Today's News

  • Columnist releases second book

    Readers of The Springfield Sun and other newspapers in Central Kentucky are likely already familiar with David Whitlock and his work as a columnist, but now he’s given his audience a chance to find the best of his submission in one place.

  • NWMS named a proficient school


    The first round of scores in the new education accountability system were unveiled around the state last week and one local school was labeled proficient.

  • Grand jury indicts seven


    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

  • Surviving Sandy


    Last week, Hurricane Sandy left devastation on the East Coast.

  • Composting diseased plant material

    Now that we have had a killing frost and it is time to put the garden to bed, I have had several questions about composting plant debris with disease infections. Several people have asked me if diseased plant material such as leaves with powdery mildew, black spot, anthracnose, or fire blight should or could be placed into a compost pile and decomposed enough that the disease won’t re-infect next year. And, of course, the answer is that it depends.

  • Patriots wrap up exhibitions; regular season tips off today

    Cold shooting from the field was the major factor in the two basketball exhibition losses for the St. Catharine College Patriots against NCAA Division-I opponents last week. J.T. Burton’s squad dropped an 85-51 decision Thursday at Southern Mississippi and then fell 71-54 at Morehead State on Saturday.

    The two games were tune-ups for the regular season opener at IU-Southeast on Wednesday and the home opener Saturday against Grace College from Indiana.

  • Abell gets all-state honorable mention

    Washington County volleyball senior LeeAnn Abell was recognized last week when the Kentucky volleyball Coaches Assosiation announced the 2012 all-state teams last Wednesday. Abell was selected as an honorable mention to the team, the first Commanderette to receive the honor in school history.

    Abell helped lead Washington County to a 15-17 season (11-2 outside of the region), on their way to a second-round district loss to Bethlehem on Oct. 9.

  • SCC women’s soccer outed in MSC quarters

    The St. Catharine women’s soccer team was hoping for a different result Saturday at Georgetown College than when they visited there for the final Mid-South Conference regular season game 10 days earlier. But instead Paul Patton’s Patriots got an instant replay in losing 1-0 again.

    The tough part this time for the Patriots, who enjoyed the best season in school history with a 11-6-2 record, is that the conference quarterfinal loss ended that successful campaign.

  • Patriot men take eighth, women 11th in conference cross-country


    At the University of Rio Grande in southeast Ohio the Mid-South Conference held its cross country championships Saturday morning. The St. Catharine College men finished eighth in the 11-team field, while the Patriot women were 11th.

    Austin Middleton, a freshman from England, led the Patriot runners with a time of 30:10.9 over the 8-kilometer course. That placed Middleton in 39th place among the 95 runners. Troy Mattingly (31:06.7) took 41st, Edward Lucey (33:13.7) 53rd, Austin Spees (34:11) 58th and Andre Jacomini (35:51.2) 69th.

  • Regional teams top the polls

    If you’re a college basketball fan in this part of the country, there’s a good chance that you’re looking forward to the upcoming season as much as, if not more than, any season in a while.

    In April, Kentucky and Louisville met in the Final Four in what was a legendary meeting in the rivalry. Seven months later, college basketball in the region is getting as much attention as ever, as Indiana, Louisville and Kentucky sit in the top three positions in most preseason polls.