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Today's News

  • Sansbury Care Center now offering rehab services

     

    The staff at the Sansbury Care Center has been looking after the needs of its residents for years. Now, the center is offering services that extend beyond its own walls, and into Washington and surrounding counties.
    Laura Livers, occupational therapist and director of Sansbury Care Center Outpatient Rehab, said the facility received its license in August to provide outpatient services. Previously, the rehab center could only work with those within Sansbury.

  • Amish family making maple syrup in Willisburg

     

    Growing up, Reuben Miller watched his grandfather make maple syrup, and he knew it was something he wanted to do some day.
    Miller and his family are members of the amish community, and they moved to Willisburg in 2010 from Zanesville, Ohio. The family farms the land around its home in northern Washington County, and Reuben builds portable storage buildings that he sells. But this year, with the weather just right, he decided to take on a project he had wanted to do since he was a young boy — making homemade maple syrup.

  • Board votes to use two spring break days for snow make-up

    After missing 14 days so far this school year due to inclement weather, the Washington County School Board members voted Monday night to have classes in session the first two days of what had been scheduled as spring break.
    Following the decision, classes will now be in session on Monday and Tuesday, April 4-5. Students will still receive three days of spring break, and there will be no classes on April 6-8.

  • School district gets $100K grant

    A $100,000 grant coming to Washington County is intended to help students be more prepared for college.
    Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday has been calling on public school superintendents and boards of education to sign a pledge to improve college and career readiness in their schools. The grant coming to Washington County should be a big step in that direction, and the local school district is one of just six in the state to receive the grant.

  • Cornhole tournament coming to Mordecai’s

    A cornhole tournament is set for Feb. 26 at Mordecai’s Restaurant in Springfield. Sign ups begin at 6:30 p.m. and play begins at 7:30 p.m. To enter, call (859) 481-2715.

  • SCC softball set to begin


    The game of softball is all about pitching.
    Very seldom do quality teams engage in slugfests, as low scoring games are generally the norm.

    With that in mind, St. Catharine College head coach Holly Smith is very optimistic about the 2011 season.  The season begins Feb. 25 at home against Asbury College.

  • Pavelich tosses a no-hitter


    An opening-season trip through Alabama and Tennessee left the St. Catharine baseball team with a 1-7 record, but Luther Bramblett’s Patriots found Edelen-Haydon Field to be just the remedy they needed.

    The Bat Pats won their home opener Friday, 11-1 over Holy Cross (Indiana), and then beat the same Saints team Saturday, 11-0.
    On Sunday, the Patriots were able to claim two more wins over Goshen College (Indiana) by scores of 5-4 and 10-0.

  • Patriots nab big win against Campbellsville


    After a tough loss to Life University (Marietta, Ga.) on Tuesday, the St. Catharine College Patriots had to regroup for a key Mid-South Conference contest on Saturday at Campbellsville University.

    It took 44 minutes and 59 seconds to claim the victory, but J.T. Burton’s bunch escaped with a 78-76 win on a tip-in by Antoine Watson with less than one second to play in overtime.

  • Yeast takes HC job at Bryan Station


    After three stops in Kentucky as an assistant coach, former University of Kentucky wide receiver Craig Yeast is moving up the ranks.

    Yeast accepted a head coaching and teaching position at Bryan Station High School in Lexington last week.
    “The Lord blessed me with the situation he wanted for me, so I’m happy about it,” Yeast said.
    The former college standout and NFL player said he’s already had a few interactions with his players at Bryan Station, and that all signs indicate things are heading in the right direction.

  • SCC basketball finishes up with two big games


    The St. Catharine College basketball teams have two remaining games on the regular-season schedule, at home Thursday and Saturday against Cumberlands and Lindsey Wilson respectively. And all of the games have post-season implications for the Patriot men and women.
    The men are currently tied for second place in the Mid-South Conference with Cumberlands at 12-4, one game behind first place Georgetown. With victories Thursday and Saturday J.T. Burton’s team can clinch a second seed in the upcoming conference tournament to be played in Frankfort March 4-6.