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Today's News

  • Play ball! Well, sort of

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    While the weather outside is anything other than spring-like, the Washington County Commanderette softball team was busy last week holding tryouts for the upcoming season. Veteran players, as well as young hopefuls, spent last Wednesday afternoon working on fielding, throwing and hitting.

  • Plan to attend 4-H camp; events upcoming

    When planning your activities for summer break, don’t forget to add a 4-H summer camp to the list.

    Kentucky 4-H summer camps offer an array of activities for young people. They can catch everything from fish to butterflies; identify trees and critters during nature hikes; learn to swim; use a canoe; take part in shooting sports; make arts and crafts and participate in challenge courses. Youth will also have the chance to sing and dance, make new friends and have fun.

  • Commanders fall to Hawks, Cards

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    In basketball, sometimes the basket seems like it’s as wide as a hula hoop, and other times, it seems as small as a soup can. Last Wednesday night against LaRue County, the shots were there for the Commanders, they just weren’t falling through as WC fell 48-44 to the Hawks.

  • Follow these steps in renovating your lawn

    Now is the second best time of year to sow grass seed for lawn establishment.  You can go ahead and do this from now through early April.  The best time to establish a lawn is September, provided that we have adequate rainfall.

  • SCC men rout Rio Grande, fall to Campbellsville while women go 0-2 against Mid-South foes

    SCC Sports Information

    “We just didn’t get the hustle plays, the 50-50 balls in the final minutes and that was the difference.”

    Such was the summation of St. Catharine College head coach J.T. Burton after his team lost a tough 67-64 decision Saturday to the visiting Campbellsville Tigers. Even with the bounces going against them late, the Patriots had a shot to tie in the final seconds but Arthur Latham’s 3-point attempt was just off the mark.

  • Test pH to ensure adequate fermentation

    We are sharing with you what causes botulism in cattle after an outbreak in Nelson County a couple of months ago. A lot of local people are gun shy over their cattle dying.

  • Business growing for young entrepreneurs

    Young entrepreneurship in Washington County is growing - literally! During the second annual Fostering Youth Entrepreneurship from the Ground Up competition this year, Washington County High School student Bryan Smith won for his plan to grow a specialty hay product for alpacas, while freshman Danielle Coulter also won for her plan to open a pet sitting business. For winning the contest, both Smith and Coulter will receive $500 for start-up funds, a Dell laptop computer, a Lexmark printer and free guidance by members of the Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute.

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Carrier: It's a girl!

    Mackenzie Paige Carrier

    Carmen and Jerad Carrier of Harrods-burg announce the birth of their daughter at 4:26 p.m. Jan. 25, 2010 at Ephraim McDowell Medical Center in Danville.

    Mackenzie Paige weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length.

    Hardaway: It's a boy!

    Jackson Thomas Hardaway

    Amanda and John Hardaway Jr. of Stillwater, Okla., announce the birth of their son on Dec. 21, 2009.

  • Snow days extend school calendar

    Whether you’re a student or a teacher, almost everyone loves a snow day. But after a while, those snow days come with a price.

    Washington County students have missed seven days of school due to snow this school year, and Washington County Director of Pupil Personnel Chad Willis said even with those days, the local school system is still in pretty good shape.

  • SCC games benefit Relay for Life

    The SCC Patriot double-header against Pikeville on  Feb. 13 will be Pink Zone games. All proceeds from the gate and concessions will benefit the St. Catharine College Relay for Life team. Those in attendance are asked to wear pink to show their support in the fight against breast cancer.

    The women will tip-off at 2 p.m., with the men following at approximately 4 p.m.