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Today's News

  • Economy could bring large crowd to SCC job fair

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The struggling U.S. economy is leaving many Americans wondering where their next paycheck will be coming from. St. Catharine College is doing their part in helping people find employment by holding their second annual job fair Friday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the gym at Lourdes Hall.

    Nearly 20 companies will be represented, including private businesses, the federal government, state agencies, temporary employment services and post-graduate educational programs.

  • SCC women compete in first golf tournament

    SCC Sports Information

    There were a couple of “firsts” in last week’s golf tournament for the St. Catharine College women’s golf team. It was the first time that most of the team, being freshmen, played in a college tournament. And, as coach Joan Rizer said, it was the first time that a team of hers has played golf in the snow.

  • Graves indicted for attempted murder;Five others indicted

    A Washington County grand jury returned indictments against six people recently, including eight counts against Kevin D. Graves of Springfield.

    Graves, 30, of Jimtown Road, was charged with four counts of criminal attempt to commit murder (Class B felony), as well as one count of assault in the 4th degree (Class A misdemeanor), one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun (Class C felony), one count of criminal mischief in the 1st degree (Class D felony) and one count of being a persistent felony offender in the 1st degree.

  • Get ready to pitch, hit and run

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County youth are invited to participate in a pitch, hit and run competition sponsored by Aquafina and Major League Baseball. The competition takes place April 18 at Idle Hour Park.

    Registration begins at 8 a.m. with competition taking place afterward. Competitors will be divided into four age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14.

  • Heifers given for Worthington contest

    Over 160 people from across the state gathered April 4 at the Mercer County Extension Office for the 10th Annual Dustin Worthington “I Love Cows” Essay Contest awards ceremony.  At t his year’s ceremony, eighteen beef heifers were given away to students who participated in the contest.  The contest is open to all FFA & 4-H members interested in the cattle industry in the state of Kentucky. 

  • County weighs dead animal options

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The Washington County Fiscal Court is one step closer to a solution to the dead animal pickup problem. The county decided not to renew their contract with Nation Brothers due to a doubling of the contract cost. The court has received a proposal from Dead Animal Removal Service, Inc. from Winchester, Ky., to pick up and dispose of dead animals in the county for $27,900. The county is also considering keeping the $20 per-stop fee charged to farmers who use the service.

  • Talk Meet winners announced

    This week, the remaining results from the 4-H Talk Meet program are listed in the 4-H News including from North Washington Elementary and the County-wide Talk Meet that was held on Thursday, April 9, at St. Catharine College.  

  • Tigers claw Patriots in doubleheader sweep

    SCC Sports Information

    Campbellsville University is ranked ninth in the nation in NAIA baseball – and there is a good reason for that. The Tigers bring a potent offense, solid defense and better-than-average pitching to the field. And that combination spelled trouble for St. Catharine in Thursday’s doubleheader as the visiting Tigers swept the twin bill by scores of 17-5 and 10-1.

  • Lifting Lincoln

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    If you were driving through downtown Springfield Thursday morning, you couldn’t help notice all to the commotion by the Washington County Judicial Center. It was a big day as the town was paid a visit by none other than President Abraham Lincoln. Actually, it was an 11-foot, 1,195 pound bronze statue of our 16th president, but it was nonetheless a site to behold.

  • WC softball gets first win vs. Fort Knox

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderette softball team hung tough last Wednesday to defeat the Fort Knox Lady Eagles 6-5 for their first victory of the season.

    WC’s Kelly Hill went the distance on the mound for the Commanderettes, giving up just one hit in seven innings while striking out eight and walking four.