Today's News

  • Patriot women split pair of road contests


    The St. Catharine College women traveled to Ohio for two Mid-South Conference games last week and left with a split of the two contests. After taking an 88-77 win Thursday at Rio Grande the Patriots dropped a 75-63 decision Saturday at Shawnee State.

  • 4-H chili supper set for Feb. 28

    Even though everyone is still wearing their winter coats and summer may seem like a long way off, it’s not too early to begin thinking about fun activities that the warm weather will bring. When planning your activities for summer break, don’t forget to add 4-H summer camp to the list.

  • USDA/FSA to provide loans for small-scale farmers

    We received the following information from USDA/FSA Fact Sheet and wanted to share it with you all.

    Microloans overview

  • Pats mauled by No. 2 Pikeville, tied at bottom of MSC standings


    Less than four minutes into Thursday’s game at Pikeville, the host Bears turned a St. Catharine turnover into a basket for an 11-9 lead. And that was the story line for the night as the Patriots committed a season high 25 turnovers in falling 87-69 to No. 2 Pikeville.

    After gaining that early lead, the Bears (17-1, 8-1) never trailed again as they built a 42-27 halftime lead. St. Catharine (6-9, 2-7) never got closer than ten points in the second half as Pikeville shot 53 percent after intermission and 52.5 percent for the game.

  • Patriot women crack rankings

    It is what every team works toward – a national ranking. And in the fifth year of participation in the NAIA, and Mid-South Conference, that is exactly what the St. Catharine College women’s basketball team received for the first time last week.

    For the Patriots, 25th in Tuesday’s poll, it is well deserved as they won five consecutive contests which included three against teams that were ranked in the top-25. But head coach Lena Bramblett is cautious in her exuberance over the honor.


    Meet the Allreads. Just your typical couple, raising 20 alpacas on their 24-acre farm at Booker Road, outside of Springfield.
    Two years ago, husband and wife, Ron and Judi, packed up the pack in two trailers and spent three days hauling the two-ton herd from northern Idaho to central Kentucky, where they launched Serano Alpacas & Yarns.
    In addition to serving as home to their 11 female and nine male alpacas, the operation offers tours and sells socks, sweaters and blankets made from alpaca and other natural fiber.

  • Commanders bring in North Bullitt on short notice, fall 66-40 to the Eagles


    Washington County vs. North Bullitt
    Score: 66-40 North Bullitt
    When: Friday, Jan. 18
    Where: Washington County High School
    Key players: WCHS -- Alex Marshall
    Game highlights: The Commander basketball team (4-13) hosted the North Bullitt Eagles (10-10) on Friday night, falling behind early and never recovering on their way to a 66-40 loss.

  • Willisburg winery banks on 'gorilla' marketing campaign

    Grape yields weren’t great across the state last year, but one Washington winery could reach a broader audience than ever in 2013, thanks in part to increased distribution, a bucolic setting and clever marketing tactics.
    The six-acre wooded site of Horseshoe Bend Winery is tucked away off Lawson Lane near Willisburg in northern Washington County. It’s a popular destination along the Kentucky Wine Trail, which stretches hundreds of miles to encompass more than 60 state wineries — including at least six sites in and around Washington County.  

  • No. 25 SCC women push win streak to six


    Last week the St. Catharine College women enjoyed their first appearance in the national rankings as they were ranked 25th in the NAIA poll. But they nearly didn’t get to enjoy their new status long as they avoided an upset bid Thursday at Pikeville.

  • Convicted felon: 'Justice failed me'

    A Willisburg man, who pleaded guilty last year to repeatedly sexually assaulting his juvenile stepdaughter, says he was failed by the judicial system and nearly died at the hands of incompetent jail house medics.  
    After serving 180 days in the Marion County Detention Center for his crimes,  Bobby Lee Hudson, 68, is now releasing details he said were never heard by Washington County circuit-court mediators. He maintains his innocence and said he was silenced by court-appointed defenders and coaxed by prosecutors to accept a plea bargain.