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Today's News

  • Smith receives honor

    Tyler Smith is a rare two sport fall athlete. He is a member of the Highlands state runner-up soccer team and a member of the cross country team. Tyler has been a varsity letterman on the Highlands cross country team for four years. He was a part of the 2006 and 2007 AA Regional 5 championship teams. He was also a part of the 2007 cross country team that placed third at the state meet. He has been a two-year varsity starter and captain on the Highlands soccer team. This year the team made it to the state tournament finals for the first time in school history.

  • SCC softball team looks to build on last season’s success

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College softball team ended its junior college status with a bang last year with a regional title and a trip to the national tournament, where they finished in the Elite Eight. Holly Smith, in her fifth year as head coach of the Patriots, sees no reason to not repeat such success with nearly all of her starting lineup returning.

  • WC girls head into district tourney

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Note: The Washington County Commanderettes began 19th District Tournament play Tuesday night. Results were not available at press time. Please visit www.readthesun.com for up-to-date highlights of all Washington County and 19th District action.

  • From Left Field

    Rival survival

    My girlfriend Cindy came into town for a visit over Valentine’s weekend, and since I had to work that Friday night, I dragged her along to the Washington County/Marion County basketball double-header at WCHS. We’re glad we escaped with our lives!

  • Upward rising

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

  • State-hired contractors begin cleanup

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The state of Kentucky awarded Hickey Enterprises, Inc. a contract to pickup and remove ice storm debris from state and county roads in Washington County. They were scheduled to start the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 18. As of Friday morning, they were yet to show up for work. A call Monday morning to Chad Filiatreau, transportation and engineering supervisor with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, revealed that Hickey was in the county and preparing to start work.

  • Chamber honors citizens for service to community

    Who ever said nice guys finish last and no good deed goes unpunished? Obviously someone forgot to tell that to a select group of Washington County residents who were recognized Wednesday evening for their service to the community by the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce.

    The guest speaker was Mitch Barnhart, director of athletics at the University of Kentucky. Barnhart addressed the crowd about the importance of leadership, being positive examples to today’s youth and offered some insightful and humorous information on the athletic programs at UK.

  • Debris in watersheds poses problems

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Last month’s ice storm may be water under the bridge, but there’s a whole lot of other stuff under county bridges that needs to be cleaned up. Debris from fallen trees, and in one case, a whole tree itself, have clogged many watersheds across Washington County. The Washington County Fiscal Court, with assistance from the Kentucky Natural Resources Conservation Service, recently met in an emergency session to pull the plug on mother nature’s wrath.

  • Guthrie visits St. Catharine College as he kicks off state education tour

    He was educated at the United States Military Academy at West Point, but Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) was in Springfield Wednesday for a refresher course of sorts at St. Catharine College.

    Guthrie kicked off his tour of higher education institutions at St. Catharine as he prepares for the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act.

  • Season over for Commanders

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders closed out the 2008-09 basketball season Wednesday with a 34-21 loss to Bardstown in the first round of the 19th District Tournament. Bardstown will meet the winner of Thursday night’s game between Nelson County and Bethlehem in the district final on Saturday.