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Today's News

  • SCC women win thriller in opener

    Special to the Sun

    The St. Catharine College women’s basketball opener against Berea on Saturday drew a good number of fans. And those fans will surely be back to see more this season after the game they were treated to in a 104-102 SCC win.

    “Can you believe that?” was the phrase oft repeated by Patriots’ coach Lena Bramblett after her team rescued the win form the jaws of defeat in the closing minute. “That was unbelievable,” Bramblett added.

  • Washington County Band wins state title

    Forget about a charm. For the Washington County High School Marching Band, the third time was a championship.

    The Commander band made its third consecutive trip to the Kentucky Music Educators Association Marching Band Championships Saturday night at Papa John’s Stadium in Louisville. The past two years, they came away with third place in Class 2A. This year, they came home with a state championship. This year’s theme was “De Ja View.”

  • Spurs and Furs results announced

    Here are the results of the Washington County Spurs and furs 4-H Fair show held at the National Guard Armory recently.

    Open Rabbit Show

    French Angora

    Jr. Buck, 1st – Lisa Zesiger; 2nd – Lisa Zesiger

    Jr. Buck, 1st – Lisa Zesiger

    Sr. Buck, 1st – Lisa Zesiger

    Sr. Doe, 1st – Lisa Zesiger; 2nd – Lisa Zesiger

    Best of Breed – Lisa Zesiger – Sr. Doe

    Best Opposite Sex – Lisa Zesiger – Sr. Buck

    American Chincilla

  • Newspaper company suspends plans to sell

    Because of difficult credit markets, Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC announced Thursday that it is suspending the process of selling its remaining businesses, which include The Springfield Sun and 18 other Kentucky newspapers.

    The process was launched in January and led to the sale in September of The Weather Channel Companies and some smaller sales. Landmark announced earlier this month that its agreement to sell WTVF-TV in Nashville was canceled because the buyer lost its financing.

  • Basketball team begins NAIA action

    Special to the Sun

    The St. Catharine College Patriots knew a year ago that there would be a lot that was new about this 2008-09 basketball season. For the first time in the school’s 77 year history the athletic program will move from junior college competition to a schedule against four-year schools. That includes an affiliation in the NAIA and membership in the Mid-South Conference.

  • Consider grain storage in volatile market

    The price of corn has plummeted since it peaked this summer at around $7 a bushel. The price decline is due to the anticipation of the second largest corn crop in history, lower energy prices and the financial markets, said Cory Walters, UK agricultural economist.

    With harvest coming to a close, producers are trying to determine whether it would be beneficial to them to store their crop until prices rebound, but no one is sure when and if that will happen. On Oct. 27, December corn futures were selling at around $3.80, and March futures were near $4.

  • Season under way for Lady Patriots

    Special to the Sun

    St. Catharine College’s Lena Bramblett opened her sixth season as head coach of the Lady Patriots when Berea College visited Saturday (see related story). And when the new season tipped off, Bramblett and her squad found themselves in uncharted territory as they transition from junior college basketball to the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference.

  • WC passing offense still ranked among the top in Kentucky 2A

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Although the Washington County Commanders lost 49-48 to Elizabethtown Friday night, they once again showed why they are one of the most productive offenses in Kentucky 2A football by totaling 629 yards.

    Joe Joe Simms padded his lead in the standings by completing 26 of 35 passes, throwing for 446 yards and six touchdowns.

    His totals so far are 159 of 258 passes for a completion rate of 61.6 percent, totaling 2,243 yards and 28 touchdowns.

  • SCC women, men lose to Campbellsville in soccer

    Special to the Sun

    Last Thursday the visiting Campbellsville Eagles came to St. Catharine for a soccer doubleheader and left with two shutouts against the Patriots. The SCC women dropped a 4-0 decision in the opening game and the men lost 5-0 in the nightcap.

    The Tigers, 15-3 overall and 3-3 in the Mid-South Conference, scored two goals in the first three minutes and were able to dominate possession in the shutout. The Patriots fell to 6-10 overall and 1-4 in the conference.

  • WC comes up short in E-town

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Halloween offered no treats for the Washington County Commanders on Friday night as they lost to the Elizabethtown Panthers 49-48 in Elizabethtown. The loss drops WC’s record to 3-6 on the season despite another record-breaking performance by WC quarterback Joe Joe Simms, who threw for 446 yards and a school record six touchdown passes, surpassing his own record set earlier this season.