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Today's News

  • Spring vegetable gardening

    Mid-to-late March is an ideal time to plant your cool season or spring garden.  
    Potatoes, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, onions, peas and many other crops can be planted this month.  

    Lettuce can also be planted. However, you will want to cover it with remay fabric (tobacco canvas).

    If you haven’t started cole crops (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower etc.) seedlings yet, you should just buy the plants in a few weeks from a trustworthy nursery. This will save you time and trouble unless you are growing a great deal of it.

  • An update on 4-H programs

    Hopefully the worst of winter is over, and everyone can catch up on all of the activities that had to be postponed.

    Washington County 4-H has rescheduled the 4-H Chili Supper for Tuesday, March 18, 5-8 p.m. at the Extension Office in Springfield.  Tickets can still be purchased at the door.  

    Proceeds go to the 4-H Camp scholarship program to help youth attend summer camp.

  • The future of industrial hemp

    We have had several inquiries about the future of industrial hemp and this is what the University of Kentucky College of Ag has given us on their status of industrial hemp.   

    Many in the CAFE community have been receiving requests for information about hemp lately.

  • SCC falls in MSC semifinals


    Special to the Sun

    The St. Catharine Patriots were unable to defeat top-seeded Pikeville (Ky.) in the Mid-South Conference tournament this past week, despite a furious rally by the Patriots.

    The 78-69 semifinal loss ended SCC’s bid for the conference tournament championship.

    The No. 2-ranked Bears would then go on to to Sunday’s title game to soundly defeat second-seeded Georgetown (Ky.).

  • SCC falls in MSC semifinals


    Special to the Sun

    The St. Catharine Patriots were unable to defeat top-seeded Pikeville (Ky.) in the Mid-South Conference tournament this past week, despite a furious rally by the Patriots.

    The 78-69 semifinal loss ended SCC’s bid for the conference tournament championship.

    The No. 2-ranked Bears would then go on to to Sunday’s title game to soundly defeat second-seeded Georgetown (Ky.).

  • Lady Patriots unable to make back-to-back NAIA national tournaments

    Rebuilding a basketball roster is not always the easiest of tasks, and following an NAIA National Tournament appearance in 2013 and the graduation of two NAIA All-Americans, the St. Catharine Lady Patriots found out exactly how difficult it can be.

    The Lady Patriots came into the 2013-2014 season knowing that they would be faced with the gargantuan task of replacing Janae Howard and Reilly Poirier, the aforementioned NAIA All-Americans.

  • WC archery season ends at Anderson County

    With no Washington County archer qualifying for the state tournament, the team’s journey to an Anderson County tournament this past weekend would mark their final tournament of the season.

    WC was led by Ryan Saling, who finished 90th overall (out of 290 boys) after shooting a 258 on the male side of competition.

    For the females, Hannah Simpson led WC with a score of 256, which was good enough for 69th place (out of 201 girls).

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Springfield Hustle

    Hustling is not just an option for Ty’Lyn Byas when it comes to sports.

    It’s a certainty.

    You see, that’s just the way Byas was wired while growing up in Springfield, which he described as “just kind of a nice, quiet, country place.”

    “I always tried my hardest (while playing sports) because I just wanted to score some touchdowns and make some plays,” Byas said. “I always dreamed of scoring the game-winning touchdown or watching the ball going through the net when you hit that big shot.”

  • WC baseball starts this week

    With the Washington County Commander baseball team coming off of a disappointing 16-17 season last year, head coach Derek Schuler has high hopes that his team can turn the corner and he can guide his ball club to a winning record.

    To do so, Schuler first must find a way to replace the experience that the Commanders lost on the pitching mound. Last season, his team relied heavily on Thomas Spaulding and Will Begley in this department, both of whom graduated last May.

  • WC looks to build on last year’s 10-14 record

    For Washington County’s softball head coach Paul Coulter, the key to his team’s success this season will be the playing experience that the Commanderettes bring to the table.

    They return four seniors who have received significant playing time in the past — Hannah Coulter, Olivia Goatley, Maddie Abell and Mercedes Cowherd — and bring in Kari Creech, who transferred in this season from Letcher County where she was a two-year starter.