Today's News

  • School district's droput rate falls


    The Washington County School District has stressed the value of a high-school education in recent years, and the creation of a program called The Commander Academy is reinforcing that importance. The proof of that value can be found in a much-improved dropout rate.

  • SCC bowling program looking to strike again at national level


  • SCC to host 21st annual golf classic

    The 21st annual St. Catharine College Celebrity Golf Classic will take place the weekend of Aug. 5-6.

    The event is not only a great chance to hit the golf course and have fun, but it is also a way to provide quality higher education to SCC students.
    The festivities start the evening of Aug. 5, with a reception at 6 p.m. in the Spalding Student and Community Center on the SCC Campus.
    The live auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a vast array of items up for bid.

  • Miss Ruby is a LHSP fixture

    Chances are likely that any golfer that has played a round at Lincoln Homestead State Park has met Miss Ruby.

    Ruby Noel has been working at the park since 1972.
    Ever since, she’s been tending to the golfers that come and go.
    “She’s a fixture here at the golf course. Everybody loves her and they come in to see her,” Bobby Bartholomai, golf pro at the course, said. “They’ll bring her breakfast, they just take care of her.”

  • Spider mites becoming a problem

    Spider mites are common pests in most landscapes, and tend to feed on just about any plant imaginable.  They aren’t insects, but are actually closely related to ticks and spiders; however, they feed on plant chlorophyll (the green stuff in leaves). Spider mites are very small, usually only about the size of a period at the end of a sentence.  They can multiply very quickly and can overwhelm a plant in just a few days!

  • 4-H members participate in state communications day

    State 4-H Communications Day was held on Saturday, July 9 on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington.  Hundreds of 4-H members from across the state participated in the event that included public speaking and demonstrations.  
    To be eligible for the state event, 4-Her’s must first qualify on the county level and then compete on the district level.  Counties are broken into seven districts.  District champions from each speech and demonstration category are then qualified to advance to the state competition held each year on the UK campus.

  • BIRTH: Green: It's a girl!

    Michael and Erin Spalding-Green announce the birth of an 8 pound, 10.5 ounce daughter, Olivia Tatum, born May 5, 2011, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Maternal grandparents are Richard and Karen Spalding of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Tony and Janice Green of Lebanon.
    Great-grandparents are Eleanor Caldwell and Sammy and Geraldine Spalding, all of Lebanon, and Linda Nally of Fredericktown.

  • BIRTH: Walker: It's a boy!

    Joshua and Jacqueline Walker announce the birth of their son on May 27, 2011.
    Colin Patrick weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length.
    He was welcomed home by a brother, Ethan, age 3.
    Maternal grandparents are Larry and Betty Nell Hamilton.
    Paternal grandparents are Eric and Maura Walker.
    Paternal great-grandparents are Bob and Ann Walker.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Sharp-Dean

    Jenny Cassley and Chip and Becky Sharp of Lancaster, Ohio, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miranda Denise Sharp to Blake David Dean, son of Penny and Darrell Dean of Willisburg.
    Sharp is a 2006 graduate of Lancaster High School and a graduate of St. Catharine College of Nursing. She is employed at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville.
    Dean is a 2005 graduate of Washington County High School and a graduate of Bluegrass Technical School. He is employed at Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont, Ky.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Graves-Montgomery

    Becky and Gary Graves of Bardstown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Erica Graves, to Chris Montgomery, son of Diane and David Montgomery of Bloomfield.
    Graves is a graduate of Nelson County High School and Elizabethtown Community College. She is employed at Flaget Cancer Center in Bardstown.
    Montgomery is a graduate of Nelson County High School. He is employed at Tower Automotive in Bardstown.
    The wedding will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 6, 2011, at Holy Trinity Church in Fredericktown.