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Today's News

  • City taking action on abandoned property

    An exact timeframe of when the property at 108 Fairground Road became a nuisance to nearby residents is unclear, but what is clear is that they, along with the city of Springfield, are ready to see the mess gone.

  • House numbers needed

    There was a full agenda lined up for this past Monday’s meeting of the Washington County fiscal court.

    One item of business dealt with a recent meeting that County Judge-Executive John Settles had with the three town mayors of the county (Carl Gabhart – Mackville, Pat Kirsch – Willisburg and John Cecconi – Springfield).

  • Victims’ families to fight Coleman's parole

    Ashley Izbicki
    WBIR-Knoxville

    After fighting for justice at countless court hearings, the families of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom are preparing for yet another battle after they found out this week that Vanessa Coleman is set to appear before a parole board in October.

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  • Become a KY Master Gardener

    The Kentucky Master Gardener Program is set to begin at the Washington County Extension Office on Monday Sept. 8, 2014 at 1 until 4 p.m.

    We will meet on the following Mondays from 1 until 4 p.m.: Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct. 6, 20; Nov. 10, 17, 24 and Dec. 1. We will also have an all-day trip to Lexington to be scheduled once class begins. The Kentucky Master Gardener Program is a 14-week program taught by Horticulture Extension Agents and University of Kentucky Specialists.  

  • 4-H news and shooting sports results

    Over the next several weeks, the Kentucky State Fair and 4-H leaf collections will be two of the major on-going projects for Washington County 4-H.  

    As I write this column, I am getting ready to load the car to take 4-H projects to the fairgrounds to be judged. On Thursday, our 4-H country hams cured in our new ham house will be judged, and the 4-H members will present their prepared speeches.

  • Swimming now an MSC-sponsored sport

    Swimming has been added to the Mid-South Conference’s championship lineup beginning in 2014-15, MSC Commissioner Eric Ward has announced.

    Men and women’s swimming becomes the 21st and 22nd championship sports sponsored by the Mid-South. The conference championship is scheduled to be contested Feb. 6-7 in Williamsburg, Ky.

  • WC volleyball earns academic award

    It was announced last week that the Washington County Commanderettes were among 676 teams that earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) team academic award for the 2013-2014 season.

    The award, which was first given in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0, according to a press release from the AVCA.

  • Mixed results in WC golf opener

    The Washington County boys and girls golfers traveled to Bardstown Country Club (playing the Maywood Course) to face off against Bethlehem in their opening match of the 2013-2014 season.

    WC fared well on the girls’ side, with sophomore Emily Cox carding a 40 in the contest and freshman Faith Whitaker following behind with a 66, three strokes ahead of Bethlehem’s lone female competitor.

    Led by senior Luke Mattingly and sophomore Jim Cecconi, who both scored 45 apiece, the WC boys’ team posted an overall team score of 187.

  • SCC men's soccer lends helping hand

    When chef Charlie Shunnarah sent out a plea for help on Facebook, St. Catharine College men’s soccer head coach Tim Wolz had an idea: His team could help by asking fans to bring some canned goods to the games.

    Shunnarah is the executive chef and general manager of St. Vincent de Paul of Louisville and a former St. Xavier High School classmate of Wolz.