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  • Social news and events


    Knopp: It's a boy!

    John Henry Knopp

    Melissa and Philip Knopp of Lebanon announce the birth of their son on May 2, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    John Henry Knopp weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

    Thomas: It's a girl!

    Haley Jo Thomas

    Kim and Scott Thomas of Loretto announce the birth of their daughter on June 26, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Haley Jo Thomas weighed 6 pounds, 1 3/4 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length.

  • Composting reduces household wastes

    Yard and food waste take up a good chunk of our landfills. Fortunately, we can reduce this amount by composting these materials and recycling back into the ground.

    Composting is a natural form of recycling. During this process, bacteria, fungi and other organisms decompose organic materials. Organic materials include leaves, grass clippings, and vegetable and fruit scraps.

  • Thieves enter 42 cars in one night

    A late-night crime spree in northern Washington County was part of what continues to be a headache for local residents and law enforcement officers.

    A total of 42 vehicles were broken into on July 24, according to Washington County Deputy Sheriff Jackie Robinson.

    The thefts took place between midnight and 7 a.m., according to Robinson’s report, and  numerous items were taken from the vehicles, including a purse, some compact discs, cash and change, a GPS device, some airsoft guns and other items.

  • Crash claims life of Marion County man

    A three-vehicle accident on KY 55 near the Washington-Marion County line Monday morning has left one person dead.

    Matthew J. Zygmunt, 27, of Lebanon, was killed as a result of the accident, according to a report by Kentucky State Police.

  • Springfield native's career is really cooking

    Some people know what they want to do early in life. It takes others a little more time, after a few false starts, to find their passion in life. For Washington County native David Clements, the interest in cooking was there from an early age, it just took a few detours and some traveling before he found his true calling.

    “He hung around me every evening in the kitchen when I was preparing dinner,” said David’s mother Frankie Clements. “He always had an interest in food.”

  • Social news and events



    Mr. and Mrs. Doughlas George announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Megan Elizabeth George to William George Kute II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Kute Sr. of Louisville.

    The wedding will be held August 29, 2009 at St. Dominic Catholic Church.


    Brian McIntire and Allyson Hamilton-McIntire

  • Commanderettes are set to serve up another season

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The 2009 Washington County Commanderette volleyball team is shaping up to be a competitive force this year. In addition to a returning core of veterans and adding some young prospects to the squad, the team also has an intimidating force in 6’ 4” junior middle hitter Ange Umulisa.

    The Commanderettes finished with a 15-17 record last year. After going 14-15 in the regular season, WC went 1-1 in district play and lost in the first round of the regional tournament.

  • Board continues superintendent interviews

    A process that started with 21 candidates has now been narrowed down to what looks to be a four-person field.

    Last week, interim Superintendent of Washington County Schools Sonny Fentress said four interviews were scheduled, with those dates being July 29, 30, and Aug. 3 and 5.

  • Football program benefits from booster golf scramble

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s always a good thing to see how one sport can benefit another. Case in point, the annual Washington County football boosters golf scramble. Supporters of Commander football came out to Lincoln Homestead Golf Course this past Saturday with club in hand to raise money for the high school football program.

  • Commander blue/gold scrimmage this Friday

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    There’s an old line that says practice makes perfect. As the 2009 Washington County Commander football team prepares for the start of the season on Aug. 21, WC head football coach Mark Perry doesn’t look for perfection, but he is looking for some big improvements.

    The intrasquad game is designed to bring up real game situations before the team plays against other schools.