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Today's News

  • Two vie for attorney general

     

    By Tracy Harris

    Landmark News Service

    tharris@oldhamera.com

     

    Despite advertisements and debates to the contrary, attorney general candidates Jack Conway and Todd P'Pool do have a few things in common. 

    Conway, the democratic candidate and current attorney general, will face P'Pool, the republican candidate, on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Conway, 42, believes his record shows his dedication to the attorney general's office, a position he has held since 2008.

  • BIRTH - Wohner: It’s a boy!

     

    Jacqueline and Frederick R. Wohner of Lebanon announce the birth of their son on Sept. 30, 2011 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Dillon Lee weighed 9 pounds, 13 ounces and was 22 inches in length.

    He was welcomed home by sisters, Juallena, age 21 and Martyna, age 15.

    Maternal grandparents are Donnie and Wanda Votaw of Loretto.

    Paternal grandparents are Faye Beavers of Lebanon, and the late Rue Allen Wohner, and the late Bobby Beavens. 

  • SCC volleyball fate still unclear

     

    As the St. Catharine College Patriots entered their final regular season game last night at Cumberlands, the postseason picture was still very uncertain for the Mid-South Conference tournament, which will start Friday at the Convention center in Frankfort. 

    Only one thing is certain, and that is that Adam Stevenson’s team will not have to be in the “play-in game” that will be contested Friday between the conference’s eighth and ninth place team. That will be between Pikeville and UVA-Wise.

  • SCC soccer set for tourney

     

    On Tuesday the St. Catharine College men’s and women’s team completed the regular season at home against Spalding University. Both Paul Patton and Tim Wolz were looking for momentum for the respective teams as they prepare for the Mid-South Conference this weekend.

  • A winning weekend for SCC basketball

     

    Very seldom does the college basketball regular season start before Halloween. 

    But the early beginning did not spook the St. Catharine College Patriots as Lena Bramblett’s women won two games over the weekend and J.T. Burton’s team won its opener, all of the games being played in the friendly confines of Lourdes Hall.

  • Commanders fall to LaRue, finish regular season at 5-5

     

    By Nathaniel Bryan

    Landmark News Service

     

    Senior halfback Cody Thompson rushed for four touchdowns and returned a kickoff for another score as the LaRue County Hawks closed the regular season Friday night by rallying for a 40-31 road win against the Washington County Commanders on senior night at Bennett R. Lewis Field.

  • News briefs for 11-02-11

     

    ONGOING EVENTS

    Absentee Voting

    Absentee voting is ready at the Washington County Clerk’s office for anyone who will be out of the county from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 8.

     

    Thursday, Nov. 3

    Autism Support Group

  • Scenic byway one step closer

     

    The Lincoln Heritage  National Scenic Highway is one step closer to obtaining grant money to put up signage to help guide the traveling public along the route.

    Designers from AECOM, a company based in Orlando, Fla., recently put together examples of a logo and signs for the scenic byway.  

    Jonathan M. Mugmon, the wayfinding studio leader, said a national scenic byway designation was special.

  • WCHS class played host to special guest

     

    Washington County High School’s Early College program played host to a special guest from Washington D.C. on Wednesday of last week. 

    Dr. Mariana Haynes, a senior fellow at Alliance for Excellent Education, stopped by to learn about Kentucky’s secondary education intiatives, which included Washington County High School’s Early College program. 

    Haynes was joined by Cindy Parker, a literacy coordinator with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE). 

  • Recycling programs in the works

     

    By Brandon Mattingly

    Sun Staff Writer

    Washington County Solid Waste Coordinator George Ann Palmer raised a pair of proposals at a regular scheduled fiscal court meeting on Friday. A proposal for a contract involving e-scrap recycling was put on hold, while a request for a workplace training program was accepted with no opposition.

    The contract request was with a Louisville-based company involving the recycling of e-scrap (computers, cell phones, televisions, etc.).