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Today's News

  • Sports briefs

    Soccer league

    The YMCA youth soccer league will begin May 7 through June 11. 

    It’s not too late to sign up!  
    We are still in need of coaches for the league.  If you are interested in being a coach, we are hosting a coaching clinic on April 9 at the WC Extension Office at 1 p.m., or call Nicole Myers at (859) 481-2182.  
    All parents will be notified soon of their childs team placement and coaches information.

  • Bellarmine’s Coomer takes reins of new SCC tennis program


    Jim Coomer has come on board as the new coach of the newest sport to be offered at St. Catharine – men’s and women’s tennis.

    St. Catharine is not new to Coomer who currently is finishing the season as assistant women’s coach at Bellarmine University.

  • Willisburg makes history

    It’s a city with a population of just over 300 people, but Willisburg definitely has some growth in its future.
    Willisburg was chartered in 1836, and only recently celebrated the election of not only the first female mayor in the history of Willisburg, but all of Washington County. On Wednesday, the city took another step as it opened its first city hall, despite having established a city government in 1967.

  • Former Patriot joins Mariners roster

    Former St. Catharine College hurler Josh Lueke became the first Patriot to wear a Major League Baseball uniform when the 2011 season began. 

    Lueke is a member of the Seattle Mariners and will pitch out of their bullpen.  
    He is the first player under coach Luther Bramblett to make a big-league squad.
    While at St. Catharine, Lueke was a first team NJCAA All-American, and had a 0.25 ERA in 71 innings with 84 Ks in 2006.  
    For his career, he had a 1.01 ERA with 141 Ks in 134 innings pitched.  

  • Tennis teams looking to turn it around


    Both Washington County tennis teams are off to a slow start, but look to turn things around starting April 12.

    “We’ve had a tough season so far, but new players such as Jessica Brady and David Haydon are learning quickly and playing surprisingly well for their first year,” tennis head coach Aaron Dugger said.
    On Friday, the Commanders played a boys-only match at Anderson County.
    In number one singles action, Tyler Beam lost 8-0 in pro sets.
    In number two singles, Steven Royalty lost 8-4.

  • SCC continues action


    The St. Catharine College baseball team went on a five-game winning streak last week, beating West Virginia Tech in four of those outings.

    The Patriots  beat 14th ranked Union College to begin the streak.
    All of those wins came at home.
    The Patriots softball team had similar luck, earning a two-game win streak.
    They beat Midway College in a doubleheader on March 31 at home.
    Both teams continue play this week.
     

  • Hill heads to Houston


    There is one dude in Washington County that I am very, very jealous of.

    I try to keep things objective over here on the sports desk, but I can’t help acting like a University of Kentucky homer.
    When I found out on Friday afternoon that Kevin Hill of Alltech had won a free ticket to the Final Four in Houston, I was a pretty jealous guy.
    Then I found out he’d won an all-expenses paid trip, including a ride on the company private jet.
    Not a bad way to travel, I suppose.

  • Commanders nab win before heading south


    The Washington County High School baseball team nabbed a 6-0 win against Bell County (1-5) on Friday night, hours before they boarded a bus for Florida.

    The Commanders (6-3) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first and cruised the rest of the way.
    Complete results from that game will be in next week’s edition.
    While in Florida, the Commanders dropped a 12-1 decision to Allen County-Scottsville (5-0).
    Complete results from that game will also be in next week’s edition.

  • WC girls keep rolling


    Washington County vs. Casey County

    Score: 8-4 Washington County
    When: Friday, April 4
    Where: Idle Hour Park

    Game highlights: A big comeback on Friday at Idle Hour Park would send the Commanderettes (5-2) softball squad into spring break smiling.
    Trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the sixth, Washington County reeled off seven runs and batted around to go up 8-4 against Casey County.

  • Now is the time to plant asparagus

    One of the first true signs that spring is here is that first mess of asparagus, and it has finally emerged from its cold winter nap.  If you haven’t checked your bed yet, do so soon or you might lose your first picking.  If you would like to start a bed of asparagus, now is the time to plant.