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Today's News

  • Stable flies a pest for livestock

    The stable fly is a blood-sucker that looks like a house fly but has a piercing-type mouthpart that projects forward from the front of its head.

    Males and females feed on warm-blooded animals and humans, usually around the lower leg or ankles. They will also attack dogs, biting them mostly on the ears.

    Stable flies are not limited to barns and stables; they will rest around houses and attack people, too. Stable flies are strong fliers; they can cause problems at least two miles from their breeding sites.

  • WC youth perform well in 4-H Talk Meet program

    One of the largest fears for many people is public speaking.  

    Over the years, hundreds of Washington County youth have learned to conquer that fear through the 4-H Talk Meet program held in cooperation with the local schools.  

    For three Washington County youth this summer, they were able to take their public speaking skills to an even higher level with their participation in the State 4-H Communications Day.  

  • Brandon Johnson to Thomas Nelson

    Tom Dekle
    Nelson County Schools

    One of the newest high schools in the state, Thomas Nelson, went with a coaching newcomer to fill the void atop the boys’ basketball program, tabbing former St. Catharine player and assistant coach Brandon Johnson to lead the Generals.

  • COLUMN: Welcome to the Space Sham

    Let’s look past the obvious: aliens that can steal player’s basketball skills, Looney Tunes luring Michael Jordan into Looney Tune land and when Michael Jordan’s hand CLEARLY goes past the hoop on the final basket but we later see him hanging on the rim.

    Space Jam, one of my favorite childhood memories, is flawed for so many reasons that only an adult basketball mind can fathom, something I rediscovered this past week.

  • SCC sports see continued growth

    While the 2014-2015 collegiate sports season is still in its offseason, St. Catharine College has been hard at work to continue making strides in its athletics department.

    And the results have been noticeable.

    For starters, SCC has already seen several new facility enhancements with more still on the way.

  • PHOTOS: Preseason Prep
  • News briefs 7/30

    Ongoing events

    Supply list and dress code policy
    WCMS students and parents may find the 2014-2015 school supply lists and school dress code policy on the district web page at washington.kyschools.us <http://washington.kyschools.us>. If you have any questions you may email ty.howard@washington.kyschools.us or anne.taylor@washington.kyschools.us.

    Washington County Summer Feeding Program

  • Robinson takes part in GSA

    This summer, The Kentucky Center hosted over two hundred eager young artists from every region of the Commonwealth, as The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) took place at Danville’s Centre College from June 22 to July 12.

  • Dr. Grundy to speak at African-American Heritage Festival

    As the City of Springfield prepares to celebrate the 11th Annual African American Heritage Festival on Friday night, Aug. 1, Dr. Gabrielle J. Grundy, MD, will return to her hometown to help celebrate this year’s theme of promoting health and wellness.

    “Dr. Gabby”, as she is called at her office in Louisville, knows all too well how important it is to take good care of your physical and mental health and is very pleased that the festival is celebrating good health.

  • Bluegrass expands 4G network in county

    More residents in Washington County now have access to 4G LTE, the most-advanced 4G network, on their Bluegrass Cellular mobile devices. As part of a system-wide 4G LTE development project, Bluegrass announced last week that it has expanded its nationwide 4G LTE network into the Washington County community of Tatham Springs.