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Today's News

  • Willisburg boy saves grandmother's home

    Zack Peñalva

    Staff Writer

    Quick thinking from a young man in Willisburg prevented what could have been a tragedy last Tuesday night.

    Doris Stone said she was watching television around 9:30 p.m. when a loud crash caused her dog to start barking. Stone’s 15-year-old grandson, Waylon Stone, was staying with her that evening and got up to investigate. He soon realized that a tree had fallen close the house and ignited.

    Doris Stone said she has problems hearing, and didn’t even realize the tree had fallen.

  • Tyler appears on 'The Price is Right'

     

    When Sue Tyler and her husband Michael decided to take a trip out west this past September, they were both just excited to get a chance to travel and see the sights on their way to California. That excitement doubled for Sue when she found out about getting tickets to go to a taping of one of her favorite television shows, The Price is Right.

    “I never dreamed of getting on the show,” she said.

  • Commanders back to winning ways

     

    Coming off of a loss to Western Hills, the Commanders had a statement to make when they took on Shawnee away from home last week. They wasted no time, scoring early and often as they rolled over Shawnee on their way to a 49-6 win that puts them at 6-2 for the season.

  • Volleyball teams changes system
  • Commanders roll to 5-1

    The game looks easy when a team is playing well, and in Washington County’s 48-6 rout of Caverna last Friday night the Commanders’ performance looked almost effortless.
    “Part of it being easy is their play,” said head coach Eric Sagercy after the game. “It was great to have them come out excited to play and jump on [Caverna] from the first play and not let them breathe.”

  • National Scenic Highway dedicated

    A new tribute to Abraham Lincoln’s legacy in this region was celebrated last Thursday at the ribbon cutting and dedication of the Lincoln Heritage National Scenic Byway sign at Fredericktown Community Park. The byway is a 72-mile long stretch of US 31E and US150 that passes through New Haven, Bardstown, Springfield, Perryville and Danville.

  • Cisternas grows into importnat role

    On the wall of the football team’s weight room at Washington County High School is a quote from the late Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi: “The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
    For the Commanders, the hard work put in by junior guard/defensive tackle Juan Cisternas has taken him from football neophyte to team captain.

  • Sorghum Festival is this week

    The Sorghum Festival is one of the longest running events in Washington County’s history, and this year’s edition hopes to find success with a mix of new events and some callbacks to traditional favorites. Things will kick off on Friday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 a.m. with the Farm to City breakfast at Mordecai’s. The festival will continue throughout the weekend, with Chamber of Commerce President Pat Rose hoping that this year’s events will include something for everyone.

  • No trial date set for Pennington

    It’s been more than a year since Crystal Warner and Robert Jones were killed on Texas Road in Washington County, and their parents still have no idea when the case will go to trial.

    Friends and family of the couple waited in silence during a pretrial conference Sept. 20, as they eagerly hoped for a trial date, but instead were left with yet another drive to Springfield.

  • Commanderettes play in All-A state tournament

    After claiming their fourth consecutive All-A Classic 12th Region championship last month, the Washington County Commanderette volleyball team spent this past weekend in the All-A Classic state tournament in Florence, Kentucky.

    The tournament opened with pool play, featuring four pools made up of four teams in each. Washington County head coach John Rogers knew his team had anything but an easy draw, and before the tournament was over, three teams from Washington County’s bracket would be playing in the finals of their brackets.