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Today's News

  • St. Catharine Golf Classic is Aug. 8; auction and reception precedes

    SCC Sports Information

    The 19th annual St. Catharine College Celebrity Golf Classic is scheduled for Aug. 8 at Lincoln Homestead State Park. But even before the first tee shot is hit, the weekend will begin with a celebrity reception and auction Friday night on the St. Catharine campus.

  • 4-H Sharpshooters win awards at competitions

    The Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters have had a busy summer attending several competitions and winning top awards wherever they go.  The first competition was the District 4-sponsored event for rifle and pistol on June 27  at the Mercer County Gun Club.  In the 22-Sport Rifle, 12-14-year-old division, Chris Warner won third  place.  In the 22-Target Rifle, 9-11 year old division, winning second was Jesse Smith and in the 15-19-year-old division, Will Carrico won second  place.  The group won several team awards, but the results were not made available.&

  • Plant fall vegetable garden

    If you were like me, you planted a spring garden complete with broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, beets, etc. and you liked it.  Guess what, it’s time to plant a fall garden with most of the same vegetables again.  We can do this in Kentucky thanks to our relatively long growing season and mild spring and fall seasons.  Most of the fall garden has to be planted in early August.

  • New guidelines focus on health and safety

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    As football season approaches and teams hit the practice fields in the middle of summer, the one subject on everyone’s mind this summer is that of safety. The death of PRP football player Max Gilpin last August has brought about new guidelines to ensure the well-being of high school athletes across Kentucky.

  • 4-H'ers present speeches

    Everyone at some time in their life will need to get up in front of a group to speak. Learning to organize and prepare a speech and standing up and delivering it will develop confidence and help anyone overcome the fear of speaking in public. The speaker will then know that success is due to hard work, preparation and presentation skills.

  • SCC Celebrity Golf Scramble

    The 19th annual St. Catharine College Celebrity Golf Scramble will be held Saturday, Aug. 8 at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course.

    The annual tournament provides scholarship assistance to SCC students in need.

    For more information or to sign-up, call (859) 336-5082, ext. 1370, or send an email to golftournament@sccky.edu.

     

  • Grand jury indicts nine

    His alleged role in a string of local burglaries has brought numerous indictments against a Mount Washington man.

    James David Riggs Jr., 24, faces a total of 12 counts for allegedly burglarizing two Washington County homes, as well as a business. Riggs is charged with taking five guns and an X-Box from the home of Justice Hutchins of Newton Road.  He is also accused of stealing one four wheeler from the business of Danny Darland on Valley Hill Road and another from the home of Joe Kelty on Johnson Road.

  • Thieves take lawn, porch furniture

    Lawn and porch furniture has been a popular target for thieves lately as some local residents have had these items stolen from their front porches.

    Hooker Osbourn of 2119 Bardstown Road had approximately $1,700 worth of outdoor furniture stolen from his property on Saturday, July 18. Osbourn told Washington County Deputy Sheriff Billy Mattingly that the furniture was on the porch Friday evening when he went to bed, and he said he was at home all day on Saturday. Osbourn’s wife discovered the furniture was missing when she went out to water her flowers.

  • Youth athletes recognized at awards night

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Now that the fury of summer youth leagues at Idle Hour Park has settled down, it was time to recognize all of this year’s participants as well as those who excelled on the field at the annual youth league awards presentation Monday night.

    Savannah Goff received the sportsmanship award for girls, while the boys’ sportsmanship trophy went to Justin Shelton.

  • Heart of Kentucky Cornhole Classic

    The Heart of Kentucky Cornhole Classic will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, at Johnston Field at Centre Square in Lebanon.

    The first 64 paid entries will be accepted for the double-elimination tournament. This will be a sanctioned event by the American Cornhole Organization.

    All players will receive a t-shirt, hat, koozie and raffle ticket for prizes to be given away.

    More than 100 teams competed in 2008.

    For more information, please contact Ray Osbourne at (270) 402-7828 or rosborne@murakami-usa.com.