Today's News

  • CATS tests show local schools highly ranked

    The Washington County School District has been recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education as an “exemplary growth district” following the recent release of scores from the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS).

    Only 64 of Kentucky’s 175 school districts have received this recognition. All schools in the district are progressing or meeting their goals, and the schools have also met the dropout and novice reduction goals set by the state. As a district, they rank fifth out of 18 districts in this region.

  • Sammi to the rescue!

    He stands about six inches tall, and he weighs 15 pounds, but don’t let his size fool you. Sammi is a big little dog.

    He’s not your typical super hero, but Sammi came to the rescue for Kathy Harvey and her son Kyle three years ago, and now, he’s part of the family.

    Kyle, 22, is autistic. In addition, he began to have unrelated seizures more than three years ago. Kathy said that was when she became concerned for his safety. Kyle had wanted a dog, but Kathy never imagined that a dog would be able to help with Kyle’s seizures.

  • Cornhole league starts Monday

    The fall cornhole league at Idle Hour Park will start on Monday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. The cost per two-person team is $50. To participate or for more information, contact Bernard Smalley at (859) 336-5448.

  • Volleyball squads have tough, busy week on the hardwood

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s been a busy week for the Washington County volleyball team as the squad played nine teams in eight days. The Commanderettes started play with a 6-5 record on Sept. 2. After back-to-back losses to Central Hardin and Marion County, which saw WC getting swept in both outings, the WC ladies looked to redeem themselves against a tough Campbellsville squad.



  • From Left Field: The Andy Griffith Show, starring Manny Ramirez

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    I'm a big fan of the Andy Griffith Show, and one of my favorite episodes is the one where his son Opie learns to throw temper tantrums from his friend Arnold. Of course, Andy, in his infinite wisdom, sees right through Opie's deceit and, as Barney Fife would put it, nips it in the bud.

  • In honor...

    Clyde Logsdon caught a plane to Washington D.C., this morning. The plane has landed by now, but Clyde is probably still a few feet off the ground, likely somewhere around Cloud 9.

    Logsdon, 87, is a Washington County native and a veteran of World War II. He and his daughter, Kathy Mattingly, left Louisville this morning as part of a trip to the nation’s capital aboard a flight operated by a veteran’s support group called Honor Flight.

  • St. Catharine volleyball looks to rebound after tough opening schedule

    Special to the Sun

    St. Catharine College volleyball coach Juanita Mangan is quick to point out to her players how tough the early schedule has been, which has resulted in the Patriots getting off to an 0-11 start in their first season of competition in the NAIA.

  • Charcoal truck wrecks on KY 555

    A tractor-trailer filled with bags of charcoal went over a guardrail late Wednesday evening near the intersection of KY 555 and US 150. Kentucky State Police were called to the scene around 9:40 p.m. Wednesday. The accident was the result of brake problems reported by the driver, who was not injured, according to emergency officials. The wreckage was finally cleared from the scene around 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

    Photo courtesy of Tony Golden

  • SCC soccer off and running

    Special to the Sun

    The St. Catharine College men’s and women’s soccer teams, both coached by Paul Patton, are now two weeks into the regular season. The Patriots recorded their first two wins last weekend in Ohio to improve their record to 2-3 while the Lady Patriots are currently 1-3 in the early going.

    “For the most part all of our games have been close,” said Patton. “We have played some good teams and will play many more good ones when we get into the conference games.”

  • Patriot volleyball wins first match of the season

    SCC Sports Information

    Special to The Sun

    It would be safe to say that two volleyball teams couldn’t be more evenly matched that those from West Virginia Tech and St. Catharine College. The two squads played two Mid-South Conference matches at St. Catharine Saturday and each won one. And both matches went all five games as the two teams battled to get their first wins of the season.