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Today's News

  • 4-H talent show winners announced

    The annual 4-H Talent Show was held on Friday, April 16, at the Springfield Opera House.   Each act was outstanding and the top acts from Friday night will now advance to the district event scheduled for Saturday, May 15, in Elizabethtown.  In the senior vocal category, winning champion was Rose Clements who performed “Sandra Dee.”  Winning reserve champion was Mary Kutter singing “Valentine.” Receiving blue ribbons were Bob Grider who sang “Close Every Door” and Brittany Wells and Tyler Adams who sang “Sissy’s Song.”

  • School board makes staffing changes

    Tough decisions are a part of the job, and the Washington County School Board has had to consider some decisions lately that could impact staffing.

    At its March meeting, the board decided to put off decisions on some staff issues in hopes that the Kentucky legislature would come up with a budget before the April meeting, thus allowing the board to know more about funding for some positions. With no budget in place, the board decided to move ahead and make those decisions Monday, and changes do lie ahead for some positions.

  • Patriots hope current streak lasts through final week

    SCC Sports Information

    In a season of streaks, St. Catharine College baseball coach Luther Bramblett is hoping to continue with the one his team started last week. The Patriots solidified their hold on fourth place in the Mid-South Conference with a four-game sweep of visiting West Virginia Tech last weekend that gave them a six game winning streak.

  • Commanderettes edge Banshees in slugfest

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The important thing to remember in most sporting events is that no matter if it’s a close 1-0 win or a battle of offensive output, you only need to better your opponent by one. That’s what the Washington County Commanderettes learned as they beat the Bethlehem Banshees 22-21 in Campbellsville April 17 during play in the 5th Region All ‘A’ Tournament.

    Both teams kept pace with each other as they posted two runs each in the first inning and added two more in the second to tie the game at 4-4.

  • Patriot softball wins two of six

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College softball team started the week off well with a conference sweep of a doubleheader Tuesday at Pikeville College. But Holly Smith’s squad couldn’t keep the momentum rolling as they fell victim to two doubleheader sweeps to end the week, losing at home to conference rival Lindsey Wilson on Saturday and at non-conference for Oakland City on Sunday.

  • Local students' art to be displayed at World Equestrian Games

    If all of the world is a stage, then three Washington County High School art students will be in the limelight when their talent is showcased as part of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington. This is the first time the event has been hosted on U.S. soil, and as part of the festivities, an exhibition titled “Desert Treasures” will feature representations of various Arabian horses.

  • Bat Pats fall to .500 in MSC after sweep at Campbellsville

    SCC Sports Information

    After starting out with an 8-0 record in the Mid-South Conference, the St. Catharine College baseball team now finds itself with a 10-10 conference slat with eight conference games remaining. The Bat Pats’ MSC record hit the .500 mark after they were swept in a four game series at last weekend at Campbellsville.

  • Local pastor recovering from motorcycle accident

    A Springfield pastor said he is lucky to be alive following a single-vehicle accident in Nelson County April 6. According to a report from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, John McDaniel was traveling west on US-150 in Botland at 10:18 a.m. when his motorcycle left the road, and he came to rest in a ditch while the motorcycle struck a nearby house.

  • Springtime decisions impact dairy profit for the next year

    Kentucky’s spring weather sometimes makes harvesting quality forages a challenge. Spring rains can delay harvest, and since most producers rely on forages for their dairy cows’ nutritional needs, the key is to make the most of Kentucky’s unpredictable weather.

  • YMCA Youth Soccer

    The YMCA is accepting registrations for the spring soccer league for youth ages 5-12.

    Games will begin April 24 at the Board of Education field in Springfield.

    For more details, contact the Wilderness Trace Family YMCA at (859) 734-9622.