Today's News

  • Junior Mister is set for this weekend

    This Saturday, there will be 10 contestants on the Washington County High School stage, all vying for the same prize. They will be, among other things, showcasing their most treasured talents.

    One will be dancing a ballet to “I Hope You Dance” while another sings “Wrecking Ball.” But no matter what they do, one thing is for sure: these Junior Mister participants will not be able to match the charm of their Distinguished Young Woman counterparts.

  • Kutter recognized at national competition

    Mary Kutter is a familiar name to many in the Washington County area.

    She graduated from Washington County High School in 2010 as an honor student with a 4.0 GPA, was the WCHS Marching Band field commander for the two years the band won the KMEA State Championship and she has coordinated and performed in the Relay for Life Concert for Hope the last three years.

  • Ballard embracing new role at ECTC

    Dr. Sarah Ballard is closely watching the development of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Springfield Campus.

    As the facility’s new administrative coordinator, that’s her job. She’s responsible for the overall management of the full-service campus, including course and program scheduling, traditional and non-traditional student recruitment, advising and counseling, budget and personnel and marketing, among many other duties.  

    “It feels like everything,” she joked.   

  • Blood drive opportunities

    Get rooted in the Red Cross this spring. Donate blood and become part of its ever-growing family tree; join about 3.3 million blood donors nationwide in a lifesaving cause.

    “Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood,” Tim Ryerson, CEO of the River Valley Blood Services Region said. The Red Cross must collect enough blood donations every day to meet the needs of cancer patients, trauma victims, organ transplant recipients, premature babies with complications, sickle cell disease patients and others.

  • News briefs 4/9

    Volunteers Needed
    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena Russell at 859-336-3232.

    Mid-Kentucky Chorus

  • 4-H news

    This weekend began the lawn-mowing season in many neighborhoods in Washington County.

    As families begin this spring and summer ritual, there are several considerations that should be made concerning children being around lawn mowers. According to healthychildren.org, each year, many children are injured severely by lawn mowers. Power mowers can be especially dangerous. However, following these safety guidelines can prevent most lawn mower-related injuries.

  • Pruning clematis

    There may be no prettier climbing plant than the clematis.  These hardy vines clamor over trellises, fences and even trees and shrubs. They produce flowers in three general forms: small white flowers in panicles or loose irregular spreading cluster (generally autumn blooming), bell- or urn-shaped flowers and flat open flowers.

  • Grass tetany in news again

    In the last month we have shared two pieces of information to cattle farmers about grass tetany. It came up again last week in a very unusual way. There was an article in the April issue of Cow Country News on page 88 titled “Cows Need Salt to Avoid Grass Tetany.”  

    This article has caused a significant conversation across the state between producers, vets, specialist and other beef leaders. Here is Jeff Lehmkuhler, University of Kentucky Beef Cattle Nutrition Specialist response in detailed to that article.  

  • Time to control crabgrass is now

    (This is one of the news articles that UK releases for us to spread to the state, and this is good information by Katie Pratt.)

    While the winter may have wreaked havoc on many desirable plants, it did little to affect crabgrass, the most common weed in Kentucky lawns.

  • SCC falls to Cumberlands in 'Battle of the Patriots'

    Offense came at a premium, as the St. Catharine Lady Patriots (11-20, 7-15 MSC) fell to the University of the Cumberlands in a crucial conference series.

    After splitting the earlier season meeting between the two Patriot squads, the Purple Pats were looking for an improved result when they traveled to the Cumberlands for an important conference matchup.