Today's News

  • Parkway crash injures two

    A one-vehicle crash Wednesday morning was apparently the result of standing water in the eastbound lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway just off Exit 42.

    Two people received minor injuries in the accident, and a female patient was being transported from the scene to be treated for cuts on her face. Officials on the scene said no serious injuries were sustained.

  • 'Probable' swine flu case found

    A disease that has attracted the attention of the world in recent weeks may have been discovered in Washington County.

    The Lincoln Trail District Health Department Monday released a statement indicating that it had been made aware of a “probable case” of H1N1, also known as the swine flu.

  • WC boys burning up the net

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County tennis team took part in the Heartland Conference Tournament in Campbellsville. Sophomore Cyrus Moslemi led the Commanders to the runner-up trophy with key wins against both of his opponents, defeating Marion County’s Joseph George 6-0 in the final.

    First-round victories by Harrison Simms and the doubles pairing of Ryan Price and Darius Moslemi played big roles in WC’s overall standing.

  • First swine flu case may have been found in Washington County

    Tests are being conducted at this hour in Frankfort by health officials to determine if a Washington County 4-year-old actually has the H1N1 virus, known as swine flu.

    According to Wendy Keown, public information officer of Lincoln Trail District Health Department, the case is currently listed as a "probable case" of swine flu. The results of the test are expected Monday afternoon.

    Keown said the child has not been hospitalized at this time.

    For more information, look to www.readthesun.com and pick up this week's Springfield Sun.

  • Patriots Virginia-bound for USCAA tourney

    SCC Sports Information

    They don’t yet know who they will play. They aren’t sure at what time they play, although they know it will be on Tuesday. But what Luther Bramblett’s Patriots do know for sure is that they will be playing for a national championship next week.

    The quest for a national title begins Tuesday in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) eight-team, double-elimination tournament. St. Catharine now owns a 32-14 record, which could change this week if weather allows two games recently scheduled to be played.

  • WC girls prepare for long stretch on the road

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Just call them the Road Warriors. With four of their last five games on the road, and their next four away as well, the Washington County softball team has seen its fair share of the inside of a school bus. Maybe that’s why they’re happy to get out on the diamond and take it out on their opponents.

    Nelson Co.

    Lady Cardinals 2, Commanderettes 1

  • Farmers not following rules with dead animals could pose dangers, face fines

    Although Washington County will soon have a new dead animal removal company providing service to the area, there are still some animal owners who will refuse to pay the $20 fee the county charges per visit to use the service. Dead animal pickups have dropped nearly 50 percent since the county started charging. So what’s happening with all of the dead animals not picked up by the county?

  • Increase profits using cross fences

    Even though your cows no longer are grazing corn stalks, don’t put away your electric fence for the summer just yet. I’ll explain why in a moment.  

  • SIgn-up date for programs extended to Aug. 14

     Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that USDA has extended the sign-up deadline from June 1 to Aug. 14, 2009, for both the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and the forthcoming Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program. This action extends the sign-up deadline by 10 weeks to give producers ample time to decide whether to participate in ACRE or remain in DCP.

  • St. Catharine opens national softball tournament against Briarcliffe

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College softball team has not played a game since April 25. But that does not mean that Holly Smith’s team has not been busy over the last two weeks. In addition to the practice schedule, the players have spent quite a bit of Internet time as they prepare for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) tournament that begins today in Decatur. Ill.