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Today's News

  • New school traffic pattern starts Sept. 8

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    During the 2007-08 school year, traffic for afternoon dismissal at Washington County Elementary School was among the largest problems on the plate of the school. While the officials looked for a smooth-running system to dismiss students being picked up by parents, local police were busy trying to keep Doctor Street, which lies behind the school, clear of traffic jams.

  • Ballot set for local election

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    When Washington County voters go to the polls this fall, they will have some choices in several local races.

    Three school board seats will be up for election, but only two of the current members will face opposition.

  • Brown leaving school system for state education job

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    They say you can’t go home again, but Robert Brown doesn’t agree.

    For the past two years, Brown has served as assistant superintendent of Washington County Schools, but Friday was his last day on the job. He leaves Washington County to return to the job he previously held for three years in Frankfort as director in the division of professional learning and assessment at the Education and Professional Standards Board in Frankfort.

  • Volleyball season opens for WCHS

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County High School Commanderettes volleyball team opened its 2008 schedule last week at Campbellsville on Aug. 12. It was a great debut for the JV and varsity teams as Campsbellville failed to win a single game.

    The JV squad won 2-0 (21-10, 21-17) and the varsity squad shut out the Lady Eagles, also winning 2-0 (25-20, 25-19).

    Vs. Green County

    The Commanderettes played their first home game of the year vs. Green County on Aug. 14.

  • YMCA flag football

    The Wilderness Trace Family YMCA announces their upcoming flag football program.

    It is for kindergarten through third graders.

    The season starts in September and will go through October.

    You can call the office or stop by Washington County Elementary School to sign up.

  • From Left Field: Brand loyalty

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    I'm sure as sports fans, we've all had those times in our lives when we dislike a particular player so much, we vow to never cheer for them no matter what. But what would happen if that player suddenly became a member of your favorite team? Although it is highly unlikely, given his huge inflated salary to go along with his huge inflated ego, what if Barry Bonds signed with the Cincinnati Reds?

  • Indications are prices will continue to climb

    The following is from University of Kentucky Ag Economics Department. I thought it was a very good article and would like to share it with you all.

    Rising costs put farming in center of perfect storm

    For the first time in 30 years, grain farmers received a raise, but they might not see as much of it as they would like, according to a University of Kentucky agronomist. Cattle producers are facing declining revenues. Vegetable growers are feeling squeezed both on the farm and beyond the farm gate. Blame it on the soaring price of inputs.

  • City moves forward on golf cart law

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    At their meeting held on Aug. 12, Springfield city council voted unanimously to proceed with a city ordinance that would allow the use of golf carts on streets within the city limits.

    Although the paperwork was put into motion, nothing has passed as of yet ,and it is still illegal to drive a golf cart on public streets in Springfield, according to Springfield Police Chief Fred Armstrong.

  • Local man looks to beat gas prices with mini trucks

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Lynn Wimsatt is like most people in this area when it comes to the high gas prices these days. He’s tired of paying them, and he’s ready to find a new solution. Actually, he thinks he may have found a way to beat the gas prices. Now, he just needs to have it legalized.

  • WC youth football registration begins Aug. 21

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Registration begins Thursday, Aug. 21 for Washington County youth football. Registration will be at the WCHS weight room from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 and 1-2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24. Registration forms will be provided.