Today's News

  • GED program to see changes

    Now, maybe more than ever, is the time to get a GED in the state of Kentucky with mass changes to testing coming at the turn of the year.

    Richie Hamilton, administrative assistant at the Washington County Adult Education Center, said the program will move away from paper testing to become completely computerized in 2014. Those who have already completed portions of the test risk losing their progress if they don’t act by the December deadline.

  • PHOTOS: Harvesting a good time

    The Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival took over downtown Springfield on Saturday, and it offered something for everyone from start (7 a.m.) to finish (midnight).

    This year’s event, which was condensed into one day, kicked off with the Harvest breakfast, with arts and crafts vendors opening their booths and Zumba with Katie Essex getting underway shortly after.

  • Grazing conference will be held Oct. 10

    The 14th Kentucky Grazing Conference will be on Oct. 10 at the Fayette County Extension Office on Red Mile Road. 

    The program begins at 8 a.m. with registration and the first presentation starts at 9 a.m. 

  • Washington County youths celebrate


  • SCC women's soccer earns their stripes

    The St. Catharine Lady Patriots (8-3, 3-2 MSC) took a huge step forward Friday at the Barber Soccer Complex when the Georgetown Tigers (3-4, 2-3 MSC) came to town.

    Just the sound of the name Georgetown brings out an extra bit of competiveness to all Patriot athletes.

    On Friday, the Lady Patriots discovered exactly what the rivalry was all about as they tackled the Tigers 2-1.

    Wasting no time, the Patriots got on the board first when Macy Higdon (Elizabethtown) floated a ball over the head of the Tiger keeper from 35 yards out at the 26-minute mark.

  • SCC Patriots week in review

    The St. Catharine Patriots continued their Mid-South Conference trek this week as soccer and volleyball took center stage.

    The week kicked off on a high note Tuesday night in Lourdes Hall when the volleyball Patriots defeated the University of Rio Grande 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 26-24).

    The Patriots were led statistically by junior hitter Shauna Stone (Bardstown) and her nine kills and two blocks.


    It was a single play in a scrimmage between Washington County and North Oldham High School four years ago, but for Brent Young, it was much more.

    North Oldham had called a toss right, but their junior running back didn’t like what he saw.

    He tried to cut it back, but there was Young, standing there waiting for him.


    Ever since he was a small child, Thomas Pettus has been very interested in golf.

    And he can prove it.

    “We have home videos of me playing golf when I could barely walk,” Pettus said. “I just took to it early on, I guess.”

    He first started playing because his father, John Pettus, and his uncles played, and when they would take him along, he was fascinated by the mechanics of the game.

    Moreover, he was intrigued by how his laid-back personality was a perfect fit for golf.

  • Shawnee up next for WC football

    Head Coach Eric Sagrecy’s main objective over the recent off week was to get his WC Commanders (2-4, 1-2) completely healthy.

    And he feels that this goal has been accomplished.

    “For the most part, we’re not nicked up and banged up anymore,” Sagrecy said. “Our only major injury right now is (starting quarterback and linebacker) Morgan Churchill. He’s still day-to-day, but we’ll see how he continues to progress. The main thing is that we got a lot of guys healthy.”

  • Amanda Cox moves on to state after strong regional showing

    Last week, the WC Commanders boys’ and girls’ golf teams played in their respective regional tournaments.

    And one golfer, senior Amanda Cox, finished fourth overall and was able to make it to the state tournament in Bowling Green, which will take place this Friday and Saturday.