Today's News

  • Patriot duo named to all-conference academic team


    The St. Catharine women’s basketball team landed two players on the Mid-South Conference Academic All Conference team. Senior forward Reilly Poirier and junior guard Machera Calhoun received that recognition Wednesday in Frankfort at the women’s conference basketball banquet that preceded the opening of the tournament on Thursday.

    Calhoun, a pre-nursing major from Ft. Myers, Fla., has a 3.32 cumulative grade point average while Poirier, a Biology major from Dennis, Mass., has a 3-32 GPA.

  • PHOTO: SCC men bounced from MSC tournament
  • Idle Hour Park youth league sign-ups

    Sign-ups for the 2013 youth baseball and softball seasons take place this week at Idle Hour Park and the St. Dominic gym.

    Sign-up times are Thursday and Friday at Idle Hour Park from 3 to 5 p.m. and Saturday at St. Dominic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    This is for any child wanting to play boys' or girls' teeball, boys' or girls' coach pitch and boys' and girls' Little League baseball and softball.

    If you have any questions or for more information contact Bernard Smalley at 336-5448.

  • Howard, Poirier make first team all-conference


    St. Catharine College seniors Janae Howard and Reilly Poirier were selected yesterday to the first team All Mid-South Conference. It was the first time Poirier gained the first team honor while Howard made it for the second consecutive year.

    Howard, an Owensboro native, averaged 19.4 points and seven rebounds a game for the Patriots, even while hampered by leg injuries throughout the year that kept her out of seven games entirely and limited her minutes in most other games. She was selected twice this season as the Mid-South Conference Player of the Week.

  • Not-so-lucky draw: WC faced tall task last week

    In Kentucky high school basketball, some teams just have the luck of the draw. Other teams, however, don’t have luck on their side and, well, they draw the top-ranked Marion County girls’ basketball team in the first round of the regional tournament.

    That was the fate of the 2012-13 Commanderettes, who fell to the Lady Knights in the 5th Region tournament last Thursday night.

  • SCC women await tourney fate after loss

    If, in fact, it was the last college game for seniors Janae Howard and Reilly Poirier they went out with a bang, albeit in a losing effort, when St. Catharine fell 78-63 Thursday to Shawnee State in the first round of the Mid-South Conference tournament held at the Frankfort Convention Center.

    Howard scored a game high 33 points with 12 rebounds and Poirier had 14 points and 10 boards. Both players had been named to the All-MSC First team the day before the tournament began.

  • No. 1 Marion County sends WC packing in 5th Region first round


  • 4-H youth organizations mold youth to become leaders

    In a small community like Washington County, it is gratifying to see young people grow up and then provide leadership roles within the community. Washington County is lucky to have numerous youth organizations and programs that provide leadership training opportunities for youth.

  • Kentucky Ag Council announces strategic plan for 2013-18

    Media, political leaders and representatives from Kentucky Agriculture Council member organizations met in Frankfort on Tuesday for the unveiling of the 2013-2018 Strategic Plan for Kentucky Agriculture and presentation to Governor Steve Beshear. The plan was developed by the Task Force on the Future of Agriculture through formal meetings and public forums. A series of Goals and Actions were developed that responded to key themes and issues. These formed the Core Strategies around which the new plan was finalized:

  • Time for grass seeding

    I have been getting a lot of questions about sowing grass seed, so I thought I should let everyone know what the ideal lawn sowing times are and what should be done. Beginning mid to late February through the first of April is the second best time to sow grass. Generally, September is the best time but with the extreme heat and drought last year most turf grasses didn’t get off to a good start.