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Today's News

  • Commanderettes fall to Titans; Lady Indians

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    In sports, as it is in life, sometimes it’s just not your day. The Washington County Commanderette softball team had one of those days Tuesday evening as they were no-hit by Mercer County in an 18-0, three-inning rout. The Titans scored 13 runs in the first, one in the second and four in the fourth, touching eighth-grade starting pitcher Hannah Coulter for 21 hits.

    Adair Co.

    On Monday, the Commanderettes hosted the Adair County Lady Indians, falling 7-2.

  • High-speed chase goes through Washington County on KY 555

    Springfield  police officers assisted in a high-speed chase that made its way through Washington County Thursday.

    Kentucky State Police were in pursuit of a 17-year-old from Ohio, and the chase went through Springfield along KY 555.

    KSP troopers gave chase to a sport utility vehicle, reaching speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. The SUV was being driven by a 17-year-old juvenile, who was wanted in Ohio on felony robbery and assault charges, according to a report by KSP.

  • 4-H fashion revue held

    “Going Pink”  was the theme of the Washington/Marion County 4-H Fashion Revue held on April 27 at the Washington County Extension Office.  Nine 4-H members from each county participated in the show that highlighted the sewing projects they completed this year.  Each 4-Her is now qualified to participate in the Lincoln Trail 4-H Rally Day scheduled for Saturday, May 15 at the Elizabethtown Christian Academy.  Participating from Washington County were Danielle Wilkerson, Amanda DeWitt , Makayla Lanham  ,Abbigail Gullett ,  Jenny Begley,&nbsp

  • Commanders earn top district spot

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    As the old saying goes, “It’s one thing to get to the top, it’s another thing to stay there.” That’s what Washington County boys’ baseball head coach Derek Schuler is experiencing right now as the Commanders have locked up the top seed in the upcoming district tournament later this month, but they feel like every game from now until the end of the season is important.

  • Georgetown ousts Patriots in conference softball tourney

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College softball team didn’t take advantage of some scoring opportunities last Tuesday in the first two innings at Georgetown in the Mid-South Conference Softball Tournament. And those turned out to be the only chances they had in the 5-0 defeat to the Tigers.

  • Growing tasty tomatoes in your garden

    Before I write about tomato growing, I want to remind everyone that the Tuesday, May 11, Wheelbarrow Class on growing great annuals from seed still has a few openings for anyone that would like to attend.  Call the Washington County Extension Office at 859-336-7741.  If you haven’t attended any classes, the cost is $10, if you have already attended some classes the cost is $5.   Each person attending will receive at least 15 packages of flower seeds.

  • Black, Hamilton seek Democratic county clerk spot

    Republican Julie McRay Waits is preparing her bid for Washington County Clerk, but she won’t know who her opponent will be in November until Democratic incumbent Glenn Black and challenger Richard “Richie” Hamilton face off in the primary on May 18.

  • Patriot softball still alive in conference tourney

    SCC Sports Information

    After losing the opening game of the Mid-South Conference tournament, the St. Catharine College softball team was able to stave off elimination by winning its next two games to keep the season alive.

    In the tournament played at Millennium Park in Danville, Holly Smith’s Patriots dropped the initial game of the tournament Thursday by a 9-1 score to Campbellsville University, but the St. Catharine nine rebounded Friday to beat Pikeville 7-6 and University of the Cumberlands 3-0.

  • Drug bust nets 19 arrests, more possible

    Two Springfield men were arrested in a drug round-up conducted by Kentucky State Police on Friday, April 29. The round-up was the result of a year-long undercover drug investigation by Kentucky State Police, according to a statement from KSP. A total of 19 people from Washington and Marion counties were arrested in the round-up. KSP officials added that more arrests are pending in reference to the undercover investigation.

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Coulter: It's a girl!

    Cate Taylor Coulter

    Brian and Brooke Murphy Coulter of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter at 1:12 a.m. Feb. 23, 2010 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    Cate Taylor weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.

    Long: It's a girl!

    Raegan Desiree' Long

    Sara Hall of   Springfield and Michael Long of Lexington announce the birth of their daughter on Aug. 18, 2009.