness this Sunday, I’ll be remembering a special person without whom this column would not be possible.

  • Deadline to sign up for CDP is Feb. 27

    The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Teresa Lasseter announced that the sign-up period for the 2005-07 Crop Disaster Program (CDP) will end Feb. 27, 2009. Sign-up for Quality losses under CDP began June 23, 2008, and Sign-up for Quantity losses began Oct. 15, 2007.