Today's News

  • Indiana woman killed in wreck

    A Thursday morning accident in Springfield has claimed the life of an Indiana woman.

    The Springfield Police Department announced on Friday that Crystal L. Maloney of Bicknell, Ind., passed away from injuries suffered in the accident at the intersection of US 150 and KY 555.

    According to SPD, Maloney was traveling west on US 150 around 11:27 a.m. when she ran a red light, which led to her being struck by a truck driven by Steven Drury of Lebanon, who was southbound on KY 555.

  • PHOTOS: Carrico takes Junior Mister crown


    Winner: Mason Carrico
    Runner-up: JP Cecconi
    Second runner-up: Dallas Fenwick

    Audience Choice:
    Seth Robinson
    Second place: Dallas Fenwick

    Poise: Dallas Fenwick and Mason Carrico

    Talent: Dallas Fenwick and JP Cecconi

    Fitness: Dallas Fenwick and Mason Carrico

    Video interview: JP Cecconi and Mason Carrico

  • Lawn-mowing tips from 4-H

    This week begins the results for the 4-H Talk Meet program.  The countywide competition will be held on April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Catharine College. See the results listed in the second part of this week’s column.  

    As I mentioned last week, I have included more lawn-mowing tips in my column this week.

    Here are several tips to think about and to share with all members of your family that use the lawn mower.

  • 4-H news

    More than 80 people from across the state gathered April 4 at the Mercer County Extension Office for the 15th annual Dustin Worthington “I Love Cows” Essay Contest awards ceremony.  

    This year’s ceremony saw 18 heifers given away to students who participated in the contest.

    The contest is open to all FFA & 4-H members interested in the cattle industry in the state of Kentucky.  

  • Insurance for your breeding season

    This information is from Dr. Les Anderson, a beef extension specialist at the University of Kentucky. We think it is good information and would like to share it with you.

    I received this call a couple of weeks ago. I seem to receive calls similar to this one six to eight times each year. This particular rancher had just finished getting his cows diagnosed for pregnancy.

    He had 43 falling calving cows. Last fall, these cows were synchronized for artificial insemination and were exposed to one bull for about 5 weeks and a second bull for 7 weeks.

  • WC tennis action halted by rain

    After having a week off from competition during spring break, the Washington County High School tennis team returned to action last week, hosting the Nelson County Cardinals.

    However, the two teams were unable to complete an entire match because of inclement weather. But before the rain came, WC was able to come away with two individual wins.

    In boys’ singles action, freshman Chase Drury took his match in two sets, winning 6-3, 6-3.

  • Commanders head to state in bass fishing

    With only 20 minutes to go in the regional bass fishing tournament, Michael Sandusky and

    Michael Shelton knew they needed an upgrade. They had already caught their five-bass limit, but one of their fish was “barely a keeper,” according to Sandusky

    Thanks to the switch to a shaky head worm, they got exactly what they were looking for.

    The duo was able to kick their 12-incher and add a newly captured 14-incher to their bunch in the waning moments of the event.

  • Pats take three events at Centre College

    The “Runnin’ Patriots” proved that they were becoming a force to be reckoned with, scoring a top-five overall finish at the Centre College Track Invitational.

    The Patriots made their mark early, winning both the mens’ long, high and triple jump.

    Chris Johnson kicked things off for the Patriots when he traded his basketball sneakers in for a pair of track spikes to dominate the field in the long jump.

    Johnson’s 6.3-meter mark was just under a meter in front of teammate Tyler Dunn’s 5.45-meter leap.

  • WC baseball loses in first game of All-A Classic

    In their first game of the 5th Region All-A Classic, the Washington County Commanders (5-10, 0-1) lost to the Campbellsville Eagles (8-7) by a score of 11-6.

    The Commanders are just three years removed from winning the regional All-A Classic but are now mired in consecutive first-game exits, losing 5-3 last season to the Green County Dragons.

    It was the team’s fourth game in five days and third loss in three days.

  • WC Commanderettes rout Thomas Nelson, lose next two

    The Washington County Commanderette (4-9, 1-1) softball team was unable to pull out a win last Saturday while serving as the host team for the 5th Region All-A Classic.

    In their first-game matchup versus the Campbellsville Lady Eagles (9-6), the Commanderettes were routed by a score of 11-3.

    Although they only ended up with four hits for the entire contest, the Commanderettes were still in the game in the fourth inning.