Today's News

  • 4-H announces Meet Talk winners

    The top speakers from across the county, in our Washington County 4-H County-wide Talk Meet held on April 29, at St. Catharine College, competed for the opportunity to advance to the District 5 competition scheduled for May 10 in Elizabethtown.

    In the 9-year-old division, winning champion was Emma Smith with her speech, “The One and Only.”

    Reserve champion was Leah Russell with her speech “My Daddy Daughter Dance.”
    Receiving blue ribbons were Kyla Yankey and Kaelyn Adams.

  • A look at the burley market

    Burley, like most of our agricultural enterprises, is produced in a global marketplace.

    Higher global grain prices in recent years have not only encouraged Kentucky and U.S. farmers to raise more grain but also corn and soybean producers around the globe.

    As a result of increasing global supplies, grain prices have predictably declined from the record levels we experienced in 2012.

    The global burley market has a similar story.

  • PHOTOS: New Beginning
  • New food labels proposed

    By Cabrina Buckman

    Imagine that you are strolling through the aisles of the grocery store.  

    How do you determine the healthiest choices for you and your family?

    If you are accustomed to turning the package over to read the food label, I have some interesting information reported by Janet Mullins, UK Extension Specialist for food and nutrition.

    Twenty years ago, the food label welcomed a new addition, the “Nutrition Facts Panel.”

  • SCC Patriots' season ends at MSC tourney

    Despite two spectacular pitching performances from Krystal Cammuse, the St. Catharine College Lady Patriot softball team (18-27, 14-20 MSC) bowed out of the conference tournament with two straight losses.

    In their opening round game with the Georgetown Tigers, the Lady Patriots looked to be in control after a fourth-inning, three-run shot from third baseman Brittany McKee gave SCC a 3-1 lead heading into the sixth inning.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Small-town boy

    For Travis Mattingly, growing up in a small town like Washington County is the only thing he has ever known.

    And that’s fine by him.

    “I wouldn’t have it any other way,” Mattingly said. “Everybody knows everybody around here. You go to the hardware store, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, you just know everybody that works there, and that’s a good feeling.”

  • SCC Patriots compete at IU

    With the national tournament qualification deadline for track and field quickly approaching, St. Catharine College head track coach Blake Jones took his conference champion long jumper Chris Johnson to Indiana University for another chance at a national tournament bid.

    After winning the Mid-South Conference championship in the long jump, it would seem obvious that Johnson would automatically earn a spot in the national qualifying field.

    However, according to Jones, “There is never a guaranteed spot.”

  • WC baseball drops three district games

    The Washington County Commander baseball team was unable to build off of a three-game winning streak last week, dropping three district games in a row.

    Bethlehem, Game 1
    WC’s first game against the Eagles proved to be one of their most competitive matchups of the week, going toe-to-toe with Bethlehem all night.

    When the Eagles scored two runs in the second inning, WC responded by scoring two in the next two innings.

    When Bethlehem retook the lead in the sixth, WC responded with a run of its own.

  • Commanderettes win after long layoff

    The Washington County Commanderette softball team bolstered its spot in the district standings last Friday by dominating the Bardstown Lady Tigers twice in a home doubleheader.

    Bardstown, Game 1
    Before Friday night’s games against Bardstown, WC hadn’t played in a game in nine days due to a cancellation of seven total varsity games.

    According to WC head coach Paul Coulter, this absence from the field made his team “just eager to play.”

  • WC tennis competes at regionals

    Washington County’s Erika Weir and Gabby Sims have been a successful duo all season long, and their work on the tennis court paid off last week in the form of a Midland Conference championship in girls’ doubles play.

    Sims and Weir got the conference championship win despite being unseeded going into the tournament.

    They even dropped another pair of unseeded finalists — freshman twins Maria and Katya Melgoza of Bardstown — to claim the crown.