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Today's News

  • Fire department still may quit

    Just when the fire appeared to have died down, the flames could now be fanned again.
    The Washington County Fire Protection Association is again looking at a deadline to stop service to Washington Countians, despite the Washington County Fiscal Court meeting the fire protection group’s request to formally give it support.

  • Taylor's reading habit spells victory in bee

     

  • The eagle has landed

     

    This Bald Eagle was seen in Washington County recently by a local citizen who reported it to The Springfield Sun. The location of the bird is not being released for its protection. According to Kate Hayden, an avian biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife, there are only 84 pairs of nesting eagles in Kentucky.

  • Beech River boys talk turkey, win national awards


    Some boys that hunt by the Beech River are trying to make it big by talking turkey.

    Well, kind of.

    Three friends, Brandon Coslow, Steven Yaste and Stephen Parrott, started Beech River Game Calls a few years ago, and are picking up steam in the turkey- call world.
    They make turkey calls of all kinds, and have even added something new to the market.

  • Bat Pats sweep four weekend games


    Luther Bramblett’s Patriot baseball team played five games last week and nearly completed the week unblemished.
    The Bat Pats won four games over the weekend, and ended with a tie last Tuesday at Asbury University.
    The 4-0-1 week left St. Catharine with a 9-7-1 record after they started 1-7 on a southern road trip to start the season.  
    The week’s action started with a 13 inning contest at Asbury that ended in a 6-6 tie.

  • Patriots head to conference tourney with momentum


    J.T Burton is acutely aware of the pitfalls that can accompany any post-season conference tournament.

    But the St. Catharine College head coach is also confident, after two impressive wins last week, that his Patriots are playing their best basketball of the season as they enter Mid-South Conference tourney action Friday in Frankfort.

  • Patriot women drop final two games


    The St. Catharine College women faced two tough opponents at home to close out the regular season.
    Lena Bramblett’s team came out on the short end with an 80-67 loss to Cumberlands on Thursday, and a 76-54 setback to Lindsey Wilson on Saturday.
    The two defeats gave the Patriots a final regular season slate of 11-19 overall, and 6-12 in the conference.
    They hoped to regain some of their lost momentum with a win Monday night in a Mid-South Conference play-in game against UVA-Wise.

  • Patriots open conference tournament Friday


    With Saturday’s win over Lindsey Wilson, the St. Catharine College Patriots secured the second seed in the upcoming Mid-South Conference tournament at the Frankfort Convention Center.
     J.T. Burton’s squad will tip off Friday at 4 p.m. against the winner of the West Virginia Tech/ Rio Grande game that will be played Monday in West Virginia.
    The Patriots will take a 20-7 overall record into the tournament, and a 14-4 conference slate which put them one game behind Georgetown in the regular season.

  • Commanders bow out to Bardstown


    Washington County vs. Bardstown
    Score: 74-52
    When: Wednesday, Feb. 23
    Where: Nelson County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Trae Abell, Will Purdom BHS - Treston Grundy, Jordan Brewer, Cody Edelen

    Game highlights:
    The Commanders dug an early hole against Bardstown (21-4), but fought hard  in the second quarter to try to extend their season.

  • Turner named to all-region team


    Towering at well over six-feet tall, Kenya Turner gains a lot of attention on the basketball court.

    With her recent accolades, she’s adding more reason for opponents to notice her.
    Turner, a Washington County High School sophomore, was recently named to the Fifth Region all-region team as voted on by the Fifth Region Coaches Association.
    Turner received 15 out of a possible 16 votes to earn a spot on the team.
    Elizabethtown senior Natalie Greenwell was named Fifth Region player of the year.