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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Chasing the bourbon

    Top teams (unofficial results)

    1. Team Primal Sport Mud (Louisville) - 19:03:54

    2. Team Ultra Speakeasy (Louisville) - 20:29:00

    3. Team Runner’s Rye (Louisville) - 21:23:39

    4. Team Trooper’s Bar (Knoxville, Tenn.) - 21:39:03

    5. Team Crop Dusters (Bend, Ore.) 21:57:55

    6. Team ARC - Audubon Running Club (Louisville) - 22:15:05
    7. Team Altitude Adjusted (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) - 22:31:10

  • UPDATE: WC volleyball falls in district tournament semifinal

    The Washington County Commanderette volleyball team (21-10) was unable to overcome a Nelson County Cardinal squad (28-5) that had already beaten them in the their two previous matchups.

    WC dropped the first game 25-20 but came back strong in the second set to tie up the match at one game apiece, winning 27-25. It was only the second set that the Commanderettes had taken against Nelson County all year.

  • Washington County kicks off beer series

    If you’ve ever wanted to have a taste of Washington County, now is your chance.

    Through the new Kentucky county series from West Sixth Brewing Company, every county in the Bluegrass state will be represented with its own beer, and the series begins by going back to where it all started: Washington County.

    As the first county created as part of the commonwealth of Kentucky, Washington County will also represent the lead in the beer series, a symbolic tip of the hat to the state’s history.

  • Today in History
  • Home Stretch

    The Washington County Commander football team (2-4, 2-2) had a dominating performance last Friday night against the Shawnee Golden Eagles (4-4, 1-4). The Commanders rushed for 387 yards on 54 tries and containing a potentially explosive Shawnee passing attack on defense for a 43-18 win over a district opponent.

    According to WC head coach Eric Sagrecy, the tempo on offense was established early on by the offensive line, which was awarded player of the game honors after the big win.

  • Moving toward move-in

    The Washington County School Board held a special called meeting recently to discuss progress of the new Washington County High School construction project. In attendance were representatives from Ross Tarrant Architects, Alliance Corporation and bonding officials from Travelers Insurance.

    Board members and representatives for M&J Construction — which is working as a consultant to Washington County Schools for the project — informed the guests of issues relating to quality of work and timeliness with the school’s construction.

  • Hurley to attend SCC event

    St. Catharine College’s annual Circle of Friends event has been a great fundraising endeavor for the school in years past, and this year, the event also promises a barrel of laughs for those in attendance.

    Comedian Dr. Carl L. Hurley will be the keynote speaker for the Oct. 23 event, and the Kentucky native known as “America’s funniest professor” has an extensive background in education himself.

  • News briefs for 10/15

    Ongoing

    Absentee Voting Machine
    The absentee voting machine is now open in the county clerk’s office. It will be open from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for those who are going to be out of town on Election Day or precinct workers who work in another precinct. Oct. 28 is the last day to apply for a mail-in absentee ballot.

    Election Sign

  • Line of succession for county clarified at meeting

    This past Monday, Washington County Fiscal Court met in regular session. The focus of the meeting centered on two issues: a continuity of government ordinance was presented to the magistrates and approval was needed for a resolution dealing with the Mackville Fire Department.

    The first matter pertained to a document that helped assign the county a chain of succession in taking over the responsibilities of the judge-executive should the current judge be unavailable during emergencies at the national, state or local levels.

  • Editor, actor, ballplayer, spy

    Author William E. Matthews will be at the Washington County Public Library on Thursday, October 23 at 5 p.m. for an appearance and book signing of “Editor, Actor, Ballplayer, Spy.”

    Matthews will discuss his time in the CIA, during which he was involved in the Hungarian Revolution and various historical moments.

    He will also chat on his 51 years in the newspaper business, being an actor in two movies and a consultant on a third, and the launching of a sport magazine.