Today's News

  • Basketball Commanders begin Burkhead era

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County boys basketball team started practice on Monday as new head coach Russell Burkhead planned his strategy for the 2009-10 season.

    “I’m looking for a lot of kids who want to work hard and play hard,” said Burkhead. “I think we’re going to be a fun team to watch. I remember when I used to play here, the place was packed, and I’d like to get back to seeing that.”

  • Learn more about Gibberella ear rot

    The following news article is from Paul Vincelli, Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.  

    Last month, I wrote an article about Diplodia ear rot, our most common corn ear rot in Kentucky. Diplodia has no known associations with mycotoxins in corn. Gibberella ear rot is associated with mycotoxins and in some cases may look very similar to Diplodia. Normally, Gibberella ear rot is not a widespread problem in Kentucky, but this is not a normal year.

  • Farmland enrolled in DCP, ACRE programs

    On Oct. 20, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that approximately 255 million base acres on about 1.7 million farms were enrolled in the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and in the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program. USDA will issue nearly $4 billion in 2009 final direct payments to eligible producers on approved contracts. Producers have already received advance payments of approximately $900 million. Producers who signed up their farm under DCP are eligible for direct payments, counter-cyclical payments and marketing assistance commodity loans.

  • Commander golf awards

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    In recognition of their excellent play on the links for the Commanders this season, two members of the Washington County boys’ golf team were selected to receive awards.

    Aaron Spalding was chosen as the team’s MVP, while Blake Smith was selected as the Most Improved player for 2009.

  • No cancellation stamp in Roberts's future

    The following is the second in a four-part series about local citizens who have extensive service time in their chosen profession or community service organization.

    There’s an old saying that if you do something you love for a living, then you’ll never work a day in your life. If that is the case, then Beverly Roberts hasn’t worked since June 4, 1969. That’s the day she started working for the United States Postal Service, and she’s as passionate about her job today as she was on the first day.

  • Lady Patriots tip off second NAIA season Tuesday night

    SCC Sports Information

    For the first time in her seven years as head coach of the St. Catharine College women, Lena Bramblett will enter a basketball season with seniors on the roster. And the Patriots’ mentor believes that will bode well for her squad that will enter the second campaign as a member of the NAIA and the perennially challenging Mid-South Conference.

  • WC football hosts Campbellsville tonight on Senior Night

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders finish out their regular season at home tonight as they host the Campbellsville Eagles on Senior Night. The 6-3 Eagles are coming off a 22-0 win over Clinton County last week while the Commanders hope to recover from a tough district loss to Danville.

    After nine games, the Commanders are averaging 20.4 points per game, while the Eagles average 19.3. On the defensive side, WC allows 33.3 ppg while Campbellsville allows 21.3 ppg.

  • Aviation company cleared for takeoff at local airport

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    If you've ever dreamed of going up into the wild blue yonder, then now may be your chance to earn your wings. Washington County's Lebanon-Springfield Airport is the new home to Douglas Aviation.

  • After 72 years, Carey still carrying on in the funeral business

    The following is the first in a four-part series about local citizens who have extensive service time in their chosen profession or community service organization.

    It’s one thing to say that you have a lifetime of experience, but in the case of Rudolph Carey, it’s literally the truth. In his 94 years, Carey has worked 72 of those at the funeral home in Springfield which bears his name, Carey and Son. While most people his age are happy to enjoy retirement and taking it easy, Rudolph gets up every morning and is ready to go to work.

  • Lincoln Heritage Highway celebration set for Friday morning

    A series of press conferences and community observances is planned Friday, October 23 to celebrate recent designation of the Lincoln Heritage Highway from Hodgenville through Danville as a National Scenic Byway.  The Lincoln Heritage Highway is a 71-mile stretch of US 31E and US 150 that also passes through New Haven , Bardstown, Springfield and Perryville.