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Today's News

  • Board continues superintendent interviews

    A process that started with 21 candidates has now been narrowed down to what looks to be a four-person field.

    Last week, interim Superintendent of Washington County Schools Sonny Fentress said four interviews were scheduled, with those dates being July 29, 30, and Aug. 3 and 5.

  • Football program benefits from booster golf scramble

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s always a good thing to see how one sport can benefit another. Case in point, the annual Washington County football boosters golf scramble. Supporters of Commander football came out to Lincoln Homestead Golf Course this past Saturday with club in hand to raise money for the high school football program.

  • Commander blue/gold scrimmage this Friday

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    There’s an old line that says practice makes perfect. As the 2009 Washington County Commander football team prepares for the start of the season on Aug. 21, WC head football coach Mark Perry doesn’t look for perfection, but he is looking for some big improvements.

    The intrasquad game is designed to bring up real game situations before the team plays against other schools.

  • African-American Heritage Festival celebrated in Springfield

    Friday was a night of celebrating firsts as the sixth annual African-American Heritage Festival kicked off in downtown Springfield.

    The parade, which was the first event of the evening, featured many African-Americans from the community who were the first to reach milestones and accomplishments in their fields. Among them was Margaret Newby, Washington County’s first African-American school board member; Rosetta Smalley, Springfield’s first African-American female city council member, and many others

  • Fall baseball and softball leagues at Idle Hour

    Idle Hour Park is looking for youths interested in playing in fall baseball and softball leagues. For more information, call the park office at (859) 336-5448.

  • From Left Field

    Back to school, back to sports

    Last week, all of us here in the office sat down for new photos. That’s my latest mugshot above. Once again, I forgot all about it being picture day and didn’t shave that morning or wear the right clothes. Some things never change.

  • St. Catharine Golf Classic is Aug. 8; auction and reception precedes

    SCC Sports Information

    The 19th annual St. Catharine College Celebrity Golf Classic is scheduled for Aug. 8 at Lincoln Homestead State Park. But even before the first tee shot is hit, the weekend will begin with a celebrity reception and auction Friday night on the St. Catharine campus.

  • 4-H Sharpshooters win awards at competitions

    The Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters have had a busy summer attending several competitions and winning top awards wherever they go.  The first competition was the District 4-sponsored event for rifle and pistol on June 27  at the Mercer County Gun Club.  In the 22-Sport Rifle, 12-14-year-old division, Chris Warner won third  place.  In the 22-Target Rifle, 9-11 year old division, winning second was Jesse Smith and in the 15-19-year-old division, Will Carrico won second  place.  The group won several team awards, but the results were not made available.&

  • Plant fall vegetable garden

    If you were like me, you planted a spring garden complete with broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, beets, etc. and you liked it.  Guess what, it’s time to plant a fall garden with most of the same vegetables again.  We can do this in Kentucky thanks to our relatively long growing season and mild spring and fall seasons.  Most of the fall garden has to be planted in early August.

  • New guidelines focus on health and safety

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    As football season approaches and teams hit the practice fields in the middle of summer, the one subject on everyone’s mind this summer is that of safety. The death of PRP football player Max Gilpin last August has brought about new guidelines to ensure the well-being of high school athletes across Kentucky.