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Today's News

  • School tax increase fails to pass

    The Washington County School Board met for a special tax hearing Friday night. The only item on the agenda was a proposed increase that would take taxes from 54.8 cents per $100 of assessed property, to 57.0 cents per $100 of property.
    Judy Spalding, finance officer for the Washington County School District, gave a presentation and said the proposed increase would generate an additional $191,075.80 next year.

  • Springfield man killed in Wednesday crash

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Fred Cornett is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Wednesday, Aug. 24, at approximately 4:25 p.m., two miles south of Springfield on KY 55.
    The collision occurred when a 1999 Toyota, being driven by Bobby C. Perry, 71, of Springfield, was traveling northbound on KY 55, crossed the center line and struck a 2008 Honda, operated by Setsuko Obata, 50, of Lebanon, head on.

  • Commanderettes fall to Bethlehem


    The Washington County High School volleyball team couldn’t get past district rival Bethlehem last week at Bethlehem.

    The Commanderettes played the Banshees nip-and-tuck for most of two sets during the Fifth Region All ‘A’ tournament in Green County last week, but eventually fell to Bethlehem in consecutive sets.
    This time, the Banshees were even sharper.
    Washington County fell 25-16, 25-8 to the home team to go 0-4 on the season.
    Commanderette head coach Anne Mudd was still high on her team after the loss.

  • Commanderettes fall to Bethlehem


    The Washington County High School volleyball team couldn’t get past district rival Bethlehem last week at Bethlehem.

    The Commanderettes played the Banshees nip-and-tuck for most of two sets during the Fifth Region All ‘A’ tournament in Green County last week, but eventually fell to Bethlehem in consecutive sets.
    This time, the Banshees were even sharper.
    Washington County fell 25-16, 25-8 to the home team to go 0-4 on the season.
    Commanderette head coach Anne Mudd was still high on her team after the loss.

  • Patriots top Mid-Continent in volleyball opener


    The St. Catharine volleyball team opened its season on Saturday with a straight-set victory over Mid-Continent University.

    The match was played at Caldwell County Middle School in Princeton, Ky.
    The Patriots got off to a slow start, with four freshmen in the starting lineup,  and let the Cougars build a 7-1 lead early in the first set.
    The young Patriots, however, would not go away, battling back to tie the set at 9-9. 

  • Patriot women’s soccer looks to take the next step


    St. Catharine College’s women’s soccer coach Paul Patton is eagerly anticipating the start of the 2011 season, and for good reason. 

    St. Catharine returns its top two goal and assists leaders in junior Krista Russell and senior Emily Caras.
    Russell led the Mid-South Conference with 21 goals and 12 assists,  with Caras adding 16 goals and 10 assists during the 2010 season.

  • SCC men’s soccer will face tough schedule this season


    All that a coach can ask of his team is to compete when they face the opposition.

    For St. Catharine College coach Tim Wolz, that should be no problem because he has seen his Patriots exhibit fierce competition in the weeks before the actual season starts.
    “The competition in practice is like nothing I have ever seen,” said Wolz, who is entering his second year with the Patriots. “Players are battling for every position, but it is healthy. They are not selfish, but competing hard for the benefit of the team.”

  • Stableford winners announced, club championship draws near


    On Aug. 21, the Lincoln Men’s Golf Club held it’s Stableford tournament. 

    Players got points for pars, birdies, and eagles.  
    Players were paid in two divisions: low gross and low net.  
    The low net winners were Ted McNeal in first place with 22 points, Fred Armstrong in second place with 21 points, and Thomas Goatley in third place with 20 points.  

  • Girls’ soccer kicks off this week


    The Washington County High School girls’ soccer team breaks new ground this season, as IT fields a varsity squad for perhaps the first time ever.

    “This is the first varsity team that we’ve had in soccer, boys or girls,” girls’ head coach Seamus Marrinan said.
    The Commanderettes are slated to play nine games, but they have not been aligned in a district and will not be participating in post season play.

  • Sports briefs


    Aug. 27
    3D archery tournament