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    Sarah Ann Mitchell and Stephen Travis Simpson

    Sarah Ann Mitchell and Stephen Travis Simpson will be united in marriage on Saturday, May 23 at The First Baptist Church in Dawson Springs, Kentucky.

    The bride and groom are both employed at Carhartt, Inc. in Hanson, Ky.


    Marci Strange Rodriguez and Franke Haydon

    Marci Strange Rodriguez and Franke Haydon will be united in marriage June 27 at 5 p.m. at Bardstown Baptist Church.

  • Commanderettes beat Banshees in district first round, face Nelson County in title game; win puts girls in regional

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes used a nine-run rally to come from behind to beat the Bethlehem Banshees 11-9 Monday night to advance to the district finals on Tuesday.

    The win also assures them of a slot in the regional tournament.

    The Banshees took the early lead, going up 4-1 in the second inning. The Commanderettes added a run in the fourth as Meagan Spalding scored on a sacrifice by Olivia Thompson.

  • Season over for Commanders

    The season came to an end Tuesday night for the Washington County Commanders as they fell 7-4 to Nelson County in the first round of 19th District Playoffs.

    The Cardinals struck first with three runs in the top of the first, but WC answered with three of their own to tie it up after one inning.

    The game quieted down until the bottom of the third, when the Commanders loaded the bases and Fergus McCain scored the go ahead run on a passed ball.

  • Shots fired, stray bullet enters home

    Springfield Police Chief Fred Armstrong received a call Monday night around 8:30 p.m. of a shot being fired into a local home.

    Armstrong said he was told that a car leaving the Hilltop area was shot at as it turned onto Mackville Road from Domas Court. The shot missed the car and went into a house across the street.

    Armstrong was not certain how many shots were actually fired, but said a witness described the noise as one similar to firecrackers.

  • Members participate in LTA District Beef Show

    This is the time of year that 4-H members are competing in district competitions and getting ready for state competitions that occur during the summer.  Over the next several months, watch the 4-H News for results from these events and join me in congratulating the youth for their accomplishments.

  • Target spot widespread in burley float beds

    The recent wet weather resulted in many cases of target spot on young burley tobacco plants in greenhouses across the state. With more wet conditions in the forecast, growers need to watch their seedlings closely for any sign of the disease in order to manage it if it does develop.  

    In terms of severity and how widespread it is, this is the worst case of target spot I’ve seen since I came here in 2005. Every year, we usually have some target spot, but this year we’re finding it in nearly every float bed we visit.

  • Moslemi wins 5th Region final, advances to state tournament

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County sophomore Cyrus Moslemi has made quick work of his opponents this season, having lost only one game all year on his way to an undefeated season.

    His performance during the season earned him the second seed and a first round bye in the 5th Region tournament, which got underway at the University Courts in Elizabethtown last Monday.

  • Washington County splits two before heading to district

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders closed out the regular season with an 11-1 thumping of Adair County last Thursday.

    Before that, they fell 5-4 to Campbellsville on May 12. But that’s the way the season has rolled along for the Commanders.

  • Doctor saves child from flooded creek

    He says he didn’t do anything that anyone else wouldn’t have done in his place, but then again, no one else was in Dr. David Tank’s place Friday evening.

    Tank, a local chiropractor who lives in Campbellsville, is being called a hero after saving the life of 9-year-old Ashley Smith of Campbellsville, along with his own life, after the two were swept more than 40 yards by raging flood waters near Campbellsville Youth Soccer Park Friday.

  • Late-planted corn faces different set of insects

    Cool temperatures coupled with periods of rain have kept much of the state’s corn out of the ground. As producers hustle to compensate for lost planting time, they should be aware that late-planted corn could present a different insect scenario this year.

    The good news is the state’s late-planted corn is not likely to see increased problems with corn rootworm and is likely to see reduced wireworm damage.  However, several pests do not arrive until later in the season, and these pests could pose the greatest threat to yields.