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Today's News

  • SCC players get conference, national honors

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College Patriots are off to one of the best starts in school history at 17-3. And the awards keep coming to individual players who have helped build the impressive record.

    The most recent awards came to outfielder Shane Young and pitcher Travis Adams. Young was selected as the national Player of the Week in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) as well as the Player of the week in the Mid-South Conference. Adams also received USCAA recognition as the Pitcher of the Week.

  • Attend Centennial Celebration this weekend

    “Come back to the County Fair“ on Saturday, March 21, as Washington County celebrates Kentucky 4-H’s 100th Anniversary with a Centennial Celebration at the River of Life Community Church from 10 to 2 p.m.  The public is invited to attend the celebration with all activities and food priced at 25 cents.  Horse rides, a petting zoo, shooting gallery, children’s games, cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs and birthday cake will all be part of the day designed to include the entire family. The doors will open at 10 a.m. with the opening ceremony at 10:15 a.m.

  • Start your spring vegetable garden now

    Now that the economy has slid into decline and money is tighter it seems it’s time for us to get back to the basics.

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Taylor: It's a girl!

    Callie Ann Taylor

    Frankie and Lisa Taylor of Loretto announce the birth of a daughter on Jan. 13, 2009 at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    Callie Ann  weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Mongtomery: It's a boy!

    Nathaniel Linley Montgomery

    Alan and Misty Montgomery, Willisburg,  announce the birth of their son, Nathaniel Linley, born Dec. 15, 2008 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

  • From Left Field

    Have mercy

    I’m trying to get into the World Baseball Classic, honestly. But it’s been difficult to keep my interest. Mostly because I’m set in my ways and I’m used to a certain way things are done.

  • Homestead exemption means tax savings for seniors

    New Washington County Property Valuation Administrator Fran Carrico has some great news for seniors in the county who own their own home. Through Section 170 of the Kentucky Constitution, an exemption will allow those who qualify to deduct $33,700 from the assessed value of their home, which means lower property taxes.

  • ‘Real Life’ basketball league looking for players

    Special to the Sun

    An exciting sporting event for men is beginning in Springfield. It is an opportunity for men to get together and play some basketball, as well as a chance for men to be strengthened as they are together in a social, respectful and competitive environment. The Real Life Basketball League is for any male 18 years and older.

  • Reduce your pasture expenses

    Reducing pasture expenses can help your bottom line.  But don’t try to starve a profit from pastures or livestock.  Sometimes you need to invest.  This spring, invest in legumes.

    Spring-like weather in February should get you looking forward to next growing season. I’ sure one thing you won’t look forward to, though, is paying for nitrogen fertilizer on your pastures.

  • Baseball, softball begin March 23 for WC teams

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Mother Nature hasn’t been nice to Springfield so far in 2009, but that’s not going to stop the Washington County baseball and softball teams from taking the field next Monday.

    Coach Derek Schuler’s Commanders open the season March 23 on the road against North Hardin, who is coming off a 5-21 season. Washington County finished 10-18 last year, but Schuler says that if things fall into place, the Commanders could do well this year.

  • Tap, bottled water both have benefits

    Water is a vital part of our lives; so it’s no surprise that it is also a big business.  The big debate is whether tap or bottled water is better for you.  The short answer is each has benefits.

    However, sales of bottled water have tripled over the last 10 years. Some believe this is due to marketing ploys; it’s hard to tell if it really is better for you than just plain tap water.  In fact, 25 percent of bottled water is taken directly from the same reservoirs where we get our tap water.