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Today's News

  • SCC softball struggles through 2-8 week

    SCC Sports Information

    The batters are hitting. The runners are getting on base. But home plate has become unfamiliar territory for the St. Catharine College softball team. In 10 games last week Holly Smith’s Patriots dented the plate just 15 times. And the infrequency of visiting home sweet home left the Patriots with a 2-8 record for the week and a 7-13 overall slate.

  • Tank testing turns heads at local Shell gas station

    It looked like a lunar landing mission as workers donned protective gear and used strange-looking devices to probe below ground level. In reality, it wasn’t the surface of the moon that was getting all of the attention Thursday; it was just the entrance to Simms Shell station at the corner of Main Street and Walnut Street in Springfield.

    Workers with ATC Associates, a Lafayette, La., based company, were drilling holes through the concrete while conducting tests on underground storage tanks on the property owned by Pinkston Oil Co.

  • Loretto slow pitch softball and T-ball

    Sign-ups for the Loretto slow-pitch softball and T-ball leagues will be held every Wednesday in March from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Loretto Ball Park under the pavilion.

    The league starts the third week of May and ends the last week of June. Each league will play six games each, coed teams may play more.

    Leagues will include 4-6 T-ball, 7-9 girls coach-pitch softball, 10-12 girls coach-pitch softball, 7-9 boys’ coach-pitch softball, 10-12 boys’ coach-pitch softball and 13-17 coed softball.

  • SCC sweeps Midway in softball

    SCC Sports Information

    In between the rain and unusually cool temperatures, the St. Catharine College softball team was able to squeeze in two games last week when Midway College visited Salt River Electric Field for a doubleheader on Wednesday. And the two contests allowed the Patriots to bring their season record to 5-5 as they swept the Eagles.

  • SCC Volleyball Tryouts

    Adam Stevenson, hired recently to take over the volleyball program at St. Catharine College, announced that open tryouts will be held Sunday March 21st from 4:00-5:30 in Lourdes Hall on the SCC campus.

    Stevenson, who said that a JV volleyball program will be added for next season at St. Catharine, added that new scholarships will be available. Players are encouraged to come early as campus tours will be offered before the tryouts.

    For more information, call Adam Stevenson at (859) 336-5082, ext. 1091.

  • Three-vehicle accident on KY 55 injures two

    A three-car accident at the intersection of KY 55 and Booker Road in Springfield Friday morning left two people injured. According to a report by Washington County Deputy Sheriff Jackie Robinson, the accident occurred when Lauren Smith, 51, of Booker Road in Springfield, was driving a 2001 Pontiac Montana van. The report said Smith pulled onto the southbound lane of KY 55 from Booker Road and struck a 1999 Lincoln driven by Edward B. Cecil, 70, of Louisville.

  • 'Cover the Uninsured Week' is March 14-20

    Health care is on the mind of almost every American citizen these days, including the leaders of our government. That’s why it’s only fitting that this week is designated to bring attention to those who have little or no health insurance.

    March 14-20 is “Cover the Uninsured Week,” and the Lincoln Trail District Health Department is looking to bring even more attention to the services it offers to those with little or no health insurance.

  • Patriots Sign Shelby Howard from Marion County

    SCC Sports Information

    St. Catharine College Volleyball Coach Adam Stevenson has signed Shelby Howard for the class of 2010 from Marion County High School.  Shelby signed an NAIA letter of intent to officially join the SCC volleyball program in a ceremony at the Marion County High School library.

  • Idle Hour Park Youth League Sign-Ups

    It’s time for youth league sign-ups for boys and girls T-ball, boys and girls coach pitch and girls little league softball at Idle Hour Park.

    Dates and times for sign-ups are:

    Friday, March 19 - 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    Saturday, March 20 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Friday, March 26 - 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    Saturday, March 27 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Kids ages 4-12 are eligible to play and all participants must register even if they played last year. No sign-ups will be accepted over the phone and fees will be collected during sign-ups at the park.

  • Early state prison releases may be costly to counties

    As the commonwealth struggles with a $1 billion budget deficit, a Kentucky House committee has approved a measure that would save the state $30 million by offering early release to as many as 2,000 non-violent, non-sexual prisoners. That proposal has given Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles some concerns as he says the state is looking to save money by putting that burden on county governments.