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Today's News

  • 4-H members show off talent

    The premise that 4-H was founded on over 100 years ago was to teach life skills to young people they could use throughout their lives and to be successful in their career choice.  One 4-H project that has achieved this goal is the 4-H Talk Meet program.  

  • GILLISPIE COULD BE IN COMMAND AT WASHINGTON COUNTY!

    Billy Gillispie a Commander? That could be a possibility as Washington County High School Athletic Director Glen Goatley considers his college friend and former UK basketball coach as a candidate to fill the boys head coach spot vacated by Paul Bodenhamer.

    WCHS Principal Leon Smith agreed with Goatley’s decision and thinks the basketball program at WC could use a spark of excitement.

    “We were just starting to search for a coach, and one falls almost right into our lap,” said Smith.

  • Commanderettes sing rainy day blues

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    If there was one foe that Washington County couldn’t overcome last week, it was Mother Nature. Several days of rain forced the cancellation of several games. The Commanderettes practiced indoors Friday and Sunday afternoon in hopes of getting back out onto the field.

  • Cleanup efforts continue for county, but costs could rise

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Storm debris cleanup by the Washington County Road Department has come to a grinding halt because the brush chipper being used by the crews has died. Road crew director Albert Wimsatt informed Washington County Fiscal Court Friday morning that it would cost $11,100 to replace the engine. The breakdown comes as the county has completed only one-third of the roads.

  • Relay for Life golf scramble is May 9

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It's been a long, cold winter, and chances are pretty good that area golfers are looking for an excuse to hit the links. Now is the time to dust of your clubs and tee off for a great cause at the same time.

    The Washington County Relay for Life Golf Scramble will take place at Lincoln Homestead State Park on May 9. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the shotgun start gets underway at 9 a.m. with prizes awarded for first and second place.

  • Patriots clip Eagles 13-6

    SCC Sports Information

    A lot of baseball games were scheduled last week for the St. Catharine College Patriots. But due to the cold rainy weather, Luther Bramblett’s Bat Pats were only able to get one game played. That resulted in a 13-6 win last Thursday over the visiting Asbury College Eagles.

  • WCHS art students excel at regional competition

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    There's something to be said about taking a blank canvas or a common object and turning it into a work of art. Some art students from Washington County High School found that out recently when they won several awards at the 2009 Caveland Region Exhibit and Competition held by the Kentucky Art Education Association.

  • SCC baseball and softball ranked No. 1

    SCC Sports Information

    When St. Catharine College Athletic Director Mike Doig realized that Patriot teams would not be eligible for post-season play in their first year in the Mid-South Conference, he hurriedly moved to get the programs in line for other playoff possibilities. He did so by entering St. Catharine in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), an organization of about 70 small colleges and universities across the country.

  • Softball Patriots sweep doubleheader as Smith ties coaching mark

    SCC Sports Information

    One thing is certain. If St. Catharine College softball coach Holly Smith doesn’t set a new personal record for single-season victories this year, it is going to be a sad month of April. That is because with about 24 games to play, the Patriots have already equaled the 18-victory mark set last year when Smith enjoyed her best season.

  • Bake cakes, cookies for contest

    We have several programs to discuss that will be of interest to many people.  A class for Microprocessor Certification, a contest for best “Presidential Cake” and “Butter Cookie,” and a class on sewing are scheduled for April.  Of course, we have many other classes and programs at the extension office during the month but these are the ones to emphasize in this column.