Today's News

  • Spaldings sign with SCC

    Former Washington County High School golfers Aaron Spalding and Chase Spalding signed scholarship offers to continue their golf careers at St. Catharine College.

    “I am excited to have Aaron and Chase in our program,” said St. Catharine Head Coach Joan Rizer. “They are good students as well as good golfers. They will fit in well here.”

  • NWTF banquet held earlier this month

    The local National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) chapter Longbeards of the Commonwealth held their annual banquet recently. Money that was raised will help educate people young and old about the great outdoors.This year marks the 40th anniversary of NWTF with the greatest conservation effort in history, bringing back the wild turkey population to 7 million currently. Money raised will also help fund local events such as kids day, the wounded warriors event and the Turkey Hunter’s Care program.

  • SCC softball swept by UVA-Wise

    The St. Catharine College softball team needed just one win Saturday to secure a spot in this weekend’s Mid-South Conference tournament in Kingsport, Tenn. But, although they came close in game two at UVA-Wise, the Patriots could not get the victory they needed.

  • Bat Pats get seventh seed for MSC tourney

    With the 1-2 weekend at Shawnee State last week, the St. Catharine College Patriots fell to seventh place in the Mid-South Conference as they prepare for the conference tournament that starts Thursday in Kingsport, Tenn. The tournament opener will have them playing second-place Georgetown (33-15, 18-6). The two teams did not meet in the regular season. Cumberland University (Tenn.) is the top-seeded team in the tournament.

  • WC baseball wins 5 of last 6

    Washington County took two of three games last week, and the two wins came in the games that mattered most. The Commanders (11-9) came away with 4-2 and 8-2 road victories over district rivals Bethlehem and Thomas Nelson, respectively, putting themselves at 3-1 and in strong standing as the district schedule heats up. The wins sandwiched an 8-2 loss at the hands of Elizabethtown on Wednesday night.

    Washington County @ Thomas Nelson
    8-2 Washington County
    When: Saturday, April 20

  • Commanderettes remain perfect in district play

    The Commanderette softball team (6-8) dropped a 12-1 result to border rival Marion County (13-5) on Friday at home. It would be tough not to call the week a win overall for Washington County, though, as they pounded Thomas Nelson (1-11) in a district doubleheader on Thursday night by a combined score of 26-0.

    Washington County had plenty of offense Thursday night, but it didn’t come all at once.

  • Washington County Circuit Clerk’s Office celebrates Donate Life Month in April

    “This April, and every day, I am proud of the impact this office has on the lives of others, especially those in need of life-saving organ transplants. I am humbled at the generosity of our community,” said Washington County Circuit Clerk, JoAnne Miller. “Even through tough economic times, our community is committed to helping others.”

  • Autism fair and walk is Saturday

    Families across the nation are affected by autism, with one in 88 children reportedly suffering from the disorder in some form.

    Washington County is no exception, and the fourth annual Autism Fair and Walk on Saturday is an opportunity for the community to show support while finding out more about a condition that many are still trying to understand.

    April is Autism Awareness Month, and with the help of the annual fair, awareness of how to treat autism has vastly expanded in recent years.

  • WCHS sophomore accepted to Gatton

    Dennis George
    Contributing Writer
    Washington County High School sophomore Rachel Cook has been accepted to the prestigious Gatton Math and Science Academy located on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

     The 15-year-old Cook was recognized Monday night at the meeting of the Washington County Board of Education.

  • Brooklyn has believers in Washington County

    Daniel and Erin Disselkamp of Elizabethtown have been fighting for their daughter, Brooklyn, since she was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma — a form of cancer — at 14 months old on Nov. 23.

    The attention Brooklyn needs has led Erin to step away from her job to provide the everyday care her daughter needs, but the Disselkamp family has been far from alone throughout the trying process.