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Today's News

  • WC softball hits the practice field

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The spring-like weather late last week afforded the Washington County Commanderettes softball team a chance to get outside and practice on the field. The atmosphere was one of fun, but also hard work, as the squad was put through their paces by head coach Christy Baker.

  • Grand jury indicts three

    A Washington County grand jury returned indictments against three people on Thursday, Feb. 8.

    Douglas Francis Brady, 39, of Stanford, was charged with nine counts of possession of a forged instrument in the second degree (a Class D felony) and one count of being a persistent felony offender.

    According to court records, Brady possessed forged checks in Washington and Marion counties, including $330 worth of checks to Sav-A-Lot and Fast Food in Springfield, for which he paid restitution.

  • Know dead animal rules on the farm

    This unfortunate but very real part of farming topic comes up far too often, even Frankfort is paying attention now to what should be done in the farming communities.  I thought you would be interested in this recent article from the College of Ag.

    Know the rules for handling animal losses on the farm

  • SCC’s Jones is national Player of the Week

    SCC Sport Information

    No baseball player in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association had a better week than St. Catharine College first baseman Patrick Jones, and that distinction garnered the junior from Henry Clay High School Player of the Week honors last week in the USCAA.

    “He is off to a good start for us,” said St. Catharine coach Luther Bramblett. “He is seeing a lot of breaking balls, but he is doing a good job of laying off of those and getting ahead in the count.”

  • State road work to start on KY 150 later this summer

    The economy may be in bad shape, but the road ahead may be a little smoother thanks to some road funding courtesy of President Obama’s stimulus package. Federal monies heading toward the commonwealth are paving the way for a new bypass project and the state is also preparing to do some resurfacing along KY-152 from the Marion County line to KY-150 in Springfield.

  • Plant disease resistant cultivars

    Do you have problems with fire blight, black spot, powdery mildew, Fusarium wilt, early blight, and late blight?  If this is the case, plant disease resistant varieties this year!

  • Commanders finish season 4-24

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders closed out the 2008-09 basketball season Wednesday with a 34-21 loss to eventual champion Bardstown in the first round of the 19th District Tournament.

    The Commanders started the first quarter with a different pace than fans are used to. They held the ball in an attempt to limit Bardstown’s possessions and slow down the Tiger offense. In fact, almost five minutes went by in the quarter before anyone scored.

  • Students celebrate National FFA Week

    Parking at Washington County High School got a little tougher to find Wednesday morning. It wasn’t oversized Hummers or SUVs that caused the bottleneck turning onto school property though.  It was the parade of 25 farm tractors parading through Springfield to the high school.

  • Census reveals tobacco changes

    We received the following information from Kenny Burdine  and Will Snell at University of  Kentucky and we thought we should share it with you all.  I thought it was very interesting.

    Census Data Reveal Significant and a Few Surprising Changes in Kentucky’s Tobacco Industry:

  • Bodenhamer resigns

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    After three years and a 23-60 overall record, Paul Bodenhamer has stepped down as the boys basketball coach at Washington County High School. His decision came Thursday morning following a first-round 34-21 loss to Bardstown in the 19th District Tournament the night before.