Today's News

  • Saturday school possible as calendar is reviewed

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    It’s every student’s wish to get a day off from school because of snow. But behind every school cancellation, there’s a lot of hard work, and eventually the time off needs to be made up somewhere.

  • SCC men win first conference game

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College Patriots lost a game last Thursday to the visiting Georgetown Tigers, the nation’s #2 team that came to Lourdes Hall toting a record of 20-1. But it was the 76-60 setback that head coach J.T. Burton said led his team to their first conference win at home on Saturday against Campbellsville University.

  • How to prune ice damaged trees

    The ice storm of 2009 will go down as one of the worst, if not the worst on record. With that said, soon if not already, electricity will be restored, water will be restored, clean-up will begin, and we will go about our lives as if nothing happened. However, there is still a nagging long term problem, trees! The scars from this storm are going to be troubling us for years. We will be cutting down and pruning up trees of all sizes and ages. This is only going to cause problems down the road.

  • Patriot women fall twice

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College women lost two Mid-South Conference games at home last week. They fell 82-68 to Georgetown and 79-66 to Campbellsville. But while those setbacks were understandably disappointing for head coach Lena Bramblett, she could see a positive side of her team’s play.

    “Losing is not OK and never will be,” said Bramblett after her team dropped to 11-12 overall and 1-4 in the conference. “But our kids played hard and we were right in both games until the final minutes.”

  • Keys to a profitable forage program

    REMEMBER YOU ARE A FORAGE FARMER - Forage typically accounts for over half the cost of production of forage – consuming animals and provides most of their nutrition.  Thus, it has a major influence on both expenses and income Forage is the crop and animals are the harvesters or consumers.  Efficient forage production and utilization are essential to a profitable operation.

  • Games this week at SCC against nationally ranked teams

    SCC Sports Information

    There will be plenty of exciting Mid-South Conference basketball played at St. Catharine College over the next few days as some of the league’s better teams will visit Lourdes Hall.

  • St. Catharine College plans big expansion of athletic programs

    SCC Sports Information

    The stars must have been aligned right for St. Catharine College athletic director Mike Doig. Upon taking the job at SCC last July, Doig set one of his main priorities as the expansion of the athletic offerings, including a track & field program and cross country. But finding a coach to start a program from scratch would no doubt be a formidable task.

  • Kentucky Utilities customers now have power

    Kentucky Utilities officials reported as of Friday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. that all of their customers in Washington County now have power. Below are more updates on the status of local power companies and other agencies serving Washington County.

       Salt River R.E.C.C. reports just under 300 outages as of Friday, Feb.6 at 3 p.m. in Washington County.  They continue to have crews working in Washington County.

  • Be prepared for emergencies: Register to attend celebration

    Many families may have been caught unprepared by the recent ice storm.  During an extended power outage, questions do arise about food safety and because of food being unsafe there may also be the issue of food shortage.  When our lives begin to return to normal, families should consider working together as a team to be prepared for any future natural disaster.  Helping to plan the food and meals for emergency situations would be a great project for the children in the family to help with.

  • Ice storm cripples county

    It was a storm that caused more power outages than Kentucky has ever seen, and nearly 700,000 homes were without electricity as a result of last Tuesday’s ice and snow storm that slammed the commonwealth.

    Locally, about 70 percent of the homes in Washington County were without power for at least a short time according to Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles, who said he is also without power at his home.