Today's News

  • Garden problems showing up due to rain

    The flooding rains after the abnormally dry winter and early spring haven’t put  much damper (no pun intended) on the spring planting season, as of yet anyway.  Based on the calls I am getting the vegetable gardens are growing full swing, the fruit plants are blooming heavily or have already set fruit, the asparagus is in need of cutting almost daily, and the flowers are absolutely beautiful!  However, there are problems lurking around every corner and now the high moisture diseases are going to start showing up.

  • 9-10 Dodgers on top; Cubs and Red Sox tied in 11-12 play

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The past week has been a wild one for Washington County Little League baseball. The four-way tie in 11-12-year-old play last week has been narrowed down to the Cubs and Red Sox tied for the lead at 4-2, while the Cardinals and White Sox are both at 2-4 so far this season. Meanwhile, the Dodgers sit on top of the 9-10-year-old standings at 4-2, but the 3-3 Braves and 2-4 Marlins are still within striking distance.


  • Middle school students get a dose of reality

    If you’ve been out of school for a while, then you know that it’s a dog-eat-dog world out there. It takes some adjustment to learn how to handle monthly bills and expenses. But some Washington County middle school students recently got a preview of what to expect once they enter the workforce by participating in a “reality store” at North Washington Elementary School on Friday.

  • Patriot infielders receive Gold Glove honors

    SCC Sports Information

    A pair of St. Catharine College infielders were recently awarded Gold Glove awards for their excellent defensive play in the Mid-South Conference. Senior Justin Witt, who played both second base and third base, and junior shortstop Ryan Mangione were the recipients of the honor.

    “Justin Witt may be the best defensive player we’ve had here,” said Luther Bramblett, who just completed his ninth year as the Patriots’ skipper. “And Ryan Mangione committed just two errors in 31 conference games.”

  • May brings good news to cattle markets

    We are going to share with a summary of recent cattle market happenings put together  by Kenny Burdine, UK AG economist.  People are interested, excited and grateful for recent market prices.  Unfortunately, we are so far down in cattle numbers, and we are missing a lot of opportunity here in the county.  Recent years financially had been so unfavorable many people are having to sale the very heifers that they need to keep.  Kenny’s information may help you with some decision making.  

  • Commanders advance to district title game with 10-5 win over Bardstown

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders beat Bardstown 10-5 Tuesday night to earn a trip to the 5th Region Tournament and they will play Nelson County for the district championship Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. at Dean Watts Park in Bardstown.

    WC got out to an early 5-0 lead, but Bardstown cut it to 5-4 with a four-run top of the fourth.

  • May is National Beef Month

    Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer invites Kentuckians to join him in celebrating National Beef Month in Kentucky in May.

    “Kentucky is the largest cow-calf state east of the Mississippi River,” Commissioner Farmer said. “Kentucky farmers take in about $600 million a year from the sale of cattle and calves. I want to thank all of our beef producers for their efforts to produce quality products that help Kentucky’s economy, and I encourage all Kentuckians to do the same.”

  • Burton adds trio of signees to ‘10-’11 roster

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    St. Catharine mens' head basketball coach J.T. Burton is looking to strengthen his team for the 2010-11 season. Burton has been busy recruiting, and recently added a trio of signees to his roster.

    Burton signed Troy Lambert from New Orleans, La. The 6-foot-8-inch Lambert played at Los Positas Community College in California, where he averaged 16 points and 13 rebounds per game.

    “He is very athletic and he has a motor that never stops,” said Burton.

  • Relay for Life Golf Scramble

    The second annual Washington County Relay For Life Golf Scramble will take place Saturday, May 22 at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course.

    Registration is at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Teams must have a minimum handicap of 40.

    A barbeque lunch from Mordecai’s On Main will be served at the turn.

    Prizes will be awarded for first and second place, plus prizes for longest drive, straightest drive and closest to the pin.

    A hole-in-one contest will also be held for a chance to win a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

  • WC track competes at Heartland Conference; prepare for regional meet at LaRue

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County track team competed in the Heartland Conference Meet at Taylor County High School on May 4.

    In girls' competition, Moriah Hourigan placed fifth in the girls' 100-meter dash with a time of 14.26 seconds. She also came in fourth in the girls' 400-meter dash with a time of 1 minute and 15 seconds flat. Also in the 400, Madisen Phillips placed fifth, finishing at 1:16.14.

    In the girls' 800-meter run, Phillips finished eighth, running a 3:16, while Katie Cambron ran a 3:55 for 11th place.