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Today's News

  • From mid-season call up to opening day starter

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Daniel Murphy, grandson of Springfield resident Ann Murphy, recently celebrated his 24th birthday on April 1. But you could say he didn’t celebrate until he smacked his first home run of the season on Opening Day against the Reds in Cincinnati.

    He also added an RBI on a bases-loaded fielder’s choice that knocked in the second and deciding run for the Mets as they beat the Reds 2-1 on April 6.

  • Reaching for a win

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    “It’s the little things.” You hear that cliché all the time, but for the Washington County Commanderettes, it happens to be true. Little things like missing a tag or cut-off here and there are adding up to big trouble for ladies.

    The team is off to an 0-4 start after dropping home games against Campbellsville and being no-hit by Nelson County last week.

  • Patriots baseball 5-2 for the week

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College Patriots played seven baseball games last week, five of those being Mid-South Conference games. And when the dust had settled, Luther Bramblett found his team with a 5-2 overall record for the week with a 4-1 slate in conference play.

  • Bat Pats still number one

    For the second consecutive week the St. Catharine College baseball and softball teams are ranked number one nationally in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. With a total of 222 points in the poll the baseball Patriots are 11 points ahead of Columbia Union College. The softball team’s first place lead was narrowed but they still hold a first place ranking with 156 points to defending national champion St. Mary of the Woods’ who has 149 points.

  • St. Catharine golfers finish 16th at Crooked Creek

    SCC Sports Information

    In a tournament hosted by the University of the Cumberlands last Monday and Tuesday at Crooked Creek Golf Course, the St. Catharine College men’s team finished 16th in the 20 team field. The Patriots had a 36-hole total of 648 (320-328). Malone College won the tournament with a 585 total.

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Hood: It's a girl!

    Taylor Nicole Hood

    Brian and Miranda Hood of Mt. Washington announce the birth of their daughter on Jan. 28, 2009 at 4:48 a.m. at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

    Taylor Nicole weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

    Borders: It's a boy!

    Brayden Christopher Borders

    Dana and Paul Borders of Springfield announce the birth of their son at 11:29 a.m. on March 12, 2009 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

  • Unemployment rate up in 2008

    Annual unemployment rates were higher in 110 Kentucky counties in 2008 than in 2007, while 10 counties were lower, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training in the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    In 2008, five Kentucky counties had an annual jobless rate at or above 10 percent compared to three counties that recorded double-digit rates in 2007.

  • Eagle Scout service project helps neighbor

    The Boy Scout slogan is “Do a good turn daily,” and there couldn’t have been a better day to act upon that slogan than last Saturday. William Hale and a few of his fellow scouts from Troop 429 took advantage of the warm weather to do some landscaping at Cathy Edelen’s home on East High Street as his Eagle Scout project.

    “We’re planting some trees and bushes, plus re-sodding some grass to make the house look nice,” said the 14-year-old Hale.

  • Local church to portray life of Jesus Christ

    For Kyle Claunch and his congregation, serving God comes first, as it should.

    Claunch, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church on Perryville Road, is working with his approximately 75-member church to put on a show that is much larger in scope than the church is in number. Although they are taking on a very large task, Claunch said he and the church members are doing it all to please God.

  • YMCA Soccer

    The Wilderness Trace Family YMCA is looking forward to another great soccer season. The Soccer Clinic showed some success with plenty of new smiling faces. The weather was slightly cold but that didn’t stop the players. Coach Young and Coach Merriman did an excellent job with skills and drills to get the young players geared up for the soccer season. We are all looking forward to starting up the soccer season with plenty of sunny skies and friendly faces. The soccer season will kick off Saturday, April 16. We look forward to seeing everyone there.