Today's News

  • Commanderettes battle through injuries

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The first 10 games of the Washington County Commanderettes’ season haven’t gone exactly to head coach Bernard Smalley plans, but there are signs of improvement as the team recovers during the winter break.

  • Web Exclusive: Tigers maul Commanders 76-53 Tuesday night

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    In their second district contest of the season, the 2-8 Washington County Commanders hosted the 7-4 Bardstown Tigers Tuesday night. Any momentum Washington County may have had coming off a 2-2 performance in the Marion County Christmas Tournament was long gone as the Tigers defeated the Commanders 76-53 to improve to 2-0 in district play while WC falls to 0-2 in district, 2-9 overall.

  • 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.