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Today's News

  • White competing in state Junior Miss contest

    She’s in Lexington now, and in a few short days, Lauren White will be representing Washington County as its 2009 Junior Miss.

    White, daughter of David and Donna White of Willisburg, is a senior at Washington County High School, and is competing for the title of Kentucky’s 2009 Junior Miss.

  • Pats gain momentum for conference run

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College Patriots will need all of the momentum they can get as they begin the rigorous Mid-South Conference schedule Thursday with a home game against West Virginia Tech. Three of the six conference teams that J.T Burton’s bunch will be playing home and away are ranked in the top 20 nationally and another has received votes in the poll.

  • St. Catharine basketball back in action this week

    SCC Sports Information

    St. Catharine College basketball is back in action this week as both the men and women embark on the second half of the schedule, a schedule that will be mostly games in the Mid-South Conference. But before the conference begins on Jan. 15 with a home doubleheader against West Virginia Tech, both the men and women will have some tune-up games.

  • WC sixth grade basketball team is off to a great start

    Special to the Sun

    The Washington County sixth grade basketball team started league play in Nelson County in impressive fashion with victories over Boston and LaRue County. Washington County Head Coach Tim Graves believes his team’s early success is a combination of hard work and dedication in practice which has carried over to the games. The majority of these players have played on the middle school level this season and Graves believes that has helped as well.

    Jan. 3 vs Boston at OKH Middle School

    WCMS 7 13 12 7 39

  • Commanders continue slide

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County head boys basketball coach Paul Bodenhamer wasn’t one to mince words following a disappointing 63-50 loss to Bethlehem Friday night to fall to 2-10 on the season and 0-3 in district play.

  • SCC women make it two in a row; conference play starts here Thursday

    SCC Sports Information

    With a 74-69 win at Berea College on Friday, the St. Catharine women now own a 10-8 record and a modest two-game winning streak – and head coach Lena Bramblett was not a bit happy about it.

    “We practiced when we got back Friday night. That is how disappointed I was with our performance,” said Bramblett.

  • DCP program sign-ups continue until June 1

    Jeffery S. Hall, FSA State Executive Director, reminded farmers that enrollment for the 2009 Direct and Counter-cyclical Payment (DCP) Program for farms with base acres began on Dec. 22 both online and at local FSA Service Centers. Sign-up will continue until June 1, 2009. The June 1 deadline is mandatory for all participants. USDA will not accept any late-filed applications.

  • Sheriff trims $30,000 from budget

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Washington County Fiscal Court approved a leaner version of the 2009 budget for Sheriff Tommy Bartley Monday morning. The approved budget of $486,100 was $30,000 less than the one for $516,100 submitted Dec. 22. At the December meeting, the court asked county departments to look for ways to tighten their budgets due to lower-than-expected tax revenues for the county.

  • Growing business from the ground up

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The DECA club at Washington County High School recently held a contest for students who were interested in starting their own business or wanting to expand an existing business. After the score sheets were totaled up, the two winners of the contest were Katie Cambron and Palmer Grigsby. Each will receive a laptop computer, wireless printer, free coaching from the Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute and $500 to invest into their business.

  • Burglaries keeping sheriff's office, KSP busy

    A rash of recent burglaries have kept local and state law enforcement officers busy in Washington County.

    Sheriff Tommy Bartley said deputies in his office, as well as officers from Kentucky State Police Post 15 in Columbia, have been investigating multiple burglaries in the county. Bartley said among the items being taken, power tools seem to be the hottest commodity.