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Today's News

  • Commanderettes return home from 2-3 Florida trip

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Commanderettes headed to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., during spring break, where they started off with a bang, winning their first game 12-2 against Franklin-Simpson.

    Senior shortstop Kelly Hill led WC with four hits, while Meagan Spalding and Pooh Railey each had a pair. Olivia Thompson, Jaclyn Kelty, Linda Libby, Samantha Seger and Shay Yocum also had one hit each for WC.

    Hannah Simms took the mound for the Commanderettes and held the Lady Wildcats to two runs on seven hits.

    Corbin

  • Commanders soak up the sun in Florida

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    If a team goes on a losing skid, at least sunny, warm Florida is the place to do it. The Washington County High School baseball team spent its spring break in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., where it took part in the Florida Beach Bash.

    Florida Baseball Beach Bash

    Jeffersontown

    The Commanders started off with a 6-3 loss to Jeffersontown on April 4. WC got off to a quick 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but only got three hits for the rest of the game, falling 6-3. Blake Smith took the loss for the Commanders.

  • Weigh Down winners announced

    “Weigh Down Washington County 2010” began on Jan. 5 and had its last regular meeting on March 2.  Once again, this winter was a challenge with a lot of cold, snowy weather, especially on meeting days.  Many members missed class due to bad roads and miserable weather conditions.  Missing class is not good when you are at home hungry and can’t get away from tempting food.

  • Washington County ranked 11th healthiest in state

    As the issue of health care is discussed from the farm fields of Kentucky all the way to the hallowed halls of Congress, a report from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows that Washington County is ranked 11th healthiest out of 120 counties in the state. But while the overall finding is promising, according to the study, there is still plenty of room for improvement.

    The county ranked first in the state when it comes to morbidity, or the quality of life.

  • Cornhole Tournament

    Springfield Masonic Lodge 50 will have a cornhole tournament Saturday, April 17 in the parking lot behind the Springfield Opera House.

    Sign-ups will begin at 10 a.m. and games will begin at 11 a.m.

    All proceeds go to the lodge’s Coats for Kids program. Trophies will be awarded for first place.

    In case of rain, the tournament will be held in the Washington County Middle School gym.

    For more information, call (859) 336-9459 or (859) 336-3542.

  • Patriot golfers finish fifth at Georgetown

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College men’s golf team finished fifth in the six team field last week in a tournament hosted by Georgetown College at Cherry Blossom Golf Club. The Patriots finished with a 36-hole total of 634.

    Wright State won the tournament with a 586. University of the Cumberlands was second at 590. Lindsey Wilson was third at 596 while Georgetown was fourth with a 622 total. West Virginia Tech was sixth at 735.

  • Truck and Tractor Pull

    A truck and tractor pull will be held April 17 at the track behind the Mackville Community Center.

    Weigh-in is at 4 p.m. and the event starts at 5 p.m.

    Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place.

    For more information, contact Eddie Noel at (859) 262-5104.

  • Shop smart at your farmers market

    Farmers markets are flourishing.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 5,000 exist today.  Chances are, one is located in your neck of the woods.

    Many of Kentucky’s popular “homegrown” offerings become available this month as markets around the state open for the 2010 season.  An hour perusing the stalls at your local market is a fun way to spend a morning, and the bonus is flavorful food straight from the garden to the table.

    Here are a few tips to help you get the most from your trip to the market.

  • Growers defend their work providing grain for livestock, ethanol

    As corn growers nationwide, and in Kentucky, are lining up beside livestock producers to defend livestock on many fronts, the American Meat Institute (AMI) is lining up beside anti-agriculture activist groups to fight against corn and ethanol.  AMI’s members include the major meat processors, with several in Kentucky.

  • Candidates seek seat in District 2 magistrate's race

    Four Democratic candidates will seek the seat of magistrate in District 2 in the May 18 primary election. The winner from that race will meet the lone Republican candidate in the general election in November. Benjamin Settles is the incumbent in District 2, and is seeking re-election.

    Now that he is nearing the end of his first term, Settles is hoping that voters will look at his proven track record of trying to save the county money while also tackling important issues in the county.