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Today's News

  • Local students' art to be displayed at World Equestrian Games

    If all of the world is a stage, then three Washington County High School art students will be in the limelight when their talent is showcased as part of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington. This is the first time the event has been hosted on U.S. soil, and as part of the festivities, an exhibition titled “Desert Treasures” will feature representations of various Arabian horses.

  • Bat Pats fall to .500 in MSC after sweep at Campbellsville

    SCC Sports Information

    After starting out with an 8-0 record in the Mid-South Conference, the St. Catharine College baseball team now finds itself with a 10-10 conference slat with eight conference games remaining. The Bat Pats’ MSC record hit the .500 mark after they were swept in a four game series at last weekend at Campbellsville.

  • Local pastor recovering from motorcycle accident

    A Springfield pastor said he is lucky to be alive following a single-vehicle accident in Nelson County April 6. According to a report from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, John McDaniel was traveling west on US-150 in Botland at 10:18 a.m. when his motorcycle left the road, and he came to rest in a ditch while the motorcycle struck a nearby house.

  • Springtime decisions impact dairy profit for the next year

    Kentucky’s spring weather sometimes makes harvesting quality forages a challenge. Spring rains can delay harvest, and since most producers rely on forages for their dairy cows’ nutritional needs, the key is to make the most of Kentucky’s unpredictable weather.

  • YMCA Youth Soccer

    The YMCA is accepting registrations for the spring soccer league for youth ages 5-12.

    Games will begin April 24 at the Board of Education field in Springfield.

    For more details, contact the Wilderness Trace Family YMCA at (859) 734-9622.

     

  • Commanderettes return home from 2-3 Florida trip

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Commanderettes headed to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., during spring break, where they started off with a bang, winning their first game 12-2 against Franklin-Simpson.

    Senior shortstop Kelly Hill led WC with four hits, while Meagan Spalding and Pooh Railey each had a pair. Olivia Thompson, Jaclyn Kelty, Linda Libby, Samantha Seger and Shay Yocum also had one hit each for WC.

    Hannah Simms took the mound for the Commanderettes and held the Lady Wildcats to two runs on seven hits.

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  • Commanders soak up the sun in Florida

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    If a team goes on a losing skid, at least sunny, warm Florida is the place to do it. The Washington County High School baseball team spent its spring break in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., where it took part in the Florida Beach Bash.

    Florida Baseball Beach Bash

    Jeffersontown

    The Commanders started off with a 6-3 loss to Jeffersontown on April 4. WC got off to a quick 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but only got three hits for the rest of the game, falling 6-3. Blake Smith took the loss for the Commanders.

  • Weigh Down winners announced

    “Weigh Down Washington County 2010” began on Jan. 5 and had its last regular meeting on March 2.  Once again, this winter was a challenge with a lot of cold, snowy weather, especially on meeting days.  Many members missed class due to bad roads and miserable weather conditions.  Missing class is not good when you are at home hungry and can’t get away from tempting food.

  • Washington County ranked 11th healthiest in state

    As the issue of health care is discussed from the farm fields of Kentucky all the way to the hallowed halls of Congress, a report from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows that Washington County is ranked 11th healthiest out of 120 counties in the state. But while the overall finding is promising, according to the study, there is still plenty of room for improvement.

    The county ranked first in the state when it comes to morbidity, or the quality of life.

  • Cornhole Tournament

    Springfield Masonic Lodge 50 will have a cornhole tournament Saturday, April 17 in the parking lot behind the Springfield Opera House.

    Sign-ups will begin at 10 a.m. and games will begin at 11 a.m.

    All proceeds go to the lodge’s Coats for Kids program. Trophies will be awarded for first place.

    In case of rain, the tournament will be held in the Washington County Middle School gym.

    For more information, call (859) 336-9459 or (859) 336-3542.