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Today's News

  • Choosing a life of service


    Sometimes it’s hard to deny your roots.
    While Dr. Gregg W. Anderson’s roots lie in northern Kentucky, he does have ties to Washington County.

    He went to school at St. Catharine College in the early 70s. He even played basketball while he was there, earning the 110 percent award.
    “It was a great time,” he said. “I loved it. I was accepted. They had a very nice, loving, caring staff.”
    Anderson also fondly remembers the nuns at St. Catharine.

  • New state law prohibits texting while driving


    The new year brings a new potential fine for motorists.

    The Kentucky State Police announced recently that police officers will begin issuing citations to drivers in violation of the new texting law that went into effect over the summer.
    “It passed in July but we could only issue warning tickets up until Jan. 1,” Springfield Police Chief Fred Armstrong said. “All we’ve done (so far) is basically issue verbal warnings. We’ve had very few that we actually observed.”

  • Pettus to compete in state junior miss


    It’s been nearly seven months since Anna Pettus was crowned the 2011 Washington County Junior Miss, but it’s finally time for a bigger stage.

    Pettus soon leaves for Lexington to start a rigorous practice schedule aimed at preparing her for the Kentucky Junior Miss pageant.
    “I talked to (2010 Junior Miss) Josette Taylor and she said you pretty much practice all the time, go home and sleep, practice all the time, go home and sleep,” Pettus said.
    Not that she hasn’t already been preparing for the two-day event.

  • Commanders struggle at LaRue


    Washington County vs. Lone Oak
    Score: 68-59 Lone Oak
    When: Thursday, Dec. 30
    Where: LaRue County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Will Purdom, Trae Abell. LOHS - Zach McKinney, Kyler York, Conrad Gholson.

    Game highlights: The Commanders dropped one to Lone Oak in the seventh place game of the National Guard Holiday Classic at LaRue County High School on Thursday.

  • Commanders face a tough stretch


    The Commanders will have to do some heavy lifting over the next week if they want to grab a win or two.

    Washington County (3-8) has a bevy of big games coming up, one with the region’s only undefeated team.
    The Commanders start off with Bethlehem on Friday. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. to begin the boy / girl doubleheader.
    The  Eagles (4-3) will try to grind it out against the Commanders with new coach Artie Braden’s system.

  • Lady Pats go cold in Fla.

    The St. Catharine College women got a break from the snow and cold last week as they traveled to Ave Maria University in Naples, Fla., for two games. But while Lena Bramblett’s Patriots enjoyed the warmer climate, they didn’t enjoy the outcome of their games.

    On Wednesday, they took on the host Ave Maria University Gyrenes and fell 71-62. On Thursday, they lost a 60-57 decision to Kentucky’s Brescia University.

  • Patriots beat Bellarmine

    Although the game will not even show up at the end of the season when one looks at wins and losses, St. Catharine’s 79-74 victory over Bellarmine last Wednesday will reverberate for quite some time for the Patriots’ program.

    While it was a regular season game for Scotty Davenport’s Knights (8-1), ranked number one in NCAA D-II, it is an exhibition game on the schedule for J.T. Burton’s team. But that didn’t take away from the luster of the huge win.

  • WC girls back in district action


    The Commanderettes will make Nelson County their temporary residence this week and next as they travel there twice in five days for district action.

    The first stop is at Bethlehem High School on Friday.
    Tip-off for the second game of the boy / girl doubleheader is set for 8 p.m.
    The Banshees (0-8) have struggled to start the season, but the Commanderettes won’t overlook them.

  • WC has its own BIG Three


    It’s not easy being tall.
    Well, at least according to the tallest members of the Washington County High School girls’ basketball team.

    Senior Kayla Edelen, sophomore Kenya Turner and freshman Jennifer Keene all tower above opponents.
    Combined, they are over 18 feet tall.
    Separately, they all measure 6-1 or better.
    “Probably, we are the biggest team in the state, I would say,” Commanderettes head coach Bernard Smalley said.
    Edelen said being tall causes “people to get on you more.”

  • BIRTH: Dye: It's a boy!

    Billy Scott and Christy Lynn Dye of 129 Cooper Drive, Lebanon, announce the birth of a 6-pound, 9-ounce son, William Joshua Scott Dye, born Dec. 24, 2010, at Spring View Hospital, Lebanon.
    Maternal grandparents are Anthony and Tina Cocanougher of Lebanon.
    Paternal grandparents are Jeffery and Kathy Dye of Lebanon.
    Great-grandparents are Sammy and Mary Riley of Springfield and Francis and Ernest Fisher of Lebanon.
    William Joshua has a brother, Wesley Stephen Scott Dye, and a sister, Paris Kay Dye.