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Today's News

  • St. Catharine Celebrity Auction and Golf Classic is Aug. 6-7

    SCC Sports Information

    The 20th annual St. Catharine College Celebrity Golf Classic will be played at Lincoln Homestead State Park on Saturday, Aug. 7. The celebrity auction and reception will be Friday, Aug. 6, in the Spalding Student and Community Center on the St. Catharine campus.

    Again this year, a number of celebrities will be in the field including former University of Kentucky stars, many of the top female golfers in the state, and other celebrities from the college coaching ranks. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

  • Motorcycle crash kills two

    A Washington County man and an Illinois woman were both killed as a result of a motorcycle accident.

    Roy J. Hood, 63, of 2799 Brush Grove Road, of Willisburg, was riding a 2004 AMF XL motorcycle Sunday evening on Lawrenceburg Road in Nelson County. According to a report by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, Hood was traveling east when the motorcycle left the road and struck a culvert, sending the motorcycle into the air. Hood and a passenger, Connie L. Johnson, 57, of Sycamore, Ill., were thrown from the bike and landed in a ditch.

  • Golfers enjoy some tee time

    The second annual African-American Heritage Golf Scramble took place at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course on Saturday. Bob Noe Haydon’s team won the event with a 56, one better than Mike Dawson’s team, who shot a 57. Ralph Blandford’s team finished third with a 59 on the par-71 course. Tommie Smith had the most accurate drive on Hole 18 as well as shooting closest to the pin on Hole 17. Jared Settles shot closest to the pin on Hole 5, while Brad Reynolds was closest on Hole 8 and Joe Haydon was closest on Hole 14.

  • Commander Golf Classic

    The annual Washington County Commander Golf Classic will take place at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course on July 31.

    Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the event gets under way at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start.

    Participants will have a chance to win a car in a hole-in-one contest, plus other great prizes.

    For more information, contact Kevin Riney at (859) 336-7600 or at rineykevin@gmail.com.

  • Commanders are making contact

    With the varsity team away at camp at Eastern Kentucky University, Washington County coach Larry Smith put his freshman Commander squad through drills on the first day of contact practice Monday morning. After sweating in the summer heat during the past few weeks, the boys were ready to strap on the pads and helmets and get in a few hits.

  • County debates how to handle dead animals

    The animals may be dead, but the issue of their removal is another question. The Washington County Fiscal Court is once again revisiting the issue of dead animal removal. A few months ago, the county started composting dead animals instead of using a pickup service. Before, the county contracted with Dead Animal Removal Service, Inc., but since DARS owner Henry Mattingly died in December 2009, several complaints have come in, prompting the county to look for an alternative.

  • Blister beetles feed on flowers, foliage

    Clusters of blister beetles are out and feeding on the flowers and foliage of a wide range of plants. They are most active in the morning and late afternoon, often moving to shelter during the hottest part of the day.

  • Athletic trainer on the job for high school teams

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    There’s going to be a new face at Washington County High School football, volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball games in the coming seasons.

    Jenna Meyer will serve as the school’s athletic trainer now that the school board has contracted with KORT (Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team) to provide service for high school teams.

  • Public library planning for growth, expansion

    The Washington County Public Library offers more than just books these days. It also provides residents with computer access, CD and DVD checkout, language software, and even job and entrepreneurial resources. An increase of patrons, along with a lack of space, are prompting the library to look into moving to a new, more-spacious location.

  • From Left Field

    Sometimes you just have to treat yourself. After wrapping up two hectic weeks of Little League all-stars, I had enough hours saved up to take a very rare Friday off. So I decided to check out a Reds game in Cincinnati, my first of the year.

    I lucked out because the game I attended featured a 20th anniversary celebration of the 1990 championship team. It was also MC Hammer night (The Reds’ unofficial theme song that year was U Can’t Touch This).