Today's News

  • Remember winter weather safety for seniors

    Winter weather emergencies can be difficult for many older Kentuckians. Senior citizens should consider safety concerns, including falling, hypothermia and frost bite, before venturing out in bad weather.

     Many seniors have medical conditions that require treatment. They may run low on medicine or have no way to get to their family doctor. In the event of a medical emergency, call 911 first. Some pharmacies may deliver medications, even in bad weather. Call your pharmacist or physician with questions about medications.

  • Commanders hold off Eagles 43-31 in All ‘A’ tournament

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The good news for the Washington County Commanders Monday was that they got a much-needed victory over Bethlehem, winning 43-31 in the first round of the 5th Region All ‘A’ Tournament. The bad news is that games in the tourney don’t count in district standings.

    “You can throw the records out the window when it comes to tournaments,” said WC head coach Russell Burkhead.

  • Local community celebrates life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been 81 years old this year, and to celebrate his life and his dream, a group of local citizens gathered at The River of Life Church in Springfield Monday evening.

    While the event was hosted by local leaders, Rev. Billy Jenkins of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Shepherdsville was the guest speaker at Monday’s celebration of King’s life and legacy.

    Jenkins read from the Holy Bible in the book of Genesis, 37: 5-8, which tells the story of Joseph and his dream.

  • SCC teams off to rough start in conference play

    SCC Sports Information

    The new year has brought a new portion of the basketball schedule to St. Catharine College as the Patriot teams have jumped into Mid-South Conference action. And the jump hasn’t been real pleasant for either J.T. Burton’s men or Lena Bramblett’s women.

  • SCC's link to Haiti provides immediate help

    In times of natural disaster, colleges and universities are often the first entities to mobilize for the collection of funds for relief efforts. But even with this quick action, it takes days, maybe weeks, to get the money into the hands of those aid organizations.

  • Four Bat Pats Named NAIA Players to Watch

    SCC Sports Information

    In the latest issue of Collegiate Baseball Magazine, four St. Catharine College baseball players were among the Players to Watch during the 2010 NAIA season. The pre-season list of top players was made public at the American Baseball Coaches Association convention in Dallas Jan. 8-9. All four Patriot players (Travis Adams, Nick Holmes, Brian Jones, and Alan Stoupa) are seniors for Luther Bramblett’s club.

  • Young Riders learn horsemanship skills

    The  Washington County 4-H Young Riders Club helps youth learn about the pride of owning a horse or pony and being responsible for its management and learn skills in horsemanship and understanding of the business of  breeding.

    The club meets the third Monday of each month and new members are welcome.  Owning a horse is not a requirement to join the club.  Below is information that will be helpful to horse owners in Washington County.  For more information on the Washington County 4-H Young Riders contact the Extension Office at 336-7741.

  • Switchgrass pelletized for biomass as part of UK research project

    Round switchgrass pellets, resembling small pieces of wood, rolled off machines at Midwestern Biofuels in Wurtland as the crop from a biomass research project at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture was pelletized for the first time.

  • Taylor in the state Junior Miss spotlight

    Washington County Junior Miss Josette Taylor wrapped up a whirlwind week Saturday as she competed in the Kentucky Junior Miss competition in Lexington. After weeks of preparation and hard work, it all came down to the final week, as Josette put in 12-hour days of rehearsals in anticipation of the finals.


  • Springfield native helping in Haiti

    The impact of a tragedy that hit Haiti last week has been felt around the globe, but one Washington County native was there to experience it first hand.

    Marsha Garner, 60, grew up on Beechland Road in Springfield and graduated from Washington County High School, but when a 7.3-powered earthquake hit Port-Au-Prince, Haiti last week, she was only 40 miles away from the heart of the disaster.