Today's News

  • Watch for fall armyworm in late corn

    With the late corn planting, growers need to be watching their corn for fall armyworm feeding. With this insect it is important to catch infestations early as later stages of the insect are more difficult to control. While many fields have been planted to corn hybrids expressing Bt genes that provide partial to high levels of fall armyworm control, non-Bt corn planted in refuge fields should be monitored regularly.

  • Local woman dies in Ireland beach accident


    The family of a local woman confirmed that she has been killed while touring in Ireland.
    Jena Hill, 57, of Springfield, was in Ireland with her husband, Ronnie, and a group of friends, when she was struck by a vehicle on a beach there. Hill and her group were staying in the Killarney Valley Hotel in Fossa, outside Killarney.

  • BIRTH: Knopp: It's a boy!

    Kimberly Ann and Joseph Dennis Knopp of Gravel Switch announce the birth of their son on June 19, 2011, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Joseph Kaleb Knopp weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches in length.
    He was welcomed home by a brother, Alex Knopp, age 4.
    Maternal grandparents are Mary and Jeff Brady and Bobby Graves, all of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Donnie and Connie Knopp of Lebanon.

  • ENGAGMENT: Filiatreau-Spaulding to wed

    John and Marlena Filiatreau of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Filiatreau, to Ryan Anthony Spalding, son of Lynn and Lisa Wimsatt and Mark and Sandra Spalding of Springfield.
    Filiatreau’s maternal grandparents are Violet Hamilton, and the late James A. “Ham” Hamilton. Paternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rucker and Eloise Filiatreau. Honorary grandparents are Barbara Leachman, and the late Shirley Leachman.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Anderkin-Carney to marry

    Perlina Anderkin of Mt. Vernon announces the forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Allison Perlina Anderkin, to Daniel Butler Carney, son of David and Nancy Carney of Springfield. Allison is also the daughter of the late James Anderkin Jr.
    Anderkin is a 2004 graduate of Rockcastle County High School and a 2008 graduate of Transylvania University. In May of 2011, she graduated from the University of the Cumberlands with a Master of Arts in Teaching. She is employed as a teacher at North Washington Elementary. 

  • Accepting defeat

    I read an article by Larry David in The New Yorker recently about his golf game.

    David describes a physics-defying tee shot that goes only 90 yards and veers 30 degrees to the right.
    It’s ugly, but he’s used to it now after years of hacking.
    I can relate. I’ve hit that shot and I’ll probably keep hitting it.
    David describes coming to the point of acceptance that he’ll never be a fantastic golfer.

  • Glow-ball winners announced

    The Lincoln Men’s Golf Club recently held its annual Glow-ball tournament. 

    A Glow-ball is a ball that glows in the dark.  They come in really handy when playing golf outside after the sun goes down.
    The first nine holes were played late in the afternoon.  At the finish of the first nine holes, everyone took a break for hamburgers and hotdogs.  
    When the sun finally set (9:45 p.m.), players went back to the course to finish the final nine holes.
    The eventual winning score was 10-under par.  

  • Award winners announced

    The Washington County High School baseball team recently announced post-season award winners at the team banquet.

    Blake Smith and Tyler Coulter shared MVP honors on the varsity level.
    Smith also walked away with the pitching award, while Coulter earned the offensive award.
    Seth Mattingly earned the defensive award for his work behind the plate.
    Connor Riney earned most improved honors. He returns next season, along with Smith and many others.
    The coach’s award went to seniors Javier Gonzalez and Travis Smith.

  • All-Stars fall in two

    The 11-and-12-year-old all-stars couldn’t reap the benefits of home field advantage over the weekend, falling out of the district tournament after two games.

    The locals got off to a shaky start on Friday as they opened the tournament against Russell County.
    Washington County got behind 3-0 to start the game, but countered with two runs in the top of the second to make it 3-2.
    Russell County stepped on the gas in the bottom of the second, scoring four runs to go up 7-2.

  • All-Stars have staying power

    The 9-and-10-year-old Little League softball all-stars from Washington County hung around after the first weekend of play of the district tournament at Idle Hour Park.

    The locals played the second game of the tournament, facing Russell County on Friday in the night cap.
    Washington County scored two runs in the second and third, as well as one in the fifth inning to accumulate a 5-0 lead.
    The all-stars took advantage of three consecutive walks and an error to go on a five-run scoring binge in the top of the sixth.