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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Volleyball completes season of learning

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College volleyball team learned the hard way how things are when the competition level moves up a notch. Juanita Mangan’s Patriots playing in the NAIA for the first time ended the 2008 campaign with a 2-39 record.

    “The conference (Mid-South) was tough enough but we also had a very difficult schedule outside the conference,” said Mangan. “But we have no seniors on the team and I expect all of them to be back next season. Now they know what to expect from this level of competition.”

  • Lottery proceeds help local students in higher education

    Washington Countians spent more than $1 million on Kentucky Lottery tickets last year. While there were some winners and some losers when it came to lottery prizes, there were hundreds of local winners in the form of college scholarships and grants. A total of $846,260 in lottery proceeds was given to Washington County students, with 503 total awards being given, according to according to figures released by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • Soccer season ends for SCC

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College soccer season is over for both the men and women of coach Paul Patton. And, although the victories weren’t as numerous as the coach would have liked, Patton is optimistic about the future of soccer at SCC.

    “We knew that hew schedule would be much tougher as we moved into the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference,” said Patton. “But both of our teams were competitive against most of the teams we played.”

  • District 4 coaches select Simms MVP

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County senior Joe Joe Simms has picked up the Player of the Year award for Kentucky 2A District 4 football from the Kentucky Football Coaches Association. According to KFCA executive director Jimmie Reed, the coaches in each district vote on a coach of the year and a player of the year for their district.

    “It's a great honor but I owe it to my teammates; my linemen, backs and receivers,” said Simms. “I also have to thank the coaching staff.”

  • Bank robbery suspect arrested

    After receiving word that a man wanted in connection with Friday’s Springfield State Bank robbery was in their city, Louisville Metro Police took the suspect into custody Tuesday night.