Today's News

  • UK Grain Crops Academy expands

    To share the latest research-based information with more grain crops producers across Kentucky, the University of Kentucky Grain Crops Academy will offer programs in two different areas of the state beginning in January.

    The expansion is due to the overwhelming response from producers in each of the previous two years when it was held at only one location.

  • Sheriff and County Clerk budgets approved for 2010

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    At a special called meeting held Dec. 23 due to the Christmas holiday, the Washington County Fiscal Court approved both Sheriff Tommy Bartley and County Clerk Glenn Black's budgets for calendar year 2010.

    First to present their budget was Bartley and deputy Melissa Knopp, who proposed a 2010 budget of $469,000.

  • Weigh options when making grain dryer decisions

    During the 2009 harvest, many growers, especially those who relied on natural air drying, struggled to get their grain dried down to appropriate moisture levels. With harvest finished, now is a good time for grain producers to weigh the pros and cons of purchasing a grain dryer.

    “Having a dryer on hand gives you flexibility about when you can harvest and the moisture levels you can work with,” said Sam McNeill, extension agricultural engineer with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • Commanderettes fight hard at Caverna

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes continued action in the Caverna Lady Colonel Christmas Classic tournament last week. After losing at the last second to Edmonson County in a 46-45 loss on Dec. 19, the girls faced Russell County on Dec. 21.

    The Commanderettes stayed with the Lakers for the first quarter, each team totaling 10 points. Russell County pulled ahead slightly in the second quarter, outscoring WC 12-9 to take a 22-19 lead into the break.

  • New Year the perfect time to quit smoking

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The new year is the ideal time to make a fresh start. It's a time for new beginnings and to follow through on those New Year's resolutions. One of the most popular resolutions is to stop smoking, and the Washington County Health Department is offering a free series of classes that will help smokers finally kick the habit.

  • Changes to UK soil tests will increase accuracy

    To ensure accurate soil pH readings, the University of Kentucky’s Soil Testing Laboratory has developed a new method for conducting soil tests. This method will be implemented beginning Jan. 1, but those who submit soil samples likely will not notice the change because the results will continue to be in the same format, said Frank Sikora, UK soil testing coordinator.

  • From Left Field

    Not everything is newsworthy

    I have to admit that there are times when I am embarrassed to be a sportswriter — or a journalist in general for that matter.

  • Springfield Academy uses ancient methods in the 21st century

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    It may look like your ordinary pre-school with toys scattered on the floor and books on the shelves, but the learning curriculum at Springfield Academy is anything but run of the mill.

  • Social News and Events


    Vittitoe: It's a girl!

    Cheyenne Emily Vittitoe

    Selvey James (Jamie) Vittitoe and Melissa Cambron, of Bardstown, announce the birth of a daughter on Nov. 19, 2009 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    Cheyenne Emily Vittitoe weighed 7 pounds, 13 oucnes and was 20 inches in length.

    Hamilton: It's twins!

    Allie Elizabeth and Aiden Polin Hamilton

  • County gets ready for 2010 Census

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    With holiday bills coming in and some people looking to just put food on the table or clothes on their backs, the timing couldn't be more perfect for the U.S. Census Bureau to begin recruiting employees for the 2010 census. Potential employees from Washington County, as well as surrounding counties, have been among the hopefuls who have recently completed a testing process aimed at hiring census workers.