Today's News

  • Family content to cut losses after close call

    One Washington County family had a close call on Friday afternoon, when a car fire blazed out of control and nearly became something more serious.

    The fire started at Aline Chesser’s residence on Goatley Lane near Lincoln Homestead State Park and burned for several minutes until the Washington County  Fire Protection Association firefighters arrived on the scene.

    The Chevrolet Blazer that ignited belonged to Vickie Smith, Chesser’s granddaughter.

  • Resettling of America

    SCC Communications

    Major figures came to St. Catharine College on Saturday, April 6 to discuss environmental issues, farming, finance and what it will take to resettle America.

    The Berry Center, a non-profit organization established in 2011 to preserve the work of John M. Berry, Jr., John M. Berry, Sr., and Wendell Berry, organized the conference titled “From Unsettling to Resettling: What Will It Take to Resettle America?”

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  • WC baseball unseated in first round of All-A

    Dennis George
    Contributing Writer

    There will be a new Fifth Region Class A baseball champion this season.
    Three time defending Washington County was sent to the sidelines Monday night when they were eliminated by Green County 5-3 at Idle Hour Park.

    The visitors were able to secure the win despite being without the services of ace pitcher Brennen Milby.  The Ohio State signee was sidelined with a sore arm, and Commander coach Derek Schuler says his team responded to the news well.

  • SCC softball snaps skid, wins four

    One of the longest losing streaks in the history of St. Catharine College softball, a 10 game skid, happily came to an end last week for Holly Smith’s team. And the losing streak was replaced by a four-game winning streak as the Patriots record went to 16-18 overall.

    The Patriots began the week with four Mid-South Conference losses to Cumberland (Tenn.) and Campbellsville before sweeping visiting Union College in a non-conference doubleheader. They finished the week with a sweep at conference rival Rio Grande to go 4-4 for the week.

  • All in the Cards

    It’s the year of the Cardinal. As I sit here with 12.9 seconds left in the national title game and watch Peyton Siva sink a pair of free throws to put away Michigan for Louisville’s third championship in school history, that’s all you can really say. This was UofL’s year and there wasn’t much that was going to stop them.

    There’s no university hotter right now, honestly. They just locked up a long coveted men’s basketball title and the women’s team may be right behind them, depending on Tuesday’s result after press time.

  • Patriots hit 30-win mark again

    In his first year (2002) as baseball coach at St. Catharine College, Luther Bramblett’s Patriots won 26 games. In the 11 years since then, including the current campaign, the Bat Pats have won at least 30 games each season.

    That streak continued as Bramblett’s bunch won four of six games last week to improve to 30-13. A win over Berea on Tuesday was followed by a doubleheader sweep Wednesday at IU-Southeast. The Bat Pats the traveled to # 25 Lindsey Wilson College for a three game Mid-South Conference last weekend where they won one of three games.

  • Commanderettes crush Cards for 2-0 district start

    Washington County vs. Nelson County
    11-1 Washington County
    When: Monday, April 8
    Where: Idle Hour Park
    Key players: WCHS - Mercedes Cowherd, Hannah Coulter NCHS - Charessa Coomes.
    Game highlights: The Washington County softball team (4-4) only had one game on the week, but it was an impressive week nonetheless, as Nelson County (0-6) left Idle Hour Park with an 11-1 defeat at the hands of the Commanderettes.

  • Concert to benefit priest’s ministry in Africa

    By Randy Patrick

    The Rev. John Judie, a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville, first went to East Africa on a six-month sabbatical in 1994. Ever since, he has returned each year to the motherland to do mission work.

    “He’s been going for 18 years, so he’s got a mighty ministry going on there,” said David Kimberland, a friend and former parishioner who is organizing a concert next month in Bardstown to support Father John Judie Ministries.

  • Legislators pleased with strong finish

    By Randy Patrick

    Jimmy Higdon has been in the state legislature for a decade, and every session he’s been involved in, lawmakers have parted on the last day with harsh words and hurt feelings.

    This year it was different.

    “It’s the first time I’ve ever left with a smile on my face,” the

    Republican state senator said Thursday, two days after the end of the 2013 Regular Session.