Today's News

  • BIRTH: Greathouse: It's a girl!

    Charissa and Greg Greathouse of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter at 9:23 p.m. Jan. 4, 2011 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.
    Aliyah Mariss weighed 6 pounds and was 19 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by a sister, Elyssa, age 10 and a brother, Nathan, age 7.
    Maternal grandparents are Steve and Mary Ann Hale of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Delores Greathouse of Shepherdsville.

  • County will allow free dumping starting March 1

    County residents will have a chance to dump debris free of charge starting in March.

    The solid waste committee met recently and decided not to have a county-wide clean up this spring in favor of using resources on road repair.
    Washington County residents will have access to the transfer station starting on March 1. That service will continue until June 30.
    Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said he had several comments from last year about how much better the road sides have been mowed.

  • BIRTH: Higdon: It's a boy!

    Scott and Susan Lee Higdon of Louisville announce the birth of a 6 pounds, 1 ounce son, Eli William, born Dec. 22, 2010, at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville.
    Maternal grandparents are Eddie and Mary Sue Lee of Lebanon.
    Paternal grandparents are Freddie and Nancy Higdon of Lebanon.
    Great-grandparents are Madeline Lee and Rita Higdon, both of Lebanon.

  • On the road to recovery


  • Moreland named publisher of The Springfield Sun

    From Irvine to Maryland and finally to Springfield, Jeff Moreland has put in the time and the miles.

    Moreland, the editor of The Springfield Sun for the last five years, was named as publisher of the paper on Wednesday of last week. The position hasn’t been in existence at The Sun since the early 1970s.

  • SCC game to benefit cancer research

    Thursday’s basketball doubleheader at St. Catharine College, against West Virginia Tech, will be Pink Zone Night.

    In lieu of admissions being charged at the gate, fans are encouraged to give donations. All money collected Saturday will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
    Kay Yow was head coach at North Carolina State for 34 years. She died in 2009 from breast cancer.
    Also at Thursday’s games, cancer survivors in attendance will be recognized. The women’s game starts at 6 p.m. followed by the men’s game at 8 p.m.

  • Patriots men, women lose at Georgetown

    It was a road contest for both the St. Catharine men and women Thursday when they traveled to conference foe Georgetown to take on the Tigers.

    But the electrified atmosphere in Alumni Gym was more like a St. Catharine home game as the Patriot partisans turned out in huge numbers to cheer the visiting teams.
    But the numbers that counted were put up by the home Tigers as they swept the Mid-South Conference doubleheader. Lena Bramblett’s women fell 81-64 and J.T. Burton’s men came out with a 73-61 setback.

  • SC splits at Shawnee St.

    The Patriot round ball teams journeyed to Portsmouth, Ohio, on Saturday to take on Mid-South Conference foe Shawnee State.

    The men left with a 92-80 victory, but the St. Catharine women fell to the Bears, 66-47.    
    The men’s victory kept J.T. Burton’s team in a second-place tie with Cumberlands in the conference. Both teams are 8-3, which puts them two games behind Georgetown (10-1). The 13th-ranked Patriots are now 14-5 overall.

  • HOF members inducted

    The Washington County High School Athletic Hall of Fame committee is pleased to announce the new inductees for the 2010-11 school year.
    The following will be inducted on Saturday, Feb. 12, before the home basketball game:
     Rick Adams: baseball, basketball, football coach.
    Tom Harmon: football coach.
    John Reinle: basketball coach, school administrator.
    William “Corkey” Yankey: basketball/football coach, school administrator.

  • WCHS baseball team to host chili supper

    The Washington County High School baseball team will be hosting a chili supper on Feb. 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the WCHS cafeteria.

    Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children.
    The price of admission includes chili, peanut butter sandwiches, tea and desserts.
    Tickets can be purchased from baseball players or at the door the night of the chili supper.
    Three baskets will be auctioned off, including a University of Kentucky basket, a Washington County basket and a car care basket.