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Today's News

  • It’s all about community

    This story is part of an on-going series recognizing the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce award winners.

    For John Graves, being part of a community is a lot like being part of a family. Giving back has come naturally to him because its simply what he feels he’s supposed to do. As for being named the 2013 Chamber Member of the Year, that’s just icing on the cake.

    “I was honored. You volunteer in the community and you never do it for an award, but it’s always nice to be recognized,” Graves said.

  • SCC Patriots stand tall against Tigers

    The St. Catharine big men came through in a big way on Thursday night, as the Patriots (17-9, 10-6 MSC) outlasted the Campbellsville Tigers (14-11, 9-7 MSC) 99-92 in three overtimes.

    With a front line of 6-feet-8-inches and 6-feet-6-inches, the Patriots don’t stray far from the norm for frontcourts in college basketball.

    On Thursday night, however, the combination of Raymon Austin (Cleveland, Ohio) and William Tolefree (Stone Mountain, Ga.) played as if they were larger than life, combining for 61 of the Patriots’ 99 total points.

  • WC archery competes in regionals

    Regionals

    In their recent regional matchup at Central Hardin, no WC archers were able to qualify for the state tournament.

    However, for Head Coach Jeff Grigsby, the most important thing for each of his athletes was seeing improvement from their previous shoots.

    And he was not disappointed.

    “All I asked of them was to better their last scores, and most of them did that,” Grigsby said. “That’s always good. It’s definitely a good sign.”

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Tale of Two Indias

    There are two distinct, separate sides to India Yocum.

    On the basketball court, she is a self-described “no-nonsense” player who wants to win.

    But once she has dressed out of her WC uniform and back into her everyday wardrobe, pegging her as a basketball player would be difficult for even the most astute observer.

  • Commanders fall to Nelson County in district tourney

    By Darren George, Contributing Writer

    When the postseason starts in basketball, it’s known as the second season, and for Nelson County, the second season began with a tremendous 75-58 19th District Tournament victory Monday over Washington County.

    The game saw four distinct runs, with the Commanders (2-23) getting off to a hot start but the Cardinals racing ahead by halftime, only to see Washington County make a big run to take a 48-47 lead just before the end of the third quarter.

  • SCC splits weekend series with Warriors

    The St. Catharine College Baseball squad (4-8) split their weekend series with visiting Indiana Tech (2-3-1). The Patriots won both openers, only to see the Warriors answer back both days to win the nightcap.

  • Commanderettes advance

    By Darren George, Contributing Writer

    The third time was the charm for Washington County as they eliminated Bardstown on Monday night, 59-45, in the opening round of the girls’ 19th District Tournament.

    The Commanders avenged a pair of regular-season defeats to the Tigers by seven and 27 points, riding a monster 22-point first-half effort by senior Jennifer Keene.

    Washington County scored the first 12 points of the game and never looked back.

  • Renewing farm tags benefits local 4-H and FFA

    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer has pioneered the Kentucky Farm License Plate Program, allowing Kentucky FFA and 4-H to directly benefit from the sale of “Ag Tags.”

    When a person purchases a Kentucky Farm license plate, they have the opportunity to donate $10, which is divided equally between Kentucky FFA, Kentucky  4-H and Kentucky Proud.

    Farmers can make the voluntary donation of $10 when renewing their farm license plates at the county clerk’s office in March.

  • The cold temperatures and alfalfa

    Concern always arises in cold periods over winter about the effect of the low temperatures on alfalfa winter survival. This is of some concern because certainly the alfalfa plant will die if exposed to cold enough temperatures.

    However, generally, alfalfa survives the winter and its periodic cold spells. The reasons are:

    1.) Alfalfa can survive temperatures of -10 to -15°F.

    2.) This is the temperature of the crown, not the top growth.

  • SCC Patriot softball ready for 2014

    The St. Catharine College Lady Patriots softball team will use experience to find success in 2014.

    The Lady Patriots are hungry to hit the diamond in 2014 after just missing the 2013 Mid-South Conference Tournament.

    The Lady Patriots finished the 2013 season with a 22-30 record and a 9-21 mark in the MSC, but fell just short of making the eight-team field for the conference tournament.