Today's News

  • Patriots head to conference tourney with momentum

    J.T Burton is acutely aware of the pitfalls that can accompany any post-season conference tournament.

    But the St. Catharine College head coach is also confident, after two impressive wins last week, that his Patriots are playing their best basketball of the season as they enter Mid-South Conference tourney action Friday in Frankfort.

  • Patriot women drop final two games

    The St. Catharine College women faced two tough opponents at home to close out the regular season.
    Lena Bramblett’s team came out on the short end with an 80-67 loss to Cumberlands on Thursday, and a 76-54 setback to Lindsey Wilson on Saturday.
    The two defeats gave the Patriots a final regular season slate of 11-19 overall, and 6-12 in the conference.
    They hoped to regain some of their lost momentum with a win Monday night in a Mid-South Conference play-in game against UVA-Wise.

  • Patriots open conference tournament Friday

    With Saturday’s win over Lindsey Wilson, the St. Catharine College Patriots secured the second seed in the upcoming Mid-South Conference tournament at the Frankfort Convention Center.
     J.T. Burton’s squad will tip off Friday at 4 p.m. against the winner of the West Virginia Tech/ Rio Grande game that will be played Monday in West Virginia.
    The Patriots will take a 20-7 overall record into the tournament, and a 14-4 conference slate which put them one game behind Georgetown in the regular season.

  • Commanders bow out to Bardstown

    Washington County vs. Bardstown
    Score: 74-52
    When: Wednesday, Feb. 23
    Where: Nelson County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Trae Abell, Will Purdom BHS - Treston Grundy, Jordan Brewer, Cody Edelen

    Game highlights:
    The Commanders dug an early hole against Bardstown (21-4), but fought hard  in the second quarter to try to extend their season.

  • Turner named to all-region team

    Towering at well over six-feet tall, Kenya Turner gains a lot of attention on the basketball court.

    With her recent accolades, she’s adding more reason for opponents to notice her.
    Turner, a Washington County High School sophomore, was recently named to the Fifth Region all-region team as voted on by the Fifth Region Coaches Association.
    Turner received 15 out of a possible 16 votes to earn a spot on the team.
    Elizabethtown senior Natalie Greenwell was named Fifth Region player of the year.

  • Commanderettes take on LaRue

    The Washington County girls’ basketball team (15-13) took on LaRue County (26-3) in the first round of the Fifth Region tournament on Tuesday at Marion County High School. Results were unknown at press time.

    LaRue County beat the Commanderettes during the regular season by 19 points at LaRue. The winner of the first-round game plays the winner of the Elizabethtown (27-3) and Taylor County (16-13) game on March 4 at 6:30 p.m.


    Washington County vs. Nelson County
    Score: 68-49 Nelson County
    When: Friday, Feb. 25
    Where: Nelson County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Shay Yocum, Kayla Edelen, Kenya Turner NCHS - A.J. Lewis, Cierra Drake, Caitlyn Hagan

    Game highlights: The Commanderettes raced out to an 8-0 lead, leaving the Lady Cardinals dazed and confused with a matchup zone.

  • Start eating healthy today

    It’s not news to us since we have been bombarded with newspaper articles, television news reports and magazine articles about the childhood and nationwide obesity rates.  Many of us have made promises to ourselves and family members that come the “new” year we would make the changes necessary for our family to eat healthier.  Follow-through is often hard and excuses are easier to make. What can we do to get family members, especially children started on a healthier lifestyle?

  • New tag requirements in effect for some breeding cattle

    More than 150,000 breeding cattle 18 months and older pass through Kentucky’s stockyards each year. Because of the need for traceability where disease is concerned, all these cattle must be identified with the state veterinarian’s office.

  • It's time to start your own seedlings

    It is finally time to start seedlings such as broccoli and cabbage to be planted in the vegetable garden in late March, and in just a few weeks it will be time to start those tomato and pepper plants for late April and early May planting.