Today's News

  • HSUS has people fooled

    Recently California and Kentucky have been in the news concerning the HSUS and animal welfare.  Many of you have heard about it or read about it, and if you haven’t, here are some interesting facts we all should be aware of. Credit for the article goes to Kentucky Farm Bureau and they have allowed us to share it with you.

  • Commander basketball awards

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County boys' head basketball coach Russell Burkhead recognized several standout players at the team's annual awards banquet at Mordecai's On Main on April 19.

    "This is a great bunch of kids," said Burkhead. "I can't be more proud of them. They showed up at practices ready to work hard and they never got down."

  • O'Bryan and Osbourne vie for Simms' District 6 seat

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The economy has been a hot topic of discussion lately, and if anyone has their finger on the pulse of business in Washington County, it is District 6 magistrate Greg Simms. The five-term incumbent is running for a sixth term, having served for the past 21 years. As a local business owner, he knows the importance of not only bringing new business to the area, but also in retaining the current workforce.

  • 4-H talent show winners announced

    The annual 4-H Talent Show was held on Friday, April 16, at the Springfield Opera House.   Each act was outstanding and the top acts from Friday night will now advance to the district event scheduled for Saturday, May 15, in Elizabethtown.  In the senior vocal category, winning champion was Rose Clements who performed “Sandra Dee.”  Winning reserve champion was Mary Kutter singing “Valentine.” Receiving blue ribbons were Bob Grider who sang “Close Every Door” and Brittany Wells and Tyler Adams who sang “Sissy’s Song.”

  • School board makes staffing changes

    Tough decisions are a part of the job, and the Washington County School Board has had to consider some decisions lately that could impact staffing.

    At its March meeting, the board decided to put off decisions on some staff issues in hopes that the Kentucky legislature would come up with a budget before the April meeting, thus allowing the board to know more about funding for some positions. With no budget in place, the board decided to move ahead and make those decisions Monday, and changes do lie ahead for some positions.

  • Patriots hope current streak lasts through final week

    SCC Sports Information

    In a season of streaks, St. Catharine College baseball coach Luther Bramblett is hoping to continue with the one his team started last week. The Patriots solidified their hold on fourth place in the Mid-South Conference with a four-game sweep of visiting West Virginia Tech last weekend that gave them a six game winning streak.

  • Commanderettes edge Banshees in slugfest

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The important thing to remember in most sporting events is that no matter if it’s a close 1-0 win or a battle of offensive output, you only need to better your opponent by one. That’s what the Washington County Commanderettes learned as they beat the Bethlehem Banshees 22-21 in Campbellsville April 17 during play in the 5th Region All ‘A’ Tournament.

    Both teams kept pace with each other as they posted two runs each in the first inning and added two more in the second to tie the game at 4-4.

  • Patriot softball wins two of six

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College softball team started the week off well with a conference sweep of a doubleheader Tuesday at Pikeville College. But Holly Smith’s squad couldn’t keep the momentum rolling as they fell victim to two doubleheader sweeps to end the week, losing at home to conference rival Lindsey Wilson on Saturday and at non-conference for Oakland City on Sunday.

  • Local students' art to be displayed at World Equestrian Games

    If all of the world is a stage, then three Washington County High School art students will be in the limelight when their talent is showcased as part of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington. This is the first time the event has been hosted on U.S. soil, and as part of the festivities, an exhibition titled “Desert Treasures” will feature representations of various Arabian horses.

  • Bat Pats fall to .500 in MSC after sweep at Campbellsville

    SCC Sports Information

    After starting out with an 8-0 record in the Mid-South Conference, the St. Catharine College baseball team now finds itself with a 10-10 conference slat with eight conference games remaining. The Bat Pats’ MSC record hit the .500 mark after they were swept in a four game series at last weekend at Campbellsville.