Today's News

  • Woods to host skydiving fundraiser

    Troy Woods made a name for himself in Washington County last summer when he broke the state record for skydive jumps in a single day (80) at Arnold’s Airport in Springfield. Woods will be back on June 1 with a different mission, but it will be a day filled with skydiving once again.

  • PHOTOS: Little League action at Idle Hour Park
  • SCC golf lessons

    If you want to improve your golf game, and help support the St. Catharine College golf program at the same time, you have that opportunity again this spring. Again, St. Catharine College head coach Joan Rizer will be offering lessons at Bardstown Country Club at Maywood. All proceeds go to the Patriots men’s and women’s golf programs.

    The lessons are offered each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Call Coach Rizer at 502 507-4777 to set up a time for the lessons.

  • SCC bball camp

    The St. Catharine College women’s basketball program will be hosting two camps in late May for boys and girls aged 5-18. The first camp for ages 5-11 will be held May 28 and 29 and the camp for ages 12-18 will be held May 30 and 31. Each camp runs from 9:00 to noon each day. Campers may be dropped off at 8:00 each day.

  • Records set by Bat Pats

    The St. Catharine College baseball team won 37 games this season, tied for the most victories since the Patriots joined the NAIA in 2009. Along the way, head coach Luther Bramblett picked up his 400th career victory with the Bat Pats.

    In addition to the team milestones reached, there were also individual players who entered the SCC record books. New career marks were set in two categories, and single season records were also rewritten.

  • Softball falls with top seed on the line, set to host Nelson Co. in district opener

    The Commanderette softball team (9-11) had a pair of games rained out last week—at home against Fort Knox on Friday and at Elizabethtown on Saturday—but the game they did get in had major significance.

    Unfortunately for the Commanderettes, they came up on the wrong side of a 12-1 result at the hands of Bethlehem (15-12) with the 19th District one seed on the line.

  • Commanders win district finale, drop home bout with LaRue Co.

    Washington County baseball (15-14) finished off the regular season 19th District slate with a 4-1 win over Thomas Nelson (1-28) at home last Wednesday, behind junior Travis Mattingly’s bat—3-for-3 with two RBI—and seven innings of five-hit, no-earned run, no-walk work from seniors Thomas Spalding and Will Begley on the mound.

  • Natural options exist for back pain

    Some Kentucky residents have shown concern about the difficulty of attaining prescription drugs following the passing of the “pill mill bill” (House Bill 217), which went into effect in March.

    Many suffering from lower back pain, the leading cause of disability in North America, are anxious to know how difficult it will be to get medication. They may benefit, however, from looking elsewhere to treat their ailments.

  • BPW Unhappy Hour held in recognition of National Equal Pay Day

    The Springfield Business & Professional Women’s Club (BPW) hosted an Unhappy Hour at Mordecai’s Restaurant on Tuesday, April 23.

    This was in recognition of National Equal Pay Day.  

    April represents the month that a woman must continue working through in order to earn what a man makes by the end of the previous year.  

    Nationally, women are paid 77.4 cents for every dollar men earn. The wage gap remained statistically unchanged for 2012.

  • Madox Roberts letters needed for book

    Washington Countians are being called on to help breathe life into the work of the area’s most celebrated author, and all they have to do is take a look around the attic.
    Bill Slavick, a retired English professor who spent most of his career at the University of Southern Maine, has put in a call for letters to complete his book, “Roberts’ Letters from the Little Country.”