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Today's News

  • Pruning clematis

    There may be no prettier climbing plant than the clematis.  These hardy vines clamor over trellises, fences and even trees and shrubs. They produce flowers in three general forms: small white flowers in panicles or loose irregular spreading cluster (generally autumn blooming), bell- or urn-shaped flowers and flat open flowers.

  • Grass tetany in news again

    In the last month we have shared two pieces of information to cattle farmers about grass tetany. It came up again last week in a very unusual way. There was an article in the April issue of Cow Country News on page 88 titled “Cows Need Salt to Avoid Grass Tetany.”  

    This article has caused a significant conversation across the state between producers, vets, specialist and other beef leaders. Here is Jeff Lehmkuhler, University of Kentucky Beef Cattle Nutrition Specialist response in detailed to that article.  

  • Time to control crabgrass is now

    (This is one of the news articles that UK releases for us to spread to the state, and this is good information by Katie Pratt.)

    While the winter may have wreaked havoc on many desirable plants, it did little to affect crabgrass, the most common weed in Kentucky lawns.

  • SCC falls to Cumberlands in 'Battle of the Patriots'

    Offense came at a premium, as the St. Catharine Lady Patriots (11-20, 7-15 MSC) fell to the University of the Cumberlands in a crucial conference series.

    After splitting the earlier season meeting between the two Patriot squads, the Purple Pats were looking for an improved result when they traveled to the Cumberlands for an important conference matchup.

  • Bat Pats swept by No. 9 Georgetown

    The St. Catharine Patriots (18-18, 10-8) ran into a red-hot Georgetown College (27-4, 14-3) team this weekend, losing all three games in the MSC series.  

    The Pats lost 4-3, 5-2 and 6-1 and dropped into fourth place in the Mid-South Conference.

    “We had our chances,” noted Patriot skipper Luther Bramblett. “We left too many people on base in the opener and lost.  We never regained our approach at the plate after that.  They’re a good team, and when you have chances against quality oppenents, you must score them.”

  • St. Dominic finds success in volleyball

    16-0. 19-0. 16-4.

    These were the regular-season records of St. Dominic Elementary’s sixth grade, seventh grade and eighth grade (in order)  volleyball teams this year.

    But for head coach Denita Simms, those are not the numbers that most impress her.

    That singular number would be 22.

    As in, there were only 22 players spread out between the three squads.

  • COLUMN: Title game fun facts

    In remembrance of this year’s NCAA tournament, one of the most exciting in recent memory, here are some random facts about both Monday’s national championship game and the teams (Kentucky and Connecticut) who played in it.

    *All statistics go back to 1985, the year the tournament expanded to 64 teams, unless otherwise specified.

    • Before Monday night’s loss, UK and Louisville were a combined 23-0 against non-Kentucky based teams in the last three NCAA tournaments.

  • Errors haunt WC in Florida

    The Washington County Commanderettes were unable to break out of their Florida funk after dropping their first two contests in the Beach Bash, losing their next three contests by a combined score of 33-20.

    But for WC head coach Paul Coulter, the most important part of playing in the event was the team’s ability to improve and bond as a unit.

    In that aspect, Coulter feels his team’s trip was a “big success.”

  • Commanders 'show improvement' in Florida Beach Bash

    After going 1-1 in their first two games at the Florida Beach Bash, Washington County Commander head coach Derek Schuler told his team to take the time and appreciate the opportunity that they had to play baseball in Florida.

    And, according to Schuler, the team showed that they had taken that advice to heart, putting together two of their top performances of the season in WC’s next two contests.

    Against the Fairdale Bulldogs, the Commanders jumped out to a 6-0 lead by the second inning.

  • News briefs 4/2

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