Today's News

  • SCC softball gains “Mo” with three straight wins

    The week didn’t start well for Holly Smith’s St. Catharine College softball team. The Patriots were swept Tuesday in a Mid-South Conference doubleheader at Shawnee State. They then lost the opener of Saturday’s twin bill at home against MSC rival West Virginia Tech.

    But then the hits just kept coming as they beat West Virginia Tech in Saturday’s second game and swept a doubleheader Sunday against visiting Oakland City University. In those final three games the Patriots scored 45 runs.

  • Check the water

    Someone check the water, there must be something in it.

    It appears that coaches who drink the local water are enjoying remarkable success.
    Donnie Tyndall, now the head men’s basketball coach at Morehead State University, pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the NCAA tournament when the Eagles beat Louisville in the opening round (the real first round, not the “second round”).
    Tyndall served as the head coach at St. Catharine during the 1996-97 season.

  • Patriot basketball holds 4-0 record against national champions

    The old axiom in athletics is that it is hard to beat a good team three times in one season. And while, indeed, it is hard to hit that trifecta, how hard must it be to watch the team you’ve owned thrice win a national championship.

    Such a scenario became a reality this year when Pikeville, an at-large team from the Mid-South Conference, won the NAIA National Championship in Kansas City. St. Catharine College beat the Bears twice in the regular season and also in the conference tournament semifinals.

  • Commanderettes nab a district win against NC

    The Commanderettes knocked off Fort Knox (1-1) on Monday night at Idle Hour Park.
    Check back next week for stats and quotes from head coach Leonard Abell.

    Washington County vs. Nelson County
    8-1 Washington County
    When: Friday, March 25
    Where: Nelson County
    Key players: Jaclyn Kelty, Olivia Thompson, Zana Yocum, Hannah Simms, Linda Libby

  • Commanders go 4-2, start season strong

    Washington County lost to Green County 15-6 on Monday night at home. Check back next week for stats and quotes from that game.

    Washington County vs. Adair County
    When: Saturday, March 26
    Where: Adair County
    Game highlights: The Indians and the Commanders battled to a scoreless tie after five innings of play.
    The game was called on account of rain, and will be recorded as a tie.

    Washington County vs. Hart County

  • Cub Scout Pack 429 holds Pinewood Derby

    Members of Springfield’s Cub Scout Pack 429 participated in the annual Pinewood Derby Saturday afternoon at the River of Life Church. Scouts watched as two cars zoomed by on the wooden track. The top three finishers were Keith Vanover (1st place); Tyler Ashlock (2nd place); and Karson Vanover (3rd place).

  • Hydrants could be huge for local insurance rates


    They stand about 2 feet tall, but hydrants could be a huge issue for helping many Washington County residents get a lower fire rating, and lower insurance rates. They could also be the reason local fire ratings increase, and insurance rates skyrocket, according to members of the Washington County Fire Committee.

  • Fast Food convenience store property sold


    The property that was home to the Fast Food convenience store has sold. A deed in the Washington County Clerk’s office indicates that the sell was completed on March 23, 2011, and the old store location was bought by Newcomb Oil Company of Bardstown for a total of $425,000 from Haydon Coal and Oil.

  • Project Lifesaver rolls out

    The Washington County Emergency Management department is rolling out a new program just in time for Autism Awareness Month.
    Project Lifesaver, which helps caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients and autistic children, is now available for county residents.
    Kevin Devine, the county’s emergency management director, said anyone interested in the program can now sign up to use the technology.

  • Sunday wine sales pass; ordinance to get second reading

    Horshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery is one step closer to being allowed to sell wine on Sundays.
    However, if the ordinance passes, it will only effect wine sold at wineries.