Today's News

  • Camp Calvary to host archery shoot

    Camp Calvary, located near Willisburg, will host a 3D Archery Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m.

    Trophies will be awarded in men’s Open Class, Hunter and Traditional classes and youth Hunter and Genesis classes for archers 16-and-under. Trophies will also be awarded in a women’s class, with open, hunter and traditional combined.

    The registration fee will cover lunch. Door prizes include a trail cam and gift cards.

    For more information, contact Rusty Ruble at 502-600-1020 or rkruble@insightbb.com.

  • Blake Hoppes registration

    The Blake Hoppes Youth Football League will be holding registration for the 2013 season Aug. 2-4 in the Washington County High School weight room.

    Leagues will be broken down into three age groups: kindergarten through second grade, third through fourth grade and fifth through sixth grade. All leagues will be tackle with full pads. All equipment will be provided.

  • SCC volleyball team works with WCHS

    The St. Catharine College Lady Patriots continued their never ending summer of camps last week by making their way into the Washington County High School gymnasium to work with the Commanderettes.

    “We have to make the volleyball girls in our community feel like they are a part of our program, and what better way to do that than to dig in and work with them,” said Patriot Head Coach Jason McDannold.

    The Patriots spent morning sessions with the Commanderettes last week and concluded their camp on Friday.

  • Carey on All-America quest

    Stephanie Carey has taken great strides since joining the University of Kentucky shotgun team, and heading into her senior year, she’s set her sights higher than ever.

    Carey, now the president of the UK shotgun team, has taken her dedication to a new level this summer. She said has already competed in more shoots than she can keep count of, and she’s been bringing back positive results to show for effort.

    Carey is on a mission to be named an All-American and she wasted no time knocking out the requirements.

  • Springfield golfers bring home President’s Cup

    After spending the last two years in Lebanon, the President’s Cup is headed back to Springfield following Lincoln Country Club’s win this past weekend. The victory secured not only bragging rights until next year’s rematch, but also put Springfield back on top of the all-time series at 8-7 in the event’s 15th year.

    The Springfield side came away with a 16.5-13.5 victory, which included taking eight of the 12 available points in singles play on the second and final day of the event on Sunday.

  • Taking on a new challenge

    One of the greatest aspects of college life is having the opportunity to take on new challenges.

    That’s exactly what St. Catharine College senior and Washington County native Rachel Griffitts did when she spent the month of June on the Greek island of Kefalonia working on an internship with Wildlife Sense, a conservation group based on the island.

    The internship, which focused on the conservation of loggerhead sea turtles around Greece, gave the biology major a chance to learn more about a specific area that she’s particularly interested in.

  • Calvary Campers complete relief mission

    In 1960, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Coulter, members of the Willisburg Christian Church, donated 26 acres of land to be used as a spiritual camp for kids. The first group of 86 campers arrived in the summer of 1963 and learned about the teachings of Jesus Christ. Since those early days, the camp has expanded to more than 400 acres. Dormitories, meeting halls and a covered pavilion have been built. Last year, more than 1,200 campers attended events at Camp Calvary.

  • Navy vet charts course for St. Catharine's future
  • High school building project on schedule

    Construction of a new Washington County High School building began in May 2012 and is expected to be complete by March 2014. The $17 million project is currently on-schedule and on-budget.

    Kelly Ives, with Lexington-based Ross Tarrant Architects, is the project manager. During Monday evening’s Washington County Board of Education meeting, Ives provided an update on the project status.

  • News briefs


    Who Are You?

    “Who Are You?” will be presented at the Washington County Public Library on Wednesday, July 24 at 1 p.m. for the Tween/Teen Summer Reading Program. There will be palm reading and find out what the stars have ahead for you. Ages 8-17. Registration required. Call 336-7655 for more information.


    Summer Reading Finale