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Today's News

  • Jackson named men’s basketball assistant coach at SCC

    Head coach of the Patriot men’s basketball team, Joe Krupinski, has announced the hiring of Jamie Jackson as assistant coach.

  • Borkowski inks free agent deal with Atlanta Braves

    Steven Borkowski became the second player from the 2015 Patriot Baseball team to sign a Major League Baseball contract when he signed a free-agent deal with the Atlanta Braves.  

    It wasn’t that long ago when former Patriot Baseball pitcher John Werner was drafted in the 32nd round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Texas Rangers. Borkowski joins his teammate as the second from last year’s squad and the fourth from the Mid-South Conference.

  • It just runs in the family

    The family that runs together stays together.

    That’s one way to put it when you’re talking about Sheila and Tobe Yankey, along with their daughter, Claudette Herald.

    Recently, the three of them ran in The Great Buffalo Chase 5k in Frankfort. That’s where each placed second in their age division. In fact, the three of them have run as a group in a couple of 5ks during the last two months.  

    It should come as no surprise because running has been in the family’s blood for years.

  • Sagrecy and Shelton reel in first

    Trevor Sagrecy and Michael Shelton traveled to compete against Taylor and Marion counties in a bass fishing tournament.

    And they won first place.

    According to Tim Messer, Washington County High School’s bass fishing coach, Sagrecy and Shelton beat out 12 other boats in the tourney with a combined catch of 9.65 pounds.

  • Girls prepare for long season ahead

    As the summer months begin to warm up, so does the Washington County High School gym.
    That’s because the Washington County Commanderettes volleyball team has begun its training for the fall season under the leadership of first-year head coach Casey Mudd.  

    “I am excited,” Mudd said. “I’ve got just a really really good group of girls.”

    Mudd, who was an assistant coach for the last three years, said the team has lost a lot of experience but will still be leaving its mark in the district this year.

  • Lincoln Homestead captures win in 17th annual President’s Cup

    Springfield’s Lincoln Homestead Country Club got its revenge on Lebanon Country Club in this past weekend’s President’s Cup, avenging last year’s defeat.

    Lebanon tied the all-time series between the clubs with its win in 2014, but Lincoln Homestead has once again regained the advantage in the matchup, now leading 9-8 after clinching the victory on Sunday.

  • McCoy travels to Russia

    It’s not very often that someone gets the opportunity to travel to Russia and train with some of the best wrestlers in the world, but in Tyler McCoy’s case, it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.

    McCoy becomes the third St. Catharine wrestler to travel to Russia. It was just last December that Garrett Harding and Daniel Reed had the chance to travel to Russia and train with the best in the world.

  • Simpson takes awards

    On June 30, Hannah Simpson shot 189 out of 200 singles targets and won the medal for Academics, Integrity & Marksmanship High Junior Ladies Champion.

    Along with the AIM award, she won the Scholastic Clay Target Program trophy for Lady High Score using her total scored in singles.

  • All-Stars fall in title game

    All good things must come to an end, and on Monday night, a great baseball seaon for Washington County’s 11-12-year-old all-stars wrapped up in Columbia.

    With a trip to the Little League state tournament on the line, Washington County entered the District 5 championship with a perfect 11-0 record, needing only to defeat Glasgow to reach the state tournament.

    One win would send Washington County to state, but Glasgow, coming out of the losers’ bracket of the tournament, would have to win two games to get there.

  • Unemployment down in Washington County

    Washington County Fiscal Court met for the last time in the month of June last week.
    Daniel Carney came before the court with some good news – unemployment is down.
    The news came during Carney’s SWEDA report.

    “Kentucky’s finally risen above pre-recession levels of unemployment,” Carney said.

    As of April, Washington County’s unemployment level was at 4 percent.
    Two years ago, Carney said the county was at 7 1/2 percent, and in 2009, the County was at 13 percent.