Today's News

  • BIRTH: Hawkins: It's a boy!

    Crystal and Robert Hawkins of Willisburg announce the birth of their son on Sept. 1, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Isaiah Andrew Hawkins weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches in length.
    He was welcomed home by sisters, Abigail, age 9 and Gracie, age 6.
    Maternal grandmother is Betty Hardin of Willisburg.
    Paternal grandparents are Linda and Kenny Peach of Lawrenceburg and Rodney Hawkins of Hustonville.

  • WEDDING: Lee, Smalley wed

    Donna Walker Lee and Clay Marshall Smalley Jr. were wed Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 at Almost Heaven Resort Chapel in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
    She is the daughter of Sarah Della Walker of Springfield, and the late Joseph Paul Walker Jr.
    He is the son of Rosetta Smalley of Springfield, and the late Clay Marshall Smalley Sr.
    The Rev. Dr. Mike Simpson officiated.
    The couple will reside in Bowling Green, Ky.

  • WEDDING: Reed, Hurst exchange vows

    Rachel Katherine Reed and Alan Barnett Hurst were wed Sept. 4, 2010 at Bowen First Church of God, Stanton, Ky.
    She is the daughter of Mike and Vicki Reed and he is the son of Donald and Elaine Hurst, all of Stanton, Ky.
    Grandmothers of the groom are Norma E. Goode of the Texas Community and Mary A. Hurst of Springfield.
    Officiating the wedding vows was the groom’s uncle, Hal B. Goode.
    Maid of honor was Anna Nell Reed, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jessica Jones, Katy DeHart, Abigail Riddle and Rebecca Petrey, sister of the groom.

  • Patriots’ conference season opens Thursday

    In the short time that the St. Catharine College Patriots have been in the Mid-South Conference, now in their third year, a few rivalries with teams in close proximity have already developed. None of the conference games provide more buzz, however, than when the name Georgetown comes up on the schedule.

  • St. Catharine pounds Pioneers, 76-49

    Officially it is listed as an exhibition game on the St. Catharine schedule. But the outcome of Saturday’s game at Tusculum College (Tennessee) was huge for J.T. Burton’s team. As the Patriots prepare for the beginning of the Mid-South Conference schedule this week (see related story), they received a real boost with a 76-49 win over the Pioneers who are a NCAA Division II team.

  • SCC women shoot down Eagles, 91-72


    The St. Catharine College Patriot women found their game midway through the first half Monday night and never looked back in recording a 91-72 victory at Asbury College.

  • WCHS looks to fill two recent coaching vacancies

    Washington County softball coach Christy Baker and volleyball coach Curt Scifres have both stepped down from their roles, and that leaves two coaching vacancies the school needs to fill.

  • WC girls outscore Burgin 39-30 in pre-season play


    Note: Due to Tuesday’s deadline, details of the season opener against Taylor Co. were not available at press time. For more, visit our Web site at www.readthesun.com.

    The Washington County Commanderettes got into shape for basketball season with a pre-season scrimmage against Burgin on Nov. 20 at West Jessamine.

  • If fire group quits, insurance rises


    If you don’t like paying a $45 annual fee for fire protection on your property taxes, wait until you see your insurance bill next year. If the Washington County Fire Protection Association goes through with its plans to dissolve itself, insurance providers say many local property owners could pay dearly for that decision.

  • Feed costs impact meat industry

    The price of corn is expected to average about $5/bu. for the 2010-11 crop year, about $1.50/bu. over last year’s price. Over 40 percent of the corn crop is expected to go to food and industrial uses (sweeteners and ethanol), about 15 percent will be exported and the rest (a little less than 40 percent) will be used as livestock feed. As more corn is used in ethanol, less is available for use in the livestock sector, and that has long run consequences.