Today's News

  • Farm plates partly support 4-H, other ag organizations

    Farming was certainly brought to the forefront this past Sunday for millions to see with the Super Bowl ad featuring Paul Harvey’s voice over and photos of farms and farm families. It was good knowing that many, who may forget where their food comes from, would see and hear this great reminder.

  • A good time to prune?

    Now is a good time to survey your landscape and decide what needs pruning. Remember, that not all plants need pruning nor do they all need pruning in late winter.

    There are several reasons to prune landscape plants, such as to maintain and reduce size, to remove undesirable growth, to remove dead or damaged branches, and to rejuvenate older plants to produce more vigorous foliage, flowers and fruits. In some cases, pruning is necessary to prevent damage to life and property.

  • USDA: Hay cupboards are bare

    All hay stored on U.S. farms on Dec. 1 totaled 76.5 million tons, according to a USDA Crop Production report issued last Friday. That’s down 16 percent compared to the year-earlier figure and the lowest Dec. 1 stocks level since 1957. Also in the report, USDA noted that hay disappearance from May 1 to Dec. 1, 2012, totaled 64.7 million tons compared to 62.7 million tons for the same period in 2011.

  • Willisburg fire completely destroys family's home

    A Willisburg family is safe but without their home, after it was completely destroyed by a Saturday morning fire.
    Fire and rescue crews were called to the burning structure on Montgomery Lane, just south of the Bluegrass Parkway, sometime between 10 and 11 a.m. on Feb. 2, according to reports from Willisburg Fire Chief Jessie Carney.
    “The structure was fully involved when we got there,” he said. “We knocked the fire down on it, but everything was completely destroyed.”

  • Turner fourth member of 1,500-point club

    Washington County girls’ basketball senior Kenya Turner moved another step up the all-time scoring list with 12 points in last Tuesday’s win against Campbellsville, and her next achievement is in sight.

    The 6-3 center surpassed the 1,500-point mark last week, becoming just the fourth Commanderette in school history reach the milestone. Turner entered the season as the school’s fifth all-time leading scorer, but currently sits fourth on the list after passing Jane Goatley earlier in the season.

  • 50 years: Remembering the struggle for civil rights

    In 1963, The Beatles’ first song, “From Me to You,” hit the UK charts. Mickey Mantle knocked a baseball out of Yankee Stadium. And “The Judy Garland Show” debuted on the CBS network.  But for African-Americans who endured that tumultuous year the memories were often rooted in fear, coercion and intimidation.
    In 1963, segregationists clashed — sometimes violently — with blacks and those who supported their civil rights. African-Americans fought firehoses, corrupt cops and Ku Klux Klan crucifixions.

  • Pitching strong, bats lacking after 1-3 showing in opening series for SCC baseball


    The St. Catharine College baseball team opened the 2013 season last weekend in Thomasville, Ga. with warm weather, but the bats stayed cold as the Kentucky weather back home. The Patriots won the opener 1-0, but then lost three straight games to the Thomas University Night Hawks 5-4, 2-1 and 1-0 to start the season 1-3.

  • SCC women split conference contests


    The St. Catharine College women remained in fifth place in the Mid-South Conference after splitting a pair of games at home last week. After beating the University of the Cumberlands 74-67 on Thursday, Lena Bramblett’s team fell 60-54 on Saturday to the No. 6 Bulldogs of Cumberland University (Tenn.).

  • Work left to do

    It’s hard to believe it’s already that time, but the high school basketball regular season will be coming to a close in 10 days with the 19th District tournament getting underway just two days later.

    As the Commanders and Commanderettes hit the final stretch and enter their final regular season district game on Friday at home against Thomas Nelson, one Washington County team knows exactly where they stand heading into the tournament, while the other will have plenty to play for this weekend.

  • Streaking Patriots head into the final month of the regular season


    The St. Catharine College men had only won back to back games once this year before traveling to Rio Grande two weeks ago. That trip resulted in a win that started the Patriots’ current four game Mid-South Conference winning streak, two of those victories coming against nationally ranked opponents.

    Following the Rio Grande win, J.T. Burton’s team won at No. 24 Shawnee State. Then last week they topped No. 22 University of the Cumberlands and unranked Cumberland University, both games contested at home.