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Today's News

  • From Left Field

    Tough puffs

    The combatants took to the battlefield in the honorable arena. It was warrior against warrior as each army marched up and down the field, fighting over and over for the same piece of ground. Those in charge barked out commands, and the faithful soldiers followed every command to the best of their ability, armed to the teeth with their matching shirts and ponytails.

    Huh?

  • Haydon finishes 20th in state golf tourney

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County senior golfer Joe Haydon placed 20th in the 2008 KHSAA State Golf Championships at Bowling Green Country Club in Bowling Green, Ky on Oct. 10-11.

    “Going into the tournament, I was projected to be in the top 20 in the state,” said Haydon.

    On day one, Haydon shot a 72 for even par and ended the day tied for eighth place. Haydon then shot a 79 on day two for a total score of 151.

  • Fredericktown school in its final year

    Jennifer Smith teaches sixth graders at Fredericktown Elementary School these days, but once, she was a student at the school herself. That’s what made the news that the school will be closing after this year even tougher for Smith to hear Monday night.

    “I’m from that community. I grew up in the Burg, and as a community, you hate to lose it,” she said of the school. “I’m going to look at it as ‘maybe there could still be a miracle.’ I’m just hoping that something good happens.”

  • Local pastor, wife, return from Africa

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Chicago. London. Rome. Monduli?

    That’s the route a local pastor recently took to do some missionary work in the country of Tanzania, located on the east coast of Africa.

  • Patriots lose twice in volleyball, but dig pink is a winner

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College volleyball team played two tough opponents last week and came out on the short end of both matches. But the Patriots helped in the effort to defeat another foe when they held Tuesday’s match to raise money to fight breast cancer.

  • WC doubles up Bethlehem, 40-20

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders had a limited time of possession Friday night, but put twice as many points on the board as the Bethlehem Eagles. WC won the game 40-20 and improved to 3-4 on the season.

    “It was a good win,” said WC head football coach Mark Perry. “We didn’t play well on the defensive side, but it’s still a win. They say that’s the sign of a good football team, if you don’t play well but you still win the game.”

  • Girls middle school basketball tournaments

    Special to The Sun

    Seventh grade NCAA tournament hosted by WCMS at WCHS

    The Washington County Middle School will host the girls NCAA seventh grade championship basketball game Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7:15 p.m. at the Washington County High School gymnasium.

    Eighth grade NIT tournament to be held in Boston

    The Washington County Middle School girls eighth grade tournament begins in Boston, Ky., Monday, Oct. 27 with St. Domince playing at 6 p.m. and North Washington at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, Oct. 28, Washington Co. will play at 6 p.m.

  • St. Catharine soccer split with Pikeville

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College men and women’s soccer teams traveled to Pikeville Saturday for Mid-South Conference competition. The Patriots came out with a 3-1 win but the Lady patriots dropped a 1-0 decision in overtime.

    The women battled to a scoreless tie in regulation as goalkeeper Tabby Shirley recorded seven saves. But nine minutes into the extra period Pikeville converted a corner kick into a goal for the game winner.

  • Grazing conference to address rising costs

    Livestock producers have been some of the hardest hit by skyrocketing fuel, input and feed prices. To help producers get through this economic crunch, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture specialists and industry professionals will offer cost-saving information on pasture management during the ninth Kentucky Grazing Conference.

    The conference is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Fayette County Extension Office in Lexington.

  • Woodlands management is heartwood of state’s wood industry

    Nearly half of Kentucky’s land is forested. The casual observer might classify those lands as unused acreage, but University of Kentucky foresters know that those “idle” lands are behind the employment of more than 30,000 Kentuckians, double the number employed in the state’s coal industry.