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Today's News

  • Plan for next season; sign up for programs

    After the harvest season, November is usually the time we celebrate and give thanks. It is also time for producers and landowners to consider planning for the next growing season.

    Each fiscal year, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) sets dates for program application ranking. Although dates may vary from one program to another, landowners may sign-up at any time for all conservation programs.

  • WC girls get first win vs. Boyle

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Commanderettes notched their first victory of the season Monday night with a 68-59 win over Boyle County.

    Washington County’s 6’2” freshman Kenya Turner was a rebounding tour de force, getting plenty of action off both the defensive and offensive glass. Kayla Edelen also added some height, and when paired with the speed of Shay Yocum, the Commanderettes were able to outpace the Lady Rebels in three out of four quarters of play.

  • From Left Field

    Dear deer

  • Charged deputies now ex-employees

    Norris Wayne Bartley and Billy Joe Mattingly II haven't reported for work since Nov. 12 . Since that time, the two Washington County Sheriff deputies have either been in the custody of the Marion County Detention Center or under house arrest pending their hearing for marijuana trafficking and other charges. With these two public figures facing multiple felonies, Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley presented the Washington County Fiscal Court formally with termination letters for both Bartley, no relation to the sheriff, and Mattingly during an executive session at their Nov.

  • Patriot men go 10-1 in November

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College Patriots played three basketball games last week against teams with a combined record of 3-16. But while head coach J.T. Burton recognized the talent level his team faced, he also credited his own squad for taking care of business.

    “We didn’t look ready to play Friday and it showed with 28 turnovers,” said Burton. “But Saturday we came out focused. We are up 60 points in that game and our guys are still taking charges.”

  • Poor nutrition can have delayed effects

    This has been a great year for forage production in our part of the country.  We’ve had plenty of grass for the grazing season with lots to spare for hay-making.  We still have accumulated fescue pasture which can be grazed this winter.

  • Wet harvest could cause soil compaction

    Wet weather in September and October caused many producers to harvest corn and soybeans in less-than-ideal conditions. With the majority of this year’s crop now harvested, producers should check their fields for signs of compaction, said Lloyd Murdock, a soil scientist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • Annual radio auction hits the air Sunday

    Local shoppers who braved long lines and limited quantities during Black Friday will get their chance to find unique and practical Christmas gifts during the annual Lions/Rotary radio auction this Sunday. The event acts as a fundraiser for the Lions Club, which is active in local Little League, and the Rotary Club, which uses the money to fund several events year-round, such as the Washington County Junior Miss competition. The auction starts at 1 p.m.

  • On the record: Senate candidates share their views

    A special election Dec. 8 will decide who will fill the vacant District 14 state senate seat. The district includes Marion, Mercer, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties.

    The candidates are Jodie Haydon, a former state representative from Bardstown, and Jimmy Higdon, a sitting state representative from Lebanon.

    Both candidates recently responded to a questionnaire sent by Landmark Community Newspapers. Their answers reveal a number of similarities as well as a few differences.

    The candidates

  • Voters go to the polls Tuesday

    In less than a week, voters will head to the polls to choose a new senator in District 14, filling a vacancy left by the resignation of former Sen. Dan Kelly, R-Springfield. The winner will represent a five-county area, including Washington, Nelson, Marion, Mercer and Taylor counties.