Today's News

  • SCC finishes fifth in golf opener

    Special to the Sun

    The St. Catharine College men’s golf team finished fifth in a nine team field in the opening tournament of the fall. The two-day event was played Saturday and Sunday at the University Club in Lexington hosted by Transylvania.

    Leading the Patriots was Simon Brown who had a 36 hole total of 150 (72-78). Scott Johnson had a 156 (82-74), Aaron Darby a 158 (82-76), Alex Carey a 160 (78-82), and Josh Edwards a 166 (86-80).

  • SCC soccer teams open NAIA play

    Special to The Sun

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College mens’ and women’s soccer teams made their debuts in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics on Friday, Aug. 29.

    The women’s team opened the season in style, winning its opener over Kentucky Christian University with a 4-0 shutout. The win was the first in the season opener for the Lady Patriots in five years.

  • Fredericktown to celebrate Patriot Day

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    It was one of the most tragic days in our country's history, and those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, will never be forgotten. That's the goal of a special ceremony being held in Fredericktown, as well as honoring those who continue to serve today.

  • County road workers to start 10-hour work days as of Sept. 8

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Starting Sept. 8, the Washington County Road Department will start a 30-day test program, working four 10-hour days a week instead of the traditional five eight-hour days.

    Road department supervisor Albert Wimsatt says he's received positive feedback from his employees about the shorter work week.

  • Threat has passed for soybean rust this year

    The risk of damage and yield loss from soybean rust has subsided for crops in the state that are at or past the R5, or beginning seed, stage, according to a University of Kentucky plant pathologist.

    “We dodged another bullet this year,” said Don Hershman, plant pathologist in the UK College of Agriculture. “Even if spores were to arrive in the state today, it will still take them at least a month to a month-and-a-half to develop, and by that time, all of our soybeans will be made.”

  • Second annual Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival on the horizon

    As fall approaches, with it will come the second annual Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival.

    The festival officially begins on Friday, Oct. 3, but this year will feature a special event that kicks things off on Sept. 27.

  • Commanders outlast Patriots 35-30 in Death Valley Bowl

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders kicked off the football season with an exciting 35-30 victory over the Patriots of Lincoln County in the 2008 Death Valley Bowl in Stanford, Ky.

    The Patriots dominated the first quarter as Washington County’s time of possession was held to 1 minute and 45 seconds. Despite having the ball for nearly the whole quarter, Lincoln County was unable to capitalize on possession and the game was scoreless through the first quarter.

  • Commanderettes fall to Lady Knights

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    After a tough loss at the hands of Central Hardin, the Washington County Commanderettes traveled to Marion County on Aug. 28 for the "Volley for the Cure" match with proceeds from the game going to breast cancer research.


  • From Left Field: Poker is a sport? What's the deal?

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    I was flipping through the 72,548 channels I apparently have on my satellite the other day and airing on every other “sports” channel was something to do with playing poker. Yes, the card game called poker.

    Did I miss the hiccup in the space-time continuum that allowed card games to be categorized as sports? When did this temporary lapse in judgment take place?

  • High school students caught with marijuana

    An incident that took place just as the school day began Tuesday at Washington County High School has ended in two students being charged with marijuana trafficking.

    According to a report from the Springfield Police Department, Sgt. Cliff Peek was called to the school after administrators observed two students acting suspiciously and passing something under a table in the cafeteria. Upon searching one of the students, administrators found a bag containing 17 grams of marijuana, according to Peek. He said the marijuana is valued at approximately $300.