Today's News

  • Producers receive $4.5 million in disaster payments

    USDA has already made more than $4.5 million in disaster payments to Kentucky’s livestock producers after implementing two new programs in 2009, demonstrating USDA’s commitment to rapidly meeting the goals of Congress and providing farmers and ranchers with timely and effective disaster assistance.

  • Warren closes the book on county career

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    If you have spent any amount of time living in Washington County during the past two decades, chances are pretty good that you have dealt with Jeannine Warren at some point to register to vote, renew license plates or register a motor vehicle. After 22 years of working in the Washington County Clerk's Office, Warren closed the book on her career during a retirement reception held at in the courtroom of the 1816 Courthouse last Monday. She said she plans to spend her time now with her family.

  • Taking a look at tobacco

    We have received some tobacco information from Dr. Will Snell that I think you all would be interested in reading. The following is an article about 2009 Review and the 2010 Projection.

    2009 Review:

  • More candidates filing for local offices

    The temperature outside may be below freezing, but key races for the May primary election in Washington County are heating up. The field of candidates keeps growing as some new candidates have tossed their hats into the ring.

    Republican Tony Royalty has filed to challenge Democratic incumbent John Settles for Washington County Judge-Executive.

  • Washington County schools on 1-hour delay Monday

    There will be school in Washington County Monday, but classes will be on a 1-hour delay.


  • HIgher moisture levels increase importance of stored grain management

    Grain was harvested at higher moisture levels this past fall on many farms in Kentucky and neighboring states. With much of that grain now in storage bins, growers need to take extra precautions in managing it.

    “A point or two of moisture makes a lot of difference in the storability of the crop. Higher moisture levels require more care,” said Sam McNeill, extension agricultural engineer with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • From Left Field

    National what?

  • Washington County opens second half with key district contests

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s a new year, and there’s new life for both the Washington County boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. While each team has won only one contest so far this season, both the Commanders (1-9) and Commanderettes (1-8) are playing better now than they have all season, and some familiar faces, as well as new ones, are giving each squad their respective second winds.

  • Leaf collection winners announced for WCES

    Over the past several days, various news media have released lists of top stories from 2009 and from the first decade of the 21st Century. It was certainly interesting to have a review of what took place and certain news items I had already forgotten.  

  • Beating old man winter to the punch

    As Washington Countians battle through frigid temperatures, many are preparing for a long, cold winter by stocking up on the usual yearly supplies such as rock salt or de-icer. Many are also hoping to avoid a repeat of last January’s arctic ice storm that sent several people out into the cold scrambling to grab up any available generators, heaters or other items deemed necessary as many were without power for several days.