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Today's News

  • Scifres looks back on first year as WC volleyball coach

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Curt Scifres describes his first year as the head volleyball coach at Washington County High School as one where he learned as much as his players.

    “There were some adjustments on both sides,” said Scifres. “I’m pretty aggressive, and the girls responded in a good way. I saw they needed a little more encouragement and I got after them a little bit. Overall, I learned from them and they learned from me, not just the game, but life skills.”

  • Commanderettes fight cancer, beat Taylor Co.

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderette volleyball team raised $500 toward breast cancer research last Tuesday with a Dig for a Cure game. During the game, the team held a silent auction for a volleyball signed by the team and held several other contests.

    While the team was finding success off the court, it also came up a winner on the court as the Commanderettes beat Taylor County in three games to win, 2-1 (25-9, 12-25, 25-22).

  • Social news and events

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    Spalding-Lee

    Marissa Danielle Spalding and Martin Brandon Lee

    Kevin and Jill Spalding of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Marissa Danielle Spalding, to Martin Brandon Lee, son of Gordon Lee of Shepherdsville, and Brenda and Tony Hutchins of Fredericktown. Her grandparents are Tommy and Julie Noel of Springfield, Pat and Bonnie Spalding of Springfield, and Shirley and Carol Knopp of Lebanon.

    His grandparents are Lyda Lee, and the late Earl Lee, and Thelma Pierce.

  • Busy intersection will have turn lanes

    A Washington County intersection that has seen its share of accidents is about to undergo a much-needed change.

    In an announcement from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Wednesday, Secretary Michael W. Hancock said turn lanes will be installed at the intersection of KY 555 and KY 528, which is the intersection near the Parkview Shopping Center in Springfield.

    According to Patty Dunaway, chief district engineer of District 4 in Elizabethtown, the new turn lanes will be added with money available from the state.

  • The sky is the limit for local skydiving group

    Washington County might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of skydiving, but it’s a great location, according to Bill Harned, owner of Jumping for Fun Skydiving.

    “Actually, this is the perfect location,” said Harned. “About a year ago, I told people I was thinking of opening up a place to do skydiving. I talked to the airport board, and they had some difficulties with someone close to three years ago and they didn’t want anymore skydiving there.”

  • Commanders still perfect

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    They say defense wins ball games, and there has never been better evidence of that than the last two Washington County football games. After beating Marion County 3-0 on Sept. 24, the Commanders earned their second straight shutout against Bethlehem Friday night, blanking the Eagles 30-0. The win puts WC at 6-0 on the season.

  • St. Catharine Fall Basketball Camp

    St. Catharine College will be hosting a Fall Break Basketball Camp Oct. 7 and 8 for young men in grades six through 12. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon each morning.

    Players will receive instruction in all parts of the game from St. Catharine head coach J.T. Burton, the Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year, plus the Patriot staff and players.

    For more information on cost or to register for the camp, call (502) 599-8471.

  • 4-H: Learning by doing

    October 3-9 is National 4-H Week.  

    4-H is one of the largest youth development programs in America with more than 6.5 million young people, ages 9-19, and 540,000 youth and adult volunteers.  

  • School test scores show improvement

    The Washington County School District received its own report card recently in the form of state test scores in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and American College Testing (ACT) scores.

    Of the county’s four schools, all did well on the No Child Left Behind testing. As a district, Washington County met 13 of 13 goals.

    Superintendent of Washington County Schools Robin Cochran said she is pleased with the results.

  • Celebrate agritourism month

    When many of Kentucky’s early agritourism entrepreneurs began opening up their farms to visitors, there wasn’t a name for the experience they provided the public. “When we began entertaining people on the farm with hay rides and other activities in the early 80’s we didn’t call it agritourism,” said Bill Jackson, owner of Jackson’s Orchard in Warren County.