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Today's News

  • Up, up and away to Springfield

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The recent winter ice storm and the wind storm that followed left a lot of interesting things lying around in local yards. While most debris consisted of downed limbs and the occasional piece of litter, one wouldn't expect to find a plastic card attached to a balloon that traveled 160 miles over three months.

  • Producers may request assistance

    Agriculture producers who suffered damage as a result of the January 2009 Ice Storm may request cost-share assistance from USDA to rehabilitate damaged Farmlands. The Emergency Conservation Program (ECP), provides cost-share assistance when disaster damage is so severe that recovery without Federal Assistance is unlikely. Requests for assistance will be accepted at the local FSA Service Center  from Feb. 10 to April 12, 2009.

  • SCC softball wins seven of eight

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College softball team is on a roll. Holly Smith’s nine had a busy week with eight games, coming away victorious in seven of those contests.

    “We are hitting the ball well, and when we hit the ball we play well in all other areas,” said Smith, whose team is now 9-5 for the season. “I am still shuffling a lot of players in and out to see who our hitters are and what role everyone belongs in.”

  • Center offers affordable meals for seniors

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    There is no doubt that the struggling economy has many looking for ways to cut back on expenses. And while various fast foods chains try to lure in customers with items for a dollar, there's a place that is offering Washington County seniors a complete meal for just a buck.

  • Rogers makes USCAA All-American; Jordan gets academic award

    SCC Sports Information

    In their first year as a member of the Mid-South Conference, St. Catharine College was not eligible for play in the conference post-season tournament. For that reason, athletic director Mike Doig chose to enter the athletic teams in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) for the possibility of post-season play.

  • MC youth basketball will host tournament March 21-22

    Marion County youth basketball will be having a basketball tournament, the Spring Hoops Classic, Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 21 and 22. Any third through sixth grade team may enter. This is a boys and girls tournament.

    The tournament will be held at Lebanon Middle and Glasscock Elementary. Other locations to be decided.

    Each team is guaranteed three games with a maximum of 10 teams. The cost is $75 per team.

    For more information contact:

    Bradley Howard at (270) 402-3847 or Dietra Briscoe at (270) 402-9464.

  • Farmer's market participatants should attend class

    I wanted to let you know about a unique opportunity for those of you that want to or do sell canned or processed foods at farmers markets, roadside stands, or even from your  farm or home. To legally do so you must be microprocessor certified, which means you have to attend a day long class on the subject provided by Dr. Sandra Bastin from the University of Kentucky, however these classes are generally at least  70 to 200 miles from us!  On April 20, 2009 Dr.

  • SCC athletes earn All-Conference honors

    SCC Sports Information

    In their first year in the Mid-South Conference, St. Catharine College found themselves well represented when it came to awards at Thursday’s conference banquet in Frankfort. Erin Rogers and Arthur Latham were the big winners as they were named to the first team All-Mid-South Conference basketball teams. Other players were honored with an honorable mention and all-academic awards.

  • Smoke 'em... if you can afford 'em

    April 15 is typically feared by many as tax day, but for Kentuckians who smoke cigarettes and use tobacco products, April 1 might be an even scarier day. That’s when House Bill 144 goes into effect, and a new cigarette tax of 30 cents per pack will hit smokers and retailers across the Bluegrass. In addition, a federal excise tax of 62 cents per pack will go into effect for manufacturers and be passed on to customers, making a carton of cigarettes almost $10 higher than before.

  • Tournament time for St. Dominic

    The St. Dominic sixth-grade basketball team participated in the Nelson County Middle School Tournament this past weekend. After defeating St. Joseph 30-24 and then Bardstown 38-36, the Knights took on St. Catherine on Sunday, with St. D coming up short against the Colonels, 34-21 to end their tournament run.