Today's News

  • County may exceed road salt budget


    Old Man Winter isn’t watching his salt intake this season.
    With several snowfalls already this year, the Washington County Road Department is taking a hit.
    County Road Supervisor Albert Wimsatt said the department has already spent nearly $14,000 on salt this season.

  • Rivalries old and new

    The Commanderettes take a break from district action this week to take on one unfamiliar opponent and one familiar rival.

    On Saturday, the Commanderettes travel to the Roby Dome in Lebanon to play in the Autism Awareness Classic.
    There, they will blow the dust off of an old rivalry with North Hardin (4-7). These foes both play in the Fifth Region but haven’t faced each other in at least 14 years.

  • After 61 years, Manton General Store closed for good Saturday


    Piece by piece, history was uncovered, auctioned off and packed out of Manton General Store on Saturday.
    That history, 61 years of it, is now spread out across the land like ashes of the dead. And like a death of a loved one, the loss of the store is heavy for those who knew it.

  • Commanders falter

    Washington County vs. Bethlehem
    Score: 69-51 Bethlehem
    When: Friday, Jan. 7
    Where: Bethlehem High School
    Key players: WCHS - Will Purdom, Trae Abell, Alex Marshall. BHS - Jalen Phillips, Jordan Cooper, Thomas Mudd

    Game highlights:
    The Commanders (3-10) dug an early hole that forced an uphill climb the rest of the way.

  • All “A” action

    After facing a murderer’s row of competition, the Commanders have one last tough opponent before the start of the Fifth Region All “A” Classic.

    Washington County is set to travel to Bardstown on Friday to face the Tigers (8-3).
    Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. at Bardstown High School.
    The last time around the Tigers used their length, speed and size to press the Commanders to a 95-59 defeat.
    This  time around, Commanders head coach Russell Burkhead looks to do better on the boards.

  • Dairy workshop is Jan. 20

    We want to make you aware of a dairy workshop to be held at the Nelson County Extension Office on Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  This is an SCC Reduction Workshop and the following topics will be covered:
    • Mastitis Treatment Options and Strategies
    • Using Records and Farm Diagnostics to Solve SCC Problems
    • Collection and Interpreting Cow and Bulk Tank Cultures
    • Control and Preven-tion of Environmental Mastitis
    • Milking Procedures and Contagious Mastitis
    • Mastitis Vaccines

  • Storage is key to keeping seeds

    The seed catalogues are piling up, and I am like a kid in a candy store.  Every year in January I pine away for spring while perusing the seed catalogs and generally make an order or two thinking that I will have time in the spring to get everything planted (I never do) so as with most gardeners I have a lot of leftover seed from years gone by.  Many of you are like me and want to use the best seed possible but that may not always be “new” seed. 

  • Sign up for SURE program

    USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director John W. McCauley announced the sign-up period for the 2009 crop year Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program begins on Jan. 10, 2011. SURE is one of five disaster programs USDA Farm Service Agency offers that provides assistance to farmers and ranchers who have suffered losses due to natural disasters.

  • 4-H forestry ribbons awarded

    Over the next two weeks, results from the 4-H forestry program will be announced.  This year the achievements by the participants have been tremendous, with youth having strong scores and more being recognized for outstanding leaf collections.  

  • BIRTH: Dickerson: It's a boy!

    Jeremy and Julie Dickerson of Springfield announce the birth of their son at 6:27 a.m. Dec. 29, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Noah Darrell Dickerson weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21.25 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Keith and Jackie Reed of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Johnny Dickerson of Harrodsburg and Jean Dean of Junction City.