Today's News

  • 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.

  • Farmland enrolled in DCP, ACRE programs

    On Oct. 20, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that approximately 255 million base acres on about 1.7 million farms were enrolled in the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and in the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program. USDA will issue nearly $4 billion in 2009 final direct payments to eligible producers on approved contracts. Producers have already received advance payments of approximately $900 million. Producers who signed up their farm under DCP are eligible for direct payments, counter-cyclical payments and marketing assistance commodity loans.

  • Commander golf awards

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    In recognition of their excellent play on the links for the Commanders this season, two members of the Washington County boys’ golf team were selected to receive awards.

    Aaron Spalding was chosen as the team’s MVP, while Blake Smith was selected as the Most Improved player for 2009.

  • No cancellation stamp in Roberts's future

    The following is the second in a four-part series about local citizens who have extensive service time in their chosen profession or community service organization.

    There’s an old saying that if you do something you love for a living, then you’ll never work a day in your life. If that is the case, then Beverly Roberts hasn’t worked since June 4, 1969. That’s the day she started working for the United States Postal Service, and she’s as passionate about her job today as she was on the first day.