Today's News

  • Fertilizing forage crops in 2009

    Forage producers around the world have struggled over the last year with high fertilizer prices. I’ve had many tell me, “I can’t afford to fertilize my hay or pastures this year. I’ll go broke.” While there is some truth to this statement, in the long term, you will definitely “go broke” if your forage crops don’t have the necessary nutrients for sustained growth. I don’t claim to be a soil science expert, but I would like to provide some basic principles on how to manage the nutrient inputs and outputs on your farm.

  • St. Catharine hosts open house for new dorm

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    After construction crews squeezed 10 months of work into seven months and a total price tag of $4.2 million, the new dorm at St. Catharine College is finally ready to welcome the 74 students who will call it home. The public will get a chance to check out the new facility when the college hosts an open house Friday from 3-6 p.m. A tour will be provided along with light refreshments.

  • Proposed parkway could mean jobs; development

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    A proposed parkway could make Central Kentucky more attractive to businesses and development. That’s the hope of a new area committee dedicated to seeing that what is being called The Heartland Parkway comes to pass.

    The highway would stretch 63 miles from the Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway and KY-555 interchange in Washington County, passing through Marion and Taylor counties along KY-55 to the interchange of the Louis B. Nunn Parkway and KY-61 in Adair County.

  • Commanderettes battle through injuries

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The first 10 games of the Washington County Commanderettes’ season haven’t gone exactly to head coach Bernard Smalley plans, but there are signs of improvement as the team recovers during the winter break.

  • Web Exclusive: Tigers maul Commanders 76-53 Tuesday night

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    In their second district contest of the season, the 2-8 Washington County Commanders hosted the 7-4 Bardstown Tigers Tuesday night. Any momentum Washington County may have had coming off a 2-2 performance in the Marion County Christmas Tournament was long gone as the Tigers defeated the Commanders 76-53 to improve to 2-0 in district play while WC falls to 0-2 in district, 2-9 overall.

  • Cattlemen convention is Jan. 8-10

    The 2009 KCA Convention will be held Jan. 8-10, 2009 in Lexington. The program, “Working Together. Growing Together,” will provide KCA members the opportunity to learn and meet other producers from across the state.

    “The Convention allows all producers to visit the trade show with over 70 booths, get the latest Economic Outlook, and mingle with other producers, all in one place,” said Don Pemberton, KCA Convention Chairman.

  • UK AD to speak at chamber banquet

    When the 2009 Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce Banquet tips off on Jan. 29, a very special keynote speaker will be the center of attention.

    Mitch Barnhart, director of athletics at the University of Kentucky, has been secured as the speaker for this year’s event. Dawn Pettus, executive director of the chamber, said Barnhart has confirmed that he will speak at the annual event.

    Ralph Blandford, president of the chamber, said Barnhart will be an excellent draw to the chamber banquet.

  • From Left Field


  • Patriots fall at Cumberland 73-55

    SCC Sports Information

    J.T. Burton had a built-in excuse for the way his team started Monday’s game at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn. The Patriots had not played a game in 17 days, and it showed in their lethargic start en route to a 73-55 loss to the #21 Bulldogs.

    But Burton, whose team fell to 2-13, wouldn’t use the layoff as a factor in the loss. “No, we just didn’t play defense like we need to in order to win games,” he said. “We can’t let teams come out and shoot 57 percent and expect to win.”

  • St. Dominic Knights lose 42-13 to E-Town

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The St. Dominic Knights traveled to Bardstown Saturday afternoon to face off against Elizabethtown. It was a tough game for the Knights as E-Town got off to an 8-0 lead to finish the first quarter and St. D was down 21-2 at the half.

    The E-Town offense was too much for the Knights as they hit several three-pointers and pulled away in the third quarter to take a 35-8 lead in the final six minutes.