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Today's News

  • Guthrie backs legal action against Obama

    Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, took recent action to express is discontent with the operations of President Barack Obama.

    Guthrie, the U.S. Representative for the 2nd congressional district, which includes the vast majority of Washington County, stated in a press release that the course of action taken by Obama exceeds his intended power.

  • PHOTO: A real 'Lifesaver'
  • Upcoming blood drive

    The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July. Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.

    Blood donations often decline during the summer months, particularly around summer holidays. With school starting back up and summer activities coming to an end, there is still time for eligible donors to make a difference in the lives of patients this summer.

  • Overseeding of pastures can be an effective tool

    Article from Dr. Ray Smith, University of Kentucky College of Aquiculture

    Overseeding of pastures is an excellent management tool that improves pasture production, forage quality and ensures a good ground cover the following year without major pasture renovations.

    Overseeding consists of planting seed in a field with existing grass cover in order to fill in bare patches and thicken the stand.

    It can be done over the entire pasture or limited to trouble areas.

  • PHOTOS: Volleyball preseason scrimmages
  • SCC volleyball ready to build on last year's success

    Following an incredible run in 2013, the St. Catharine College Patriots volleyball team looks to build on their foundation of success in 2014.

    SCC completed last season with one of the best records in school history with a 21-13 record overall and a 12-8 mark in the Mid-South Conference.

    Despite their loss in the conference tournament semifinals to top-seeded Lindsey Wilson College, the eventual champion of the event, the Patriots ended their season on a high note.

  • Emily Cox qualifies for All-A state tournament

    Last Tuesday, the Washington County High School golf team traveled to Danville to participate in the All-A Regional tournament.

    This marked the first year of WC’s new alignment in an All-A region with Burgin, Danville and Somerset.

    And for the fifth straight year, Emily Cox has qualified for the All-A state tournament, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Eagles Nest Country Club in Somerset.

    She carded an 88 on the day in order to qualify.

  • WC football ‘inexperienced but talented’

    Having 12 seniors on this year’s Washington County Commander football team is somewhat misleading.

    Most of them are what head coach Eric Sagrecy calls “young seniors,” as in they only recently started playing football.

  • Become a KY Master Gardener

    The Kentucky Master Gardener Program is set to begin at the Washington County Extension Office on Monday Sept. 8, 2014 at 1 until 4 p.m.

    We will meet on the following Mondays from 1 until 4 p.m.: Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct. 6, 20; Nov. 10, 17, 24 and Dec. 1. We will also have an all-day trip to Lexington to be scheduled once class begins. The Kentucky Master Gardener Program is a 14-week program taught by Horticulture Extension Agents and University of Kentucky Specialists.  

  • 4-H news and shooting sports results

    Over the next several weeks, the Kentucky State Fair and 4-H leaf collections will be two of the major on-going projects for Washington County 4-H.  

    As I write this column, I am getting ready to load the car to take 4-H projects to the fairgrounds to be judged. On Thursday, our 4-H country hams cured in our new ham house will be judged, and the 4-H members will present their prepared speeches.