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Today's News

  • Lady Patriots take one of two

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College women’s basketball team didn’t really have to travel as far as some might think to play at the University of Rio Grande last weekend. The tournament was not in the southwest U.S. but instead in southeast Ohio. But when the Lady Patriots emerged with a third place finish, head coach Lena Bramblett mostly gave her team a “muy bueno”.

  • Springfield 911 dispatch center voted smoke free by city council

    You can smoke ‘em if you’ve got ‘em at the Springfield Police Department, but you’ll have to take ‘em outside.

    At a meeting held on Nov. 10, the Springfield City Council approved a motion to make the Springfield Police Department a smoke-free building.

    Previously, employees who smoked were allowed to use a small kitchen as a smoking area. Now, no one is permitted to light up inside.

  • From Left Field: The thrill-ride world of high school sports

    The thrill-ride world of high school sports

  • SCC Circle of Friends eclipses $200,000

    Even in these uncertain economic times there is one thing that remains a certainty. That is the annual support of the Washington County community for St. Catharine College. Such support was evident again Thursday night at the Washington County Circle of Friends dinner that generated $201,693 for the local school.

    “I am continually amazed by the generosity of the people in Washington County,” said Jenna Copple, Vice-President for Advancement. “Even in this tough economy they stepped up again to support these students and the college.”

  • No need to panic about Curly Calf Syndrome

    The recent discovery of Curly Calf Syndrome in the Angus cattle breed has some producers feeling uncertain about the future of the breed, but University of Kentucky Extension Beef Specialist Darrh Bullock says there’s no reason for Kentucky’s beef producers to panic. He believes the best course of action is to stay informed.

    Curly Calf Syndrome is a genetic defect, which researchers believe is caused by a simple recessive gene. It can cause calves to be stillborn with twisted spines. Early research information traces the syndrome back to a popular Angus bull.

  • Enroll farms in DCP by Nov. 26

    New federal legislation now allows farmers and landowners of farms with 10 or fewer base acres the opportunity to receive payments for the 2008 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program (DCP). On Oct. 13, 2008, President George W. Bush signed a bill that made amendments to the 2008 Farm Bill.

    Originally, the 2008 Farm Bill prohibited DCP payments on farms with 10 acres of base or less, unless the farm is wholly owned by a socially disadvantaged farmer or limited resource farmers. The 2008 enrollment period for the DCP on farms with greater than 10 base acres ended Sept. 30.

  • 4-H'ers to take trips; register for workshop

    One of the mainstays of 4-H over the past 100 years is the teaching of life skills through project work. Each year 4-H members have the opportunity to complete a project which can range from a woodworking, electric, foods and sewing to various livestock projects and shooting sports. Washington County members who completed a project this year have the opportunity to go on the annual awards trip which this year will be on Saturday, Nov. 22 to Louisville Glassworks and the Spaghetti Factory. Registration is due by Thursday, Nov. 20, noon and the cost is $6 plus lunch.

  • Local voters don’t stick with parties

    Democrats outweigh Republicans by more than 2 to 1 in Washington County, but you couldn’t tell it by looking at the totals from last week’s election.

    Locally, four partisan races were on the ballot, and three of those four were won by Republicans, despite the number of Democrats registered to vote. According to Washington County Clerk Glenn Black, there are 5,569 Democrats registered in the county, while only 2,252 Republicans are registered. An additional 246 voters were classified as “other.”

  • Remembering their service

    “It is important to reflect on the tremendous debt this nation owes its veterans, and to never forget the sacrifices of those who have gone before us as they defended our freedom and way of life.”

    Those words were spoken by Brigadier General Lonnie Culver Friday morning to a gymnasium filled with students, as well as veterans and other members of the community. Gen. Culver was the keynote patriotic speaker at Washington County High School’s annual Veteran’s Day celebration.

  • From Left Field: Root, root, root for the home team

    Root, root, root for the home team

    With the economy the way it is right now, everybody is looking for a bargain. I discovered a great bargain a while ago and sadly, very few people have caught on.