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Today's News

  • SCC golfers finish close second at Georgetown

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College men’s golf team held the lead after the first day of last week’s golf tournament hosted by Georgetown College at Cherry Blossom Golf Course. But the Patriots couldn’t hold on for the title as the host Tigers overtook them to win the 36-hole event by nine strokes.

    “They wanted to win so badly,” said SCC coach Joan Rizer, “but just didn’t put two rounds together.”

  • Three Patriots named Mid-South Players of the Week

    SCC Sports Information

    St. Catharine College’s Laura Bowling, Mandy Gray and Taylor Malott are the Mid-South Conference Volleyball Players of the Week for the week ending Sept. 5, the conference announced on Monday.

    The weekly honors are the first for all three student-athletes this season.

  • WCHS, NWES name interim principals

    With the promotion of one local principal to Washington County’s central office to serve as superintendent, and another making a move to be superintendent in another school district, there are some vacant positions in local schools these days.

    To fill those vacancies, new Superintendent of Washington County Schools Robin Cochran has announced how those spots will be filled, at least temporarily.

  • County tax rate increases while tax bills should stay the same

    In these tough times, consumers are finding out that it’s becoming necessary to do more to maintain the same level of spending. The Washington County Fiscal Court is no different. At their meeting on Friday, the court approved the first reading of an ordinance to increase the county real estate and personal property tax to 7.5 percent. The increase from the current rate of 7.4 percent is needed to maintain the same level of income for the county.

  • Idle Hour Park Cornhole League

    Idle Hour Park will be holding a cornhole league starting Sept. 8.

    Games will take place Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and the league will last for five weeks.

    Because of Labor Day, the first game will be played Tuesday, Sept. 8 with all following games held on Mondays.

    For more information or to sign-up, please contact Bernard Smalley at (859) 336-5448.

     

  • Dudley’s doing right

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    There’s an old phrase that says you can never go home again. But if you are fortunate enough to win 320 football games in your life, maybe they’ll make an exception.

    Bell County head football coach and Springfield native Dudley Hilton returned to the area last Saturday as his Bobcats took on the Marion County Knights in the 2009 Marion County Pigskin Classic in Lebanon.

  • Osbourne takes Lincoln Men's Club championship

    Special to The Sun

    The Lincoln Homestead Men’s Club held their annual club championship on Aug. 22 and 23 at Lincoln Homestead State Park Golf Course. It was an exciting two days of golf that came down to the last hole.

  • Barn Quilt Committee paints more quilts

    The Barn Quilt Committee has painted two additional quilts that have been installed on barns in the county.  One quilt, the “Double Arrow,” is on a barn belonging to Hamilton and Elaine Simms.  This quilt can be seen from Hwy. 555.  The other quilt, the “Lone Star,” is at the Riggs farm on Lincoln Park Road.  They are both beautiful and worth a drive to check them out.

  • YMCA Golf Scramble

    The Wilderness Trace Family YMCA will hold a golf scramble Monday, Sept. 21 at the Danville Country Club. All proceeds benefit the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.

    Check-in starts at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. and an awards presentation at 3 p.m.

    For more information, contact Mark Fryer at (859) 734-9622.

  • Social News and Events

    BIRTHS

    Newton: It's a girl!

    Chanley Alyse Newton

    Teresa Hall and Brandon Newton, both of Springfield, announce the birth of their daughter at 9 a.m. Aug. 14, 2009 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

    Chanley Alyse Newton weighed 7 pounds and was 20.5 inches in length.

    Harley: It's a girl!

    Trinity Michell Harley

    Michael and Carissa “Sal” Harley of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on July 17, 2009 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.