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    Preston: It's a boy!

    Logan Dale Preston

    Ed and Amanda Preston of Harrodsburg announce the birth of their son at 8:26 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

    Logan Dale weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 inches in length.



    Rachel Crenshaw and Barret Tingle

  • Watch moisture levels in hay

    Last year was a challenging year for even our experienced hay producers relative to baling and storage moisture. We experienced several hay fires, along with lower quality as a result of excessive heating caused by baling at higher than safe moisture. When the internal temperature of hay rises above 130 degrees Fahrenheit, problems arise that will initially lead to lower quality and possibly spontaneous combustion. All hay baled above 15 percent moisture and above will show some increase in temperature for the first couple weeks after baling.

  • ECTC dedicates Springfield campus

    The seeds of higher education were planted in Washington County nearly two years ago when ground was broken for the Springfield campus of the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College System. Now, the campus is in full bloom and ready to receive its first full-time students this fall. A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony took place Thursday afternoon to unveil the newest addition to the KCTCS.

  • St. Catharine students raising funds for mission trip with Saturday night dance

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  • Relay for Life Softball Tournament

    The third annual Washington County Relay for Life Softball Tournament will take place May 14-15 at Burg Park.

    Participation is limited to the first eight teams to sign up.

    All proceeds go to the Washington County Relay for Life.

    For more information, call David Smith at (859) 262-5602.

  • Flood's wake leaves county roads a mess

    In the wake of last week’s massive flooding, several roads throughout Washington County have sustained severe damage, and are in need of emergency repair. At Monday’s meeting of the Washington County Fiscal Court, road department supervisor Albert Wimsatt reported that his crews have been working to clean up the debris while inspectors from FEMA are expected to arrive this week to assess the damage.

  • Little League gets under way

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County Little League Baseball opened the 2010 season last week at Idle Hour Park.

    The 9-10-year-old season started last Monday with the Braves beating the Marlins, 6-3. Landon Taylor pitched 5 2/3 innings in the win, striking out 16 and giving up just one hit. Devin Hurst took the loss. Cameron Willis and Christian Smith had two hits each for the Braves, while the Marlins’ only hit came off the bat of Jake Yates.

  • USDA to assess flood losses

    John W. McCauley, FSA state executive Director for Kentucky, has announced that USDA state and county emergency boards are in the process of completing detailed loss assessment reports for losses resulting from the April 30 and continued flooding. “The State Emergency Board will provide internal assessment reports to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as soon as practical,” said McCauley. “Because the flooding continues, full assessments cannot be completed at this time.”

  • Bat Pats season ends in conference tournament

    SCC Sports Information

    The 12 seniors on the St. Catharine College baseball team won 143 games in their four-year stint as Patriots. And it looked very much like the dynamic dozen would notch victory number 144 on their bats last Thursday in the Mid-South Conference tournament played at Campbellsville University.

  • Commanderettes fall to Titans; Lady Indians

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    In sports, as it is in life, sometimes it’s just not your day. The Washington County Commanderette softball team had one of those days Tuesday evening as they were no-hit by Mercer County in an 18-0, three-inning rout. The Titans scored 13 runs in the first, one in the second and four in the fourth, touching eighth-grade starting pitcher Hannah Coulter for 21 hits.

    Adair Co.

    On Monday, the Commanderettes hosted the Adair County Lady Indians, falling 7-2.