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Today's News

  • Board approves continuing program support

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (KADB), chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) for $3.3 million from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund (KADF) to continue supporting the Kentucky Proud Program. This proposal was one of 21 projects totaling more than $10.3 million approved at the November KADB business meeting.

  • Comparing tobacco yields across the state

    I received this latest update on our tobacco crop this year and I thought it was interesting and I wanted to share it with everyone.

    Obviously, 2007 was not a typical tobacco production year for any area of Kentucky. According to the Kentucky Farm Business Management (KFBM) program records for 2007, wide variation existed across the state. Post buy-out Kentucky has also seen considerable shifts in tobacco production. Some areas have seen sharp acreage declines, while other areas, especially western Kentucky, have experienced increases in tobacco acreage.

  • Burton gets first win; Patriots give D-1 Murray State a scare

    SCC Sports Information

    To use an old cliché, one might say that the St. Catharine College Patriots are the best 1-10 team in the state. At this early juncture of the season, J.T. Burton’s team is probably the only team with 11 games played as the Patriots became road warriors last week with five games in seven days.

  • Now is the time to cut and cover rose bushes

    It’s alright to go ahead and cut your roses back. Our recent cold weather should have sent them into dormancy. Generally it takes a night or two in the low twenties and upper teens to accomplish this.

  • Holiday shopping hits the airwaves

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Are you having trouble shopping for someone on your Christmas list? Pick up that one-of-a-kind gift this weekend during the annual Lions/Rotary Auction on WLSK 100.9 MIKE FM.

    “We've got a lot of great items this year,” said Rotary member Hal B. Goode. “We still have a lot of stuff coming in.”

  • New SCC dorm almost ready

    Not only did the students come in record numbers for the fall semester, but they are living on campus more so than they ever have in the 77 year history of St. Catharine College. Many of the students have obviously bought into the new tagline, “It’s not just college. It’s home.”

  • Vote now for a 4-H Hall of Fame representative

    As I mentioned in last week’s 4-H news, each county 4-H program in Kentucky has the honor of submitting a name of a former 4-Her or 4-H leader that had a tremendous impact on the local program to be recognized in the Kentucky 4-H Hall of Fame as part of the Kentucky 4-H Centennial that takes place in 2009. Since the information was requested on such short notice, there was only one week to ask the public for nominations and now we are asking for you to review the names for voting. The deadline for anyone wishing to place a vote will be Tuesday, Dec. 9.

  • SCC hosts Clothesline Project on campus

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Some people call it controversial and disturbing, and some call it uplifting and inspiring, but no matter how you see the Clothesline Project at St. Catherine College, you can’t ignore the message that it sends.

  • Input prices begin to decline

    In recent weeks, nitrogen prices have taken a downturn, but what the future holds for input costs remains uncertain, said Lloyd Murdock, soils specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

    “Typically, when prices start to go down, they begin to drop in one area first, and then the others follow. So it’s going to be a significantly different situation for producers in the coming months,” he said.

  • Commanders ready to hit the hardwood

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer