Today's News

  • Grazing conference to address rising costs

    Livestock producers have been some of the hardest hit by skyrocketing fuel, input and feed prices. To help producers get through this economic crunch, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture specialists and industry professionals will offer cost-saving information on pasture management during the ninth Kentucky Grazing Conference.

    The conference is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Fayette County Extension Office in Lexington.

  • Woodlands management is heartwood of state’s wood industry

    Nearly half of Kentucky’s land is forested. The casual observer might classify those lands as unused acreage, but University of Kentucky foresters know that those “idle” lands are behind the employment of more than 30,000 Kentuckians, double the number employed in the state’s coal industry.

  • Alpacas growing as part of local agricultural scene

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

  • Political debate set for Thursday, Oct. 23

    A political debate between candidates for local elected positions is slated for Thursday, Oct. 23.

    The debate is being sponsored by the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce and Channel 6 TV.

    Candidates for Springfield City Council, as well as school board seats in District 4 and District 5 will discuss issues, as well as fielding questions submitted by viewers via telephone or e-mail.

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    I remember watching sports on television back in my youth and most of the advertising before, during and after the game either came from cigarette or beer companies. That was fine. You pretty much knew what to expect and you just enjoyed the game.

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  • Commanders continue to top state 2A leader boards

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County quarterback Joe Joe Simms continues to lead Kentucky Class 2A in passing yardage, touchdowns and completion percentage for players with five minimum games played on the season according to stats at www.khsaa.org.

    Simms has tallied 1,439 net passing yards through six games and has 15 touchdown passes. He has completed 110 of 181 attempts for a completion rate of 60.7 percent.

  • Dominican Sisters announce new name

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    With their impending union with six other congregations this coming Easter, the Dominican Sisters of St. Catharine of Siena have announced the name of the new congregation. Effective April 12, 2009, the union will collectively be known as the Dominican Sisters of Peace.

  • WC volleyball season ends in Elizabethtown

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes volleyball season came to an end Monday night with an 0-2 loss to Elizabethtown in the first round of the 5th Region Tournament at Central Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.

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  • Absentee voting now under way

    It’s less than two weeks until Election Day, and while politicians across the land are making their final pitches for your vote, another group is getting ready to tally your votes.

    Washington County Clerk Glenn Black and his staff are busy handling the absentee balloting process locally, and county clerks across the state are also in this stage. Black said the county has about 200 absentee voters in all, with approximately 100 using the mail ballot and the other 100 voting on the absentee machine at the courthouse.