Today's News

  • Willisburg winery seeks Sunday sales


    After winning a 2007 battle for the right to sell package wines and host wine tastings at their Horseshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery in Willisburg, Bob and Ann Karsner are now seeking another legal change. They want to be able to sell wine on Sundays.
    Currently, Sunday sales are not legal in any part of Washington County. That means alcohol can be sold in some, but not all parts, of the county. The only two areas in which alcohol can be sold are the Springfield city limits, and Willisburg.

  • Forgery leads to murder charage


    A Washington County grand jury returned an indictment against a truck driver for his part in a fatal 2010 accident.
    According to court records, Stephen Sizemore, 55, of East Bernstadt, Ky., has been charged with wanton murder, and the charges were filed because he allegedly forged documents relating to his Department of Transportation physical examination.

  • Fire group drops deadline


  • SCC volunteers are New Orleans bound

    Sometimes giving inspires more giving.
    Such is the case at St. Catharine College, where a group of student and staff volunteers have inspired others to volunteer.

    Last spring, a group of seven students and staff traveled to New Orleans, La., to help homeowners rebuild.
    The group collaborated with an organization called Nuns Build, which consists of Dominican Sisters.
    The group from SCC was so moved, they decided to share their experience with the rest of the college.

  • County clerk goes under budget, returns $75,000

    Washington County Clerk Glenn Black had a nice surprise for the fiscal court during the new business portion of its regular scheduled meeting on Monday.

    Black presented the county with $75,000, money that was in excess of the operating budget required by the clerk’s office.
    “We could get used to that,” judge-executive John Settles said.
    “I just hope we can keep it up,” Black said. “I can’t guarantee that.”

  • City begins layoffs

    One city employee has been laid off, and the mayor and city administrator indicate that more layoffs are possible.
    The Springfield Sun obtained a copy of a letter from Mayor Dr. John Cecconi detailing the layoff.
    The letter was addressed from the mayor to former Springfield employee Michael Bonzo, who worked for the city’s public works department. The letter, dated March 9, informed Bonzo that he would be laid off, effective immediately, due to budget constraints the city is facing.

  • Bat Pats drop three of four to Campbellsville

    The weather finally cleared to be conducive for baseball, and the St. Catharine College Patriots were hoping to warm up as well when they hosted the Campbellsville Tigers in a pair of Mid-South Conference doubleheaders last weekend.

    Luther Bramblett’s Bat Pats were able to claim only one victory in the four games at Edelen-Haydon Field.
    Campbellsville, ranked 17th nationally with a record of 7-9 overall and 4-2 in the MSC, won Saturday’s opener 13-7, but the Patriots bounced back to win the nightcap 3-2.

  • Watch the Patriots’ tourney game on campus

    Many local St. Catharine College fans have made the trek to Kansas City to watch the Patriots in today’s opening game of the Buffalo Funds NAIA National Tournament.

    For those who couldn’t make that trip, there is still an option to see J.T. Burton’s team play Lindenwood in the opening game.
    St. Catharine will have a live feed of the game via the Internet.
    That feed will be projected on the large screen in Pettus Auditorium.
    There is no charge to watch the game. Tip-off is at 5:30 (EDT).

  • Patriot softball sweeps and is swept

    The St. Catharine College softball team opened Mid-South Conference play last Tuesday with a sweep of the visiting University of the Cumberlands.

    Holly Smith’s squad saw their conference record evened Saturday when Georgetown claimed two wins at Salt River Electric Field.

  • All ‘A’ Classic moving to Frankfort

    The Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic will be changing venues next season.

    A press release was sent out recenty from the All “A” Classic announcing that the small-school state tournament will move from McBrayer Arena at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond to the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort next season.