Today's News

  • Popular stray dog, 10 puppies seeking a home

    The workers at McDonald’s call her Big Mac, and now, she has 10 little McNuggets to go along with her. The female Golden Retriever seen around parking lots of area restaurants and grocery stores is probably the best-known stray dog you’ll ever see. People routinely feed her, including the McDonald’s staff members, who toss her biscuits and other food when she’s in the area. Now, she has been picked up by a caring local woman, and the dog has been discovered to have a litter of 10 puppies in need of a home.

  • Mini Relay for Life raises more than $2,000

    The threat of inclement weather didn’t dampen the cancer-fighting spirit of Washington County Middle School on May 14 as they held their annual mini Relay for Life. While the festivities started at the high school football field, things were quickly moved indoors into the middle school gym after a brief sprinkle of rain fell just after noon. In total, the students raised approximately $2,000 for the WCMS Relay for Life team.

  • School board makes reductions in staff

    The lack of a state budget has continued to have an impact on numerous groups across the state, and the Washington County School District is the latest to be affected.

  • JV Commanders win district tournament

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County JV baseball team won the 19th District JV Tournament last week, beating Bardstown in the opening round and coming from behind to win a thriller against Nelson County for the title.

    “We beat Bardstown in the first game, I believe it was 6-0,” said WC head coach Derek Schuler. “Trae Abell pitched a no-hitter against the Tigers and got the win.”

    In the championship game, the JV Commanders were tied 1-1 with Nelson County heading into the fifth inning.

  • Farmers need to utilize flood relief programs

    Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer advises that Kentucky farmers may be able to utilize federal relief programs to get help for farm-related losses incurred since April 30 as a result of severe storms, flooding, mudslides, straight line winds and tornadoes.

    “Kentucky farmers have lost thousands of acres of crops, and some had farm equipment and fences damaged,” Commissioner Farmer said. “I want them to know they are not alone. There are several programs available through the Farm Service Agency to assist them in their recovery.”

  • Garden problems showing up due to rain

    The flooding rains after the abnormally dry winter and early spring haven’t put  much damper (no pun intended) on the spring planting season, as of yet anyway.  Based on the calls I am getting the vegetable gardens are growing full swing, the fruit plants are blooming heavily or have already set fruit, the asparagus is in need of cutting almost daily, and the flowers are absolutely beautiful!  However, there are problems lurking around every corner and now the high moisture diseases are going to start showing up.

  • 9-10 Dodgers on top; Cubs and Red Sox tied in 11-12 play

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The past week has been a wild one for Washington County Little League baseball. The four-way tie in 11-12-year-old play last week has been narrowed down to the Cubs and Red Sox tied for the lead at 4-2, while the Cardinals and White Sox are both at 2-4 so far this season. Meanwhile, the Dodgers sit on top of the 9-10-year-old standings at 4-2, but the 3-3 Braves and 2-4 Marlins are still within striking distance.


  • Middle school students get a dose of reality

    If you’ve been out of school for a while, then you know that it’s a dog-eat-dog world out there. It takes some adjustment to learn how to handle monthly bills and expenses. But some Washington County middle school students recently got a preview of what to expect once they enter the workforce by participating in a “reality store” at North Washington Elementary School on Friday.

  • Patriot infielders receive Gold Glove honors

    SCC Sports Information

    A pair of St. Catharine College infielders were recently awarded Gold Glove awards for their excellent defensive play in the Mid-South Conference. Senior Justin Witt, who played both second base and third base, and junior shortstop Ryan Mangione were the recipients of the honor.

    “Justin Witt may be the best defensive player we’ve had here,” said Luther Bramblett, who just completed his ninth year as the Patriots’ skipper. “And Ryan Mangione committed just two errors in 31 conference games.”

  • May brings good news to cattle markets

    We are going to share with a summary of recent cattle market happenings put together  by Kenny Burdine, UK AG economist.  People are interested, excited and grateful for recent market prices.  Unfortunately, we are so far down in cattle numbers, and we are missing a lot of opportunity here in the county.  Recent years financially had been so unfavorable many people are having to sale the very heifers that they need to keep.  Kenny’s information may help you with some decision making.