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Today's News

  • '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.

  • Schuler hopes to build on last year’s success

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Last year, the Commanders finished the baseball season at 14-12, their first winning season since 2003. This year, head coach Derek Schuler hopes to build on that success.

    “We finished 14-12 last year, and we have a lot of those players coming back,” Schuler said.

    The Commanders return eight seniors and five juniors this season, and Schuler said those veteran players need to step up and believe they can win.

  • School decisions put on hold awaiting state budget funding

    The Washington County School Board had several key issues before it Monday night, but few decisions could be made because of money concerns. The local school system, like others across the state, is awaiting word from the state legislature on funding for its schools. With no choice but to play the waiting game, the board decided to table a decision on many staffing issues.

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Smith: It's a girl!

    Kate Spadling Smith

    Abby and Wesley Smith of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on Jan. 25, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. Kate Spalding Smith weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19.5 inches in length.

    Thompson: It's a boy!

    Jared Curtis Thompson

    Bruce and Dana Thompson of Mayodan, N.C., an-nounce the birth of their son at 7:39 a.m. on Feb. 11, 2010 at Women’s Hospital in Greensboro, N.C.

  • Patriot baseball climbs over .500 with three wins

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College Patriots won three of four games last week to improve their season record to 10-9. On Tuesday they bettered visiting Missouri Baptist 8-5, but fell to Union College 5-4 at home Wednesday. On Sunday, in the first Mid-South Conference action of the season, they swept a doubleheader at Pikeville College.

  • 4-H fundraiser begins

    Washington County 4-H began its annual fundraiser last week and many of the 4-H members are selling World’s Finest candy bars.  This is the main fundraiser that supports all awards and recognition and county-wide 4-H activities and events.  4-H members may pick up their candy from the Extension Office during March on Mondays-Fridays between 8-4:30 p.m. except noon-1 p.m. when the office is closed for lunch.  All money should be returned no later than Tuesday, March 30.

  • Mercer midfielder signs with SCC soccer

    SCC Sports Information

    Mercer County High School soccer standout, Savannah Fox, has signed with the St. Catharine College Patriots. Fox, who played center midfield for Mercer County, earned all-district honors in 2006 and 2009, all-region honors in 2009, was named team best offensive player in 2006, and was named most valuable player of the Garrard County tournament in 2007.