Today's News

  • Economic development coalition wins KU award

    People across the state now know about an organization in Central Kentucky that has been working to grow the region’s economy for nearly two years. 

    At the recent spring conference of the Kentucky Association for Economic Development  (KAED) in Shelbyville, the Bluegrass South Regional Economic Development Coalition  became the most recent winner of the LG&E and KU Community Award for Innovation.

  • Head of “state”

    When it comes to serving others, one Washington County High School student has won the approval of people across the state.

    Katie Cambron, a junior, was elected as the state president of the Family Career and Community Leaders of America service organization during the state convention recently.
    “I knew after the end of my junior year that I wanted to run for state office,” Cambron said.
    She assumed the duties of president on April 1.

  • Sports briefs

    June 13-15
    Baseball camp

    The Washington County High School baseball team coaching staff recently announced the dates for the 2011 summer camp.
    The camp will take place from June 13 to June 15, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Tom Bystrek Field in Idle Hour Park each day.
    Any child entering first grade through eighth grade is welcome to attend.
    Campers need to only bring a glove.

  • Pats earn all-conference

    Five St. Catharine College baseball players were named to the All Mid-South Conference teams at the annual banquet Friday at Campbellsville University.

    Three  Bat Pats were selected to the first team, and two were named honorable mention. Seven Patriots were named to the Academic All-Conference team.
    Carlos Hernandez (Fresno, CA) was named to the first team as an outfielder. 
    He received the most votes among the outfielders, and received a vote for MSC Player of the Year. 

  • Paddock named all-conference

    St. Catharine College first baseman Justine Paddock was named first team All Mid-South Conference at the conference banquet held Thursday in Danville.

    The senior from Louisville Southern High School batted .454 with four home runs and 41 RBI’s this season.
    Four Patriots were named to the Academic All-Conference team, which recognizes those with a 3.25 average who are sophomores or above. Hagan Goldey, Courtney McHolan, Kasie Prather and Chelcie Rein received that recognition.

  • Pats compete in MSC track and field


    The St. Catharine College track teams traveled Saturday to the University of Rio Grande to compete in the Mid-South Conference track and field championships.

  • Patriot softball season ends with two tournament losses

    The St. Catharine College softball season ended with two losses Friday at the Mid-South Conference Tournament at Millennium Park in Danville.

    According to head coach Holly Smith, the final two setbacks were typical of the entire 2011 season.
    “We actually played as well in those two games as we have all year,” said Smith whose Patriots completed the season at 15-28. “But just as it has been all year, we had a couple of mistakes that cost us. But we were competitive.”

  • Patriots still alive in conference

    The St. Catharine College baseball team (31-25-1) opened the Mid-South Conference tournament Friday at Campbellsville University with a big 9-3 win over the host Tigers, who came in as the number one seed.

    They followed that with an exciting 8-7 comeback victory Saturday against the University of the Cumberlands, en route to the winner’s bracket final. Sunday they fell to Shawnee State 8-4.

  • The rookie has arrived

    Webster needs to add a new word to next year’s dictionary.

    I’ve always heard that the arrival of a newborn brings sleep deprivation to a household.
    Folks, sleep deprivation doesn’t touch the state I’m in.
    In my farewell column at my last job, I announced that my wife and I would soon be drafting a rookie.
    After nine months of being extra nice to my wife (sorry honey, that was a limited warranty), the rookie has arrived.

  • Track team puts in busy week

    Despite the nasty weather, the Washington County High School track team was able to compete in two meets last week.

    On Thursday, the team participated in an all-comers meet at Marion County High School.
    The girls’ team finished fifth out of five teams with a total of 32 points, while the boys’ team finished third out of five teams with 39 points.
    Moriah Hourigan finished second in the 100-meter dash, with a time of 13.44 seconds. Shay Yocum finished fourth in the event at 13.62.