Today's News

  • 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.

  • UK AD to speak at chamber banquet

    When the 2009 Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce Banquet tips off on Jan. 29, a very special keynote speaker will be the center of attention.

    Mitch Barnhart, director of athletics at the University of Kentucky, has been secured as the speaker for this year’s event. Dawn Pettus, executive director of the chamber, said Barnhart has confirmed that he will speak at the annual event.

    Ralph Blandford, president of the chamber, said Barnhart will be an excellent draw to the chamber banquet.

  • From Left Field


  • Patriots fall at Cumberland 73-55

    SCC Sports Information

    J.T. Burton had a built-in excuse for the way his team started Monday’s game at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn. The Patriots had not played a game in 17 days, and it showed in their lethargic start en route to a 73-55 loss to the #21 Bulldogs.

    But Burton, whose team fell to 2-13, wouldn’t use the layoff as a factor in the loss. “No, we just didn’t play defense like we need to in order to win games,” he said. “We can’t let teams come out and shoot 57 percent and expect to win.”

  • St. Dominic Knights lose 42-13 to E-Town

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The St. Dominic Knights traveled to Bardstown Saturday afternoon to face off against Elizabethtown. It was a tough game for the Knights as E-Town got off to an 8-0 lead to finish the first quarter and St. D was down 21-2 at the half.

    The E-Town offense was too much for the Knights as they hit several three-pointers and pulled away in the third quarter to take a 35-8 lead in the final six minutes.

  • Fire guts family farm house

    There’s no replacing the 1930s wedding dress worn by her grandma, or those school photos that once hung in the family’s office. Gone are the Christmas presents, including her daughter’s new iPod.

    But Julia Hutchins is coping with other realities now – like the fact that her daughter doesn’t even have shoes since a Monday morning fire destroyed the family’s two-story home at 1269 Johnson Rd., and most everything in it.

    “I’m so lost right now,” she said.

  • Reduce your fertilizer rates while maintaining yields

    The prices of fertilizer inputs have increased at an astounding rate the last two years. With the decrease in commodity prices, fertilizer inputs cost may now be the dominate factor in determining a profit. Efficient and wise use of fertilizers and the nutrients in the soil become important in determining the crop grown as well as its profit.

    Below are listed points one should consider to make the fertilizer purchased and the nutrients in the soil profitable for you.

  • Commanders split four at Marion tourney

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    If Washington County head basketball coach Paul Bodenhamer had a Commander victory on his Christmas wish list, he had to wait an extra day before Santa delivered. WC entered tourney play on Dec. 26 with an 0-6 record and a Commander win was surely on more than one wish list during the holidays.

    It seems Bodenhamer and the boys were good during the year as they won two out of four during the KFC/Taco Bell Holiday Classic at Marion County High School over the weekend.

  • 2008 Year in review


    The Central Kentucky Community Theater raised the curtain for the first time on Jan. 11 as “Nunsense” took the stage as the theater group’s first-ever performance.

    April Reinle made her way to Lexington to compete in state junior miss competition. Reinle, who was named Washington County 2008 Junior Miss, was among 36 participants to take part in the state event. She placed in the top 10 overall, and won top honors for physical fitness.

  • Simms, Mudd receive honorable mentions

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Although football season has been over for a couple of months, honors are still coming in for the Washington County Commanders as seniors Joe Joe Simms and Lee Mudd have been named as honorable mentions in the 2008 All-State Football Team as selected by the Louisville Courier-Journal.