.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Frost brings danger: Prussic acid poisoning

    As we move into October the likelihood of frost increases. The best way to prevent losses from Prussic Acid is to be aware and plan ahead. The following information will help to be aware and prepared.

    The primary cause of hydrocyanic (prussic) acid poisoning in domestic animals is the ingestion of plants containing this potent toxin. Cyanide-producing compounds (cyanogenic glucosides) occurring in living plant cells are converted to prussic acid when cells are crushed or otherwise ruptured.

  • Library offers form for objectionable material

    There is no public vote on material selected for Kentucky’s public libraries, but there is a way for patrons to voice their concerns.

    Each library in Kentucky offers its visitors the opportunity to speak out on material by completing a form known as a request for reconsideration form. That form, when completed, is passed on to the library board for review and a decision on the material. If any citizen believes material in the library is not appropriate and should be removed, the form is completed and makes its way through the proper channels.

  • Hay supplies up, but not back to normal

    Even though the majority of the state is in the midst of a drought, hay supplies are up from last year. However, some livestock producers will still need to find an additional hay source to get through the winter, said Tom Keene, hay marketing specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

    “Overall, we are in decent to fair shape on cattle hay going into the winter,” he said. “Producers who use high quality hay to feed dairy cattle and horses will likely need to import additional quantities this year to have a sufficient supply.”

  • Results announced for two SCC tournaments

    SCC Sports Information

    Centre College Fall Invitational

    Old Bridge Golf Club

    Oct. 4

    Men Results:

    1. Centre College 276

    2. Transylvania Univ. 291

    3. Spalding Univ. 294

    4. Transylvania Univ. 296

    5. Centre College 297

    6. Lindsey Wilson Col. 297

    7. St. Catharine College 306

  • 4-H celebrates National 4-H Week

    What a beautiful weekend for the Crossroads Harvest Festival. Washington County 4-H members were certainly busy with their booths and hosting several shows over the weekend.

    On Saturday, over 200 rabbits and poultry entries were shown in the 4-H Spurs and Furs Youth and Open Poultry and Rabbit Show held at the National Guard Armory in Springfield. On Sunday, the 4-H Young Riders hosted a Fun Horse Show at the Willisburg Community Park. Several classes had over 15-20 entries including the egg and spoon which is always a crowd favorite.

  • Commanderettes prepare for district

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    With the final games of the regular season approaching, the Washington County Commanderettes volleyball team has shaped themselves into a formidable competitor. Although Nelson County finished with a perfect 6-0 district record, WC was still in position to finish with a winning record in the district and was setting itself up for a strong postseason when it faced the Bethlehem Banshees for the second time within a week.

    Varsity

  • Harvesting fun

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The sun was out, hay littered Main Street, smiles were plentiful and the smell of barbecue filled the Autumn air. It could only mean one thing – it was time for the second annual Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival in Springfield.

    The festival was expanded to three days this year and organizers couldn’t be more pleased.

  • Mock accident enforces seriousness of drunk driving

    It’s a tough lesson to learn, but a group of Washington County High School seniors decided to try to get the message across to their classmates that drinking and driving can be deadly.

    Students from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) organization at the high school hosted a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) event at the school on Friday to enforce the seriousness of drinking and driving. Nicole Wheatley, Nikki Bartley and Jessica Lewis are three seniors behind the effort. Wheatley said she thinks the event was effective.

  • Commanderettes get tough

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes volleyball team has been a force to be reckoned with lately, with a 2-1 win over Bethlehem on Sept. 23 for its third consecutive win. The match against the Banshees was the first of three straight district matches for the Commanderettes as they looked to gain ground on district leader Nelson County, which they would meet later in the week.

  • From Left Field: Going, going, let's go to the replay!

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer