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Today's News

  • Coaches Vs. Cancer raises $900

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County and Marion County not only did battle against each other on the court Friday night, but they also came together to help deliver a one-two punch to cancer. The Coaches Vs. Cancer game raised $900 for the Washington County Relay for Life.

  • High water threat means higher insurance rates

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

  • SCC baseball opens Friday

    SCC Sports Information

    The recent weather may not resemble anything spring-like, but the athletic schedules at St. Catharine College indicate that it is time for spring sports to begin. And both SCC softball and baseball will do just that this week.

  • One dead in BG Parkway wreck

    A one-vehicle accident on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 10:19 a.m. claimed the life of Jose F. Padilla-Martinez, 29, of Versailles.

    Martinez was traveling west on the Bluegrass Parkway when he lost control of a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer, struck a guardrail and then a tree, according to a report by Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley.

    Martinez was ejected from the vehicle, and was found about 15 feet from it. The report indicates that cans of beer were found inside the vehicle, but blood work is pending to determine whether Martinez had been drinking.

  • Campbellsville, Adair take two from Commanderettes

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

  • Hoops for Heart event to be held at WCMS

    Students at Washington County Middle School in Springfield are shooting hoops to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. During the month of February the school will hold its 5th annual Hoops For Heart event.

    Students will play basketball to raise funds for the American Heart Association, which funds cardiovascular disease research and public and professional education programs.

    Hoops For Heart is co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

  • Shootout in Springfield

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It was a shootout in Springfield Monday night, and Washington County senior Lee Mudd and Green County senior Clint Henderson could have been considered armed and dangerous with all of the shots they fired. Mudd was on target with four three-pointers and finished with 32 points while Henderson hit six treys on his way to scoring 29 points.

    After the smoke settled and the scene cleared, Green County came out on top with a 65-56 victory over the Commanders.

  • Patriots lose close, lose big in conference play

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College Patriots played two home conference games last week. The first one they lost in the final seconds to the nation’s ninth ranked team. The second game they lost big to the 18th ranked team. And at the end of the week, head coach J.T. Burton could only marvel at the toughness of the Mid-South Conference that his team joined this year.

  • Congress delays the digital switch

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    People fearing the dreaded jump to digital television and the end of analog broadcasts have gotten a temporary reprieve. Last Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 264 to 158 to delay the switch until June 12 to allow more people time to buy the necessary equipment. It was apparent that as the original Feb. 12 deadline approached that many people were still not prepared despite months of warning from the government.

  • Let there be lights!Power restored to most of county

    The ice has melted, the snow is gone, and things are starting to get back to normal in parts of Washington County where some residents were nearly two weeks without power. Utility workers are nearing the end of the job of getting the lights back on, and local residents have workers from various parts of the nation to thank.

    Lee Hobson and a group of workers from Pontotoc Electric Power Association from Pontotoc, Miss., were among those who came to help restore power to Washington County.