Today's News

  • New bypass showing progress

    It might look like the work is almost done to passersby, but the bulk of the work on the new bypass connecting highways KY 150 at KY 555 with US 150 west of St. Catharine is really just getting started.

    While crews are busy moving dirt and rocks from the path of the new road, officials say things are still on schedule to wrap up as originally planned.

  • Fuller Center hopes to build houses in Haiti

    The Fuller Center is all about helping people in need of a home, and right now, few places have more people with that need than Haiti.

    Warren Whitaker, with The Fuller Center of Springfield, said he hopes local people will get on board with the project’s theme.

  • Play ball! Well, sort of

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    While the weather outside is anything other than spring-like, the Washington County Commanderette softball team was busy last week holding tryouts for the upcoming season. Veteran players, as well as young hopefuls, spent last Wednesday afternoon working on fielding, throwing and hitting.

  • Plan to attend 4-H camp; events upcoming

    When planning your activities for summer break, don’t forget to add a 4-H summer camp to the list.

    Kentucky 4-H summer camps offer an array of activities for young people. They can catch everything from fish to butterflies; identify trees and critters during nature hikes; learn to swim; use a canoe; take part in shooting sports; make arts and crafts and participate in challenge courses. Youth will also have the chance to sing and dance, make new friends and have fun.

  • Commanders fall to Hawks, Cards

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    In basketball, sometimes the basket seems like it’s as wide as a hula hoop, and other times, it seems as small as a soup can. Last Wednesday night against LaRue County, the shots were there for the Commanders, they just weren’t falling through as WC fell 48-44 to the Hawks.

  • Follow these steps in renovating your lawn

    Now is the second best time of year to sow grass seed for lawn establishment.  You can go ahead and do this from now through early April.  The best time to establish a lawn is September, provided that we have adequate rainfall.

  • SCC men rout Rio Grande, fall to Campbellsville while women go 0-2 against Mid-South foes

    SCC Sports Information

    “We just didn’t get the hustle plays, the 50-50 balls in the final minutes and that was the difference.”

    Such was the summation of St. Catharine College head coach J.T. Burton after his team lost a tough 67-64 decision Saturday to the visiting Campbellsville Tigers. Even with the bounces going against them late, the Patriots had a shot to tie in the final seconds but Arthur Latham’s 3-point attempt was just off the mark.

  • Test pH to ensure adequate fermentation

    We are sharing with you what causes botulism in cattle after an outbreak in Nelson County a couple of months ago. A lot of local people are gun shy over their cattle dying.

  • Business growing for young entrepreneurs

    Young entrepreneurship in Washington County is growing - literally! During the second annual Fostering Youth Entrepreneurship from the Ground Up competition this year, Washington County High School student Bryan Smith won for his plan to grow a specialty hay product for alpacas, while freshman Danielle Coulter also won for her plan to open a pet sitting business. For winning the contest, both Smith and Coulter will receive $500 for start-up funds, a Dell laptop computer, a Lexmark printer and free guidance by members of the Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute.

  • Social news and events


    Carrier: It's a girl!

    Mackenzie Paige Carrier

    Carmen and Jerad Carrier of Harrods-burg announce the birth of their daughter at 4:26 p.m. Jan. 25, 2010 at Ephraim McDowell Medical Center in Danville.

    Mackenzie Paige weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length.

    Hardaway: It's a boy!

    Jackson Thomas Hardaway

    Amanda and John Hardaway Jr. of Stillwater, Okla., announce the birth of their son on Dec. 21, 2009.