Today's News

  • NTSB releases report on plane crash

    Although no official cause has been determined, a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board indicates that ice had formed on the wings of the plane that crashed one mile from the Lebanon-Springfield Airport Feb. 23.

  • Cornhole Tournament

    There will be a cornhole tournament Saturday, March 27, starting at 10 a.m. at Fredericktown Ball Park. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards will be given. Awards will be based on 25 paid team entries. To enter your team or for more information call Charles at (270) 299-1068 or Jack at (859) 481-2715.

  • Softball Tournament

    There will be a softball tournament March 26, 27 and 28 at Fredericktown Ball Park. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards will be given based on 10 team entries. Sponsored by Merchants/Miken Softball Team. To enter your team or for more information call Jack at (859) 481-2715.


  • Old cell phones cause problems for 911 staff

    Dialing 911 is not child’s play, but recently, that’s exactly what local dispatchers have experienced.

    Two local dispatchers said they and their co-workers have experienced an increasing number of calls that are not actually reporting an emergency.

    “We are getting a lot of 911 calls from people who have given their old phones to kids to play with, and they are dialing 911,” said dispatcher Francisco Vazquez.

  • County looks into flood problems

    When flood waters rise in Washington County, so does the cost to prevent, fix or clean-up the mess. That’s why the county is making a wish list of hazard mitigation projects that need to be addressed. When the Washington County Fiscal Court met last Friday, Pamela Bowling, a community development specialist for the Lincoln Trail Area Development District, asked the court to come up with a prioritized list of problem areas.

  • 2009-10 Commanderette season marked by individual highlights

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    While the 2009-10 Commanderettes’ season ended with a first-round district tournament loss to Bardstown, there were still a few bright spots on the 7-16 season.

    Senior Pooh Railey and Morgan Burton both recorded their 500th career point during the year.

    Freshman Kenya Turner set a new single-game rebound record, pulling down a total of 29 boards against Boyle County on Dec. 7. That broke the previous mark of 25 set by Patrice Keene.

  • Equine Youth Festival to be held

    The Kentucky Equine Youth Festival coming March 19 kicks off a year-long international celebration of the horse.  Co-sponsored by the University of Kentucky’s Equine Initiative and the University of Louisville’s equine business program, the festival seeks to give youth a preview of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games set to take place in Lexington this fall.  

  • Latham sets SCC scoring mark

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    As the St. Catharine Patriot mens’ basketball season finished last week, senior Arthur Latham became the college’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder. Not bad for a young man who was cut from his high school basketball team all four years.

  • Proposed bill to protect farmers

    There is a huge debate raging in the nation now over who knows best to tell farmers how to raise their animals.  I would like to share with you Farm Bureau’s thoughts on the important legislation of Senate Bill 105.  These are Farm Bureau’s ideas for you to consider.  

    SB 105 would establish a Kentucky Livestock Care Commission.  This commission would establish livestock and poultry on farm care standards for Kentucky farmers.

  • Apply for Dorrin and Ruth Ross Scholarship by March 15

    For the 14th year, Washington County college-bound youth who are currently 4-H members or FFA members or were a member their senior year in high school (within the last 5 years), have the opportunity to apply for the Dorrin and Ruth Ross Scholarship.  The scholarship was originally established in 1991 to enable 4-H and FFA members to pursue higher education through full or part-time attendance at any public or nonprofit independent college or university in the United States.  Scholarships are awarded to defray the cost of tuition and books.