Today's News

  • Kids’ Day 2010

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s no wonder kids all over the county enjoy attending the annual kids’ day sponsored by the Cantuc Whistlers chapter of Quail Unlimited. Where else can you shoot BB guns, take archery practice, play tug-o-war and chase a greased pig?

    At last count, more than 100 kids participated in the event that promotes safety while giving the youth a taste of the outdoors.

  • Free football for future Commanders

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Members of the Blake Hoppes Youth Football League, plus any middle school football player in Washington County, can enjoy a free night of football this Friday when the Commanders host Lincoln County. All they have to do is wear their jersey to the game and they will receive free admission.

  • Pregnancy check your cows

    Provided by Dr. Les Anderson, Beef Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky.

    In last month’s Off the Hoof, I discussed the impact of heat stress on pregnancy rates.  Heat stress reduces conception rate to 30-35 percent and can result in fetal loss during the early stages of pregnancy.  Pregnancies can be lost between days 25-45 due to heat stress.  Both of these factors lead to low pregnancy rates.

  • Patriot volleyball blanked in tournament

    SCC Sports Information

    The week started on a positive note for the St. Catharine College volleyball team as they won at Midway College 3-2 last Tuesday. But the notes turned sour over the weekend at the Rumpke Invitational in Georgetown where Adam Stevenson’s team went 0-4.

    “Yes, the competition was tough (in the tournament),” said Stevenson. “Cumberland (Tenn.) was 9-0 coming into the weekend and Union received votes for the top 25. Embry-Riddle (Fla.) was 13th in the nation.”

  • Commanders blank Cards, 47-0

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County football is off to it’s best start in 13 years thanks to a 47-0 shutout win over the Taylor County Cardinals Friday night by the Commanders to improve their record to 3-0.

    “The kids have done their homework,” said WC head coach Mark Perry. “They told me before the game, ‘Coach, it’s been 13 years since we’ve been 3-0 and we’re going 3-0 tonight.’ That’s their mind set, and this team is hungry to win.”

  • County road work nearly completed

    Most of the repair work on FEMA-approved road slide projects has been completed, according to Washington County Road Supervisor Albert Wimsatt. That is music to the ears of many students and parents who were inconvenienced by the re-routing of two school bus routes along Hardesty Road. The work was completed by King Crete Drilling, owned by Gary King of Beattyville, Ky.

  • New life for an old field

    The old youth football field behind the Washington County Board of Education building has sat dormant for decades, but thanks to a local businessman and permission from the school board, some new life is being given to the old field.

  • 4-H'ers excel at the state fair

    Washington County youth that participated in this year’s Kentucky State Fair were very successful in both competitions and being showcased for their past year’s accomplishments.  Everyone who enters an exhibit looks forward to the opening day of the fair so they can check out the results and see what ribbon(s) they may have won.  Washington County 4-H’ers were no exception and this year Ann Thomas Fallis continued the tradition with winning class champion with her second year leaf collection and Grand Champion Forestry project overall.  All 4-H exhibits ente

  • Autumn season has begun; sign up for class

    It may not officially be fall until next week, but it sure is looking and feeling like it.  I have to admit I like the season change a bit, but the only thing I don’t like about fall is the fact that winter is next!  After traveling to Lexington this weekend I realized just how lucky we have been weather wise lately.  I received 3.5 inches of rain at my house on Friday and Saturday, which was definitely needed.  Areas just to our north got very little rainfall and many trees and shrubs are actually dieing from the Kentucky River area up into the Lexington area.&nbs

  • Dean enters guilty plea in murder-for-hire case

    A Washington County man has entered a guilty plea in connection with a 2009 murder-for-hire case.

    Ryan Dean, 21, of Mackville, pleaded guilty Wednesday, Sept. 8, to soliciting a murder for hire, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney David J. Hale of the Western District of Kentucky.

    Dean admitted that in June 2009, he sought to have a murder committed, and solicited an undercover Kentucky State Police deterctive to commit the murder. In exchange, Dean promised to pay the undercover officer by giving him 10 pounds of marijuana.