Today's News

  • Problems beginning to show in tobacco float beds

     A number of problems have begun to crop up in float beds around Kentucky, some related to the heat wave that took place back in April and others to the heavy rains that fell recently. Over the past week, we have seen a huge spike in reports of target spot along with a few cases of Pythium root rot. At the moment, the ‘strongest’ fungicide we can recommend for target spot is mancozeb (Dithane, Manzate, or Penncozeb).

  • SCC Baseball Camp

    The SCC Patriot baseball program will host a camp for boys ages 8-16 from June 7-9. The three-day camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day at Edelen-Haydon Field.

    For more information or to register, contact Coach Bramblett at (859) 336-5082.

  • Construction date changed for Habitat House to accommodate volunteers

    Steven and Carolyn Hash are Taylor County natives, but they are now proud to call Washington County their home. Soon, they will even be moreIn scheduling the construction date for the new Habitat for Humanity house for Steven and Carolyn Hash, organizers had originally set the dates for June 19-20, overlooking the fact those dates fell on Father's Day weekend. Now, the dates have been moved to June 26-27 to allow more volunteers to participate. For more information, contact John Wharton at (859) 481-4091.

  • Social news and events


    Reid: It's a girl!

    Brianna Grace Reid

    CaSandra and Brian Reid of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on May 12, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Brianna Grace weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 inches in length.



    Gina Mattingly and Jason Spalding

    Gina Mattingly and Jason Spalding announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

  • Chastain and Schrader pitch no-hitters in Little League action at Idle Hour

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Cubs and Red Sox continued to battle for first place in 11-12-year-old play last week at Idle Hour Park. Both are 5-3 on the season with everything coming down to the wire.

    In 9-10-year-old play, the 5-3 Dodgers held on to first, but the Marlins have evened their season at 4-4 and the Braves are still in it at 3-5.


    On Monday, the Marlins beat the Dodgers 4-3 with Devin Hurst getting the win while Drew Yates took the loss.

    John Floyd and Andrew Scott had a hit each for the Dodgers.

  • Fredericktown native's art tells story of historic day

    Nearly 70 years ago, a group of young men from Washington County gathered at the local train station, ready to serve their country in the military. Their destination was Camp Hulen, Texas, and their families thought they would return in a year. Instead of returning home, they eventually went to war.

  • Rumpke fuel surcharges to increase trash bills

    Nobody likes to see a higher-than-expected bill in the mail, but residents of Washington County will see a slight increase in their quarterly trash bill from Rumpke. The culprit is a multi-tiered fuel surcharge that the company imposes when fuel prices pass a certain level.

    Three percent is added onto the flat $39.00 quarterly trash fee if fuel prices go above $2.50 per gallon, with additional three-perfect increases every 25 cents. The Washington County Fiscal Court discussed the surcharge during its meeting held on Friday.

  • Commanders beat LaRue 5-3 in region first round

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders came back against LaRue County on Monday to win the first round of the 5th Region Tournament, 5-3, against the Hawks.

  • Master Gardeners plant at arboretum

    I thought gardeners would be interested in reading this article written by Carol Spence.

    Within the space of a couple of hours on a day in mid-May, hints of Kentucky and splashes of whimsy materialized across The Arboretum, the State Botanical Garden of Kentucky. Flowers sprang up so quickly throughout the garden that one might suspect it was the work of garden fairies.

  • Four juveniles charged after racist graffiti spray painted

    Four juveniles have been charged by Springfield Police after graffiti depicting racist phrases and logos were painted on several local buildings, signs and other property.