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Today's News

  • Alumni Bowl: A Chance to Relive Football Memories

    Tom Bystrek
    Contributing Writer

    The inaugural Alumni Bowl will kick off Saturday, Aug. 24 at Washington County High School. The doubleheader will include two high school games starting at 5:30 p.m. While the action on the field is the main attraction, the bowl weekend will allow former coaches and players to reflect on the glory days of Commander football.

  • Veteran Commanderettes key to success in ‘13

    Having already made great strides over the past two seasons under Head Coach Anne Mudd, the Washington County High School volleyball team is looking to take another leap forward in 2013.

    After posting a 7-23 record in 2010, the Commanderettes have managed 14-14 and 15-17 seasons since, and now they have their sites set on their first winning season since 2007. With plenty of varsity experience returning amongst six seniors and eight juniors, it’s no wonder Washington County has thoughts of a 19th District title.

  • News briefs 8/14

    WC Fair Books
    Washington County Fair Books are now available. They can be picked up at the Washington County Extension Office, several places around town or call Krista Thompson at (859) 284-5524. The Washington County Fair will be Oct. 3-5.

    WCMS Dropoff

    Washington County Middle School doors will not open until 7:30 a.m. for the 2013-14 school year. Please do not drop your children off before this time.  Students will not be permitted to enter the building until 7:30 a.m.

  • Students should check KEES for accuracy

    Kentucky high school students and 2013 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • ‘Inspired Hope’ for families suffering with Huntington’s

    Donna Mattingly of Cox’s Creek and her family have faced a struggle for the last 20 years that many of us could never imagine, much less manage on a day-to-day basis.

    Complications with Huntington’s Disease have taken the lives of her first husband, Jimmy Ruley, their son, Cory, and others in the family since 1990.

  • Representatives take action

    U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie, R-Ky, took action recently in opposition of Obamacare in light of recently passed legislation. That legislation, which passed in the House of Representatives, delayed the employer and individual mandates of Obamacare.

    Behind that decision, Guthrie voted on Aug. 2 to support H.R. 2009, better known as the “Keep the IRS off your Health Care Act of 2013.”

  • Dropout age increases

    Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear were among those to give recognition to school districts across the state last week for swiftly implementing a policy that will raise the compulsory attendance age from 16 to 18 years old.

    Senate Bill 97, better known as the ‘Graduate Kentucky’ bill, was passed earlier this year in Kentucky, allowing individual school districts to change the dropout age from 16 to 18 years old.

  • Coming home to Mackville

    The seventh annual Mackville School homecoming was held on Saturday at the Mackville Community Center, with five community members being added to the Mackville Hall of Fame.

  • PHOTOS: Back to school in Washington County
  • Former Sun editor's home damaged by fire