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Today's News

  • Sheriff introduces new deputy to fiscal court

    Listen up Washington County, there’s a new deputy sheriff in town, and her name is Sue Mudd. The name should sound familiar because Mudd previously served on the Springfield Police Department. Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley told the Washington County Fiscal Court of the new hire at the  court’s meeting Monday.

  • Patriot softball starts season at 3-5

    SCC Sports Information

    Now that the wintry weather has finally subsided, the St. Catharine College softball team finally has been able to play. And play they did last week with eight games in six days. Holly Smith’s team was on the winning side of three of those games as the Patriots finished week one of the season at 3-5.

  • St. Dominic opens new gym, community center

    This marks the 80th year that St. Dominic School has been open in Springfield, and the school has never had a gymnasium. Until now.

    The school’s new gymnasium and community center officially opened Thursday night with a girls’ volleyball game between St. Dominic and Washington County Middle School.  St. Dominic Principal Pam Breunig and Father Culpepper “Father Pepper” Elliott said they couldn’t be more proud of the new facility.

  • Patriots fall short in tourney semi; Burton named Coach of the Year

    SCC Sports Information

    You didn’t have to be at Friday’s Mid-South Conference Tournament semi-final in Frankfort to figure out what led the Campbellsville Tigers to a 68-62 win over the St. Catharine College Patriots. Just look at the final stats sheet and the 9-13 statistic will jump off the page.

  • Patriot women end season in tournament opener

    SCC Sports Information

    One old adage around the coaching profession is that the breaks will generally even themselves out. That is, after a string of bad luck that may involve injuries, close losses and other misfortune, the positive side of the ledger will surface somewhere down the road.

  • Livestock judging clinic is March 13

    An upcoming opportunity for 4-Her’s interested in livestock is the 4-H livestock judging program.  In this project, 4-H members learn how to judge cattle, sheep and hogs.  

    The first clinic and contest will be the Washington County Invitational Livestock Judging Clinic and Contest held on Saturday, March 13 at the Washington County Livestock Center.  

    Any 4-H member interested in participating will need to complete the February 22 training at the Washington County Extension office from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  

  • St. Dominic to host first official event at new facility

    The new St. Dominic gymnasium and community center will host its first official event tonight as the St. Dominic volleyball teams welcome the Washington County Middle School Lady Generals to their new facility. WCMS is also in the midst of its first-ever volleyball season. The first game will be played at 6 p.m. between the sixth and seventh-grade teams, with the eighth-grade game to follow around 7 p.m.

    See a complete story about the new facility in next week's Springfield Sun!

  • Moles are not as slow as you think

    Did you know that the eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus), so prevalent in Kentucky lawns, gardens and pastures, is not a rodent?  The mole belongs to the order of mammals called Insectivores, the insect eaters.  Their food is chiefly earthworms, but they also feed on grubs, ants, beetles, slugs, snails, spiders, and centipedes etc.  In other words, to control moles by removing their food source, you would need an almost sterile soil.  The mole seldom eats vegetable matter but causes its damage by uprooting turf, vegetables or other plants.

  • Commanders’ season ends with first-round 60-36 loss to Cards

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    When the opening round of the 19th District tournament started last Wednesday at Bethlehem High School in Bardstown, Nelson County came in as the top seed with a 6-1 district record and a 17-8 overall mark. But costly turnovers by the Washington County Commanders only served to aid the Cards in a decisive 60-36 first-round win. For Nelson County, they would go on to knock off Bardstown for the district championship, 66-41.

  • WC girls fall to Lady Tigers in district first round

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Going into the opening round of the 19th District Tournament last Tuesday, the Washington County Commanderettes were even against the Bardstown Lady Tigers, splitting a pair of games during the regular season. Both teams took advantage of their home court as Bardstown won the first battle 36-23 at home, while WC returned the favor in Springfield, beating the Lady Tigers 54-49 in the second contest. The tie-breaker just happened to be a first-round matchup in district tournament play at Bethlehem High School.