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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Back to school
  • Dudley Hilton resigns from UPIKE

    After three seasons, University of Pikeville head football coach and Washington County native Dudley Hilton has resigned for personal and health matters, UPIKE President James Hurley announced on Saturday, according to a press release on the team’s website.

  • House numbers needed

    There was a full agenda lined up for this past Monday’s meeting of the Washington County fiscal court.

    One item of business dealt with a recent meeting that County Judge-Executive John Settles had with the three town mayors of the county (Carl Gabhart – Mackville, Pat Kirsch – Willisburg and John Cecconi – Springfield).

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: The Giver

    When Bethany Wheatley started playing volleyball during her seventh grade year, she didn’t know whether or not she would stick with it. She enjoyed the game, sure, but she wasn’t positive that she wanted to continue playing once she got into high school.

    It wasn’t until her eighth grade year that she decided she would be a Washington County Commanderette volleyball player.

    It turned out to be the right decision.

  • Boys' golf team defeats Green County

    In the team’s fifth match of the season, the Washington County Commander boys’ golf team was able to defeat the Green County Dragons for its third win of the year.

    WC posted a 183 as a team while Green shot a 216.

    The Commanders were led by freshman Landon Taylor, who carded a 42 on the evening.

    Senior Luke Mattingly and junior Evan Mattingly each added scores of 44. All three of WC’s top scores bested Green’s top scorer, who recorded a 45.

    Freshman John Mann rounded out the Commanders’ final score with a 53.

  • WC volleyball dominates opening-week games

    Last week, the Washington County Commanderette volleyball team opened its 2014 season by knocking off the Danville Admirals last Thursday in three straight sets (25-7, 25-10, 25-7) and winning its opening-season game versus the Campbellsville Eagles in consecutive sets as well (25-13, 25-19).

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    The Commanderettes were able to build off their strong performance against Campbellsville on Thursday, taking control of the game from the very start.

  • Overseeding of pastures can be an effective tool

    Article from Dr. Ray Smith, University of Kentucky College of Aquiculture

    Overseeding of pastures is an excellent management tool that improves pasture production, forage quality and ensures a good ground cover the following year without major pasture renovations.

    Overseeding consists of planting seed in a field with existing grass cover in order to fill in bare patches and thicken the stand.

    It can be done over the entire pasture or limited to trouble areas.

  • PHOTOS: Volleyball preseason scrimmages
  • SCC volleyball ready to build on last year's success

    Following an incredible run in 2013, the St. Catharine College Patriots volleyball team looks to build on their foundation of success in 2014.

    SCC completed last season with one of the best records in school history with a 21-13 record overall and a 12-8 mark in the Mid-South Conference.

    Despite their loss in the conference tournament semifinals to top-seeded Lindsey Wilson College, the eventual champion of the event, the Patriots ended their season on a high note.

  • Emily Cox qualifies for All-A state tournament

    Last Tuesday, the Washington County High School golf team traveled to Danville to participate in the All-A Regional tournament.

    This marked the first year of WC’s new alignment in an All-A region with Burgin, Danville and Somerset.

    And for the fifth straight year, Emily Cox has qualified for the All-A state tournament, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Eagles Nest Country Club in Somerset.

    She carded an 88 on the day in order to qualify.