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Today's News

  • SCC women beat Midway, drop two at Tech

    SCC Sports Information

    Lena Bramblett’s St. Catharine College women’s team avenged a season-opening loss against Midway by beating the visiting Eagles 71-61 last Tuesday. But the Patriots dropped two tough decisions last weekend at the Sport One Classic at Indiana Tech to fall to 5-7 for the season.

  • Special election not without flaws

    If there's one thing that is sure to accompany any election, it is controversy. During the Dec. 14 meeting of the Washington County Fiscal Court, several concerns were raised about the special election held Dec. 8 to determine the new state senator in the 14th District.

    “The only thing that didn't look right was when they were getting ready to scan my ballot, it was face-up and the poll worker could see my vote,” said magistrate Morris Sweazey.

    Magistrate Billy Riney had another concern.

  • From Left Field

    Smells like team spirit

    They are loud, abrasive and obnoxious – and we love them! I’m talking about a critical element of sports competition – the fans!

  • Ribbons awarded for leaf collections

    Today more results from the 4-H Leaf Collection program are included in the 4-H News.  The quality this year of the collections has been fantastic. A special thank you goes to retired forester Glen Datillo for judging the collections.  

    Winners of the 4-H Leaf Collection Program from St Dominic fourth grade this year were Madison Hilton – Champion and Jamie Taylor – Reserve Champion.  Receiving Honorable Mentions were Luke Abell, Rachel Begley, Matthew Bruenig, Sarah Downs, Anna Hamilton, Lance Taylor, Alexandra Wharton and John Wheatley.

  • Firefighters battle two weekend house fires

    Local firefighters were busy over the weekend battling two fires at area homes.

  • Border war!

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County boys’ head basketball coach Russell Burkhead knows that every game is a battle. But sometimes you run across a game that is more like an all-out war, especially when your team is 0-3 out of the gate.

    Add to the mix the fact that the opponent for that game is Marion County, and you have the ingredients for a classic match-up.

    “This is a heated rivalry that has been going on as long as this school has been around,” Burkhead said before the game.

  • Kentucky farm economy hit hard in 2009;2010 outlook is a mixed bag

    The global recession and the bursting of 2008’s commodity price bubble resulted in a one-two punch to Kentucky’s agricultural sector in 2009. Agricultural economists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture estimate Kentucky farm cash receipts to be $4.29 billion this year, down about $550 million from 2008’s record high. However, if global economic recovery proceeds as predicted, overall cash receipts for 2010 should remain at approximately the same level, or slightly higher.

  • Higdon wins Senate seat

    The mud has been slung, the accusations have been made, the dust has settled, and Jimmy Higdon has come out on top as 14th District State Senator in Kentucky.

    Higdon, R-Lebanon, was the winner of a special election Tuesday to determine who would be the state’s newest senator. Higdon and Jodie Haydon, D-Bardstown, were seeking the seat vacated by former Sen. Dan Kelly, R-Springfield, who resigned last month and accepted a position as a circuit judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit.

  • More local officials now have election opposition

    As Washington and neighboring counties are going through a special election, some local races are also drawing more interest as some new names are added to the mix.

    Previously, the only candidates to file were incumbents, but that has now changed as two local officials have some competition.

    Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley, a Democrat, filed for re-election, and he now has two opponents.

    Alan Corbett, a Democrat, and Jim Crouch, a Republican, have filed to run against Bartley.

  • Commanders, Commanderettes host Marion County tonight

    The Washington County Commander and Commanderette basketball teams play host to Marion County tonight, starting with the boys' game at 6 p.m., to be followed by the girls' game.

    Come out and support your local teams at the Washington County High School gym!

    If you can't make it to the game, tune in on the radio to 100.9 MIKE-FM.