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Today's News

  • ECTC dedicates Springfield campus

    The seeds of higher education were planted in Washington County nearly two years ago when ground was broken for the Springfield campus of the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College System. Now, the campus is in full bloom and ready to receive its first full-time students this fall. A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony took place Thursday afternoon to unveil the newest addition to the KCTCS.

  • St. Catharine students raising funds for mission trip with Saturday night dance

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  • Relay for Life Softball Tournament

    The third annual Washington County Relay for Life Softball Tournament will take place May 14-15 at Burg Park.

    Participation is limited to the first eight teams to sign up.

    All proceeds go to the Washington County Relay for Life.

    For more information, call David Smith at (859) 262-5602.

  • Flood's wake leaves county roads a mess

    In the wake of last week’s massive flooding, several roads throughout Washington County have sustained severe damage, and are in need of emergency repair. At Monday’s meeting of the Washington County Fiscal Court, road department supervisor Albert Wimsatt reported that his crews have been working to clean up the debris while inspectors from FEMA are expected to arrive this week to assess the damage.

  • Little League gets under way

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County Little League Baseball opened the 2010 season last week at Idle Hour Park.

    The 9-10-year-old season started last Monday with the Braves beating the Marlins, 6-3. Landon Taylor pitched 5 2/3 innings in the win, striking out 16 and giving up just one hit. Devin Hurst took the loss. Cameron Willis and Christian Smith had two hits each for the Braves, while the Marlins’ only hit came off the bat of Jake Yates.

  • USDA to assess flood losses

    John W. McCauley, FSA state executive Director for Kentucky, has announced that USDA state and county emergency boards are in the process of completing detailed loss assessment reports for losses resulting from the April 30 and continued flooding. “The State Emergency Board will provide internal assessment reports to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as soon as practical,” said McCauley. “Because the flooding continues, full assessments cannot be completed at this time.”

  • Bat Pats season ends in conference tournament

    SCC Sports Information

    The 12 seniors on the St. Catharine College baseball team won 143 games in their four-year stint as Patriots. And it looked very much like the dynamic dozen would notch victory number 144 on their bats last Thursday in the Mid-South Conference tournament played at Campbellsville University.

  • 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.

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    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