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Today's News

  • Mock accident enforces seriousness of drunk driving

    It’s a tough lesson to learn, but a group of Washington County High School seniors decided to try to get the message across to their classmates that drinking and driving can be deadly.

    Students from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) organization at the high school hosted a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) event at the school on Friday to enforce the seriousness of drinking and driving. Nicole Wheatley, Nikki Bartley and Jessica Lewis are three seniors behind the effort. Wheatley said she thinks the event was effective.

  • Commanderettes get tough

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes volleyball team has been a force to be reckoned with lately, with a 2-1 win over Bethlehem on Sept. 23 for its third consecutive win. The match against the Banshees was the first of three straight district matches for the Commanderettes as they looked to gain ground on district leader Nelson County, which they would meet later in the week.

  • From Left Field: Going, going, let's go to the replay!

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

  • Pellet gun found at WCHS

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Two Washington County male juveniles have been suspended from school and face felony charges in connection with an incident that happened Sept. 25 at Washington County High School.

    A male student allegedly brought a pellet gun to the high school in a book bag and placed it in his locker, according to WCHS Principal Leon Smith.

  • St. Catharine soccer wins one, drops three

    SCC Sports Information

    It was a tough week for St. Catharine College soccer as the men’s and women’s varsity teams combined for a 1-3 record. Two of those losses came Saturday as the Patriots entered Mid-South Conference competition for the first time, dropping decisions to West Virginia Tech. Earlier in the week the women’s team lost at St. Mary of the Woods College (Indiana) but the men won in impressive fashion at Ohio Christian.

  • Stop by 4-H booth at festival

    4-H youth from across the nation will be “Keeping It Green” as they celebrate 2008 National 4-H Week, Oct. 5-11. The theme is to help raise awareness about environmental issues and to encourage youth to initiate environmental projects that make a positive difference in their communities. Many Washington County youth over the next year will engage in learning about the environment and how they can work together as catalysts for positive change.

  • County owed thousands in unpaid EMS fees

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    According to Washington County EMS Director Mark Hale, the county is owed thousands of dollars in unpaid EMS service fees. Hale addressed the Washington County Fiscal Court on Sept 26 to see how the county could collect the money owed.

    “We currently have $23,500 that is in the collection process,” said Hale. “That’s just covering from July 2007 to now. These are bills owed as far back as 2005 and 2006.”

  • Commanders no match for hungry Tigers

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    A combination of mistakes on special teams and a lack of size on defense resulted in the Washington County Commanders’ fourth straight defeat as they lost 58-45 to the Bardstown Tigers on Friday night in Springfield.

    “If you take four or five plays out of the game, it would have been a different ball game,” said WC head football coach Mark Perry. “We’ve got to eliminate those mistakes.”

  • Log cabin fever

    James Roberts

    Landmark News Service

    Think life-sized Lincoln Logs. That’s how Andy Mills describes his job of tearing down and rebuilding antique cabins.

    Mills, who owns and operates American Antique Cabin Co. in Springfield, spent last week single-handedly rebuilding an early 1800s-era cabin on the Jacob Hiestand House Museum property in Campbellsville.

  • Plant hardy bulbs now

    You may have to have a back hoe or a tractor-ran posthole digger to do this, but it is time to plant fall bulbs. With the persistent drought and hard earth it seems almost light years away that spring weather and rains will return in a few months. If you want that beautiful spring garden with tulips, daffodils, crocus and hyacinths, etc. now is the time to start planting.