Today's News

  • From Left Field

    Hanging Chad

    Aug. 7, 2008, a date which will live in NFL infamy, will not be remembered as the day the New York Jets acquired Brett Favre as their starting quarterback, but more as the day that Chad Pennington got kicked to the curb after eight seasons as the Jets’ QB.

  • Commanderettes win one, lose one in district

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    There had to be a big sigh of relief from Washington County head girls basketball coach Bernard Smalley Friday night after the Commanderettes defeated the Bethlehem Banshees 36-30 in Bardstown to improve their district record to 2-1. The win practically assured that they would stay out of fourth place in district standings and not have to face Nelson County in the first round of the tournament.

  • Jewels from Lebanon robbery recovered in Springfield

    The Springfield Police Department has played a key role in the recovery of approximately $20,000 worth of stolen jewelry, although an estimated $40,000 worth of jewelry remains missing.

  • White competing in state Junior Miss contest

    She’s in Lexington now, and in a few short days, Lauren White will be representing Washington County as its 2009 Junior Miss.

    White, daughter of David and Donna White of Willisburg, is a senior at Washington County High School, and is competing for the title of Kentucky’s 2009 Junior Miss.

  • Pats gain momentum for conference run

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College Patriots will need all of the momentum they can get as they begin the rigorous Mid-South Conference schedule Thursday with a home game against West Virginia Tech. Three of the six conference teams that J.T Burton’s bunch will be playing home and away are ranked in the top 20 nationally and another has received votes in the poll.

  • St. Catharine basketball back in action this week

    SCC Sports Information

    St. Catharine College basketball is back in action this week as both the men and women embark on the second half of the schedule, a schedule that will be mostly games in the Mid-South Conference. But before the conference begins on Jan. 15 with a home doubleheader against West Virginia Tech, both the men and women will have some tune-up games.

  • WC sixth grade basketball team is off to a great start

    Special to the Sun

    The Washington County sixth grade basketball team started league play in Nelson County in impressive fashion with victories over Boston and LaRue County. Washington County Head Coach Tim Graves believes his team’s early success is a combination of hard work and dedication in practice which has carried over to the games. The majority of these players have played on the middle school level this season and Graves believes that has helped as well.

    Jan. 3 vs Boston at OKH Middle School

    WCMS 7 13 12 7 39

  • Commanders continue slide

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County head boys basketball coach Paul Bodenhamer wasn’t one to mince words following a disappointing 63-50 loss to Bethlehem Friday night to fall to 2-10 on the season and 0-3 in district play.

  • SCC women make it two in a row; conference play starts here Thursday

    SCC Sports Information

    With a 74-69 win at Berea College on Friday, the St. Catharine women now own a 10-8 record and a modest two-game winning streak – and head coach Lena Bramblett was not a bit happy about it.

    “We practiced when we got back Friday night. That is how disappointed I was with our performance,” said Bramblett.

  • DCP program sign-ups continue until June 1

    Jeffery S. Hall, FSA State Executive Director, reminded farmers that enrollment for the 2009 Direct and Counter-cyclical Payment (DCP) Program for farms with base acres began on Dec. 22 both online and at local FSA Service Centers. Sign-up will continue until June 1, 2009. The June 1 deadline is mandatory for all participants. USDA will not accept any late-filed applications.