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Today's News

  • Springfield Presbyterian celebrates history with 220th anniversary

    Springfield Presbyterian Church celebrated its 220th anniversary on Nov. 16. The church is one of the oldest churches in the area, being founded in 1788 by a colony of Scotch-Irish pioneers who also played a role in the founding of Washington County.

    The roots of the church date back to the missionary work of Rev. Terah Templin, who came to Kentucky before 1781 and acquired 600 acres of land about five miles north of Springfield. He is believed to have given the first sermon ever delivered in Kentucky.

  • Hurst inks offer with SCC golf

    SCC Sports Information

    Jordan Hurst said he considered other options when choosing where he would play his collegiate golf. But the decision was made easy for the Washington County High School senior when St. Catharine College coach Joan Rizer came calling.

    “The first offer I got was from St. Catharine and I didn’t see turning down an opportunity when it is handed to me,” said Hurst. “I like the idea of being able to play close to home and St. Catharine also has the program (surgical tech) that I want to major in.”

  • Clements found not guilty

    Local businessman and school board member Pat Clements was found not guilty of violating Washington County's social host ordinance, which prohibits adults from hosting parties or providing alcohol to minors.

    It took a Washington County jury about 10 minutes to return with a verdict of not guilty and clear Clements in the case charging him with providing alcohol to minors at a party that took place on June 6 of this year.

    The verdict was returned at approximately 4:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. See a complete story in next week's Springfield Sun.

  • Bank robbery suspect arrested

    After receiving word that a man wanted in connection with the Nov. 7 robbery of Springfield State Bank was in their city, Louisville Metro Police took the suspect into custody on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

  • Gehler makes honorable mention All Mid-South Conference team

    SCC Sports Information

    It was doubtful that Samantha Gehler would make much impact on the St. Catharine College volleyball season after suffering a high ankle sprain at the outset of the Patriots’ schedule. But, even though that injury sidelined the 5-9 freshman for nearly one-third of the season, Gehler was able to contribute in a big way once she hit the court.

  • Commanders' fall in playoffs, 52-24

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County football season came to an end Friday night in Greensburg as the Commanders fell 52-24 to Green County in the first round of district playoffs. The Commanders finish the year with a 4-7 record.

  • Lady Patriots take one of two

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College women’s basketball team didn’t really have to travel as far as some might think to play at the University of Rio Grande last weekend. The tournament was not in the southwest U.S. but instead in southeast Ohio. But when the Lady Patriots emerged with a third place finish, head coach Lena Bramblett mostly gave her team a “muy bueno”.

  • Springfield 911 dispatch center voted smoke free by city council

    You can smoke ‘em if you’ve got ‘em at the Springfield Police Department, but you’ll have to take ‘em outside.

    At a meeting held on Nov. 10, the Springfield City Council approved a motion to make the Springfield Police Department a smoke-free building.

    Previously, employees who smoked were allowed to use a small kitchen as a smoking area. Now, no one is permitted to light up inside.

  • From Left Field: The thrill-ride world of high school sports

    The thrill-ride world of high school sports

  • SCC Circle of Friends eclipses $200,000

    Even in these uncertain economic times there is one thing that remains a certainty. That is the annual support of the Washington County community for St. Catharine College. Such support was evident again Thursday night at the Washington County Circle of Friends dinner that generated $201,693 for the local school.

    “I am continually amazed by the generosity of the people in Washington County,” said Jenna Copple, Vice-President for Advancement. “Even in this tough economy they stepped up again to support these students and the college.”