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Today's News

  • Commanders nab win before heading south


    The Washington County High School baseball team nabbed a 6-0 win against Bell County (1-5) on Friday night, hours before they boarded a bus for Florida.

    The Commanders (6-3) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first and cruised the rest of the way.
    Complete results from that game will be in next week’s edition.
    While in Florida, the Commanders dropped a 12-1 decision to Allen County-Scottsville (5-0).
    Complete results from that game will also be in next week’s edition.

  • WC girls keep rolling


    Washington County vs. Casey County

    Score: 8-4 Washington County
    When: Friday, April 4
    Where: Idle Hour Park

    Game highlights: A big comeback on Friday at Idle Hour Park would send the Commanderettes (5-2) softball squad into spring break smiling.
    Trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the sixth, Washington County reeled off seven runs and batted around to go up 8-4 against Casey County.

  • Now is the time to plant asparagus

    One of the first true signs that spring is here is that first mess of asparagus, and it has finally emerged from its cold winter nap.  If you haven’t checked your bed yet, do so soon or you might lose your first picking.  If you would like to start a bed of asparagus, now is the time to plant.

  • Beef cattle numbers decline

    In late January, USDA released their annual Cattle Inventory report, which estimated the size of the US cowherd. As expected, beef herd liquidation continued during 2010 despite the stronger fall markets. US beef cow numbers fell by 1.6 percent, which was largely consistent with pre-report estimates. The number of heifers held for beef replacements may have been the biggest surprise of the report, falling by about 5 percent. With fewer cows and less heifer development, the 2011 calf crop will clearly be smaller than 2010.

  • BIRTH: Bartley: It's a boy!

    Eric and Kristen Bartley of Lebanon announce the birth of their son at 12:24 p.m. March 25, 2011 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Joseph  “Brayden” Bartley weighed 10 pounds, 3 ounces and was 23 inches in length.
    He was welcomed home by a brother, Jonathan Bartley, age 4.
    Maternal grandparents are Benny and Phyllis Humphress of Campbellsville.
    Paternal grandparents are Lisa Bartley, Wayne and Melissa Bartley, and Jimmy and Kim Lanham.
    Great-grandparents are Jim and Margaret Cocanougher.

  • BIRTH: Scott:It's a girl!

    Julie and Terry Keith Scott of Willisburg announce the birth of their daughter at St. Joseph’s East Hospital in Lexington on Jan. 29, 2011.
    Isabella Rose weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by her brothers, Andrew, Daniel and Samuel.
    Maternal grandparents are Harry Shouse of Lawrenceburg and Rosanna Yeager of Lexington.
    Paternal grandparents are Terry and Donna Scott of Willisburg.

  • WEDDING: Walter, Barr

    Mr. and Mrs. Michael Walter of Dry Ridge, Ky., announce the marriage of their daughter, Whitney Tate Walter, to John Caleb Barr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Barr of Versailles, Ky.
    He is the grandson of Nancy Barr Goatley and the late Dr. Jack L. Barr, D.M.D.
    The wedding was held at Williamstown Christian Church in Williamstown, Ky., on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at 3:30 p.m. The reception followed at Talon Winery in Lexington.

  • Lincoln men’s golf club kicks off season with membership drive


    The Lincoln men’s golf club is opening the season with a membership drive during a pick-up Calcutta scramble.

    The tournament is open to all members and potential members. The tournament will tee off on April 9 at 1 p.m.
    There will be no membership charge to play in this tournament. Green fees will be charged at the twilight  rate.
    Participants are encouraged to sign up at the pro shop before 12:30 p.m. Teams will be drawn at 12:30 p.m. The auction will start soon after, with a 50/30/20 split.

  • This week in sports


    Softball, baseball and tennis at the high school level will squeeze in a few games and matches this week, as they prepare for the spring break layoff.

    On Wednesday, the St. Catharine College baseball team plays host to Union at 3 p.m. at home.
    Thursday is a busy day, as the SCC softball team hosts Midway at 2 p.m. at home.
    The Washington County High School softball team hits the road, taking on Bardstown in a district matchup at 5:30 p.m. in Bardstown.

  • Sports briefs

    Ongoing

    2011 Lincoln men’s golf club tournament schedule

    April 16 - Stag Scramble dinner - 6:30 p.m. at the Old Club House
    April 17 - Stag Scramble tournament - 1 p.m. tee off
    May 15 - Four-man best ball (ABCD) - 1p.m. tee off
    May 22 - String tournament - 1 p.m. tee off
    June 12 - Red, White and Blue tournament - 3 p.m. tee off
    June 25 - Glow ball tournament - 9 holes, 3 p.m. tee off, dinner and 9 holes glow golf
    July 10 - Flag tournament - 3 p.m. tee off