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Today's News

  • Baseball Patriots counting heavily on seniors

    SCC Sports Information

    When the college baseball season opens Friday at Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge, Ark., St. Catharine coach Luther Bramblett will have 14 seniors suit up, 12 of them entering their fourth season in a Patriot uniform. And while any coach would enjoy that luxury, it is uncharted territory for the Bat Pats, who will be playing their second season as a four-year program in the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference.

  • County's tobacco past makes way for future business

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The tell-tale signs of growing older eventually become apparent on our faces and in our community. While in their youth and their prime, businesses once rich with success and promise were the backbone of our local economy. But everything eventually changes, and over time, the future becomes the present, and the present becomes the past.

  • Heartland Youth aims to prevent substance abuse

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Nobody knows the social pressures that today's youths face quite like their peers. That's why members of the Washington County Heartland Youth Coalition are taking a proactive stance on hot-button issues like underage drinking and smoking. The group's mission statement clearly defines its goal - “To engage, enrich and empower the citizens and agencies of Springfield and Washington County to build a stronger and safer community by reducing substance abuse.”

  • From Left Field

    Is it over yet?

    Well, here it is early Tuesday morning and I think right about now is when the Super Bowl is scheduled to end. Keep in mind that the pre-game shows started somewhere around last October!

  • Tonight's WC basketball games snowed out

    A slam dunk of winter weather has forced the cancellation of tonight's high school basketball games between Washington County and Taylor County in Springfield. The games are currently being re-scheduled.

  • County seeks "StormReady" designation

    There’s no better time than now to prepare for the future, especially when an event such as a storm or disaster occurs. That’s why Washington County is taking the first steps toward becoming what the National Weather Service calls a “StormReady” county.

  • Sign up for 4-H conference; enter essay contest

    The Kentucky 4-H Summit is the only event 4-H puts on that is just for middle school youth.  It is a fun-filled three-day conference held at the Kentucky Leadership Center in Jabez, Ky.

  • SCC women fall to Georgetown; Campbellsville

    SCC Sports Information

    Just when Lena Bramblett didn’t think the injury bug could get worse for her St. Catharine College women’s team – it did last week. To shore up the depleted varsity roster, Bramblett brought guard Brittany Wieber up from the J.V. squad for Thursday’s game against visiting Georgetown. Then, in practice last weekend, Wieber suffers an ankle injury that could possibly end her season after just one game.

  • Kentucky Proud produces jobs, economic activity

    A lot of people ask me, "What is Kentucky Proud?" What is its purpose? What does it mean that a product is “Kentucky Proud?” What has Kentucky Proud done for Kentucky agriculture and Kentucky’s economy?"

  • From Left Field

    Why?

    I know there are a lot of wannabe inventors out there who spend way too much free time hidden away in their garages or basements trying to come up with the latest and greatest invention that will set the world on its ear.