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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Senior leadership key to Commanderettes’ season

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    After a respectable 14-18 season last year, the 2010 Commanderette softball squad is ready to hit the diamond. Head coach Christy Baker is tuning her team up by playing a couple of scrimmages this week. As The Sun went to press, the Commanderettes were slated to scrimmage Somerset on Tuesday and John Hardin on Saturday.

  • Beef survey brings interesting results

    BEEF Magazine recently conducted a survey of beef producers across the US and reported the results in their Mid February issue. The survey was completed by 966 producers, 3.2 percent coming from Kentucky.

  • St. Catharine College, Barnes & Noble partner for mystery night

    Tonight will be full of mystery as Barnes & Noble partners with St. Catharine College to celebrate the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read at 6:30 p.m.

  • Don't forget to do fruit maintenance

    Now is a good time to work on fruit crops to get them ready for spring.  Fruit trees such as apple, pear, peach, plum etc.

  • Steve Hale retires as scoutmaster

    The fellowship hall at Temple Baptist Church was crowded on Tuesday, Feb. 23 as Scoutmaster Steve Hale signed off after 30 years of scouting.

    In his final official act as scoutmaster,  Hale presented Springfield with four new Eagle Scouts.  Philip Wesley Campbell, Bob Grider, Will Hale and Jordan Simpson were honored at the Eagle Scout ceremony, followed by a banquet for scouts, their families, and special guests.