Today's News

  • It’s still early, but...

    I know it’s still early, I know it. I just can’t help myself.

    I caught a glimpse of the football team during a seven-on-seven scrimmage at Boyle County last week.
    I wasn’t sure what to expect. They were playing back-to-back state champion Boyle County. They are 30-0 in the last two seasons (43-1 in the last three).
    Not a team to scoff at during any season, but especially under Larry French.
    When I pulled up, a WC player hauled in a touchdown pass.
    A few minutes later, somebody broke up a pass on defense.

  • Sports briefs

    July 30
    Baseball tournament

    The Washington County boys’ basketball team will host the second annual Commander Classic, a coach-pitch baseball tournament for players ages 8 and under.
    The tournament begins Saturday at 9 a.m. at Idle Hour Park, and concessions will be available.
    Approximately 10 teams are expected to participate, including a squad of local youngsters. For more information call (859) 481-3308.

    August 1

  • School district's droput rate falls


    The Washington County School District has stressed the value of a high-school education in recent years, and the creation of a program called The Commander Academy is reinforcing that importance. The proof of that value can be found in a much-improved dropout rate.

  • SCC bowling program looking to strike again at national level


  • SCC to host 21st annual golf classic

    The 21st annual St. Catharine College Celebrity Golf Classic will take place the weekend of Aug. 5-6.

    The event is not only a great chance to hit the golf course and have fun, but it is also a way to provide quality higher education to SCC students.
    The festivities start the evening of Aug. 5, with a reception at 6 p.m. in the Spalding Student and Community Center on the SCC Campus.
    The live auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a vast array of items up for bid.

  • Miss Ruby is a LHSP fixture

    Chances are likely that any golfer that has played a round at Lincoln Homestead State Park has met Miss Ruby.

    Ruby Noel has been working at the park since 1972.
    Ever since, she’s been tending to the golfers that come and go.
    “She’s a fixture here at the golf course. Everybody loves her and they come in to see her,” Bobby Bartholomai, golf pro at the course, said. “They’ll bring her breakfast, they just take care of her.”

  • Spider mites becoming a problem

    Spider mites are common pests in most landscapes, and tend to feed on just about any plant imaginable.  They aren’t insects, but are actually closely related to ticks and spiders; however, they feed on plant chlorophyll (the green stuff in leaves). Spider mites are very small, usually only about the size of a period at the end of a sentence.  They can multiply very quickly and can overwhelm a plant in just a few days!

  • 4-H members participate in state communications day

    State 4-H Communications Day was held on Saturday, July 9 on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington.  Hundreds of 4-H members from across the state participated in the event that included public speaking and demonstrations.  
    To be eligible for the state event, 4-Her’s must first qualify on the county level and then compete on the district level.  Counties are broken into seven districts.  District champions from each speech and demonstration category are then qualified to advance to the state competition held each year on the UK campus.

  • BIRTH: Green: It's a girl!

    Michael and Erin Spalding-Green announce the birth of an 8 pound, 10.5 ounce daughter, Olivia Tatum, born May 5, 2011, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Maternal grandparents are Richard and Karen Spalding of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Tony and Janice Green of Lebanon.
    Great-grandparents are Eleanor Caldwell and Sammy and Geraldine Spalding, all of Lebanon, and Linda Nally of Fredericktown.

  • BIRTH: Walker: It's a boy!

    Joshua and Jacqueline Walker announce the birth of their son on May 27, 2011.
    Colin Patrick weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length.
    He was welcomed home by a brother, Ethan, age 3.
    Maternal grandparents are Larry and Betty Nell Hamilton.
    Paternal grandparents are Eric and Maura Walker.
    Paternal great-grandparents are Bob and Ann Walker.