Today's News

  • WCHS art students excel at regional competition

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    There's something to be said about taking a blank canvas or a common object and turning it into a work of art. Some art students from Washington County High School found that out recently when they won several awards at the 2009 Caveland Region Exhibit and Competition held by the Kentucky Art Education Association.

  • SCC baseball and softball ranked No. 1

    SCC Sports Information

    When St. Catharine College Athletic Director Mike Doig realized that Patriot teams would not be eligible for post-season play in their first year in the Mid-South Conference, he hurriedly moved to get the programs in line for other playoff possibilities. He did so by entering St. Catharine in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), an organization of about 70 small colleges and universities across the country.

  • Softball Patriots sweep doubleheader as Smith ties coaching mark

    SCC Sports Information

    One thing is certain. If St. Catharine College softball coach Holly Smith doesn’t set a new personal record for single-season victories this year, it is going to be a sad month of April. That is because with about 24 games to play, the Patriots have already equaled the 18-victory mark set last year when Smith enjoyed her best season.

  • Bake cakes, cookies for contest

    We have several programs to discuss that will be of interest to many people.  A class for Microprocessor Certification, a contest for best “Presidential Cake” and “Butter Cookie,” and a class on sewing are scheduled for April.  Of course, we have many other classes and programs at the extension office during the month but these are the ones to emphasize in this column.

  • Uncover your roses and strawberries

    This week I have several things I wanted to let everyone know about, as well as some gardening chores that should or should not be done now.  It is time to uncover roses and strawberries but you should keep your mulch or covering material handy especially for the strawberries in case we have a late spring freeze.  After pulling the covering off of the roses you should incorporate a ½ cup or so of 10-10-10 around each bush to give them a little extra boost for their spring flush.  After about four weeks give them another dose to keep them fed.  It takes a lot of en

  • From Left Field

    April's fool

    This past Sunday, if you heard a loud thud and felt a little shake in the earth around 4:30 p.m., then I owe you an explanation. It was only the sound of my men’s college basketball brackets crashing to the ground. It’s only fitting that my picks for the madness in March would make me into April’s fool.

  • Social news and events


    Taylor: It's a boy!

    Clayton Joseph Taylor

    Shelly Taylor of Springfield announces the birth of her son at 2:18 a.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabeth-town.

     Clayton Joseph Taylor weighed 6 pounds, 14.5 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.

    Campbell: It's a girl!

    Savannah Grace Campbell

     Cathy Jo and Rodney Campbell of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on March 18, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

  • Bardstown teens in BG Parkway crash

    A one-vehicle accident on the Blue Grass Parkway early Sunday morning sent one Bardstown teen to the hospital and left four others uninjured.

    Clark Seth, 18, of Bardstown, was driving a 1994 Ford Focus west on the parkway seven miles north of Willisburg around 4:55 a.m. Sunday when the vehicle dropped off the right side of the road and struck an embankment, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Seth was taken to Flaget Hospital, where he was treated and released.

  • SCC players honored

    SCC Sports Information

    Two St. Catharine College softball players received Player of the Week honors last week.

    Shay Mangan was chosen as Player of the Week for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, and Amber Matteoli was honored as Pitcher of the Week in the Mid-South Conference.

    During the week for which she was chosen, Matteoli compiled a 4-0 record. She allowed three earned runs in 20 innings. The sophomore from Union, Ky., also tossed a no-hitter in the Patriots’ five-inning, 10-0 win over West Virginia Tech.

  • Numbers show child abuse on the rise

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    According to numbers released by Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, there were 74,159 reported cases of child abuse in Kentucky, involving 88,292 children. Of those reports, 9,522 cases, involving a total of 14,802 children were substantiated. It’s a problem that Pat Sutton of the Washington County Homemakers Association doesn’t see going away anytime soon.