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Today's News

  • May is National Beef Month

    Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer invites Kentuckians to join him in celebrating National Beef Month in Kentucky in May.

    “Kentucky is the largest cow-calf state east of the Mississippi River,” Commissioner Farmer said. “Kentucky farmers take in about $600 million a year from the sale of cattle and calves. I want to thank all of our beef producers for their efforts to produce quality products that help Kentucky’s economy, and I encourage all Kentuckians to do the same.”

  • Burton adds trio of signees to ‘10-’11 roster

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    St. Catharine mens' head basketball coach J.T. Burton is looking to strengthen his team for the 2010-11 season. Burton has been busy recruiting, and recently added a trio of signees to his roster.

    Burton signed Troy Lambert from New Orleans, La. The 6-foot-8-inch Lambert played at Los Positas Community College in California, where he averaged 16 points and 13 rebounds per game.

    “He is very athletic and he has a motor that never stops,” said Burton.

  • Relay for Life Golf Scramble

    The second annual Washington County Relay For Life Golf Scramble will take place Saturday, May 22 at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course.

    Registration is at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Teams must have a minimum handicap of 40.

    A barbeque lunch from Mordecai’s On Main will be served at the turn.

    Prizes will be awarded for first and second place, plus prizes for longest drive, straightest drive and closest to the pin.

    A hole-in-one contest will also be held for a chance to win a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

  • WC track competes at Heartland Conference; prepare for regional meet at LaRue

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County track team competed in the Heartland Conference Meet at Taylor County High School on May 4.

    In girls' competition, Moriah Hourigan placed fifth in the girls' 100-meter dash with a time of 14.26 seconds. She also came in fourth in the girls' 400-meter dash with a time of 1 minute and 15 seconds flat. Also in the 400, Madisen Phillips placed fifth, finishing at 1:16.14.

    In the girls' 800-meter run, Phillips finished eighth, running a 3:16, while Katie Cambron ran a 3:55 for 11th place.

  • Coleman not guilty of felony murder; Jury finds her guilty of facilitating crimes

    A Davidson County, Tenn., jury Thursday declared Washington County native Vanessa Coleman not guilty in one death, but guilty of being a facilitator in another that resulted from a series of crimes involving a Knox County, Tenn., couple.

    Coleman, a 2006 Washington County High School graduate, was arrested Jan. 31, 2007, and faced numerous charges in relation to the deaths of Channon Christian, 21, and Chris Newsom, 23, in Knoxville.

  • Bartley is top vote-getter in sheriff's race; all local incumbents win

    Washington Countians like their politics, and apparently, they liked them just they way they were before Tuesday’s primary election. When the votes were totaled, no changes took place in the local political ranks.

    In what was no doubt the most discussed race in the county for the primary election, Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley held off challengers Alan Corbett and Brad Langford by a total of 1,404 votes to Corbett’s 900 and Langford’s 466.

  • WC girls face Bethlehem in district first round

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Momentum is everything in sports, especially when you’re heading into post-season play. After reeling off three straight wins, the Washington County Commanderettes have dropped their last four games, including a 13-7 loss to Danville last Tuesday and a 6-5 home loss to E-Town on Thursday.

    Danville

    The WC girls got the early lead against the Lady Admirals, scoring twice in the top of the second to jump out to a 2-0 lead. The Commanderettes added another pair in the fourth to take a 4-0 advantage.

  • Week two of WC Little League

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    11-12-Year-Olds

    The deuces are wild in 11-12-year-old Little League play at Idle Hour Park. After two full weeks of action, all four teams have 2-2 records.

    Last Monday, the White Sox evened their record to 2-2 with a win over the Cubs. Starting pitcher Michael Chastain got the win for the White Sox, while Cubs starter Trae Coulter took the loss despite having three hits on the day.

    Chastian and Alex Townes each had a hit for the White Sox.

  • Sign up now for conservation program

    Washington County landowners still have time to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office, but the deadline for getting signed up for the second CSP ranking period is quickly approaching. According to NRCS District Conservationist Herb Davis, now is the time for landowners and producers who have considered applying for CSP to get signed up and submit documentation. USDA has announced the national cutoff date for CSP is June 11, which requires landowners submit applications quickly.

  • Article provides insight on organic food

    Years ago, in talking with know-it-all do-gooders, I learned to answer them with sentiments similar to Dr. Les Anderson.  In a perfect world, if we raise all organic food, the number one question is “who is going to die.”   Here is an article from Dr. Anderson I thought would be of interest to you all.

    Who Decides Who Dies?