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Today's News

  • WC softball suffers loss

    In a lopsided loss last week, the Washington County Commanderette softball team (6-13, 2-3) fell by a score of 16-2 against the Bethlehem Banshees (18-6, 6-0)., dropping WC to third place in the 19th District while clinching  the top seed in next month’s tournament for the Banshees.

    The 14-run WC loss occurred only a week after Bethlehem defeated the Commanderettes by just four. Bethlehem put the game out of reach early, building a nine-run lead in the first two innings. The Banshees also exploded for 17 total hits in the five-inning contest.The loss to

  • WC baseball on year's longest win streak

    The Washington County Commanders wrapped up a busy week with a perfect showing in the first-ever Breast Cancer Awareness Invitational in Marion County this past weekend.

    The Commanders went 3-0 in the event.

    LaRue County
    WC head coach Derek Schuler described his team’s performance against the LaRue County Hawks last Saturday as “a real feel-good win.”

    Earlier in the season, Schuler thinks his team might have reacted differently facing a 2-0 deficit headed into the sixth inning.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: The Baseball Brotherhood

    Whether it’s baseball or football, Adam Smith is all about developing relationships or, as he puts it, “becoming a brotherhood” when it comes to sports.

    He realizes that not any one individual can win a game by themselves and the more united a team can get, the better they will perform as a unit.

    “Having these close relationships, you’ve got a bond that’s gonna last forever,” Smith said. “Not everyone gets to experience that because having it on a team is such an important thing. You almost have to have it.”

  • 4-H announces Meet Talk winners

    The top speakers from across the county, in our Washington County 4-H County-wide Talk Meet held on April 29, at St. Catharine College, competed for the opportunity to advance to the District 5 competition scheduled for May 10 in Elizabethtown.

    In the 9-year-old division, winning champion was Emma Smith with her speech, “The One and Only.”

    Reserve champion was Leah Russell with her speech “My Daddy Daughter Dance.”
    Receiving blue ribbons were Kyla Yankey and Kaelyn Adams.

  • A look at the burley market

    Burley, like most of our agricultural enterprises, is produced in a global marketplace.

    Higher global grain prices in recent years have not only encouraged Kentucky and U.S. farmers to raise more grain but also corn and soybean producers around the globe.

    As a result of increasing global supplies, grain prices have predictably declined from the record levels we experienced in 2012.

    The global burley market has a similar story.

  • PHOTOS: New Beginning
  • New food labels proposed

    By Cabrina Buckman

    Imagine that you are strolling through the aisles of the grocery store.  

    How do you determine the healthiest choices for you and your family?

    If you are accustomed to turning the package over to read the food label, I have some interesting information reported by Janet Mullins, UK Extension Specialist for food and nutrition.

    Twenty years ago, the food label welcomed a new addition, the “Nutrition Facts Panel.”

  • SCC Patriots' season ends at MSC tourney

    Despite two spectacular pitching performances from Krystal Cammuse, the St. Catharine College Lady Patriot softball team (18-27, 14-20 MSC) bowed out of the conference tournament with two straight losses.

    In their opening round game with the Georgetown Tigers, the Lady Patriots looked to be in control after a fourth-inning, three-run shot from third baseman Brittany McKee gave SCC a 3-1 lead heading into the sixth inning.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Small-town boy

    For Travis Mattingly, growing up in a small town like Washington County is the only thing he has ever known.

    And that’s fine by him.

    “I wouldn’t have it any other way,” Mattingly said. “Everybody knows everybody around here. You go to the hardware store, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, you just know everybody that works there, and that’s a good feeling.”

  • SCC Patriots compete at IU

    With the national tournament qualification deadline for track and field quickly approaching, St. Catharine College head track coach Blake Jones took his conference champion long jumper Chris Johnson to Indiana University for another chance at a national tournament bid.

    After winning the Mid-South Conference championship in the long jump, it would seem obvious that Johnson would automatically earn a spot in the national qualifying field.

    However, according to Jones, “There is never a guaranteed spot.”