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Today's News

  • Q&A with Rep. Kim King

    When redistricting of legislature at the state level concluded in August, Washington Countians quickly discovered they were in for a change.

    Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, and Rep. Mike Harmon, R-Danville were out as state representatives for the area, and in stepped Sen. Tom Buford, R-Nicholasville, and Rep. Kim King, R-Harrodsburg.

    A Q&A session with Buford was published in the Nov. 20 issue of The Sun. This week, we get to know King, whose new district will cover Mercer, Washington and part of Jessamine counties.

  • PHOTOS: Santa Claus came to town
  • Make a positive impact on the environment this holiday season

    While visiting our local recycling center with Teen Leadership Washington County last Friday, it brought home the importance of recycling.  

    It was also interesting to see how many families that currently do not recycle or have fallen “out of the habit.”  

    Recycling is one way we can all help the environment.

    Often we associate environmental topics with springtime, but you can be environmentally friendly any time of the year.  

  • KY farm cash receipts could reach, exceed $6 billion

    Kentucky 2013 farm cash receipts could approach, exceed $6 billion

    This article is from Dr. Will Snell, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.                
    Kentucky agricultural cash receipts could approach or possibly exceed, $6 billion in 2013, boosted by exceptionally strong equine, poultry and cattle markets, according to agricultural economists from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

  • Picking the ‘right’ Christmas tree

    Have you considered a live tree either cut or balled and bur lapped/containerized?  

    Nothing can replace that fresh pine scent and the nostalgia of a live tree.  

    There are several things you can do to increase the life span and viability of a live tree.  

    I will start with the cut ones.

    First of all, if you want a live cut tree, the one you cut yourself will last the longest.  

    Many department store and tree stand trees have been cut for several weeks before you even get to look at them.  

  • SCC players haul in awards

    Even with their fall seasons already ended, SCC is still receiving awards.

    On Friday, the NAIA announced their 2013 list of soccer scholar athletes and on it were six Patriots.

    Matt Bloom (Mt. Washington) and Kevin Owens (Elizabethtown) were named on the mens’ side while Adrienne Bishop (LaGrange), Michelle Dunaway (Louisville), Morgan Ludwig (Louisville) and Lindsey Vinson (Dawsonville, Ga.) received the prestigious honor for the women.

  • Patriots go undefeated at Ramey Classic

    After finishing their fall finals, the St. Catharine Patriots (7-3, 1-1 MSC) hit the road for Bluefield, Va. to play in the Ramey Car Classic at Bluefield College.

    Heading into the long weekend, the Patriots were coming off of an impressive conference weekend that comprised of a one-point overtime loss to seventh-ranked Pikeville and a momentum-building win over Bluefield College.

    In game one, the Patriots would square off against The West Virginia Institute of Technology (8-4).

  • WCMS eighth grade remains perfect with 13-0 record

    St. Joe

    In eighth-grade action for WCMS, Head Coach Barrett Tingle had balanced scoring as Jailen Statemen, Devin Hurst and Cameron Willis combined for 42 points on the night.

    Statemen led the way with 16 points while Hurst and Willis contributed 14 and 12 points apiece.

    Hurst also led the team with 11 rebounds.

    WCMS turned an early 21-17 advantage into a 42-21 lead by the end of the third quarter and never relinquished the lead from there.  

  • WC boys off to 0-2 start

    The WC Commanders had a rough two-game stretch to start the season this past week, to say the least.

    After a 79-21 drubbing at the hands of the Taylor County Cardinals last week, WC travelled to Casey County to face off against the Rebels, but the results were much of the same, losing 83-42.

    However, despite the rough start, assistant coach Paul Howard credited his players for “getting back in the gym and just working hard in practice.”

  • Commanderettes start season with mixed results

    In an opening-night thriller, the WC Commanderettes were on the ropes with the game on the line against the Taylor County Lady Cardinals.

    They had just surrendered a five-point lead in just over 30 seconds and found themselves in a tied game with 27 seconds remaining.

    After WC had already clawed their way back from a nine-point second-half deficit, it looked as if they might be headed to overtime.

    But as sophomore Karagan Brizendine dribbled the clock down and finally made her move to the basket with under 10 seconds to play, fate intervened.