Today's News

  • Major League Baseball Tryouts at St. Catharine

    Representatives from the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau will be holding a professional baseball tryout on the campus of St. Catharine College at Edelen-Haydon Field.

    The workout will be Thursday June 10 at 9 a.m. It will be a pro-style workout with a timed 60, fungo to judge arm strength and athleticism, and pitchers will throw.

    High school players, along with junior and senior college players, are welcome to try out.

  • Meet our new neighbors;Amish community growing locally

    If you’ve driven in the northern end of Washington County recently, you may have seen the signs that indicate you have some new neighbors. If not, keep your eyes open. The signs are bright yellow, and feature the image of a horse and buggy.

    The signs are to alert motorists of some of the county’s newest residents on the roadways. They come to Kentucky from Holmes County, Ohio, and are establishing a new Amish community in the Willisburg area.

  • 9-10-year-olds in three-way tie; 11-12 Cubs and Red Sox on top

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It just simply doesn’t get any closer than this. After 10 games each in 9-10-year-old Little League play, the Dodgers, Braves and Marlins are all in a first place tie with identical 5-5 records.

    Last Monday, the Marlins beat the Dodgers 5-3. Devin Hurst got the win on the hill and had three hits in the win. Luke Abell took the loss for the Dodgers, who scattered just three hits in the game.

  • County's fifth-graders learn about safety

    Fifth-grade students from across Washington County spent a day in the sun at Willisburg Park learning about safety last Tuesday during the 2nd annual Safety Day.

  • 139 graduate in WCHS Class of 2010

    A lifetime of hard work and dedication wrapped up another chapter in the lives of the members of Washington County High School’s Class of 2010 Friday night. At the school’s annual graduation ceremony, 139 seniors received diplomas and were recognized for their numerous accomplishments.

    Washington County High School counselor Lolita Blanton said this group has been a pleasure to work with, and she sees good things in the future for the class.

  • Commanderettes fall to Marion to end season

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Although they came up one run short in the 19th District championship game, falling 3-2 to Nelson County, the Washington County Commanderettes earned a spot in the 5th Region Tournament by doubling up the Bethlehem Banshees 10-5 in the first round of the district tournament.

  • 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.