Today's News

  • SCC volleyball fate still unclear


    As the St. Catharine College Patriots entered their final regular season game last night at Cumberlands, the postseason picture was still very uncertain for the Mid-South Conference tournament, which will start Friday at the Convention center in Frankfort. 

    Only one thing is certain, and that is that Adam Stevenson’s team will not have to be in the “play-in game” that will be contested Friday between the conference’s eighth and ninth place team. That will be between Pikeville and UVA-Wise.

  • SCC soccer set for tourney


    On Tuesday the St. Catharine College men’s and women’s team completed the regular season at home against Spalding University. Both Paul Patton and Tim Wolz were looking for momentum for the respective teams as they prepare for the Mid-South Conference this weekend.

  • A winning weekend for SCC basketball


    Very seldom does the college basketball regular season start before Halloween. 

    But the early beginning did not spook the St. Catharine College Patriots as Lena Bramblett’s women won two games over the weekend and J.T. Burton’s team won its opener, all of the games being played in the friendly confines of Lourdes Hall.

  • Commanders fall to LaRue, finish regular season at 5-5


    By Nathaniel Bryan

    Landmark News Service


    Senior halfback Cody Thompson rushed for four touchdowns and returned a kickoff for another score as the LaRue County Hawks closed the regular season Friday night by rallying for a 40-31 road win against the Washington County Commanders on senior night at Bennett R. Lewis Field.

  • News briefs for 11-02-11



    Absentee Voting

    Absentee voting is ready at the Washington County Clerk’s office for anyone who will be out of the county from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 8.


    Thursday, Nov. 3

    Autism Support Group

  • Scenic byway one step closer


    The Lincoln Heritage  National Scenic Highway is one step closer to obtaining grant money to put up signage to help guide the traveling public along the route.

    Designers from AECOM, a company based in Orlando, Fla., recently put together examples of a logo and signs for the scenic byway.  

    Jonathan M. Mugmon, the wayfinding studio leader, said a national scenic byway designation was special.

  • WCHS class played host to special guest


    Washington County High School’s Early College program played host to a special guest from Washington D.C. on Wednesday of last week. 

    Dr. Mariana Haynes, a senior fellow at Alliance for Excellent Education, stopped by to learn about Kentucky’s secondary education intiatives, which included Washington County High School’s Early College program. 

    Haynes was joined by Cindy Parker, a literacy coordinator with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE). 

  • Recycling programs in the works


    By Brandon Mattingly

    Sun Staff Writer

    Washington County Solid Waste Coordinator George Ann Palmer raised a pair of proposals at a regular scheduled fiscal court meeting on Friday. A proposal for a contract involving e-scrap recycling was put on hold, while a request for a workplace training program was accepted with no opposition.

    The contract request was with a Louisville-based company involving the recycling of e-scrap (computers, cell phones, televisions, etc.).

  • Crash claims Mercer teen that had local ties


    HARRODSBURG — Mercer County Senior High School junior and cheerleader Alyssa Kelty had the brightest smile on the sidelines. She shared it earnestly and unselfishly with fans, friends, family, classmates and the community at large.

    So when her smile was tragically missing from Friday night’s football game, the crowd replaced it with a moment of silence that seemed to last throughout the evening.

  • WCHS band takes third at state


    Last weekend was a busy time for the Marching Commander Band. 


    Friday found the Commander band performing its last show for the home crowd at the football game, hosting its chili supper and senior night.  

    On Saturday, the band traveled to Bowling Green to compete in the State KMEA Marching Band Class AA semifinals, along with 15 other bands from around the state.