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Today's News

  • 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

  • Pellet gun found at WCHS

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Two Washington County male juveniles have been suspended from school and face felony charges in connection with an incident that happened Sept. 25 at Washington County High School.

    A male student allegedly brought a pellet gun to the high school in a book bag and placed it in his locker, according to WCHS Principal Leon Smith.

  • St. Catharine soccer wins one, drops three

    SCC Sports Information

    It was a tough week for St. Catharine College soccer as the men’s and women’s varsity teams combined for a 1-3 record. Two of those losses came Saturday as the Patriots entered Mid-South Conference competition for the first time, dropping decisions to West Virginia Tech. Earlier in the week the women’s team lost at St. Mary of the Woods College (Indiana) but the men won in impressive fashion at Ohio Christian.

  • Stop by 4-H booth at festival

    4-H youth from across the nation will be “Keeping It Green” as they celebrate 2008 National 4-H Week, Oct. 5-11. The theme is to help raise awareness about environmental issues and to encourage youth to initiate environmental projects that make a positive difference in their communities. Many Washington County youth over the next year will engage in learning about the environment and how they can work together as catalysts for positive change.

  • County owed thousands in unpaid EMS fees

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    According to Washington County EMS Director Mark Hale, the county is owed thousands of dollars in unpaid EMS service fees. Hale addressed the Washington County Fiscal Court on Sept 26 to see how the county could collect the money owed.

    “We currently have $23,500 that is in the collection process,” said Hale. “That’s just covering from July 2007 to now. These are bills owed as far back as 2005 and 2006.”