Today's News

  • Patriots display signs of banner seasons

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    In a ceremony held last Wednesday evening in the gym at Lourdes Hall, St. Catharine College unveiled championship banners to commemorate the 2009 national titles won by both the Patriot baseball and softball teams.

    First, head softball coach Holly Smith took the stage to introduce returning team members from the championship squad. The team intro was followed by a slide show from the title game, accompanied by a play-by-play re-enactment of the final at-bats.

  • Girls’ soccer resurrected at WCHS

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    After a dormant period, Washington County High School is fielding a soccer team this year. Yes, a soccer team. And though the team has yet to win their first game this season, head coach Emily McConnell knows that this is a building year, and that the players have a lot to learn and a long way to come.

    “It’s an all-girls JV team,” said McConnell. “Some of the girls at the school presented site-based council with the idea of reinstating the team, so it was a student-motivated effort.”

  • Senior lunch program back on track

    It’s no secret that the senior lunch program at the Springfield Senior Citizen Center is a success. With dozens of elderly and disabled county residents taking advantage of the low-cost meals every Monday through Friday, the program depends on every link in the chain to operate smoothly. So when a recent kink formed in that chain, things came grinding to a halt, and it took some fast action to get the wheels turning again.

  • Social News and Events


    Newton: It's a girl!

    Payten Elizabeth Newton

    Elizabeth Hayden and Charles “Chuckie” Newton of Loretto announce the birth of an 8-pound, 8 3/4-ounce daughter, Payten Elizabeth Newton, born Aug. 21, 2009, at Spring View Hospital, Lebanon.

    Lenz: It's a boy!

    Liam Isaiah Lenz

    Shaina and Bill Lenz of Springfield announce the birth of their son at 3:43 p.m. on Aug. 14, 2009 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

  • Become a 4-H leader; conference to be held

    If you enjoy working with young people, volunteering as a 4-H club leader may be an exciting and fulfilling experience for you. In 4-H, caring, enthusiastic adults are always needed to assist young people in achieving their goals.

    Club leaders can positively impact a 4-H’ers life. It is very rewarding for them to watch young people build self-confidence and self-worth and develop new interests as they accomplish goals in various projects and activities.

  • From Left Field

    Grace under pressure

  • State funds pave the way for road repairs

    Just because a road is less traveled, that doesn’t mean it suffers any less than busy streets or highways. That’s why the Washington County Fiscal Court is glad to be receiving approximately $150,000 in state funding to help with the cost of resurfacing some county roads.

  • Take a trip to the farm

    Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer encourages all Kentuckians to check out one of the Commonwealth’s more than 300 farm destinations during Kentucky Agritourism Month in September.

    “A trip to the farm gives people a chance to treat their families to clean, wholesome fun,” Commissioner Farmer said. “It enables people to revisit Kentucky’s agricultural roots. And it helps farmers make a living.”

  • Judicial seat vacancy announced

    Last week, the Kentucky Court of Justice posted a notice of vacancy for the judge’s seat in the 11th Judicial Circuit, Division One.

    The 11th Judicial Circuit includes Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties.

    According to the notice, the vacancy was created when Judge Doughlas George resigned from that position Jan. 31. George has continued to fill that seat until a replacement is named.

    The deadline for any person interested in filling that seat or in nominating someone for that seat is Sept. 22.

  • EZ-Stop suffers another break-in

    When burglars made their way into EZ-Stop convenience store in Willisburg over the weekend, it marked the second time in recent weeks the store had been broken into.

    During the last break-in, cigarettes were taken. This time, the burglars attempted to make their way into the store’s automatic teller machine.