Today's News

  • Consider grain storage in volatile market

    The price of corn has plummeted since it peaked this summer at around $7 a bushel. The price decline is due to the anticipation of the second largest corn crop in history, lower energy prices and the financial markets, said Cory Walters, UK agricultural economist.

    With harvest coming to a close, producers are trying to determine whether it would be beneficial to them to store their crop until prices rebound, but no one is sure when and if that will happen. On Oct. 27, December corn futures were selling at around $3.80, and March futures were near $4.

  • Season under way for Lady Patriots

    Special to the Sun

    St. Catharine College’s Lena Bramblett opened her sixth season as head coach of the Lady Patriots when Berea College visited Saturday (see related story). And when the new season tipped off, Bramblett and her squad found themselves in uncharted territory as they transition from junior college basketball to the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference.

  • WC passing offense still ranked among the top in Kentucky 2A

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Although the Washington County Commanders lost 49-48 to Elizabethtown Friday night, they once again showed why they are one of the most productive offenses in Kentucky 2A football by totaling 629 yards.

    Joe Joe Simms padded his lead in the standings by completing 26 of 35 passes, throwing for 446 yards and six touchdowns.

    His totals so far are 159 of 258 passes for a completion rate of 61.6 percent, totaling 2,243 yards and 28 touchdowns.

  • SCC women, men lose to Campbellsville in soccer

    Special to the Sun

    Last Thursday the visiting Campbellsville Eagles came to St. Catharine for a soccer doubleheader and left with two shutouts against the Patriots. The SCC women dropped a 4-0 decision in the opening game and the men lost 5-0 in the nightcap.

    The Tigers, 15-3 overall and 3-3 in the Mid-South Conference, scored two goals in the first three minutes and were able to dominate possession in the shutout. The Patriots fell to 6-10 overall and 1-4 in the conference.

  • WC comes up short in E-town

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Halloween offered no treats for the Washington County Commanders on Friday night as they lost to the Elizabethtown Panthers 49-48 in Elizabethtown. The loss drops WC’s record to 3-6 on the season despite another record-breaking performance by WC quarterback Joe Joe Simms, who threw for 446 yards and a school record six touchdown passes, surpassing his own record set earlier this season.

  • Clements beats Krey, keeps school board seat

    It was an evening with some expected results, but also some surprises as election results poured into the Washington County Clerk’s Office Tuesday evening.

  • Springfield man inducted into Kentucky Harness Hall of Fame

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Springfield resident and Washington County native David Goatley, along with his late brother Chester, were recently inducted into the Kentucky Harness Hall of Fame. During their 27-year run the brothers totaled 271 wins.

    “My brother and I started our first race in 1968,” said Goatley, who will turn 90 years old on Nov. 13. The brothers got out of the sport in 1995.

  • Lawns need continued care during fall

    Taking care of your lawn during the fall is as important as it is during spring and summer, even more so for lawns with cool-season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass and tall fescue. Nearly all fertilizers and broadleaf herbicides should be applied in the fall, and it is by far the best time to fertilize. Here are some tips for cool-season grasses:

  • Burton era opens with loss to Lambuth

    Special to the Sun

    J.T. Burton did not win his first college game as head coach Saturday when the St. Catharine College Patriots were dealt an 85-77 setback against a tough Lambuth team visiting from Jackson, Tennessee. And Burton could easily find the reasons for the loss after scouring the statistics page.

    “Outrebounded 54-27,” bemoaned Burton after the season opener. “They had 28 offensive rebounds and we had only 27 total.”

  • Fair Junior Poultry Show results announced

    Washington County Fair Junior Poultry Show results are as follows:

    Large Fowl Cock, 1st – 4th place – Stephen Carney, 5th place – Taylor Graves

    Large Fowl Hen, 1st – 4th place – Stephen Carney, 5th place – Allison Novack

    Large Fowl cockerel, 1st place – Stephen Carney, 2nd place – Robbie Gadd, 3rd place – Stephen Carney, 4th place – Haley Huddleston