Today's News

  • Ten reasons to make forage first in the rotation

    Provide protein – Legume forages can provide up to 75 percent of the protein needed by lactating dairy cows; corn silage can provide up to 25 percent.

    Provide fiber – Forages are often the only source of fiber in a cow’s diet. Fiber is essential to slow the passage of feed, thereby increasing the amount of nutrients that the cow can absorb from the feed.

    Maximize intake – Forages stimulate cud chewing and rumination, which improve the cow’s appetite.  Some non-forage sources of fiber actually reduce intake.

  • St. Catharine softball hits five-game skid

    SCC Sports Information

    The week started out well enough for Holly Smith’s St. Catharine College softball team. The Patriots split a conference doubleheader at Pikeville on Tuesday and returned home to take the opener of a twin bill against conference foe Lindsey Wilson on Thursday. But they dropped the second game Thursday and then were swept in doubleheaders at Brescia and Campbellsville on Saturday and Sunday.

  • WC tennis unleashes secret weapons

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    As the Washington County tennis team prepared for the 2009 season, coach Steve Schubart knew something was going to be different this year. The team has added what Schubart calls his secret weapons, the brother combo of Cyrus and Darius Moslemi.

    “Cyrus is ranked third in Kentucky and should place high in the regionals and perhaps go to the state tournament,” said Schubart. “Darius is a fifth-grader at North Washington Elementary School.”

  • Enter your 4-H projects

    For the past 100 years in Kentucky, project work has been the backbone of 4-H and it’s “learn by doing” motto. 4-H members have entered their completed projects for county and state fairs, many of which they have later worn, used in the home or in early years, used on the farm.  

  • YMCA Volleyball and more

    The Wilderness Trace Family YMCA will be having an adult volleyball program. The program is offered for men and women starting on April 13. Teams need to have their registration in by April 6. If your team is interested in playing, contact the YMCA at 1-877-734-9622. The Wilderness Trace Family YMCA will also be offering Boot Camp and Yogalites at the Harrodsburg YMCA. The programs will start April 15, so sign up today!

  • Members compete in livestock judging

    Approximately 175 4-H and FFA members from 17 counties competed in the Washington Co. Invitational Livestock Judging Contest held at the Washington Co. Livestock Center on March 14.  The annual event is sponsored by the Washington County Fair Board and conducted by the local 4-H and FFA programs.  The contest, held at the Washington County Livestock Center, is the first to be held each year to help prepare youth statewide for livestock judging competition.

  • Safety first...and last at new judicial center

    The new Washington County Judicial Center is receiving customers and visitors every day. While the building is impressive and boasts amenities like plenty of office space and high-tech courtrooms, there is one particular area that hopefully most people will never get a chance to see – the secured prisoner area.

  • Customers in a rush as tax deadline nears

    The flowers in the garden are starting to bloom, winter’s chill seems like a faded memory and college basketball just wrapped things up for the year. So you know what time of the year it is, right? Of course, it’s tax time!

    What? Taxes?

    Yes, there’s one week left to file your tax returns, and if you’re like a lot of people, you’re waiting until the last minute to file. According to Darlene Carrico, the branch manager of H&R Block in Springfield, there are a variety of reasons why people procrastinate during tax season.

  • Rough week for Commanders

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    One week you’re hot, the next week you’re not. If anyone ever had doubts that baseball is a game of streaks, they haven’t followed the Washington County Commanders the past couple of weeks.

    After starting off the season with three consecutive wins, the Commanders have dropped four straight with losses last week against Russell County, Boyle County, Bethlehem and Marion County.

  • From Left Field

    A true national holiday