Today's News

  • Local shooter hits her mark

    For a girl that has tried many things, shooting a shotgun is the one that stuck.

    Stephanie Carey, a college sophomore from Willisburg, has found her mark with a shotgun.
    “I cheered. I ran track in high school. I played golf for a while. I played softball until high school,” Carey said.
    She started shooting trap five years ago, and said she hopes to make it a lifelong activity.
    “(My brother) just came and told me it was time to shoot a gun, so he took me out and taught me how to shoot,” she said.

  • All-stars run out of steam

    The Washington County 9-and-10-year-old Little League baseball all-stars fell short in their state tournament bid last week against Campbellsville.

    The big bats of WC matched Campbellsville 4-4 after the first inning, but the well dried up afterwards for the locals.
    Campbellsville rolled to a 14-4 victory to earn District 5 runner-up honors, and a berth in the state tournament.
    Washington County was held to five hits, a low mark compared to the rest of the tournament run.

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  • On to state: 11-and-12’s win district

    After two nail-biters in the District 5 tournament, the Washington County 11-and-12-year-old Little League baseball all-stars are moving on to state.

    Washington County came from behind to rally in the top of the sixth inning.
    Mac Stevens got the all-stars started with a single to start the inning, but the next two batters were retired on strikes behind him.
    Dalton Kirsch reached on a two-out single, while Luke Abell got on with a walk.

  • Jets Over Kentucky draws from around the globe


    They may be small, but they sure do attract a crowd.
    Last week, more than 150 pilots brought more than 350 model jets to the Lebanon-Springfield Airport for the 2011 Jets Over Kentucky. An estimated 2,500 spectators visited the airport during the past weekend to take in the show, according to event organizer Lewis "The General" Patton.

  • Mackville Road could re-open soon

    County road department supervisor Albert Wimsatt said during the regular scheduled fiscal court meeting on Monday that he estimated that Mackville Road could open by as early as Wednesday. The hill was leveled off and rock was scheduled to be placed on Monday.

  • County takes action on culvert

    The county opted to approve a bid to do repair work on a box culvert on Kelly Brothers Lane off of Bloomfield Road.
    Hornback Construction Company from Hodgenville submitted the only bid, which the court opened on Monday during the regular scheduled meeting.
    Hornback submitted a lump-sum bid for $19,300 to complete the project from start to finish.

  • St. Catharine field day set for Thursday

    While playing catch-up from all the wet weather earlier this year, Rick Greenwell hopes Washington County farmers can attend this year’s Saint Catharine College field day.
    Greenwell, the Washington County Extension Agent for agriculture/natural resources, said the field day is usually a bi-annual event, held at the SCC farm.

  • Manton store open for business again

    Manton General Store operated just fine for 61 years without running water.
    Just fine, that is, until the contents of the store were auctioned off in January.

    The Newton family ran the store during that period, but the boys (John and Bob) decided it was time to auction off all the old goods and knick knacks.
    Running a business takes a lot of time, and they were looking for other ways to spend it.
    “It was too many hours,” John said. “I miss the people, talking to them. We spent 65 hours a week in here.”

  • Library offers e-book checkout


    Library patrons have a way to avoid late fees, if they’re hip to the technology.
    For about a year now, the Washington County Public Library (WCPL) has offered an e-book lending program.
    Patrons can check out a Sony Reader, an e-book reader, at the library, according to library director Joy Wandrey.

  • Wheat crop is one of the best

    This year’s wheat crop was probably the most interesting I have ever seen.  It looked as if everything was going to go wrong earlier in the year and it turned into one of the best wheat crops in the state’s history.  “What went right” is pretty interesting.