Today's News

  • Severe weather possible tonight

    STORM UPDATES: The National Weather Service office in Louisville is predicting tonight could be a dangerous weather situation for parts of Kentucky - particularly for the western half of Central Kentucky.

  • Annual wine tasting raises estimated $6,000


  • School district budget features pay increases

    The Washington County School District has approved the first reading of its 2011-12 budget, and there is some good news during what are otherwise tough economic times.
       The overall budget is $17 million, with $13 million being in the general fund.
       Some school districts have had to make cuts, but the Washington County district has been able to create savings to provide a 1-percent pay increase for employees, according to Superintendent of Washington County Schools Robin Cochran.

  • Local voter turnout higher than state average in primary

    Washington County voters, like most of the state, trickled to the polls last Tuesday to cast a vote in the primary election.

    Of the county’s 8,117 registered voters, 1,022 showed up to vote.
    Washington County’s voter turnout of 12.5 percent is two points higher than the state average of 10.35 percent.
    Franklin County had the highest voter turnout in the state, with 32.27 percent coming out.
    Gallatin County had the lowest turnout, with 5.23 percent reporting.

  • Correction

    Due to incorrect information, a story in last week’s The Springfield Sun should have acknowledged a no-hitter thrown by the Orioles’ Devin Hurst in a 1-0 win over the Reds in boys’ Little League action at Idle Hour Park.

  • Sports briefs

  • SCC basketball reloads

    The national media doesn’t dwell on the recruiting success of NAIA basketball as it does with the NCAA. But if rating recruiting classes was a practice, the 2011-12 class of the St. Catharine College Patriots would have to draw top 10 acclaim.

  • Athletic facilities construction continues on schedule at SCC

    Despite the incessant rains of the 2011 spring, the new track at St. Catharine College is still “on track” for completion by the start of the fall semester in August.

    Along with the track and its many amenities, there will be a refurbished soccer field, six tennis courts and lights all around to provide for night events.

  • String tourney winners named

    The Lincoln Men’s Club held their String Tournament on Sunday at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course.

    David Carney shot a 65 to win by four strokes over Joe B. Yates,  who fired a 69.
    Ted McNeal finished third with a 70.
    The next scheduled event is a pick-up Calcutta scramble on Saturday, June 11 at 1 p.m.
    The Red, White, and Blue tournament will be the following day, June 12, at 3 p.m.
    It is not too late to join the club and there are more events to come this year.

  • New tennis program takes shape at SCC

    As the coach of the first tennis program at St. Catharine College, Jim Coomer has taken several different routes to fill the rosters for the men’s and women’s teams. His most recent journey took him west where he signed two players at Paducah Tilghman High School.

    Ethan Rowton,  one of the top players in the state, and Felipe Barrcentos, a native of Colombia, South America, signed in Paducah on Saturday.