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Today's News

  • Wreck claims life of NWES student

    A tragedy has struck North Washington Elementary School, and the students and staff are trying to cope with an unimaginable loss.

    Tristan Yeager, 11, was a fifth-grade student at the school. Just before noon Sunday, Tristan lost his life in a two-vehicle accident on Perryville Road in Mercer County.

    Amanda Mattingly, principal of NWES, said she received a call about the accident Sunday afternoon. Monday, she and her staff were preparing to consult their students as many of them learned the news of their classmate’s death.

  • Overseeding of pastures can be an effective tool

    Article from Dr. Ray Smith, University of Kentucky College of Aquiculture

    Overseeding of pastures is an excellent management tool that improves pasture production, forage quality and ensures a good ground cover the following year without major pasture renovations.

    Overseeding consists of planting seed in a field with existing grass cover in order to fill in bare patches and thicken the stand.

    It can be done over the entire pasture or limited to trouble areas.

  • PHOTOS: Volleyball preseason scrimmages
  • SCC volleyball ready to build on last year's success

    Following an incredible run in 2013, the St. Catharine College Patriots volleyball team looks to build on their foundation of success in 2014.

    SCC completed last season with one of the best records in school history with a 21-13 record overall and a 12-8 mark in the Mid-South Conference.

    Despite their loss in the conference tournament semifinals to top-seeded Lindsey Wilson College, the eventual champion of the event, the Patriots ended their season on a high note.

  • Emily Cox qualifies for All-A state tournament

    Last Tuesday, the Washington County High School golf team traveled to Danville to participate in the All-A Regional tournament.

    This marked the first year of WC’s new alignment in an All-A region with Burgin, Danville and Somerset.

    And for the fifth straight year, Emily Cox has qualified for the All-A state tournament, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Eagles Nest Country Club in Somerset.

    She carded an 88 on the day in order to qualify.

  • WC football ‘inexperienced but talented’

    Having 12 seniors on this year’s Washington County Commander football team is somewhat misleading.

    Most of them are what head coach Eric Sagrecy calls “young seniors,” as in they only recently started playing football.

  • News briefs 8/13

    Ongoing events

    Leadership Washington County Adult Group
    The Washington County Extension Service is planning for the 2014-15 Adult Leadership Class.
    If you are interested, please call 859-336-7741.

    Parkinson’s Support Group-Bardstown
    The meeting will be Aug. 20 at BJ’s in Bardstown. Meetings are open to all touched by Parkinson’s including patient, caregiver, family and friends.
    Call Jane Swarts at (502) 350-4458 with questions.

  • PHOTO: A real 'Lifesaver'
  • Upcoming blood drive

    The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July. Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.

    Blood donations often decline during the summer months, particularly around summer holidays. With school starting back up and summer activities coming to an end, there is still time for eligible donors to make a difference in the lives of patients this summer.

  • Guthrie backs legal action against Obama

    Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, took recent action to express is discontent with the operations of President Barack Obama.

    Guthrie, the U.S. Representative for the 2nd congressional district, which includes the vast majority of Washington County, stated in a press release that the course of action taken by Obama exceeds his intended power.