Today's News

  • Kentucky farm economy hit hard in 2009;2010 outlook is a mixed bag

    The global recession and the bursting of 2008’s commodity price bubble resulted in a one-two punch to Kentucky’s agricultural sector in 2009. Agricultural economists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture estimate Kentucky farm cash receipts to be $4.29 billion this year, down about $550 million from 2008’s record high. However, if global economic recovery proceeds as predicted, overall cash receipts for 2010 should remain at approximately the same level, or slightly higher.

  • Higdon wins Senate seat

    The mud has been slung, the accusations have been made, the dust has settled, and Jimmy Higdon has come out on top as 14th District State Senator in Kentucky.

    Higdon, R-Lebanon, was the winner of a special election Tuesday to determine who would be the state’s newest senator. Higdon and Jodie Haydon, D-Bardstown, were seeking the seat vacated by former Sen. Dan Kelly, R-Springfield, who resigned last month and accepted a position as a circuit judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit.

  • More local officials now have election opposition

    As Washington and neighboring counties are going through a special election, some local races are also drawing more interest as some new names are added to the mix.

    Previously, the only candidates to file were incumbents, but that has now changed as two local officials have some competition.

    Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley, a Democrat, filed for re-election, and he now has two opponents.

    Alan Corbett, a Democrat, and Jim Crouch, a Republican, have filed to run against Bartley.

  • Commanders, Commanderettes host Marion County tonight

    The Washington County Commander and Commanderette basketball teams play host to Marion County tonight, starting with the boys' game at 6 p.m., to be followed by the girls' game.

    Come out and support your local teams at the Washington County High School gym!

    If you can't make it to the game, tune in on the radio to 100.9 MIKE-FM.

  • Pats fall by one in OT

    SCC Sports Information

    Things looked to be going all St. Catharine’s way last Tuesday in New Albany when J. T. Burton’s Patriots took on the Grenadiers of IU-Southeast. Shooting 50 percent the first half to the home team’s 29 percent, the lead stood at 36-18 in favor of Burton’s bunch.

  • Patriot women split two

    SCC Sports Information

    One game the Patriots came out “focused” after halftime. The other, according to head coach Lena Bramblett, the team lost its “focus” following intermission. And the result was one win and won loss to put the St. Catharine College women at 4-5 for the season.

    At IU-Southeast last Tuesday the Patriots led by as many as 16 points in the first half and still held a 33-27 advantage at the break. But the Grenadiers, (6-2) held the Patriots to 38 percent in the second half to capture a 63-61 win.

  • Local road crews ready for winter

    Not everybody forecasts the weather according to animal instincts, but if the population of wooly worms in Washington County is any indicator, then we may be in for another harsh winter. That’s all the more reason Glenn Mattingly, Springfield’s public works director, and Albert Wimsatt, Washington County’s road department supervisor, are taking steps to make sure their crews are prepared for a winter battle.

  • Commanders still looking for season’s first victory

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders got to break in that “new season smell” as the 2009/10 basketball season got under way last Tuesday with WC on the road at Taylor County. The host Cardinals weren’t very hospitable to their guests, as they handily won, 62-23.

    WC hit a three-pointer early to lead 3-1, but it was all Taylor County from that point.

  • Grigsby chosen Community Volunteer of the Year

    At the Nov. 12 meeting of the Washington County Relay for Life committee, the American Cancer Society presented Wilma Grigsby with an award for Mid-South Division Community Volunteer of the Year for 2008-09 in Washington County. The honor recognizes the years of service Grigsby has put in as a volunteer for Relay and for the American Cancer Society.

  • Library offers resources for entrepreneurs

    With more and more people looking for employment or trying to find ways to supplement their income, many are turning to entrepreneurial resources to start up or expand their own business. Through a partnership with the Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute, the Washington County Public Library now has a local Entrepreneurs Resource Center that will offer not only printed materials for job-seekers and potential business owners, but also a wealth of information available on the Internet.