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Today's News

  • St. Catharine Fall Basketball Camp

    St. Catharine College will be hosting a Fall Break Basketball Camp Oct. 7 and 8 for young men in grades six through 12. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon each morning.

    Players will receive instruction in all parts of the game from St. Catharine head coach J.T. Burton, the Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year, plus the Patriot staff and players.

    For more information on cost or to register for the camp, call (502) 599-8471.

  • 4-H: Learning by doing

    October 3-9 is National 4-H Week.  

    4-H is one of the largest youth development programs in America with more than 6.5 million young people, ages 9-19, and 540,000 youth and adult volunteers.  

  • School test scores show improvement

    The Washington County School District received its own report card recently in the form of state test scores in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and American College Testing (ACT) scores.

    Of the county’s four schools, all did well on the No Child Left Behind testing. As a district, Washington County met 13 of 13 goals.

    Superintendent of Washington County Schools Robin Cochran said she is pleased with the results.

  • Celebrate agritourism month

    When many of Kentucky’s early agritourism entrepreneurs began opening up their farms to visitors, there wasn’t a name for the experience they provided the public. “When we began entertaining people on the farm with hay rides and other activities in the early 80’s we didn’t call it agritourism,” said Bill Jackson, owner of Jackson’s Orchard in Warren County.

  • Seven candidates seek six city council seats

    The race for Springfield City Council is playing out like a game of musical chairs. There are seven people vying for only six spots, meaning that only one person will be left out in the cold following the Nov. 2 general election.

    Regardless of who the top six vote-getters will be, at least one new face will join the council due to the decision of long-time member John Hardin to vacate his seat. Hardin has served on the counicl for a total of 27 years.

    Brooke Murphy Coulter

  • 'Meat Your Neighbor' farm tour to showcase farming process

    The Kentucky Livestock Coalition is excited to announce the “Meat Your Neighbor” Farm Tour beginning in Shelby County. The tour is designed to showcase the complete process from farm to plate. Farmers and industry professionals will be available throughout the duration of the event to answer any questions.

  • From Left Field

    With Washington County being a community based in farming and agriculture, I’m sure most people can appreciate the effort it takes to plant seeds and let crops grow into maturity. They know that you cannot harvest while the crops are still green.

    When Washington County head football coach Mark Perry sowed those seeds back in 2004, he, like any good farmer, knew that it would take years of nurturing and growing before he would see the mature results of his labor.

  • Campbellsville sweeps Patriots in soccer; men also lose to Union

    Special to The Sun

    In a home soccer Mid-South Conference doubleheader last Tuesday, both the St. Catharine men and women fell to the Campbellsville Tigers. Paul Patton’s women lost the opener 6-0, and Tim Wolz’s men were topped 4-1 by the Tigers.

    The women’s contest was scoreless for 13 minutes before the Tigers, 5-4 overall and 2-1 in the MSC, scored the game’s first goal. They added a second goal with 13 minutes to play in the first half, and the score remained 2-0 until halftime.

  • SCC volleyball drops two in conference

    Special to The Sun

    The St. Catharine College volleyball team journeyed to southeast Ohio last weekend to play two Mid-South Conference matches. And with Adam Stevenson’s team playing shorthanded due to injuries and illness, the Patriots returned with two losses against Rio Grande and Shawnee State.

    Friday at Rio Grande the Patriots (3-24 overall and 0-5 in the MSC) fought hard against a good RedStorm team in losing the first set 26-24. They then dropped the next two sets by scores of 25-16 and 25-19.

  • Dig for a Cure Volleyball Game

    Washington County will host a Dig for a Cure volleyball game vs. Taylor County on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

    Both teams will be wearing pink and Washington County will be conducting fundraisers throughout the night to raise money toward breast cancer research.

    In between games we will be auctioning off a pink volleyball signed by all the players.

    We ask that everyone come out to support the fight against breast cancer. Game time is 6 p.m.