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Today's News

  • Unemployment rate up in 2008

    Annual unemployment rates were higher in 110 Kentucky counties in 2008 than in 2007, while 10 counties were lower, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training in the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    In 2008, five Kentucky counties had an annual jobless rate at or above 10 percent compared to three counties that recorded double-digit rates in 2007.

  • Eagle Scout service project helps neighbor

    The Boy Scout slogan is “Do a good turn daily,” and there couldn’t have been a better day to act upon that slogan than last Saturday. William Hale and a few of his fellow scouts from Troop 429 took advantage of the warm weather to do some landscaping at Cathy Edelen’s home on East High Street as his Eagle Scout project.

    “We’re planting some trees and bushes, plus re-sodding some grass to make the house look nice,” said the 14-year-old Hale.

  • Local church to portray life of Jesus Christ

    For Kyle Claunch and his congregation, serving God comes first, as it should.

    Claunch, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church on Perryville Road, is working with his approximately 75-member church to put on a show that is much larger in scope than the church is in number. Although they are taking on a very large task, Claunch said he and the church members are doing it all to please God.

  • YMCA Soccer

    The Wilderness Trace Family YMCA is looking forward to another great soccer season. The Soccer Clinic showed some success with plenty of new smiling faces. The weather was slightly cold but that didn’t stop the players. Coach Young and Coach Merriman did an excellent job with skills and drills to get the young players geared up for the soccer season. We are all looking forward to starting up the soccer season with plenty of sunny skies and friendly faces. The soccer season will kick off Saturday, April 16. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

  • Ten reasons to make forage first in the rotation

    Provide protein – Legume forages can provide up to 75 percent of the protein needed by lactating dairy cows; corn silage can provide up to 25 percent.

    Provide fiber – Forages are often the only source of fiber in a cow’s diet. Fiber is essential to slow the passage of feed, thereby increasing the amount of nutrients that the cow can absorb from the feed.

    Maximize intake – Forages stimulate cud chewing and rumination, which improve the cow’s appetite.  Some non-forage sources of fiber actually reduce intake.

  • St. Catharine softball hits five-game skid

    SCC Sports Information

    The week started out well enough for Holly Smith’s St. Catharine College softball team. The Patriots split a conference doubleheader at Pikeville on Tuesday and returned home to take the opener of a twin bill against conference foe Lindsey Wilson on Thursday. But they dropped the second game Thursday and then were swept in doubleheaders at Brescia and Campbellsville on Saturday and Sunday.

  • WC tennis unleashes secret weapons

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    As the Washington County tennis team prepared for the 2009 season, coach Steve Schubart knew something was going to be different this year. The team has added what Schubart calls his secret weapons, the brother combo of Cyrus and Darius Moslemi.

    “Cyrus is ranked third in Kentucky and should place high in the regionals and perhaps go to the state tournament,” said Schubart. “Darius is a fifth-grader at North Washington Elementary School.”

  • Enter your 4-H projects

    For the past 100 years in Kentucky, project work has been the backbone of 4-H and it’s “learn by doing” motto. 4-H members have entered their completed projects for county and state fairs, many of which they have later worn, used in the home or in early years, used on the farm.  

  • YMCA Volleyball and more

    The Wilderness Trace Family YMCA will be having an adult volleyball program. The program is offered for men and women starting on April 13. Teams need to have their registration in by April 6. If your team is interested in playing, contact the YMCA at 1-877-734-9622. The Wilderness Trace Family YMCA will also be offering Boot Camp and Yogalites at the Harrodsburg YMCA. The programs will start April 15, so sign up today!

  • Members compete in livestock judging

    Approximately 175 4-H and FFA members from 17 counties competed in the Washington Co. Invitational Livestock Judging Contest held at the Washington Co. Livestock Center on March 14.  The annual event is sponsored by the Washington County Fair Board and conducted by the local 4-H and FFA programs.  The contest, held at the Washington County Livestock Center, is the first to be held each year to help prepare youth statewide for livestock judging competition.