Today's News

  • Spauldings leave their mark on Bethlehem swim program

    The following story recently ran in The Kentucky Standard in Bardstown.
    Kate, Hannah, Mary Beth and their mother, Fran Spaulding, are all  part of the Bethlehem High School swim team.

    Moving on won’t be easy for Kate Spaulding.
    One of the building blocks of Bethlehem swimming with numerous school records to her credit, Spaulding has played a big part in the Banshees becoming a family affair of a program, making up the core of the squad with her younger sisters, Hannah and Mary Beth, and mom/coach Fran.

  • Tennis teams compete in Midland tournament

    The Washington County High School tennis teams competed in the Midland Conference tournament last week at Nelson County.

    On the boys’ side, Steven Royalty lost his number one singles match 6-4, 6-0. Tyler Beam fell 6-2, 6-0 in second singles play.
    Doubles partners Jordan Simpson and Chris Carrico won their first match of the season in a 7-6, 0-6, 10-8 thriller in the first round. They bowed out in the second round, falling 6-2, 6-0.
    In girls’ action, Jessica Brady fell 6-0, 6-0 in first singles action.

  • Commanderettes split action

    Washington County vs. Taylor County
    17-2 Taylor County
    When: Saturday, May 7
    Where: Idle Hour Park

    Game highlights:
    The Commanderettes (9-8) ran into a buzz saw on Saturday when Taylor County (7-13) came to town.
    Washington County started off the game with a bang when Olivia Thompson drove in the only two runs with a two run home run on an 0-2 pitch.
    The Commanderettes skipper noted the play of Thompson of late.

  • Commanders fall short of All A state

    The Commanders fell one run short of a trip to Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, losing a 1-0 grinder to Christian Academy of Louisville (CAL) on May 4 at CAL.

    They split the next two games 1-1 to improve to 15-8 on the season.
    Washington County vs. Lincoln County
    9-4 Washington County
    When: Saturday, May 7
    Where: Idle Hour Park
    Game highlights: The Commanders came out hot, smashing three runs in the bottom of the first inning.

  • BIRTH: Richerson: It's a boy!

    Stuart and Evelyn Richerson of Loretto announce the birth of their son at 9:48 p.m. March 31, 2011 at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.
    Noah Thomas Richerson weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 22 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Danny and Pam Medley of Loretto.
    Paternal grandparents are Jerry and Janice Richerson of Lebanon.
    Great-grandparents are Irma Thomas of Loretto, and the late Felix Thomas; Les and Nellie Richerson of New Market; the late Mary Carolyn and Oldren Reynolds, Bobby Medley and Valeria Medley Higdon.

  • BIRTH: McArthur: It's a boy!

    Mary and Andy McArthur of Asheboro, N.C., announce the birth of their son on April 11, 2011, at Randolph Hospital in Asheboro.
    Jesse Boone weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches in length.
    He was welcomed home by a sister, Gemimiah, age 13 months.
    Maternal grandparents are Bob Noe and Martha Haydon of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Carolyn Wilson of Asheboro, N.C., and George McArthur of Montana.

  • Plant flowers to attract hummingbirds

    We recently noticed a hummingbird at our house, so we promptly went out and bought a feeder…well, actually two; one for the front and one for the back.  We wanted to keep them around and hoped to get more because, for some reason, we find them adorable!  This past weekend we had two males feeding at the same time and are just as happy as can be!  You can tell the males from the females because of the red markings on their breasts.  If you want hummingbirds you should start feeding now and plant accordingly. More on that later.

  • Watch for insect problems in float systems

    Frequent close inspections of float trays can help to catch insect pest problems early and to minimize seedling losses. Variegated cutworms are the greatest concern, and some damage has been reported. Cutworms found during the week of April 25 were in the 0.75 inch range, just big enough to cause visible damage. Rounded holes in leaves lying on or near the media surface and cut stems are signs of cutworm feeding. They can totally consume very small seedlings.

  • Absentee voting now underway at Washington County Clerk's Office


    Absentee voting is now available at the Washington County Clerk's Office. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., as well as Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. until noon.
    Absentee voting is for those voters who will not be in town to vote on Tuesday, May 17. For more information about absentee voting, contact Washington County Clerk Glenn Black's office at (859) 336-5425.

  • Campbell is National Merit Scholar


    In the 45-year history of Washington County High School, there had never been a student to receive the honor of National Merit Scholar. Until now.
    Charlotte Campbell, a senior, and the daughter of Philip and Erika Campbell of Springfield, recently received word that she had won the honor out of more than 1.5 million students nationally.