Today's News

  • Local companies get good news from Japan


  • WCHS to host college fair Thursday

    March is “Go to College Month” at Washington County High School, and principal Paul Terrell is working to get his students, as well as future high school students, ready for college and post secondary education. To help with that process, the high school will host a college fair Thursday at 6-7:30 p.m. in the WCHS gymnasium.

  • Drilling tests potential new high school sites


  • Sports briefs

    March 25-26
    Youth league sign-ups

    All youth league sign-ups (Little League baseball, softball, coach pitch and t-ball) will be held at Idle Hour Park on Friday, March 25 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Children ages four through 12 may sign up.
    Cost is $40 for one child, $70 for two, $90 for three and $110 for four.
    All fees are due at the time of sign-up.
    Every child that will play must sign up.
    This is the absolute last time to sign up.
    No phone calls.

  • Bat Pats record goes to .500 after 2-4 week

    The St. Catharine College baseball team has been used to scoring runs in bunches over the last few years, but the Bat Pats have had a more difficult time this season denting home plate.

    That was evident last week as St. Catharine, now 16-16-1 overall, scored 24 runs over six games while posting a 2-4 slate.
    The six-game home stand started last Wednesday with a split against Oakland City.
    The Mighty Oaks (10-2)rebounded from a 5-2 loss in the opener to gain a split with a 6-1 win in the nightcap.

  • Patriot softball notches two big victories

    The St. Catharine College softball team won only two of seven games last week, but those two wins were historical for head coach Holly Smith.

    Wednesday the Patriots split a doubleheader at home against Union College, and Thursday they gained a split at Mid-South Conference rival Campbellsville.
    It was Smith’s first wins over those perennial powers in her seven-year coaching career at St. Catharine.

  • Patriots fall to Lions in tourney opener; two MSC teams in NAIA Final Four

    The St. Catharine College Patriots were well aware that if the opening round of the NAIA National Tournament became a free-throw contest, it could not result in a favorable outcome.

    Wednesday’s game was, indeed, decided at the charity stripe – and the outcome was most disappointing for J.T. Burton’s team.
    The Lindenwood Lions (29-5) came into the game in Kansas City as the nation’s top-ranked free-throw shooters at 74 percent.

  • State champion coach has Springfield roots

    When the confetti fell on Rockcastle County girls’ basketball assistant coach Ken Mattingly’s shoulders on March 12, his parents were likely very proud.

    After several seasons on the sidelines as an assistant at Rockcastle County, Mattingly was able to experience a state championship for the first time when his team beat DuPont Manual in the finals at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.
    The coach, whose parents are Buck and Emily Mattingly of Springfield, said the experience was more than he could have ever dreamed of.

  • Hello, spring

    The sun is shining, my yard needs mowing and March Madness is on my mind. 

    That can only mean one thing: time to take a sick day.
    Just kidding, boss.
    It means spring is here, along with spring sports.
    After checking out the 18-0 thumping administered by the Washington County High School baseball team in a nine-inning scrimmage, I think we may have a nice spring ahead of us.
    If the Commanders play like that all season, they should have no problem reaching their goal of 20 or more wins.  

  • Track teams look for repeat success

    Growth is evident in Washington County High School’s track program this season.

    Returning to the team are five members that competed at state last season.
    “The girls’ 4 x 200 meter relay team of Shay Yocum, Gabby Cheser, Alex Yantis and Mouriah Hourigan are all returning, as well as Kyle Curtsinger who advanced in the boys’ discus,” Bodenhamer said.
    Because of the trip to state, around 30 members are now on the team, a number that head coach Paul Bodenhamer said is the highest it has been in five years.