Today's News

  • PHOTOS: WC is 'on track' and field
  • SCC softball fighting for tournament berth

    The Mid-South Conference softball tournament starts April 25 in Kingsport, Tenn. and Holly Smith is hoping her St. Catharine College Patriots are part of that event. But that won’t be determined until possibly Monday when the Patriots play Campbellsville to conclude the regular season. The top eight teams will make it to the conference tournament.

  • MSC seeding up for grabs for Bat Pats

    One thing is certain. The St. Catharine College baseball team will be playing in the Mid-South Conference tournament in Kingsport, Tenn. starting April 25. As to what seeding the Bat Pats will garner – who knows?

    “Right now we can end up anywhere from fourth to eighth place,” said SCC skipper Luther Bramblett. “There is still a lot to be determined from the upcoming weekend.”

  • ‘The king of the squat’ sets WCHS record

    You’ll see Washington County sophomore Davon Moore on the gridiron this fall, possibly manning both the offensive and defensive lines for the Commanders. Regardless of what he does on the football field next season, however, it will be tough to top what he’s been doing in the weight room.

    Moore recently broke a long-standing record at Washington County High School and it’s pretty obvious that he’s going to shatter his own record in the near future, probably time and time again.

  • WC softball gets Mudd back, but can’t find offense against Pulaski County

    The Commanderette softball team (4-7) is coming off a forgettable week where the bats were lacking in three losses. Games scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday were rained out, while Washington County took a 13-2 loss to Elizabethtown (6-7) and a 3-2 loss at Campbellsville (4-9) on Tuesday and Friday, respectively.

    The most recent, though, was a 3-0 loss to Pulaski County (8-6-1) at Idle Hour Park on Monday night.

  • Commanders ride three-game win streak

    Washington County vs. Burgin
    15-0 Washington County
    When: Monday, April 15
    Where: Idle Hour Park
    Key players: WCHS - Chris Warner
    Game highlights: Washington County baseball (9-8) made easy work of Burgin (0-3) on Monday night, run-ruling the Bulldogs in five innings, 15-0.

    The Commanders did a lot of their damage in the first inning, hanging seven runs on two Burgin pitchers to put the game well in hand right away.

  • Efficient pasture utilizations

    Plants require several minerals and nutrients for growth and production. The three primary nutrients required for plant growth are nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. Nitrogen (N) is an essential nutrient necessary for photosynthesis, enzymatic reactions, and creating amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Increasing nitrogen in the soil has been proven to greatly increase pasture production.

  • Grow heirloom vegetables and flowers this year
  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    A small committee of Washington County Homemakers has been meeting since the beginning of the year, with help from former committee chairwoman, Pat Sutton, who due to health reasons has been unable to participate.

    The focus of the committee is to reach as many countywide as possible. With this in mind, Marilyn Peters, art teacher at Washington County High School, will again have her students participating in a poster contest. Last year the entries were very thoughtful and meaningful.

  • Major changes planned for school budget

    Changes are on the way for the Washington County School District, thanks to what Superintendent Robin Cochran described as “the perfect storm,” which has led to a need to decrease its budget by $935,000 for the 2013-14 school year to reach a 15 percent contingency.

    A final draft of the budget is due in May, but according to the rough draft that was recently created, it looks like changes for local teachers as a whole will be minimal.