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Today's News

  • From Left Field

    Is it over yet?

    Well, here it is early Tuesday morning and I think right about now is when the Super Bowl is scheduled to end. Keep in mind that the pre-game shows started somewhere around last October!

  • Tonight's WC basketball games snowed out

    A slam dunk of winter weather has forced the cancellation of tonight's high school basketball games between Washington County and Taylor County in Springfield. The games are currently being re-scheduled.

  • County seeks "StormReady" designation

    There’s no better time than now to prepare for the future, especially when an event such as a storm or disaster occurs. That’s why Washington County is taking the first steps toward becoming what the National Weather Service calls a “StormReady” county.

  • Sign up for 4-H conference; enter essay contest

    The Kentucky 4-H Summit is the only event 4-H puts on that is just for middle school youth.  It is a fun-filled three-day conference held at the Kentucky Leadership Center in Jabez, Ky.

  • SCC women fall to Georgetown; Campbellsville

    SCC Sports Information

    Just when Lena Bramblett didn’t think the injury bug could get worse for her St. Catharine College women’s team – it did last week. To shore up the depleted varsity roster, Bramblett brought guard Brittany Wieber up from the J.V. squad for Thursday’s game against visiting Georgetown. Then, in practice last weekend, Wieber suffers an ankle injury that could possibly end her season after just one game.

  • Kentucky Proud produces jobs, economic activity

    A lot of people ask me, "What is Kentucky Proud?" What is its purpose? What does it mean that a product is “Kentucky Proud?” What has Kentucky Proud done for Kentucky agriculture and Kentucky’s economy?"

  • From Left Field

    Why?

    I know there are a lot of wannabe inventors out there who spend way too much free time hidden away in their garages or basements trying to come up with the latest and greatest invention that will set the world on its ear.

  • Elected officials: How much do they earn?

    Elected officials are paid from your tax money. So how much do county officials make on the job?

    The salaries of elected officials are set by the state, and follow a scale provided by Kentucky’s Department of Local Government. The salaries are based on the experience of the person in office, as well as the size of the county which they serve.

    The state mandates salaries for the positions of county judge-executive, county clerk, sheriff and jailer (operating a full service jail) for Washington County based on the population of 11,399 as reported in the 2002 census.

  • New book chronicles legacy of local Civil War soldiers

    It was an era in American history that pitted countryman against countryman, neighbor against neighbor, and even brother against brother. The Civil War has been well documented over the past 145 years, and now some of Washington County’s Civil War legacy is featured in a book entitled “The 10th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War,” where author Dennis W. Belcher chronicles the formation and history of the storied regiment that fought for the Union Army for three years, having been formed in Lebanon on Nov. 21, 1861.

  • Patriots knock off Georgetown; Campbellsville in MSC play

    SCC Sports Information

    In one of the most exciting games in the history of Lourdes Hall, the St. Catharine College Patriots downed the Georgetown College Tigers 92-87 in overtime Thursday in Mid-South Conference action. St. Catharine, 14-7 overall and 2-3 in the conference, forced the overtime when Ervin Williams’ putback with six seconds to play knotted the game at 76-76.