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Today's News

  • Local voter turnout higher than state average in primary


    Washington County voters, like most of the state, trickled to the polls last Tuesday to cast a vote in the primary election.

    Of the county’s 8,117 registered voters, 1,022 showed up to vote.
    Washington County’s voter turnout of 12.5 percent is two points higher than the state average of 10.35 percent.
    Franklin County had the highest voter turnout in the state, with 32.27 percent coming out.
    Gallatin County had the lowest turnout, with 5.23 percent reporting.

  • Correction

    Due to incorrect information, a story in last week’s The Springfield Sun should have acknowledged a no-hitter thrown by the Orioles’ Devin Hurst in a 1-0 win over the Reds in boys’ Little League action at Idle Hour Park.

  • Sports briefs


  • SCC basketball reloads


    The national media doesn’t dwell on the recruiting success of NAIA basketball as it does with the NCAA. But if rating recruiting classes was a practice, the 2011-12 class of the St. Catharine College Patriots would have to draw top 10 acclaim.

  • Athletic facilities construction continues on schedule at SCC


    Despite the incessant rains of the 2011 spring, the new track at St. Catharine College is still “on track” for completion by the start of the fall semester in August.

    Along with the track and its many amenities, there will be a refurbished soccer field, six tennis courts and lights all around to provide for night events.

  • String tourney winners named


    The Lincoln Men’s Club held their String Tournament on Sunday at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course.

    David Carney shot a 65 to win by four strokes over Joe B. Yates,  who fired a 69.
    Ted McNeal finished third with a 70.
    The next scheduled event is a pick-up Calcutta scramble on Saturday, June 11 at 1 p.m.
    The Red, White, and Blue tournament will be the following day, June 12, at 3 p.m.
    It is not too late to join the club and there are more events to come this year.

  • New tennis program takes shape at SCC


    As the coach of the first tennis program at St. Catharine College, Jim Coomer has taken several different routes to fill the rosters for the men’s and women’s teams. His most recent journey took him west where he signed two players at Paducah Tilghman High School.

    Ethan Rowton,  one of the top players in the state, and Felipe Barrcentos, a native of Colombia, South America, signed in Paducah on Saturday.

  • JV team falls in district


    Washington County won the first game of the junior varsity 19th District tournament, beating Bethlehem 2-1.

    Thomas Spalding got the win from the mound.
    The Commanders lost to Bardstown 4-1 in the championship game.
    Bardstown scored two runs in the second and the third.
    Washington County had a chance to score in the fourth and fifth, but couldn’t push any runners across.
    Will Begley took the loss from the mound.
    The junior varsity squad finished 7-5 on the year, claiming second in the district.

  • Little League continues


    Nine-and-10-year-old baseball
    Reds 14, Dodgers 0
    Oscar Saucedo tossed a no-hitter and had two hits in the Reds’ big win over the Dodgers. Justin Mitchell was the losing pitcher.

    Braves 9, Dodgers 7
    John Floyd took the win from the mound, while Noah Abell was the losing pitcher.

    Reds 11, Braves 7
    Tevin Hodges earned the win, as Justice Hood took the loss.

    Dodgers 4, Orioles 2

  • Commanderettes fall to Adair


    The 19th District tournament began on Monday night at Idle Hour Park.

    The Commanderettes were scheduled to play Bethlehem, but had to reschedule for Tuesday evening due to weather.
    Results from that contest were unknown at press time.
    The winner of the Washington County / Bethlehem game will play Nelson County (9-19) for the district championship on Wednesday night at Idle Hour Park.
    Nelson beat Bardstown 17-3 in the first round of district to keep its  hope of over 20 consecutive district titles alive.