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Today's News

  • Let there be lights!Power restored to most of county

    The ice has melted, the snow is gone, and things are starting to get back to normal in parts of Washington County where some residents were nearly two weeks without power. Utility workers are nearing the end of the job of getting the lights back on, and local residents have workers from various parts of the nation to thank.

    Lee Hobson and a group of workers from Pontotoc Electric Power Association from Pontotoc, Miss., were among those who came to help restore power to Washington County.

  • Students to help citizens make switch to digital TV

    For months you’ve been warned to make the switch to digital television, and although you have your converter box in hand, you still have no idea what to do. Fear no more as the Student Technology Learning Program at Washington County High School is offering free assistance to those who need to prepare for the switch to digital television.

  • Digital TV: Are you ready?

    Snow in June? Incredibly enough, that’s what several viewers could find on their televisions if they have not completed the switch to digital by the June 12 federal cutoff. Digital TV is almost here, and like it or not, there are some things you must do before you can continue to receive free signals through the air.

  • George resigns seat as 11th Circuit judge

    He’s been sitting on the bench for a while, but now, Doughlas “Dodie” George will be taking a break. Sort of.

    George  an-nounced recently that he has resigned from his position as 11th Circuit Judge and entered the senior status program for Kentucky judges. George took the step prior to the state’s Jan. 31 deadline, and will now fill in where needed in appointments as a special judge.

    So what was his first assignment?

  • If disaster funds become available, document damage now to help

    If you are a farmer or tree fruit producer and you sustained damage to your operation from the late January ice storm, there are some steps you can take that will greatly help if any agricultural disaster funds are made available in the future.

    If your farm has sustained damage to fences, buildings and/or equipment, the first thing you should do is take photographs of the damage. Pictures will help you prove that a loss occurred even if you have to make immediate repairs. Also, document any purchased material and labor that was needed to repair the damaged items.

  • County still looking into bulky item cleanup

    Washington County is still debating the bulky item cleanup program in the county. The effort to clean up after the ice storm may cause a delay in the program, but fiscal court members received nothing but positive feedback from residents in favor of the program. Since state storm cleanup will take 60 days, the county is considering putting off the bulky item cleanup until the storm cleanup is complete, possibly some time in April.

  • State changes plans on helping counties with storm cleanup

    Hang in there, Washington County because help cleaning up after the ice storm is on the way. That was the word from the Washington County Fiscal Court at its meeting on Monday morning.

  • From Left Field

    Think pink at Friday night hoops games

    It’s inspiring how something as little as wearing a pink shirt or ribbon can lift spirits and show the world that you intend to make a difference in somebody’s life. But that’s exactly what you can do this Friday night at the Commander and Commanderette basketball games against Marion County.

  • Don't pick trees solely based on ice storm

    As expected, I had several people ask me what was the best tree species to plant in place of the ones being cut down and they want ones that will survive the next ice storm. Well, the answer is, there isn’t one. All tree species sustained damage, however, some worse than others.  For instance, “Bradford” pear was destroyed and it’s a no-brainer to not plant them again, because they also fail in high winds pretty regularly.

     

  • SCC women lose twice in conference

    SCC Sports Information

    As March Madness approaches you will hear many prognosticators talking about strength of schedule when it comes to predicting post-season play – especially at the D-I level. And if SOS is discussed at the NAIA level, one would have to include Lena Bramblett’s St. Catharine College team in that discussion.