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Today's News

  • Commanders set for battles

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It can’t be easy for an army to prepare for battle knowing that they will be without their most effective weapon. The Washington County Commanders are facing four district contests in the next 10 days, and they must fight for every win with their leading scorer and rebounder, John Hamilton, out for six weeks with bone contusions in his left knee.

  • Students compete for business funding

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    It’s not often that enterprising high school students are given a chance to start their own business, but that’s exactly what the DECA program at Washington County High School is trying to accomplish. Through a partnership with the Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute, DECA students are sponsoring a contest where two contestants will have a chance to start or expand their own business.

  • Celebrate 4-H's centennial throughout 2009

    Kentucky 4-H has impacted the lives of thousands of youths since its inception. As it reaches its 100th anniversary, current and former 4-H’ers will be celebrating the organization’s past, relishing in its present and anxiously anticipating its future. You can help 4-H celebrate this milestone by showing your support for the organization throughout 2009.

  • Future still promising for local economy

    The economy in the United States did not get to its current state over night, and it will not be fixed over night. Still, it can be fixed. That’s the opinion of Len Spalding, a Washington County native who can be considered an economic expert. He is chairman of the investment committee of JP Morgan/Chase Global Mutual Fund Complex, and continues to serve on that group’s board of directors. In addition, he is a member of the board of the Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Authority.

  • Fertilizing forage crops in 2009

    Forage producers around the world have struggled over the last year with high fertilizer prices. I’ve had many tell me, “I can’t afford to fertilize my hay or pastures this year. I’ll go broke.” While there is some truth to this statement, in the long term, you will definitely “go broke” if your forage crops don’t have the necessary nutrients for sustained growth. I don’t claim to be a soil science expert, but I would like to provide some basic principles on how to manage the nutrient inputs and outputs on your farm.

  • St. Catharine hosts open house for new dorm

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    After construction crews squeezed 10 months of work into seven months and a total price tag of $4.2 million, the new dorm at St. Catharine College is finally ready to welcome the 74 students who will call it home. The public will get a chance to check out the new facility when the college hosts an open house Friday from 3-6 p.m. A tour will be provided along with light refreshments.

  • Proposed parkway could mean jobs; development

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    A proposed parkway could make Central Kentucky more attractive to businesses and development. That’s the hope of a new area committee dedicated to seeing that what is being called The Heartland Parkway comes to pass.

    The highway would stretch 63 miles from the Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway and KY-555 interchange in Washington County, passing through Marion and Taylor counties along KY-55 to the interchange of the Louis B. Nunn Parkway and KY-61 in Adair County.

  • Commanderettes battle through injuries

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The first 10 games of the Washington County Commanderettes’ season haven’t gone exactly to head coach Bernard Smalley plans, but there are signs of improvement as the team recovers during the winter break.

  • Web Exclusive: Tigers maul Commanders 76-53 Tuesday night

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    In their second district contest of the season, the 2-8 Washington County Commanders hosted the 7-4 Bardstown Tigers Tuesday night. Any momentum Washington County may have had coming off a 2-2 performance in the Marion County Christmas Tournament was long gone as the Tigers defeated the Commanders 76-53 to improve to 2-0 in district play while WC falls to 0-2 in district, 2-9 overall.

  • Cattlemen convention is Jan. 8-10

    The 2009 KCA Convention will be held Jan. 8-10, 2009 in Lexington. The program, “Working Together. Growing Together,” will provide KCA members the opportunity to learn and meet other producers from across the state.

    “The Convention allows all producers to visit the trade show with over 70 booths, get the latest Economic Outlook, and mingle with other producers, all in one place,” said Don Pemberton, KCA Convention Chairman.