Today's News

  • Fuller Center taking applications for home ownership

    The Springfield Fuller Center for Housing is looking for families interested in owning a home.

    The home was donated to the center in 2009 by St. Catharine College. The Fuller Center moved the home from there to 703 Claybrooke Ave.
    Cathy Carrico, secretary of the Springfield Fuller Center for Housing, said applications to be considered for the home can be picked up at Cornerstone Christian Church or at Community Action.

  • Animal neglect a concern for county officials

    Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley thinks animal neglect cases, especially in horses, are on the rise.
    Bartley spoke before the fiscal court on Jan.  31 during a special-called meeting.
    Bartley said he contacted  the Marion County Animal Shelter about what could be done about neglected large animals. Since Washington County has no animal shelter, it has a contract with Marion County’s shelter to pick up stray dogs.

  • Fighting the meth battle

    A popular over-the-counter medicine could become prescription only if some lawmakers have their way.

    A bill that passed through the house and senate judiciary committees on Thursday could effect local residents and the medicine they buy.
    Psuedoephedrine, a chemical found in cold medicines, is also a key ingredient in making methamphetamine.
    The bill is of interest to organizations and legislators in the area.

  • Patriot men down Bears; women lose

    In Mid-South Conference basketball Saturday afternoon at St. Catharine College, the visiting Rio Grande Bears earned a split of the two games.

    Rio Grande topped the Patriot women in the first game 77-62, but the St. Catharine men won over the Rio Grande men 72-67.

  • Patriots split conference doubleheader

    In Mid-South Conference basketball action Thursday night at St. Catharine College, the Patriots were able to gain a split against the visiting West Virginia Tech Bears. 

    In the women’s game, Lena Bramblett’s team downed the Bears 74-64. In the men’s contest, the Patriots of J.T. Burton fell 100-92 in overtime.    

  • SCC baseball wins one of three

    It took a 10-hour bus ride and an extra day added to the trip, but the St. Catharine College baseball team was able to get in all four games of the opening series of the season.

     Luther Bramblett’s Bat Pats traveled to Alabama to play the University of Mobile last weekend and returned with one win in the two doubleheaders. After getting rained out on Friday, St. Catharine dropped a twin bill, 4-2 and 7-1, on Saturday. On Sunday they won the opener 5-4 but lost the second game 5-3.

  • Patriots baseball look to leadership in upcoming campaign

    The age old axiom in baseball is that a team must be strong up the middle to be successful. For Luther Bramblett’s St. Catharine College Patriots, that wisdom should translate into victories for the 2011 squad.

    The Patriots, who began the season Friday in Alabama against the University of Mobile, will have three senior catchers, a senior shortstop and two junior transfers at second base and center field.

  • Commanderettes look for momentum going into the postseason

    After battling through the toughest stretch of their season, the Commanderettes look to gain momentum heading into the postseason.

    Washington County dropped three straight to Owensboro Catholic, Marion and Nelson last week, but hope to rebound this week.
    The Commanderettes open with Nicholas County (4-11) on Friday.
    They will travel to the new gym at Nicholas County High School for a 6 p.m. tipoff.
    The Lady Jackets are led by Reesa Martin (13.8 points per game) and Megan Bretz (8.5 points per game).

  • Commanderettes wrap up number two seed

    Washington County vs. Nelson County
    Score: 79-31 Nelson County
    When: Sunday, Feb. 6
    Where: Nelson County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Kenya Turner, Jennifer Keene NCHS - Shelby Maupin, Caitlin Hagan, Cierra Drake

    Game highlights: The Commanderettes wrapped up the toughest stretch of their season with a 48-point loss to district rival Nelson County.

  • Commanders’ skid continues

    Washington County vs. North Bullitt
    Score: 56-40 North Bullitt
    When: Saturday, Feb. 5
    Where: Washington County High School
    Key players: NBHS - Brandon Goeing WCHS - Will Purdom, Jared Kelty

    Game highlights: The Commanders hung around for the first quarter but the hot-shooting Eagles pulled away before the half.