Today's News

  • Manage your hay crop effectively

    Hay is a significant agricultural crop in Kentucky, with receipts around $150 million in 2009, the most recent year for which data is on file. The Commonwealth typically harvests around 2.5 million acres of hay, the vast majority of which is fescue/grass hay. Because hay is important to livestock producers of all types, learning to effectively manage a hay crop for higher and better yields is a critical skill. New research from the University of Wisconsin Extension summarizes how to shorten the harvest window, enhance forage quality, and reduce the chance for rain damage.

  • Spray drift, dry weather, mites are a problem

  • Maple Hill Manor receives national honor


    A local bed and breakfast has recently received another prestigious honor.
    Maple Hill Manor, owned by Todd Allen and Tyler Horton, has been named one of America’s Top 10 Farmstays for a “haycation” by USA Today.

  • WCHS Class of 2011 graduates


    The Washington County High School Class of 2011 graduated Friday night, and  143 members crossed the stage and received diplomas at the annual ceremony. Bob Grider, son of Jerry and Inez Grider of Springfield, was named valedictorian. Naz Taylor, son of Billy and Kathy Taylor of Springfield, was salutatorian. Five students received the Commonwealth Diploma, and they were Kayla Edelen, Josie Lewis, Emily Cecconi, Charlotte Campbell and Bob Grider. Grider and Campbell were also named as National Merit Scholars.

  • Relay for Life starts tonight


    Washington County's annual Relay for Life event starts tonight at 7 p.m. at St. Catharine College, and runs until 7 a.m. Saturday. Activities are scheduled throughout the night, including a luminaria lighting ceremony at 10 p.m. Friday. Awards will be presented at 6:45 a.m. Saturday before closing.


  • Cycling event finds a home

    St. Catharine College hosted the 25th annual Bike MS: Bike the Bluegrass event on Saturday and Sunday. More importantly, the organization’s development coordinator said the organization would like to keep the event at the campus.

    Bike MS is a fund raising event for the Kentucky Southeast Indiana Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society.

  • SCC soccer will see British invasion

    St. Catharine College soccer coach Tim Wolz headed to England on a recruiting trip a few months ago, hoping that the time and expense would pay off by bringing some quality players into the Patriot fold.

    Now the Patriot mentor has seen the fruits of his journey. Already signed for the 2011 season are Anthony Steele, a midfielder from Kent, and Ashley Woods, a midfielder from Manchester. Also expected to ink a scholarship offer soon is Jonathan Read, an outside defender from Kent.

  • Mid-South Conference wraps up year past, plans for future

    At the annual meeting of Mid-South Conference member schools on June 1 at Georgetown College, the year was reviewed and plans were made for the upcoming 2011-12 athletic seasons.
    The most notable change was in Mid-South Conference membership.

    Because it has petitioned to join the ranks of NCAA D-II schools, West Virginia Tech will not be eligible next season for post-season play in the MSC. All schools will still play the Bears in all sports, but the games will not count as conference contests.

  • Little League action continues

    9-and-10-year-old baseball
    Orioles 4, Dodgers 1
    Devin Hurst took the win from the mound for the Orioles, while Jake Yates had three hits in the winning effort.
    Justin Mitchell took the loss from the mound, and had two hits for the Dodgers.

    Reds 8, Braves 5

    Tavon Hodgens was the winning pitcher, while John Floyd took the loss. Justice Hood had two hits in the game for the Braves.

    Reds 10, Orioles 3

  • Walter will lead archery program

    The popularity of archery in the middle and elementary schools has carried over to the high school level.

    Next school year, Washington County High School will have its own archery team.
    Dennis Walter, a man with much archery experience, has volunteered to coach the new team.
    Walter said he had been assisting in another school archery program when he heard through an acquaintance that the high school needed someone to coach, so he volunteered.
    The new coach is no stranger to the sport.