Today's News

  • 4-H fashion revue held

    “Going Pink”  was the theme of the Washington/Marion County 4-H Fashion Revue held on April 27 at the Washington County Extension Office.  Nine 4-H members from each county participated in the show that highlighted the sewing projects they completed this year.  Each 4-Her is now qualified to participate in the Lincoln Trail 4-H Rally Day scheduled for Saturday, May 15 at the Elizabethtown Christian Academy.  Participating from Washington County were Danielle Wilkerson, Amanda DeWitt , Makayla Lanham  ,Abbigail Gullett ,  Jenny Begley,&nbsp

  • Commanders earn top district spot

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    As the old saying goes, “It’s one thing to get to the top, it’s another thing to stay there.” That’s what Washington County boys’ baseball head coach Derek Schuler is experiencing right now as the Commanders have locked up the top seed in the upcoming district tournament later this month, but they feel like every game from now until the end of the season is important.

  • Georgetown ousts Patriots in conference softball tourney

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College softball team didn’t take advantage of some scoring opportunities last Tuesday in the first two innings at Georgetown in the Mid-South Conference Softball Tournament. And those turned out to be the only chances they had in the 5-0 defeat to the Tigers.

  • Growing tasty tomatoes in your garden

    Before I write about tomato growing, I want to remind everyone that the Tuesday, May 11, Wheelbarrow Class on growing great annuals from seed still has a few openings for anyone that would like to attend.  Call the Washington County Extension Office at 859-336-7741.  If you haven’t attended any classes, the cost is $10, if you have already attended some classes the cost is $5.   Each person attending will receive at least 15 packages of flower seeds.

  • Black, Hamilton seek Democratic county clerk spot

    Republican Julie McRay Waits is preparing her bid for Washington County Clerk, but she won’t know who her opponent will be in November until Democratic incumbent Glenn Black and challenger Richard “Richie” Hamilton face off in the primary on May 18.

  • Patriot softball still alive in conference tourney

    SCC Sports Information

    After losing the opening game of the Mid-South Conference tournament, the St. Catharine College softball team was able to stave off elimination by winning its next two games to keep the season alive.

    In the tournament played at Millennium Park in Danville, Holly Smith’s Patriots dropped the initial game of the tournament Thursday by a 9-1 score to Campbellsville University, but the St. Catharine nine rebounded Friday to beat Pikeville 7-6 and University of the Cumberlands 3-0.

  • Drug bust nets 19 arrests, more possible

    Two Springfield men were arrested in a drug round-up conducted by Kentucky State Police on Friday, April 29. The round-up was the result of a year-long undercover drug investigation by Kentucky State Police, according to a statement from KSP. A total of 19 people from Washington and Marion counties were arrested in the round-up. KSP officials added that more arrests are pending in reference to the undercover investigation.

  • Social news and events


    Coulter: It's a girl!

    Cate Taylor Coulter

    Brian and Brooke Murphy Coulter of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter at 1:12 a.m. Feb. 23, 2010 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    Cate Taylor weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.

    Long: It's a girl!

    Raegan Desiree' Long

    Sara Hall of   Springfield and Michael Long of Lexington announce the birth of their daughter on Aug. 18, 2009.

  • State of emergency declared locally

    Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles announced Tuesday that a state of emergency has been declared in the county, and Gov. Steve Beshear has requested federal assistance to help the county recover from the past weekend's storms. Settles said it is crucial that citizens take photos of any damage, save all repair receipts, and report all damage to homes and businesses to Washington County Emergency Management Director Kevin Devine at (859) 481-3919. This information will be used to help officials get all eligible assistance for which the county qualifies.

  • SCC golfers complete season with conference tournament

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College golf teams completed the spring season last week with the Mid-South Conference Tournament played at Cherry Blossom Golf Course in Georgetown. In the seven team men’s field the Patriot men finished fifth while the women were fifth in the five team field.