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Today's News

  • Plant hardy bulbs now

    You may have to have a back hoe or a tractor-ran posthole digger to do this, but it is time to plant fall bulbs. With the persistent drought and hard earth it seems almost light years away that spring weather and rains will return in a few months. If you want that beautiful spring garden with tulips, daffodils, crocus and hyacinths, etc. now is the time to start planting.

  • Central Kentucky Tiger Sharks host regional competition

    Special to the Sun

    The Central Kentucky Tiger Sharks swim team hosted the Frankfort Area Swim Team in a dual meet to start the short course 2008-09 season. The meet was held at the Lebanon Aquatic Center on Sept. 20-21. The FAST team finished on top, 1842-1642.

    “I was pleased with my new swimmers’ performances,” said coach Mike Carey. “And all the swimmers did well for the start of our season.” The Tiger Sharks’ next meet will be the SKY Fall Fest to be held in Bowling Green on Oct. 24-26.

  • Slump continues for SCC Lady Patriots

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College volleyball team continued its busy schedule last week with four matches in five days. Unfortunately for Juanita Mangan’s team there wasn’t a victory among those matches as the Patriots fell to 1-23 overall and 1-3 in the Mid-South Conference.

  • Third annual middle school football championship Oct. 2

    Special to the Sun

    A county-wide middle school football championship will be held Oct. 2 at the WCHS football field. The action starts at 6 p.m. with a sixth grade game between Washington County and North Washington, followed by the championship game between Washington County Middle School and St. Dominic at 7:30 p.m. The traveling trophy will be presented to the winner and an MVP award handed out. All proceeds benefit the WCHS DECA program.

  • Gas leak at judicial center evacuates some local offices

    Gas leak at judicial center evacuates some local offices

     

  • Do you fertilize this fall, or not?

    As you’re probably aware, the price for agricultural inputs has dramatically increased, and fertilizer is no exception. In fact, the price of fertilizer is so high cattle producers are asking if it’s economical to apply fertilizer to pasture and hay ground this fall.

  • Turning back time

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Time is always on the move, and it usually passes quickly. But in the cases of the old Washington County Courthouse and the new Washington County Judicial Center, time is moving in two very different directions these days.

    The old courthouse

  • From Left Field: To sir, with love

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It's been said many times before that you should never meet your heroes. People have a tendency to build their idols up and make them larger than life, only to see their dream crash and burn when reality sets in – mostly because said hero turns out to be an arrogant jerk. Thankfully, that old adage was proven wrong during a recent trip I took to Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

  • Thompkins earns player of the week

    Special to the Sun

    Freshman Ashley Thompkins made history at St. Catharine College last week by becoming the first athlete from the school to earn Player of the Week honors from the Mid-South Conference.

    The forward from Hopkinsville scored six of her team's eight goals in victories over Midway College and Berea College.

    Voting for the award is done by each of the seven member schools in the conference.

    St. Catharine is a new member of the Mid-South Conference as it became an NAIA institution for the first time this fall.

  • ‘Racy’ books pulled from library shelves

    Joy Wandrey has been director of the Washington County Public Library since March. She came with plans to build the library as a resource for the community, and she said early on that she wanted to get the Hispanic community involved in using the library. Now, the effort to serve that portion of the community has brought concerns about materials purchased by Wandrey, and some of the new books she has purchased have already been pulled from the shelves.