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Today's News

  • Plant disease-resistant varieties

    Do you have problems with fire blight, black spot, powdery mildew, Fusarium wilt, early blight, and late blight?  If this is the case, plant disease-resistant varieties this year!

    Sure, old-time favorites are what you are used to, but try something different with them this year.   

    Mail-order catalogs promise a bountiful harvest of fruits and vegetables without much work, but we all know that isn’t how it works.

    However, there is one thing that we can do easily that will save us a lot of hassle this summer: variety selection.

  • Porter embraces small-college basketball

    Every time a ball hits the court in the state of Kentucky, it is a guarantee that a young athlete somewhere is dreaming of playing college basketball. For Nick Porter, the St. Catharine College Patriots made his dream a reality.

  • Patriots bound for Kansas City

    The St. Catharine College men’s basketball team is Kansas City bound after receiving its second bid in four years to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics national tournament.

  • WC baseball wins opener, loses to Boyle

    Boyle County
    Last Saturday evening, the Washington County Commanders (1-1) lost 9-0 to a Boyle County Rebel (1-1) team that lost no seniors from last year’s 18-14 squad.

    The Commanders started senior Adam Smith on the mound, who pitched four innings and gave up six runs.

    Junior Jacob Howard pitched the next three innings and allowed three runs.

    Head coach Derek Schuler cited the defense behind his pitchers as the main factor in allowing so many runs.

  • WC tennis team starts season

    When head coach Scotty Burns took over WC’s tennis program at the beginning of the school year, he didn’t know quite what to expect.

    But after seeing his team hang tough with two of the better teams in the region (Marion Co. and Taylor Co.) this past week, he knows that big things could be in store.

  • Commanderettes score 38 runs in first two games

    Paris
    In only two games this season, the Washington County Commanderette softball team (2-0) has already scored 38 runs, a feat that last year’s squad didn’t reach until its fifth contest.

    Twenty-four of those runs were scored in Saturday’s 24-11 win against the Paris Lady Hounds (0-2), but for head coach Paul Coulter, the key to the victory was his team’s speed and their ability to draw walks.

  • News briefs 3/12

    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.

    Cradle School

  • Sew this & that: March tips

    By Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    For our show and tell this month, we would like to share this photo of the plaid fabric we spoke of last month. The plaid ended up as a shirt and  turned out better than expected. We had one happy hubby and one extremely relieved wifey!

  • Upcoming blood drive date in Willisburg

    Blood donors are everyday heroes who help save lives. During March, Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross recognizes these lifesavers, thanks them for their generosity and encourages others to join their ranks.

    Courtney Krisher will be forever grateful for the donors who helped save her brother, Lucas. The siblings, who are both members of the U.S. military, had given blood together just a few months before Lucas was in a motorcycle accident. He was rushed to the hospital with extensive internal bleeding and received four pints of blood.

  • Environmental health professionals week

    Kate Peake
    Washington County Environmental Services

    What is an environmentalist?