Today's News

  • Tennis teams looking to turn it around

    Both Washington County tennis teams are off to a slow start, but look to turn things around starting April 12.

    “We’ve had a tough season so far, but new players such as Jessica Brady and David Haydon are learning quickly and playing surprisingly well for their first year,” tennis head coach Aaron Dugger said.
    On Friday, the Commanders played a boys-only match at Anderson County.
    In number one singles action, Tyler Beam lost 8-0 in pro sets.
    In number two singles, Steven Royalty lost 8-4.

  • SCC continues action

    The St. Catharine College baseball team went on a five-game winning streak last week, beating West Virginia Tech in four of those outings.

    The Patriots  beat 14th ranked Union College to begin the streak.
    All of those wins came at home.
    The Patriots softball team had similar luck, earning a two-game win streak.
    They beat Midway College in a doubleheader on March 31 at home.
    Both teams continue play this week.

  • Hill heads to Houston

    There is one dude in Washington County that I am very, very jealous of.

    I try to keep things objective over here on the sports desk, but I can’t help acting like a University of Kentucky homer.
    When I found out on Friday afternoon that Kevin Hill of Alltech had won a free ticket to the Final Four in Houston, I was a pretty jealous guy.
    Then I found out he’d won an all-expenses paid trip, including a ride on the company private jet.
    Not a bad way to travel, I suppose.

  • 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.