Today's News

  • Local agency wins big at annual meeting

    The Washington County Farm Bureau was recognized for outstanding membership and program achievement during the recent 93rd Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville. 

    In the photo at left, Larry Hardin, center, accepts the award from David S. Beck, right, Kentucky Farm Bureau executive vice president, and John Sparrow, vice president, agency support and marketing of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, during a Dec. 7 recognition and awards program.

  • Avoid stress that comes with the holiday season

    The holidays are here! It is a time that most of us think of family, friends, meals together, evenings of hot chocolate and cookies and brightly lit trees with gifts wrapped with big bows. It is also a time that many try to do too much and end up stressed and exhausted.   Children are home from school, family gatherings and a long list of shopping can seem to be more work than enjoyment. Here are some ways to relieve stress during the holiday season.

  • Book shares state high school basketball history

    An extensive rundown of the entire history of high school basketball in Kentucky is now available in hardcopy for die-hard basketball fans across the state.

    With the assistance of the Kentucky High School Athletics Association and the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches, statistician and editor Jeff Bridgeman has compiled every boys' and girls' basketball team from every high school in the state from the first games in 1906 all the way up through 2012, including season records and coaches.

  • SCC women end semester with blowout win


    Using their best long-range shooting of the year, the Patriot women downed the Ohio Mid-Western Rams 102-82 Thursday in Cincinnati. The Patriots (7-4) made 15-of-31 from behind the arc in overcoming a slow start to pull away to the easy win.

    “It was a good game to get everyone more minutes,” said SCC Head Coach Lena Bramblett. “And we finally hit well from outside.”

  • Through the wringer

    The Washington County boys’ (2-5) and girls’ (4-3) basketball teams have faced their own set of challenges through seven games, but both have been tested by teams that have helped gauge where they stand heading into the Christmas break.

    The Commanders are likely to be involved in a three-team battle for the three seed in the 19th District with Nelson County and Thomas Nelson at season’s end, so already having a 2-0 record against those teams puts Washington County in the driver’s seat for the rematches in January and February.

  • WC girls bounce back for district win


    Bethlehem @ Washington County
    61-42 Washington County
    When: Friday, Dec. 14
    Where: Washington County High School
    Key players: BHS - MacKenzie Hagan WCHS - Kenya Turner, Jennifer Keene
    Game highlights: The Washington County (4-3) girls’ basketball team used a big second half to take a 61-42 win over Bethlehem (3-3) on Friday night, claiming a firm grasp of second place in the 19th District in the process.

  • Patriots head into break with a win


    The St. Catharine College Patriots will head into the Christmas break with a 7-5 record. J.T. Burton’s team compiled that slate after going 1-1 last week in two non-conference contests. After dropping a 70-61 decision at home on Tuesday against IU-Southeast, the Patriots won at Morthland College 90-53 on Saturday.

  • Commanders catch flu bug, fall at buzzer


    Berea @ Washington County
    50-48 Berea
    When: Saturday, Dec. 15
    Where: Washington County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Thomas Pettus
    Game highlights: The Commander basketball team fell to 2-5 with a 50-48 home loss to Berea (3-4) on Saturday, but Washington County wasn’t playing even close to 100 percent.

  • School menu for Dec. 13-19


    December 13-19
    Breakfast (All schools)

  • Eating right during the holiday season


    You’ll arrive at a holiday dinner party with good intentions and wanting to do the right thing.