Today's News

  • Patriots’ coach upbeat despite team’s slide


    In listening to St. Catharine head coach J.T. Burton, one might suspect that his Patriots are on a winning streak – instead of the two game slide they endured last week. But the losses at Cumberland (Tenn.) and University of the Cumberlands haven’t broken the optimism of the Patriot mentor whose team fell to 7-7 overall and 1-5 in the Mid-South Conference.

    “I really believe that we are the best 1-5 team of any conference,” said Burton. “And Travis Wilkins is probably the best player in the nation right now.”

  • Second call for alcohol


    Petitioners have revived a measure that could force a special vote on expanded alcohol sales in Washington County as early as this May. 

    After a previous failed attempt, petitions began recirculating at various sites in Springfield last November and have since expanded to the outlying communities of Mackville, Manton and Willisburg.  

    It’s unclear how many are in circulation, but each petition asks voters to sign if they are in favor of county-wide alcohol sales. 

  • SCC women get pair of big conference wins


    With games last week at Cumberland University in Tennessee and University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, the St. Catharine women looked to narrow the gap between them and the Mid-South Conference leaders, and that is exactly what Lena Bramblett’s team did in winning both contests against nationally ranked opponents.

    The Patriots (9-4, 3-3) won a thrilling 81-79 decision at Cumberland on Thursday and followed that with a 60-57 win at Cumberlands on Saturday.

  • All-A matchups too tough to call

    Next Monday the Washington County boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will each have a chance to pick up big wins when they host Green County in a doubleheader in the opening round of the 5th Region All-A Classic.

    The Commanders (4-11) will take the court first at 6 p.m. against the Dragons (3-13), as the teams face off for the first time since they met in the first round of the 2009-10 5th Region All-A Classic. Green County took the last meeting 55-41, but WC will be looking to turn the tables this time around.


     A new report issued by Washington County Public Schools shows elementary and middle school students engage in just 50 minutes of physical education each week throughout the academic year. High schoolers enrolled in physical education receive less than 21 minutes of activity per week throughout the same period.    

    While elementary students and some middle schoolers receive additional recess time, none of the activity alone is enough to meet guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

  • WC girls sweep Bethlehem, can’t hang with top-ranked Lady Knights


  • Commanders slip in second half, fall to rival Marion County


    Washington County @ Marion County
    76-61 Marion County
    When: Saturday, Jan. 5
    Where: Marion County High School
    Key players: WCHS – Alex Marshall
    Game highlights: The Commander basketball team (4-11) had border rival Marion County (7-8) on the ropes at halftime on Saturday night, but were unable to duplicate their early success In the second half, dropping a 76-61 contest on the road.

  • Renovating hay and pasture fields

    If you have a less-than-productive grass pasture or hayfield, following a few simple renovation techniques could increase the field’s productivity. Some things you can do include planting a legume such as red clover, controlling pests and adding lime and fertilizer. Be aware though, some techniques require you to start as early as the middle of February.
    Adding legumes to pasture and hayfields has several benefits including higher yields, improved quality, nitrogen fixation and more summer growth.

  • WC boys stumble early on in holiday tournaments

    Washington County vs. DeSales
    67-35 DeSales
    When: Thursday, Dec. 27
    Where: LaRue County High School
    Game highlights: The Washington County boys traveled to LaRue County Thursday through Saturday, falling to DeSales 67-35 in the first game of the National Guard Holiday Classic.
    Game information was unavailable at press time.

  • New year brings same old challenges for Patriot basketball

    The calendar may be turning over to a new year, but for the basketball teams at St. Catharine College, 2013 will be no different when it comes to the level of competition they will face.

    For both the Patriot men and women, the second half of the season will bring a rigorous schedule, as they fight their way through the Mid-South Conference, the NAIA league that has to be considered the toughest in the nation. In the latest polls there were five MSC women’s teams ranked in the top-25. There were four men’s teams in the top-25 and another team receiving votes.