Today's News

  • 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.

  • Trail cards available for 2011 at state park courses

    FRANKFORT — The best golf in Kentucky is now available at the 18 courses operated by the Kentucky Department of Parks. For 2011, the Kentucky Golf Trail is again offering a “trail card” that provides unlimited paid greens fees for the cardholder.

  • Quality losses

    A loss never tastes sweet, but looking back at the Commanderettes’ run to the region is quite revealing.

    Washington County started the season 0-5, and left head coach Bernard Smalley scratching his noggin to figure out how to get on track.
    Looking back now, we can see that four of those five losses came against three district champions and a district runner-up.
    Not a bad bunch to start out 0-5 against.
    Skimming down the rest of the schedule, the losses don’t look so bad.

  • Local schools taking on bullying problem

    Imagine sending your child to a place that makes them so sad, so upset and intimidated that they tell you they would rather die than go back.
    Now imagine that place is your child’s school.

  • SCC prepares for Kansas City after second-place MSC tourney finish

    St. Catharine College now has a 22-8 record for the season.

    Half of those losses have come against Georgetown College.
    The latest defeat came Sunday at the Frankfort Convention Center, when the Tigers were perfect at the foul line in the final minutes to claim the Mid-South Conference tournament by a 79-75 count.
    The loss doesn’t signal an end to the Patriots’ season as J.T. Burton’s bunch will travel to Kansas City, Mo., to begin the NAIA D-I National Tournament, starting March 16.

  • Turner and Yocum turn it on

    While leading the Commanderettes to their first winning season since 2004-05, sophomore Kenya Turner and junior Shay Yocum have been climbing up the ranks in school history.

    Both players entered the 500 career-points club this season, but since then they’ve added some new records.
    Turner joined an elite group of Washington County High School girls’ basketball players when she netted 502 points this season.
    She becomes the ninth player in school history to notch 500 points or more in a season.
    Joining her on that list are:

  • Purdom and Abell named to all-tourney team

    Washington County High School senior Will Purdom and junior Trae Abell were named to the 19th District all-tournament team after their solid play in the district tournament.

    Purdom netted 16 points, while Abell added 17 for the Commanders in their first-round loss to Bardstown.

  • WC nearly nabs the upset

    Washington County vs. LaRue County
    Score: 53-46 LaRue County
    When: Tuesday, March 1
    Where: Marion County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Shay Yocum, Kenya Turner LCHS - Nancy Howell, Ivy Brown, Alexis Brewer

    Game highlights: What started out as a one-sided bout turned into a prize fight at the Roby Dome.

  • Osbourne named member of the year