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Today's News

  • Nothing stops Commander band from win

    As fall break was beginning for all students in Washington County last week, the Washington County Marching Commander Band was busy marching in the Sorghum Festival Parade and preparing for their next contest on Oct. 11 at Madison Central High School. The weather hampered practice on Thursday and Friday, causing the WC Band to practice inside at WCES gym those two days.

  • Meet and greet at library

    The Washington County Public Library invites the community and all library supporters to the 2014 Library Legislative Meet & Greet on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 5-6:30 pm at the Washington County Public Library at 210 E. Main Street.   This is an opportunity for library users to spend a few minutes with their state legislators, local officials and candidates to communicate how important their public library is to them.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: The Great Communicator

    In all aspects of Madison Bonzo’s life, communication has been key.

    Growing up in a small community like Washington County, she loved the fact that she could consistently walk down the street and stop to chat with someone she knows.

    “You know everyone and everyone knows you, so you develop a lot of friendships,” Bonzo said. “I really like getting to know people and talking to people.”

  • Patriots men's soccer picks up two key wins last week

    The Patriot men’s soccer team (8-4, 4-2) picked up two key wins last week against Mid-South Conference teams.

    On Saturday, Oct. 4 the Patriots picked up a 1-0 win against archrival Georgetown College (3-8, 1-4) when they got a goal five minutes into overtime.

    The Patriots had a chance to crack the scoreboard in the fifth minute when Marvin Wesselburg had his shot saved by the Tigers’ keeper.

    Patriot goalkeeper CJ Powell made a key save in the 16th minute to keep the game scoreless.

  • WC volleyball returns from Illinois trip

    Last week, the Washington County Commanderette volleyball team (19-9, 4-4) traveled to northern Illinois to face two schools that assistant coach Casey Mudd estimates have “around 3,000 students” each.

  • Emily Cox competes at state

    Washington County sophomore golfer Emily Cox made a “dream come true” last week when she participated in her first-ever state tournament.

    Although she acknowledged that she made “a couple of bad swings on a few holes,” Cox was pleased with her performance overall.

    She posted an 89 in the first round and only missed the cut of the top 20 scores by five strokes.

    “It’s hard to come back from some of those bad swings, but the main thing was that I really, really had a lot of fun,” Cox said.

  • SCC men's soccer drops two close games

    The St. Catharine College Patriots men’s soccer team (6-4, 2-2 MSC) dropped two tough ones against two Mid-South Conference teams in the last week.

    On Saturday, Sept. 27 the Patriots traveled to Lebanon, Tenn. where they battled MSC foe Cumberland University (4-4, 2-1 MSC). The Bulldogs got on the board first when Josh Armstrong found Elliot Goodwin, who scored off a free kick to give the Bulldogs at 1-0 lead just six minutes into the game.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Serenity Now

    When Halie Browning moved from Bardstown to the ‘Burg in third grade, she noticed right away how calm Washington County was in comparison to where she was.

    “We lived in a pretty busy part of Bardstown, so when we moved out to the country, it was so peaceful and quiet,” Browning said. “I just liked that a lot right away.”

    Another part of small-town living she really enjoyed was how close-knit everyone was. In fact, Browning started out playing volleyball based on the recommendations of the friends she made in Washington County.

  • COLUMN: Have luck, will travel

    It’s about time I make this announcement official to all of our readers: I am now available for hire as a (self-)certified good luck charm. That’s the only explanation there can be.

  • WC football prepares for Shawnee

    Coming off of a bye week, the Washington County Commander football team (1-4, 1-2) will face off this Friday against the Shawnee Golden Eagles (4-3, 1-3).

    Last year’s 42-39 win over Shawnee proved to be a game to remember for WC, with then-senior Ty’Lyn Byas rushing for a school-record 361 yards on 41 carries and scoring the game-winning touchdown with just 36 seconds left on the clock.