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Today's News

  • Alltech receives grant for biorefinery

    Corn is not the only way to make ethanol. Scientists can also make the alternative fuel from the fiber of straw, wood and even corn cobs, scientists told state lawmakers, through a process called cellulosic—or fiber cell wall—technology.

  • St. Catharine women staying above .500

    SCC Sports Information

    As the St. Catharine College basketball program transitioned into the NAIA this season, head coach Lena Bramblett had some realistic goals for her women’s team. “We knew we would have our hands full with a tougher schedule and one of the best conferences (Mid-South) in the nation,” said Bramblett. “We want to have a winning season in our first year.”

  • Out of the woodwork - Isaiah House provides firewood for the needy

    The firewood ministry of Isaiah House in Willisburg is not only providing a source of warmth and comfort to their customers, but also providing a physical, emotional and spiritual outlet for the men on the wood pile.

    Now in its fourth year, the firewood program got started when Mark LaPalme, executive director, spotted a sign for free firewood, placed by a man who cuts down trees for a living. LaPalme arranged to pick up all the wood from the man's jobs and has since added two more suppliers.

  • SCC concludes first half of season at home Friday; Burton signs two D-I players for next season

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College Patriots hope to end the first half of a disappointing season on a positive note Friday when they host Alice Lloyd College. The Patriots of first year coach J.T. Burton currently own a 1-12 record. They have been idle since playing in the Jim Reid Classic at Georgetown on December 5-6.

  • 4-H Hooves and Horns meet, watch movie

    The 4-H Hooves and Horns Livestock Club met on Friday, Dec. 5 to enjoy a “moovie” night by watching the movie “Barnyard.” There were 16 members and guests present.

    The next meeting will be Jan. 29, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the extension office.

    Anyone interested in joining the club is welcome to attend.

  • Homestead exemption tax break increases in 2009-10

    Economic times are tough all over, but there are savings in store for some taxpayers.

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue has announced that the state’s homestead exemption benefits will increase starting in 2009, saving an additional $2,300 for Washington County residents and others across the state who meet set requirements.

  • BREAKING SPORTS NEWS! - COMMANDERETTES WIN 47-41 OVER BANSHEES! COMMANDERS FALL TO BETHLEHEM 64-47

    Commanderettes get first win; Commanders fall to 0-6

    The Washington County Commanderettes held on to beat Bethlehem 47-41 Friday night to notch their first victory of the season and improve to 1-1 in district play, 1-6 overall.

    Washington County got off to an early 6-2 lead in the first quarter and never trailed in the game, although Bethlehem came within one point on several occasions. WC had a slim 24-21 lead at the half but they were able to focus and stay a step or two ahead of the Banshees all night.

  • Tough week for Commanderettes

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes are now 0-5 on the season following losses to Garrard, Marion and Russell Counties last week. Plagued by the inability to get the ball through the hoop, Washington County must find a way to score as they face district competition this week against Bardstown and Bethlehem.

    Garrard County

  • County leaf collection winners announced, advance to state fair

    This week you will find more leaf collection results from Washington County Elementary and Fredericktown Elementary schools. The leaf collections have all been returned and I have to say these were some of the best leaf collections I’ve seen.

    Our Overall County Winner from the fourth grade was Danielle Wilkerson of St. Dominic. Noah Harmon of North Washington was the Overall County Winner from the fifth grade.

  • City prepares for phase II of High Street Redevelopment

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    At their meeting on Monday evening, the Springfield City Council approved the application process to start the second phase of the East High Street Redevelopment Project. The project will renovate some buildings and tear down and rebuild other structures.

    “These renovations will be almost identical to what happened on the other end of High Street,” said Springfield Mayor John Cecconi.

    The city will be required to contribute $25,000 toward the project.