Today's News

  • SCC volleyball feels blue on Dig Pink Saturday

    SCC Sports Information

    Pink was the color of the day Saturday but the St. Catharine College volleyball team was instead feeling blue. They took on that different shade after dropping Mid-South Conference matches to visiting UVA-Wise and Pikeville College. The gate proceeds for Dig Pink Saturday went to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

    Adam Stevenson’s Patriots, now 5-27 overall and 1-7 in conference play, had both matches in their grasp but let them slip away as both matches went all five games.

  • WC puts away Bardstown

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    For the first time in 13 years, the Washington County Football Commanders beat the Bardstown Tigers Friday night. And they did it despite having three touchdowns called back on penalties. In fact, flags were in abundance Friday night as a total of 20 were thrown, 10 for each team. The score was close for much of the game, but a last-minute touchdown on a fake punt sealed the 35-21 win for the Commanders, who earned home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

  • Patriot forward is Mid-South Conference Player of the Week

    SCC Sports Information

    Krista Russell has been named the Mid-South Conference Player of the Week. Russell, a sophomore forward from Independence, Ky., scored seven goals in two games last week. In the Patriots’ 8-0 win at Berea, Russell had four goals. Saturday at Johnson Bible College she added three goals in the Patriots’ 10-0 victory. Visit the Mid-South Conference site at http://www.mid-southconference.org/ for the Player of the Week announcement.

  • White-out called for as Commanders play for district title Friday night

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders will face perennial powerhouse Danville this Friday night to see who will come out on top of the Class 2A, District 4 standings.

    WC (8-0 overall, 2-0 in district) defeated Fort Knox 42-24 on Oct. 8 and took care of Bardstown 35-21 on Oct. 15.

    Danville (5-3 overall, 2-0 in district) beat Bardstown 59-13 on Oct. 8 and routed Fort Knox 49-0 on Friday.

    With a win, the Commanders can secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

  • How freezing affects forages

    All of us haven’t experienced a freeze yet this fall, but we soon will.  So we will discuss how a freeze can cause hazards for using some forage.

  • SCC soccer goes 4-0 for the week

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College soccer teams won all four games played last week. And they won them in convincing fashion by outscoring the opponents by a combined 26-2. Last Tuesday at Berea the Patriot women topped the Mountaineers 8-0 and the men followed with a 5-2 victory. On Saturday at Johnson Bible College (Tennessee) the women won 10-0 and the men were victorious 3-0.


  • Springfield...there's an app for that!

    In the eternal search for a way to draw more tourists to Springfield, the local tourism commission has found a way to reach out to potential visitors around the world.

    Last week, the Springfield Tourism Commission announced that a new application, or app, for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch is now available, featuring information about Springfield, Ky.

  • Relay kickoff set for Saturday

    The Washington County Relay for Life will host its annual kickoff at 1 p.m. Saturday in the library at Washington County High School. The event marks the start of the fundraising year for Relay.

    This year's kickoff will have a sports theme, so dress in your favorite team's attire and be ready to join the Relay team!

    Guest speakers for the kickoff will be John Graves from Atmosphere Entertainment and Diane Kelly from Toyotomi.

  • Cops find marijuana during traffic stop

    A routine traffic stop of a vehicle running a stop sign led to a drug-related arrest last week for Springfield police.

    Officers Nathan Phillips and John Hall were on patrol just before 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, when they observed a red 2001 Ford run a stop sign on KY 555 in the city limits. The officers stopped the vehicle, and according to a report completed by Phillips, Phillips and Hall noticed the strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle and got permission to search the vehicle. Before they could conduct the search, the officers got a confession.

  • Bears advance to title game while other Blake Hoppes teams finish seasons

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The final week of the regular season of the Blake Hoppes Youth Football League found some teams closing out their seasons and others preparing for playoffs.

    Last Tuesday in Lebanon, the K-2 Springfield Bengals lost 36-12 to the Lebanon Dolphins. The 3rd-4th grade Springfield Patriots lost to the Lebanon Cowboys by a score of 19-6. The loss dropped the Pats to 1-3 on the season.