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Today's News

  • KECI recruiting next class of fellows

    Our county had five participants in this program and so we wanted to share this information from Ron Hustedde with you.

     A community’s wealth is tied in large measure to its entrepreneurs, according to Ron Hustedde, extension professor in the Department of Community and Leadership Development in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. Hustedde is the director of Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute, which is recruiting in 22 south central Kentucky counties for its next class of fellows

  • McCain to attend IFAL

    Fergus McCain, a junior at Washington County High School, has been chosen to attend the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL), sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

    IFAL is a unique five-day summer leadership conference that exposes students to college life and explores different fields of study for careers in agriculture.

    The conference will be held June 21-25 on the campus of the University of Kentucky and will include special leadership classes and speakers; team building recreation activities; and visits to research farms and agriculture-related industries.

  • Commanderettes fall to Taylor County in 5th Region tournament opener

    By Richard RoBards

    Special to The Sun

    In regular-season games this year the Taylor and Washington county softball teams were separated by one run in a two-game split. On Monday in Radcliff, in the first round of the 5th Region tournament, the two teams couldn’t have been farther apart.

    Taylor County used 16 free passes, served up by two Commanderette pitchers, and run-ruled WC 12-0 in five innings.

  • The Springfields visit Springfield, Ky.

    It’s easy to see the inspiration for the travels of Ronald and Rita Springfield of Vonore, Tenn. They have decided to travel the country to visit each town named Springfield.

  • Commanderettes finish as district runners-up

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Commanderette’s 11-9 victory over Bethlehem last Monday put them in the 19th District championship game the following day.

    The bad news? They would be playing Nelson County, a ball club that has won the previous 18 district titles, and was looking to continue the streak.

  • Inspector closes Springfield pool

    “In good conscience, I cannot renew the permit for the pool this year,” said Kate Peake, an environmentalist with the Washington County Environmental Office. Peake addressed the Springfield City Council on her findings following an inspection of the facility on May 5. For the first time in its 56-year history, the pool will be closed this summer.

    “It’s out-lived its time,” Peake told the council. “The permit expired on April 3, and we’re not going to renew it.”

  • Bat Pats are USCAA champs!

    SCC Sports Information

    For one of his baseball teams during the eight years that he has coached at St. Catharine College, Luther Bramblett distributed shirts with the letters WTLG on the back. The meaning of the letters was unclear to the players until Bramblett decoded the message – Win The Last Game.

    But even with the message explained, it is a goal that very few athletes are able to attain. Bramblett’s 2009 squad did not get such shirts; but they are the first team in St. Catharine history to boast that they did WTLG.

  • Little League swings into full gear at Idle Hour

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Things are heating up at Idle Hour Park as Little League baseball is well underway.

    The highlight of last week’s action was a no-hitter on May 11 thrown by 9-10 Red Sox hurler Thomas Bartley, who struck out 15 Marlins in a 10-2 victory. Michael Chastain had three hits for the Sox, including a home run.

    Also on May 11, the Cubs edged the Reds 1-0 in 9-10-year-old play. Steven Thompson got the win while D.T. Yocum took the loss.

  • 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Willisburg this Saturday

    A three-on-three basketball tournament will take place Saturday during the Willisburg Memorial Homecoming Celebration at Willisburg Park.

    Three categories will compete - grades 3-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. Teams need to be present at 9:45 a.m.

    Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category.

    It will be a double- elimination tournament played by modified Hoop-It-Up rules.

    For more information or to sign up, contact Greg Bowen at (859) 375-2220.

  • YMCA Strong Kids Campaign

    The Wilderness Trace Family YMCA is starting their annual Strong Kids Campaign. This year the theme for the campaign is “YMCA, where everyone is a star.”

    Due to the economy, the demands are greater, so the YMCA is really hopeful for this year’s Strong Kids Campaign.