Local News

  • SCC ‘‘breast cancer” games set for Feb. 11

    The St. Catharine Patriot basketball teams will hold their annual “Play 4Kay,” formerly known as Pink Zone, basketball games Saturday, Feb. 11 as they host the University of Pikeville at Lourdes Hall.

  • PHOTO: First master's program class at SCC
  • SCC looks to revolutionize higher education

    Students are not the only people learning something new on the campus of St. Catharine College.

  • Guthrie listens to local concerns at SCC

    Constituents of the 2nd Congressional District of Kentucky filled Pettus Auditorium at St. Catharine College (SCC) on Thursday to get a word with Representative Brett Guthrie.

    The congressman’s listening session came on the heels of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, which Guthrie referred to often.
    Guthrie discussed a flatter tax rate, Medicare, bringing jobs back to the United States, college tuition, federal funding for schools and care for the mentally ill, among other topics.

  • Farmer with local ties to talk about produce production

    Twenty five acres of vegetables creates a lot of rows to hoe.

    It’s just another day on the farm for Mary McCain Courtney, daughter of Susan and Mike McCain.
    Courtney and her husband have a traditional farm in Shelby County, according to New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future founder Sister Claire McGowan.
    “They do beef, and they do corn, and beans and they do tobacco,” she said. “And they also do 25 acres of vegetables. Now that is a lot of vegetables.”

  • Lost no more

    In a room full of people that have helped him along the way, he admits he was once ‘a lost little pup.’

    Christopher Michael Carey, now a practicing attorney in Bowling Green and the 14th  National Guard Judge Advocate General officer in the state, is lost no more.
    Carey came home to Washington County on Friday for his swearing-in ceremony to become part of the JAG corps.
    His family is here, he said. And so are many important people that helped him along the way.

  • PHOTO: Project Lifesaver recipients
  • Forum to examine educators’ role in a sustainable community

    How does Washington County live up to the challenge of being Kentucky’s greenest, most sustainable rural community?

    Sister Claire McGowan, founder of the New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future, said she knows what the answer isn’t.

  • City receives anonymous art donation

    The local arts scene just grew, as the city of Springfield is on the receiving end of an art donation in the form of $7,000.

    “The city will begin work immediately to procure a local artist for the artwork that will be displayed in the Washington County Judicial Center, and (it) should be a wonderful addition to that facility and a way to showcase the abundance of talent that we do have here,” Laurie Smith, city administrator, said.

  • Television stolen in recent burglary

    A television was recently stolen from an apartment in Washington County.

    A police report from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department stated that a 42-inch LG flat screen television was taken from 141 Country View apartment number seven between 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 25.
    According to the report, the burglar entered the residence through the front door with an object slid under the lock jam. No other damage was caused as the burglar removed the television from a table and unplugged the cords.