Today's News

  • Generals fight off Patriots in middle school basketball action

    In middle school basketball action on Monday night North Washington took on Washington County Middle School. In 6th grade action the WCMS Generals defeated the North Washington Patriots 23-18. In 8th grade action the Patriots fell to the Generals 50-20.

  • Project empowers farm women
  • Help Kentucky's hungry this holiday season

    There are so many things happening around the holidays that we often times get carried away and overwhelmed with our own world and forget about those in need. Unfortunately, some families and individuals in Kentucky do not know where their next meal is coming from, much less Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Since the holidays are a time of giving, those of us that can, should take time from our busy lives to share our blessings with Kentuckians in need this holiday season.

  • Now is the time to winterize strawberry plants

    Perhaps the last garden chore of the season is tucking in the strawberry planting for winter. Strawberry plants have already set their buds for next spring’s flowers and the crop can be lost unless you protect them from harsh winter conditions. A fully dormant strawberry plant’s flower buds can be damaged at temperatures below 15 deg. F.

    In addition to flower bud damage, the alternate freezing and thawing of the soil that commonly occurs in winter and early spring can cause plant roots to break and the plants to be heaved right out of the ground.

  • Lady Pats endure killer weekend on hardwood

    SCC Sports Information

    It didn’t take long for Lena Bramblett’s women’s basketball team to rack up two wins as they edged Berea 104-102 in the season opener (see last week’s Sun) and then bettered visiting Union College 87-79 last Tuesday.

  • 4-H Clubs meet; Quilting workshop to be held

    Two 4-H Project Clubs have been busy recognizing their members for outstanding achievements for the 2008 project year.

    Last week, the picture of the 4-H Sharpshooters ran in The Springfield Sun and this week, the 4-H Young Riders picture will be included.

  • Commanders rout Bears 45-7 on senior night

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders finished the regular season at home on Friday night with a decisive 45-7 thumping of Spencer County. WC finishes the season at 4-6 and now prepares for the second season with a first-round playoff game at Green County on Friday night.

    The Commander offense was firing on all cylinders as it has all year, but if there was ever a time for the WC defense to step up and have a great game, it was now – and that’s just what they did.

  • EMS to stop making "free house calls"

    Washington County EMS is tired of making free house calls with the cost going to county taxpayers. Director Mark Hale said at a Washington County Fiscal Court meeting on Monday that something needs to be done.

    “Too many people are abusing the system,” said Hale. “We get some calls where people just want us to pick somebody up off the floor.”

    Effective immediately, after two courtesy calls for medical assistance, the patient will be charged $100 for each trip thereafter if no transport is needed.

  • Patriots looking for first W

    SCC Sports Information

    St. Catharine College coach J.T. Burton has coached four games at the collegiate level. And the first year mentor of the Patriots is still looking for that initial win.