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Today's News

  • Road sign thefts cost county

     Don’t forget to be extra cautious as you drive – it’s that time of year when someone’s been stealing road and traffic signs in Washington County. 

  • Patriot wrestlers to honor veterans

    It was 87 years ago that a cease fire was called, ending World War I between the Allies and Germany. Originally called Armistice Day, the day is now celebrated as Veterans Day (Nov. 11) to honor all of those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

    This year, the St. Catharine College wrestling team will do its part to recognizethese military heroes at the first home meet of the 2015-2016 season.

  • Senior spotlight: Dwayne Yocum

    Dwayne Yocum is a worker.

    According to his head coach, Eric Sagrecy, Yocum is the type of football player “who never complains, never whines and never gets injured.”

    He just comes to practice each day — Sagrecy also noted he is literally there at practice every day — and works as hard as he can to become a better player for the Washington County Commanders.

  • WCMS seventh-graders win NIT Championship

    If you had told Janey Doty before this season that her Washington County Middle School seventh-grade girls’ basketball team would be champions by the end of the year, she probably would not have believed you.

    So when they won the NIT championship last week, she knew it was a testament to how hard her team had worked all season.

    It wasn’t that Doty didn’t believe her team was talented at the start of the year; it was just that they were “all out of sync.”

  • Ring the bell

    Last year’s game against Marion County was mired in controversy for the Washington County

    Commanders, with WC losing on a last-second, goal-line stand that seemingly could have gone either way.

    But this year’s edition of the historically close rivalry was never in doubt, as the Commanders (5-5, 1-2) pulled out a 46-33 win over the Knights (0-10).

    It was only the second game in the series that was decided by more than one possession in the past 10 years and the first double-digit Commander win since a 16-6 victory in 2003.

  • Theater names new managing director

    Central Kentucky Community Theatre recently named a new managing director, and he just arrived in the commonwealth.

    Mark Colbenson recently moved to Springfield from St. Petersburg, Fla., where he had been working as a professional actor over the last year.

    “[Which] means I’m unemployed,” Colbenson said, jokingly of course.

    You see, the truth of the matter is, the goateed man with an energetic aura is bringing 40 years of theatre experience to CKCT.

  • Gnadinger installed as SCC president

    SCC Communications

    St. Catharine College installed Dr. Cindy Gnadinger as its eighth president on Friday, Oct. 23, in St. Catharine Hall.

    Gnadinger, who became president in July of 2015, has accomplished much in her short time in office. Some notable achievements include appointing Laura Pantano as vice president for student affairs, expanding dining hours and meal options for students and increasing student activities and facilities.

  • Commander band finishes 4th in state

    Washington County High School’s marching band went to the 2015 Kentucky Music Educators Association State Marching Band Championships over the weekend, and they walked away with a fourth-place finish in Class 2A.

    “I’m really proud of the kids and what they’ve accomplished,” WCHS Band Director Scotty Burns said. “…It was just a great experience from beginning to end.”

    Burns, who is in his first year of being the director, said taking WCHS to that level felt great.

  • Road sign thefts cost county

    Don’t forget to be extra cautious as you drive – it’s that time of year when someone’s been stealing road and traffic signs in Washington County.

    “It seems to be kind of cyclical,” Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said. “We’ll go for a couple of months and there’ll only be a few stolen, there’s always some missing, and then we’ll have a big rash of them and then it will quiet down and then we’ll have a large number again.”

  • Haydon a top-ranked cornhole player in ACO

    Philip Haydon doesn’t remember exactly when he started playing cornhole — “It was probably seven or eight years ago, when everyone started playing,” he said — but he does remember that he didn’t have a problem “putting the bag in the hole” from the very start.

    Haydon became hooked immediately, playing every night soon after he tried it for the first time.