Today's News

  • Hawks, Eagles prey on Commanders

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The birds of prey swooped into Springfield this week as the LaRue County Hawks and the Bethlehem Eagles took two games from the Washington County Commanders. LaRue beat WC 67-58 Wednesday night and the Eagles from Bethlehem won 64-48 Friday night as the Commanders fall to 0-6 on the season and 0-1 to start district play.

    LaRue County

  • SCC women can’t quite douse the Flames

    SCC Sports Information

    They played hard. They played well. And they were competitive despite constant foul trouble. But when the final horn sounded, Lena Bramblett’s St. Catharine College Patriots found themselves on the short end of a 76-62 score Thursday at Lee University.

    The result, however, left the SCC mentor more than pleased about how her team fared against the Flames, a team ranked 11th nationally who had just upset number one Union last week.

  • SCC's Rogers named Player of the Week

    SCC Sports Information

    In addition to joining the NAIA this year, athletic teams at St. Catharine College are also members of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. The USCAA is an organization of 70 smaller schools throughout the nation that helps the members receive more national attention.

  • Robinson takes financial post at SCC

    Gary W. Robinson came to St. Catharine College last week as the Vice President for Finance. For 12 years Robinson had been employed at KI (USA) Corp. in Berea, the last four as President. After leaving there earlier this year he has been a professor of corporate development at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

    “With his background in manufacturing Gary will bring a different perspective here,” said St. Catharine President William D. Huston. “His work with lean manufacturing will be a benefit as well.”

  • 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.