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Today's News

  • Patriot Madness tips off SCC basketball season Oct. 19


    It is shaping up as an exciting basketball season at St. Catharine College. The Patriot men are ranked ninth nationally in the pre-season poll, and the women have a roster laden with talent.

    But the excitement begins even before the season’s first game, as annual Patriot Madness hits Lourdes Hall tonight at 8 p.m.
    The first 100 fans in attendance will receive a Patriot Madness t-shirt, and raffle tickets will be distributed at the door for cash prizes, gift certificates and more. Admission is free to the event and doors open at 7:30.

  • St. Catharine takes on Big Blue All-Stars on Oct. 20


    The St. Catharine College Patriots have long sought an exhibition basketball game against one of the premier Division I teams in the state.

    While that won’t happen this year, J.T. Burton’s team has landed a scrimmage game against some quite talented players with University of Kentucky connections.

  • Local man conquers Chicago Marathon


    Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Scott Walker, 30, of Nicholasville recently took on a challenge most of us couldn’t fathom when he ran in – and completed – the Chicago Marathon on Oct. 9. The 26.2 mile race has been around since 1905, and is one of the five most recognized marathons in the world along with Boston, New York, London and Berlin.

  • WC looks to bounce back at Shawnee


    Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    The Commander football team is preparing for their final regular season road game with a trip to Shawnee (1-7) this Friday night. The Golden Eagles have been shut out three times this season, and have given up at least 37 points in all six of their losses. However, Commander coach Eric Sagrecy said his team won’t be overlooking their opponent.
    “You never know what’s going to happen,” he said, “we’ve got to prepare and play a good football game.”

  • Commanders can’t stop Brewer, Tigers


    Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    The Commanders dropped to 4-4 after a 39-19 loss at Bardstown (7-1) on Friday night. They struggled to contain quarterback Jordan Brewer, who rushed for 195 yards on three touchdown runs.
    “We didn’t make tackles,” said Commander coach Eric Sagrecy. “That’s a mistake you can’t make against an explosive football team, and we paid for it.”

  • Patriot Preview open house is Oct. 22


    St. Catharine College will hold a “Patriot Preview” open house starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 for those interested in seeing what the school has to offer.

  • News briefs

    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.

    Wednesday, Oct. 19
    Parkinson’s Support Group
    The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Nelson County Public Library Community Room. For more information contact Jane Swarts at (502) 350-4458.

  • Treasurer candidates promise more efficiency on less taxpayer dollars


    The three candidates for state treasurer this fall all appear to deliver the same message: in tough economic times, Kentucky’s government must do more with less.

    Incumbent Democrat Todd Hollenbach says by deploying a team of volunteers, he’s created new initiatives without cost to the taxpayer.
    Republican K.C. Crosbie argues Hollenbach hasn’t made wise decisions on how to reign in spending, and has neglected his duty as a check-and-balance on executive branch spending.

  • Maple Hill Manor reaches Diamond Collection status


    Historic Maple Hill Manor Bed & Breakfast has been selected for inclusion in the BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection, a distinction reserved for inns offering extensive amenities and top-rated guest reviews.
     
    Launched in 2009, the Diamond Collection was introduced to help travelers streamline their search for the country’s best inns.
    1851 Historic Maple Hill Manor Bed & Breakfast is the first and only B&B in Kentucky to receive the BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection designation.

  • Getting a jump on life through Early College


    What do you call graduating from high school with an associate degree?

    Just the beginning for some students at Washington County High School.
    The school’s Early College program – a partnership with St. Catharine College and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College – is off to a good start in its first year, focusing on students who would be the first in their families to attend college and those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.