Today's News

  • Flushing the fire hydrants

    You’ve probably driven down the street and seen water standing everywhere and wondered why those fire hydrants have been running wild. If so, you’re not alone.

    There are more than 100 fire hydrants in Washington County, and to keep them operating properly, every one of them has to be flushed out at least twice per year.

  • Managing deer issues in fields

    Every year deer cause $10,000 or more worth of damage to crops and yards.  You may find this information from Dr. Tom Barnes, UK College of AG Wildlife specialist, helpful.  

  • Introduced plants can have negative impact

    Most of us have heard the phrase “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”  You can apply this adage to your landscape just as easily as you can apply it to your attic.  It may surprise you to learn some flowers and landscape plants you find attractive are actually weeds that can have a negative economic impact on the environment.

  • Patriot softball goes 5-1

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    “We’ve definitely been playing a lot better than what we’ve been playing in the past few weeks,” said Patriot head coach Holly Smith. “We’ve been able to get runners on and able to score, and our defense has picked it up quite a bit.”

    SCC started the week with a pair at Midway College on April 1, winning 2-1 and 8-6. Freshman pitcher Ashley Hardin took the mound for the Patriots in the first game, giving up seven hits over eight innings.

  • Commanders riding a roller coaster of wins and losses

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Sometimes baseball is a game of streaks, and at other times baseball is a proverbial roller coaster of wins and losses. That’s how the season has gone for the Washington County baseball Commanders lately as they have ridden the thrill ride of peaks and valleys since their win over Hart County on March 26.

    Starting with that game, it’s been win, loss, win, loss, win, loss for WC. With a spring break trip to Florida fast approaching, the Commanders were hoping to put an end to the start/stop rhythm of their season.

  • Bat Pats split four with Lindsey Wilson

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The St. Catharine baseball Patriots are still in the hunt in the Mid-South Conference standings. A four-game split with Lindsey Wilson over the weekend put the Bat Pats at 10-6 in conference play with a big series against Campbellsville on the horizon.

  • Cases of child abuse continue to rise

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    There are a lot of things you can do in eight minutes. You can listen to a couple of your favorite songs, watch a quarter of a high school basketball game, or start a load of laundry. And while you are enjoying those everyday activities, sometime during those 480 seconds, a child in Kentucky is reported as abused or neglected, according to data from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services for the 2009 calendar year.

  • From Left Field

    Stacking the deck?

  • County native hailed as a hero

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    A Washington County native has received a Citizens Meritorious Citation for helping to rescue two people from a burning automobile in Lexington last January. William “Mac” Blair, a 2005 graduate of Washington County High School, was presented the award from the Lexington Division of Fire and Emergency Services' annual Fire Awards Banquet on March 6.

  • Social news and events


    Mann: It's a boy!

    Evin Thomas Mann

    Megan Reid and Travis Mann of Springfield announce the birth of their son at 10:52 p.m. Jan. 19, 2010 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    Evin Thomas Mann weighed 7 pounds, 6.5 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length.

    Graves: It's a boy!

    Gage Thomas Douglas Graves

    LaShain and Bryan Graves of Willisburg announce the birth of their son at 4:37 a.m. Jan. 9, 2010 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.