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Today's News

  • Bodenhamer steps down as WC hoops coach

    Citing personal reasons, Paul Bodenhamer stepped down Thursday as the Washington County High School boys basketball coach. For more on this story, see the March 4 issue of The Springfield Sun.

  • 4-H kicks off celebration

    Kentucky 4-H officially kicked off their Centennial Celebration last Saturday with a birthday bash at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington.  Fans in town for the UK/Tennessee game that entered through the Hyatt lobby saw a lot more green than orange on Saturday.

  • Adult sewing session is March 11

    In Washington County we are very fortunate to have a certified volunteer in the Kentucky Master Clothing Volunteer Program. Our volunteer is Marion Mulligan who received her certification in 2006. Rita Yates from Washington County is in the process of being certified in the program.

  • Commanders close out regular season play

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders closed out their regular season on the road last week. Last Tuesday, WC traveled to Hodgenville where they lost a close contest to the LaRue County Hawks, 72-70. The Commanders’ final regular season game was Friday against Moore High School in Louisville. The Mustangs defeated Washington County 66-36.

    LaRue County

  • SCC basketball drops two at Campbellsville; Season ends Saturday

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College basketball teams traveled to Campbellsville Saturday for a Mid-South Conference doubleheader against the Tigers. One game was close and the other wasn’t as the Patriots came home with two losses.

    Lena Bramblett’s women’s team could never get untracked in the opener as the Tigers overcame a 5-2 St. Catharine lead to build a 38-21 halftime lead en route to a 87-54 win.

  • Be involved in 4-H livestock program

    There are many 4-H projects that young people have enjoyed in the Kentucky 4-H program over the past 100 years.  Some of the most popular over those years have been livestock or animal projects.  These programs not only introduce many youth to animals, but more importantly they help youth learn many life skills through their participation and help them to develop positive character traits to become the leaders of tomorrow.

  • Patriots lose two close ones

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College Patriots again had a week of close conference games – but no victories to show for their efforts. Thursday at West Virginia Tech, J.T. Burton’s team fell 67-61 to the Bears. Saturday, in the final home game of the season, the Patriots dropped a 78-71 decision to Pikeville.

  • Dorrin and Ruth Ross Scholarship deadline is March 15

    For the 13th year, Washington County college-bound youth who are currently 4-H members or FFA members or were a member their Sr. year in high school (within last 5 years), have the opportunity to apply for the Dorrin and Ruth Ross Scholarship.  The scholarship was originally established in 1991 to enable 4-H and FFA members to pursue higher education through full or part-time attendance at any public or nonprofit independent college or university in the United States.  Scholarships are awarded to defray the cost of tuition and books.

  • WC girls prep for district play

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    When it comes to the Washington County Commanderettes, it’s either feast or famine. Right now, things seem to be pretty lean, but that is not going to stop the Commanderettes from fighting until the end and giving it their best shot. As the season winds down, it’s gut check time for WC.

    Taylor County

  • Commanders, Knights battle for bragging rights

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Marion County came to Springfield Friday night and there was the usual bantering, taunting and teasing going back and forth. And that was just the fans!

    To say that Washington and Marion counties enjoy a good old-fashioned rivalry is to grossly understate the situation. It was definitely a lively atmosphere inside the Washington County High School gym as the frenzy reached a fever pitch. In the end, it was the invading Knights who left town with a 57-46 victory.