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Today's News

  • CRP sign-up dates announced

    John W McCauley, executive director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Kentucky, announced Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has set general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to begin on March 14, 2011, and continue through April 15, 2011. During the sign-up period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general sign-up at their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.

  • Uncover roses, strawberries

  • Fire meeting is today at 11 a.m.

     

    The meeting of the Washington County fire committee that was scheduled last Thursday will now take place today at 11 a.m. in the old Washington County Courthouse courtroom. The meeting will consist of all members of the Washington County Fiscal Court, as well as those in leadership with the Washington County Fire Protection Association. Mediators from the Kentucky Fire Commission are also scheduled to be in attendance. The meeting is open and all citizens are welcome to attend.

  • A very special performance


    Thanks to a few grants and some generous artists, some students in the community were able to perform in front of a packed audience at the Springfield Opera House on Thursday.

    Grants from the VSA Kentucky Arts Inclusion program and Learn and Serve America of the Corporation for National and Community Service provided students the chance to spend time with artists and put on a production.
    Jill Settles said the project utilized two VSA Kentucky artists, the husband-and-wife team of Afredo Escobar and Jennifer Rose.

  • Patriots give top-ranked Tigers a tussle


    After losing to Campbellsville by 56 points two weeks ago, Lena Bramblett had a game plan for her St. Catharine Patriots that she hoped would provide a different outcome.

    For much of the game, a Mid-South Conference quarterfinal clash played Thursday in Frankfort, they had the Tigers troubled.

  • Patriot softball starts out 2-2


    The St. Catharine College softball team opened the season strong with two wins at Berea last Thursday, but the following day found times tougher as the Patriots were swept in a twin bill at Indiana University Southeast.

  • Turner, Yocum named to Fifth Region all-tourney team


    Inspiring performances in the first round of the Fifth Region girls’ basketball tournament were enough to catapult sophomore Kenya Turner and junior Shay Yocum onto the all-tournament team.

    Yocum and Turner combined for 43 of the team’s 46 points in a close loss to LaRue County.

  • Patriot baseball swept at Shawnee St.


    The St. Catharine College nine traveled to Shawnee State (Portsmouth, Ohio) Sunday for the opening of Mid-South Conference play.

    The Bat Pats ended the cold, damp day with an equally gloomy outlook after being swept by the Bears 4-1 and 8-3.
    The losses gave Luther Bramblett’s Patriots a 9-9-1 overall mark, while Shawnee State improved to 10-7.
    Carlos Hernandez had three of the six Patriot hits in the opener.
    Tim Paxton took the loss, allowing four runs, three earned, and seven hits in five innings.

  • Sports briefs


    March 16-20

  • By George, it's him!
    Local ladies meet actor George Clooney

     

    A group of local women recently took an overnight trip to see Rosemary Clooney’s home in Augusta.
    They thought a ferry ride across the Ohio River would be the trip’s highlight. Shortly after, though, they would trump their river ride with a Hollywood-sized surprise.