Today's News

  • Changes to UK soil tests will increase accuracy

    To ensure accurate soil pH readings, the University of Kentucky’s Soil Testing Laboratory has developed a new method for conducting soil tests. This method will be implemented beginning Jan. 1, but those who submit soil samples likely will not notice the change because the results will continue to be in the same format, said Frank Sikora, UK soil testing coordinator.

  • County cracks down on littering

    The next time you decide to visit your favorite fast-food drive-thru, that $1 burger may cost you more than $1. If you toss that burger wrapper out the window of your car in Washington County, that hamburger could cost you $500, or even jail time.

  • WC girls fall to top-ranked Marion

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Following a 68-59 win over Boyle County last week, the Commanderettes visited Garrard County, where they lost 72-49. But in spite of that loss, the Commanderettes had bigger fish to fry last Friday in the top-ranked Marion County Lady Knights.

    Washington County head girls’ basketball coach Bernard Smalley knew the odds were stacked against his squad. Although they lost 73-27 to the Lady Knights, Smalley said he saw a lot a positive things during that game.

  • WC starts district play tonight at Nelson

    The Washington County Commanders and Commanderettes will be on the road tonight to Bardstown as they play their first district match-ups of the season against Nelson County.

    The Commanders (0-4) start off the double-header at 6 p.m. against the Cardinals (3-1), while the Commanderettes (1-3) play the late game against the Lady Cards (3-1).

    Both games will be broadcast on 102.7 WYSB-FM with pre-game hitting the air around 5:55 p.m.

    Come out and support your Washington County High School basketball teams!

  • Tobacco thieves hit local farmer twice

    While farmers have been working hard to harvest their tobacco crops, one local farmer has found that some criminals have been working just as hard to steal his crop.

    Michael McCain Jr. discovered on two occasions recently that some of his tobacco, as well as a John Deere wagon, had been stolen from his barn on Beechland Road.

  • Program to add value to livestock at shows

    A new program will add value to Kentucky-bred livestock exhibited at Kentucky Department of Agriculture-sponsored livestock shows and the Kentucky State Fair.

    The Kentucky Proud Livestock Tag Program will make exhibitors eligible for additional premiums in livestock shows and the state fair. The program is expected to increase sale prices for participating producers.

  • Burton’s Patriots improve to 11-3

    SCC Sports Information

    Arthur Latham averaged a double-double last year for the St. Catharine College Patriots with 21 points and 11 rebounds a game. But with only one semester of eligibility remaining, the Patriots chose to save the Radcliff, Ky., native’s talents for this season’s second semester when the Mid-South Conference schedule begins.

  • Rebound record for Turner

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    WC freshman center Kenya Turner set a school record on Dec. 7 when she pulled down 29 rebounds against Boyle County.

    Turner’s 17 offensive and 12 defensive rebounds broke the previous record of 25, set by Patrice Keene, which she had held for more than 20 years.

  • Sheriff submits budget for 2010

    Everybody loves to save money, and Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley is no exception. An estimate of the sheriff's 2010 budget was presented to the Washington County Fiscal Court on Monday, and the estimate of $469,000 looks to be $17,100 lower than 2009's budget.

    “This year's budget is a little lower,” Bartley said. “Last year, we weren't real sure on the cost of the court security officers for the judicial center, but I think we are down a little.”

  • Construction completed on ECTC Springfield campus

    Several local residents recently had the chance to go back to the classroom when they were treated to a tour of the new Springfield campus of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Visitors were given a first-hand look at the new campus which will open early next year.

    Construction of the $14.5 million, 50,000-sq. ft. facility was completed in early December. Furnishings and equipment have been ordered and will be installed over the next several months. Voice and data service will be activated after the first of the year.