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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Bat Pats conference opener is Friday

    SCC Sports Information

    In a busy week of college baseball, it was very easy to pick out the highlight for the St. Catharine College Patriots. That came Wednesday when Luther Bramblett’s team traveled to Southeast Missouri State and left with an 11-9 victory. It was the first time the Bat Pats had ever faced a NCAA Division I opponent and, as sweet as the win was, Bramblett says it comes with possible repercussions.

  • Register for 4-H camp; Celebration is March 21

    Even though you may not have put away your winter coat for good, the recent spell of warm weather has most of us dreaming about spring and summer.  For many 4-H members, myself included, the thought of summer camp is already on our minds.  Plans for Washington County’s 2009 4-H camping session has already begun and this week, our camping group that consists of Meade, LaRue, Taylor, Russell and Washington Counties will meet for the second camp planning session.  

  • County crews continue cleanup

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Despite a new contractor hired by the state to clean storm debris along roads, the Washington County Fiscal Court has decided to continue the use of the county road department to cleanup along county roads.

  • From Left Field

    Outside looking in

    It’s not easy being a sports fan and a sports writer at the same time. I’m a die-hard baseball fan, and it’s been a little frustrating the past couple weeks while I cover two baseball teams and two softball teams.

  • Filiatreau plays her finale for Georgetown

    Katie Filiatreau played her final game as a Lady Tiger Saturday in Frankfort. Georgetown College finished the 2008-09 campaign with a 63-44 loss to Campbellsville in the Mid-South Conference semi-finals on Saturday. Filiatreau scored 305 points in 32 games for an average of 9.53 points per game during her final season at Georgetown. Filiatreau played for the Washington County Commanderettes from her sixth grade year in 1998 through her senior season of 2005 and accompanied the team to two state tournaments.

  • Goatleys playing for a cause

    Lee and Jane Goatley recently participated with over 1,500 schools and organizations united in the fight against breast cancer by playing in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Pink Zone Feb. 13-22.

    Lee’s Westminster College team, from Fulton, Mo., wore pink socks & shoelaces for their Breast Cancer Awareness game Feb. 9th vs. MacMurray. (Westminster won 79-64). She helped organize the event and they blew up 60 pink balloons to decorate the gym. All proceeds went to the WBCA Foundation.