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Today's News

  • Local road designated as Lincoln Heritage Scenic Highway

    Chances are pretty good that for almost two weeks, local residents have been traveling along the National Scenic Byway and not even known about it. That's because as of Oct. 16, US-150 through Washington County has been officially designated as part of the Lincoln Heritage Scenic Highway, which is also now a part of the National Scenic Byway.

  • Undefeated champions!

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    If there was any doubt that Washington County could produce some exciting football, then those doubts were laid to rest Monday night as the 5-0 JV squad clashed with Marion County for the Heartland Conference championship at Bennett R. Lewis Field in Springfield.

  • SCC soccer regular season winding down

    SCC Sports Information

    The 2009 regular season for the St. Catharine College soccer teams is winding down as Paul Patton’s squads look toward the Mid-South Conference playoffs scheduled for early November. Much of the regular season was put on hold recently as the St. Catharine men and women had to postpone games due to the persistent rainy weather that rendered the Barber Soccer field a quagmire. The teams were able to get in two games each recently and ended those contests with one tie and three losses against tough competition.

  • Varsity Commanders prep for Eagles; playoffs

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    With a 61-0 loss to Danville last Friday, the Washington County Commanders’ first round playoff game is set for Nov. 6 vs. Monroe County in Tompkinsville, Ky. But right now, WC has to get that nasty taste out of their mouths by starting fresh and preparing for the final regular season home game against the Campbellsville Eagles on senior night this Friday.

  • Patriot runners compete in first meet

    SCC Sports Information

    Bradley Medley and Ryan Puckett made history Saturday as the first two St. Catharine College athletes to compete in a cross country meet. Medley and Puckett, both freshmen, ran in the Southeastern Classic at Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville. And while the Patriot pair didn’t make a run at the leaders in the 8K race, St. Catharine coach Collin Kinsey was pleased with the results.

  • Kelly sworn in as circuit judge

    For the past 19 years, Dan Kelly, R-Springfield, has served Kentucky as a state senator, so it only stands to reason that he would be addressed by that title. Not so.

    “You can’t call me that anymore,” Kelly joked when addressed as ‘Sen. Kelly’ in a Monday interview.

    Following the news of his appointment to a vacant judgeship in the 11th Judicial Circuit, Kelly said he is pleased to have received the honor from Gov. Steve Beshear.

  • County looks to repair damaged ambulance

    What do you get when you cross a county ambulance with a cow? How about damage that will cost about $4,000 in parts and $1,000 in labor? Washington County EMS truck number 5 struck a cow in the road early last week while making a run. In an effort to get the vehicle back in service, EMS director Mark Hale asked the Washington County Fiscal Court if there was a way to take parts from a surplus ambulance and repair the damaged truck.

  • Patriot netters hobble down home stretch

    SCC Sports Information

    Hindered by injuries and illness the St. Catharine College volleyball team fell in three matches last week. The Patriots lost to visiting Indiana University Southeast 3-0 Thursday. On Saturday Mike Doig’s team traveled to Caldwell County High School where they fell in straight sets to Mid Continent University and in four games to Brescia University.

  • Basketball Commanders begin Burkhead era

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County boys basketball team started practice on Monday as new head coach Russell Burkhead planned his strategy for the 2009-10 season.

    “I’m looking for a lot of kids who want to work hard and play hard,” said Burkhead. “I think we’re going to be a fun team to watch. I remember when I used to play here, the place was packed, and I’d like to get back to seeing that.”

  • Learn more about Gibberella ear rot

    The following news article is from Paul Vincelli, Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.  

    Last month, I wrote an article about Diplodia ear rot, our most common corn ear rot in Kentucky. Diplodia has no known associations with mycotoxins in corn. Gibberella ear rot is associated with mycotoxins and in some cases may look very similar to Diplodia. Normally, Gibberella ear rot is not a widespread problem in Kentucky, but this is not a normal year.