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Today's News

  • Bat Pats conference opener is Friday

    SCC Sports Information

    In a busy week of college baseball, it was very easy to pick out the highlight for the St. Catharine College Patriots. That came Wednesday when Luther Bramblett’s team traveled to Southeast Missouri State and left with an 11-9 victory. It was the first time the Bat Pats had ever faced a NCAA Division I opponent and, as sweet as the win was, Bramblett says it comes with possible repercussions.

  • Register for 4-H camp; Celebration is March 21

    Even though you may not have put away your winter coat for good, the recent spell of warm weather has most of us dreaming about spring and summer.  For many 4-H members, myself included, the thought of summer camp is already on our minds.  Plans for Washington County’s 2009 4-H camping session has already begun and this week, our camping group that consists of Meade, LaRue, Taylor, Russell and Washington Counties will meet for the second camp planning session.  

  • County crews continue cleanup

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Despite a new contractor hired by the state to clean storm debris along roads, the Washington County Fiscal Court has decided to continue the use of the county road department to cleanup along county roads.

  • From Left Field

    Outside looking in

    It’s not easy being a sports fan and a sports writer at the same time. I’m a die-hard baseball fan, and it’s been a little frustrating the past couple weeks while I cover two baseball teams and two softball teams.

  • Filiatreau plays her finale for Georgetown

    Katie Filiatreau played her final game as a Lady Tiger Saturday in Frankfort. Georgetown College finished the 2008-09 campaign with a 63-44 loss to Campbellsville in the Mid-South Conference semi-finals on Saturday. Filiatreau scored 305 points in 32 games for an average of 9.53 points per game during her final season at Georgetown. Filiatreau played for the Washington County Commanderettes from her sixth grade year in 1998 through her senior season of 2005 and accompanied the team to two state tournaments.

  • Goatleys playing for a cause

    Lee and Jane Goatley recently participated with over 1,500 schools and organizations united in the fight against breast cancer by playing in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Pink Zone Feb. 13-22.

    Lee’s Westminster College team, from Fulton, Mo., wore pink socks & shoelaces for their Breast Cancer Awareness game Feb. 9th vs. MacMurray. (Westminster won 79-64). She helped organize the event and they blew up 60 pink balloons to decorate the gym. All proceeds went to the WBCA Foundation.

  • WC softball hits the practice field

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The spring-like weather late last week afforded the Washington County Commanderettes softball team a chance to get outside and practice on the field. The atmosphere was one of fun, but also hard work, as the squad was put through their paces by head coach Christy Baker.

  • Grand jury indicts three

    A Washington County grand jury returned indictments against three people on Thursday, Feb. 8.

    Douglas Francis Brady, 39, of Stanford, was charged with nine counts of possession of a forged instrument in the second degree (a Class D felony) and one count of being a persistent felony offender.

    According to court records, Brady possessed forged checks in Washington and Marion counties, including $330 worth of checks to Sav-A-Lot and Fast Food in Springfield, for which he paid restitution.

  • Know dead animal rules on the farm

    This unfortunate but very real part of farming topic comes up far too often, even Frankfort is paying attention now to what should be done in the farming communities.  I thought you would be interested in this recent article from the College of Ag.

    Know the rules for handling animal losses on the farm

  • SCC’s Jones is national Player of the Week

    SCC Sport Information

    No baseball player in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association had a better week than St. Catharine College first baseman Patrick Jones, and that distinction garnered the junior from Henry Clay High School Player of the Week honors last week in the USCAA.

    “He is off to a good start for us,” said St. Catharine coach Luther Bramblett. “He is seeing a lot of breaking balls, but he is doing a good job of laying off of those and getting ahead in the count.”