Today's News

  • Former Washington County sheriff remembered

    Bruce Evans Burkhead, 78, a former two-term Washington County Sheriff, passed away on July 30. The former law-enforcement officer, who served as sheriff between 1982-1989, and also as a deputy for 10 years, left behind a wife, Kay Russell, two children, Russell and Ethelyn, as well as a number of other family members. He was a former tobacco farmer and U.S. Army veteran.

    Russell Burkhead, Bruce’s son and former Washington County Commander basketball coach, said his father was a big cut up at home.

  • Soil still a problem at new high school

    They want it all redone, and they want it all redone the right way.

    That was the message that the Washington County School Board members gave Eric Steva, an architect for Ross Tarrant and project manager for the Washington County High School project, during last week’s special-called board meeting regarding the topsoil depth on the site of the new Washington County High School building.

  • Hyman takes reins of SCC volleyball team

    Lauryn Hyman has quickly moved up in the coaching ranks at St. Catharine College. After just one season as the Patriot assistant volleyball coach, the Louisville native was named last week as the head coach for the 2015 season.

  • Mudd takes over as head volleyball coach

    The Washington County Commanderette volleyball team is under new guidance this year, but they’re being led by a very familiar face – former assistant coach, Casey Mudd.

    Mudd, 26, was an assistant coach under the leadership of her mother, former head coach Anne Mudd.

    Anne Mudd coached the team from 2011-2014 and before that coached at St. Dominic.
    “It’s for sure some big shoes to fill,” Mudd said. “Considering she [her mother] had really productive and good seasons all the years she was here.”

  • Dzikas tabbed new women’s basketball coach at SCC

    Any young aspiring coach that comes up through the ranks dreams of being a head coach at some point during their career. This is no different for Megan Dzikas, as she was named the new head women’s basketball coach at St. Catharine College.

    Dzikas will take over for Lena Bramblett, who was head of the women’s basketball program for the last 15 years. Bramblett will make the move to the high school game and take over at Washington County High School.

  • Belden is WCHS’s new athletic trainer

    Whether it’s acting as a first responder, water girl or someone who applies ice packs and tape, athletic trainers are often the unsung heroes of high school sports. Recently, Washington County High School lost its athletic trainer, Kelsey Marberger, but starting this month, the school will have a new trainer on its fields and courts. Her name is Kendra Belden.

    Belden, 24, spent her early years in Bardstown, but left the Bluegrass State and moved to Pueblo, Colo., at the age of 15.

  • Loretto man dies after falling from car

    A Loretto man died July 29, one day after reportedly falling from a vehicle on West Main Street in Lebanon. Tyler Hamilton, 24, passed away at University Hospital in Louisville where he was being treated for his injuries.

    “He was a big-hearted person,” Hamilton’s mother Carla Mudd Constant said. “He had love for everybody.

    “He had his demons that he fought, but he had love for everybody. He wanted everybody around him to be happy and to enjoy life.”

  • Friday accident turns fatal

    A two-car collision near Bloomfield on Friday turned into a fatality Monday morning.

    Several emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle accident Friday morning. The accident caused the drivers of both vehicles to be transported to the University of Louisville. The driver of the Grand Marquis, William Sympson of Springfield, was airlifted to the University of Louisville via Air Methods Kentucky. He died Monday morning.

  • Backpack program looks to help youth

    In 2001, a group of Washington County 4-H students were looking to make an impact on local youth after attending a conference that helped them focus on studying certain issues in their communities that affected teenagers.

    The issue they eventually chose to tackle was helping to decrease food insecurity in school children.

  • Raikes’ passion for FCCLA, teaching ‘an asset’ for WCHS

    When Sarah Raikes first arrived at Washington County High School in 2000, the family and consumer science program — then still being called home economics — was in trouble.

    There were only six members involved in the school’s struggling Family, Career and Community Leaders of America organization.

    But Raikes, who had spent the previous 13 years teaching what is now known as family and consumer science at Campbellsville High School, looked forward to the challenge of rejuvenating the program.