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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Back to school
  • Become a KY Master Gardener

    The Kentucky Master Gardener Program is set to begin at the Washington County Extension Office on Monday Sept. 8, 2014 at 1 until 4 p.m.

    We will meet on the following Mondays from 1 until 4 p.m.: Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct. 6, 20; Nov. 10, 17, 24 and Dec. 1. We will also have an all-day trip to Lexington to be scheduled once class begins. The Kentucky Master Gardener Program is a 14-week program taught by Horticulture Extension Agents and University of Kentucky Specialists.  

  • 4-H news and shooting sports results

    Over the next several weeks, the Kentucky State Fair and 4-H leaf collections will be two of the major on-going projects for Washington County 4-H.  

    As I write this column, I am getting ready to load the car to take 4-H projects to the fairgrounds to be judged. On Thursday, our 4-H country hams cured in our new ham house will be judged, and the 4-H members will present their prepared speeches.

  • Swimming now an MSC-sponsored sport

    Swimming has been added to the Mid-South Conference’s championship lineup beginning in 2014-15, MSC Commissioner Eric Ward has announced.

    Men and women’s swimming becomes the 21st and 22nd championship sports sponsored by the Mid-South. The conference championship is scheduled to be contested Feb. 6-7 in Williamsburg, Ky.

  • WC volleyball earns academic award

    It was announced last week that the Washington County Commanderettes were among 676 teams that earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) team academic award for the 2013-2014 season.

    The award, which was first given in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0, according to a press release from the AVCA.

  • Mixed results in WC golf opener

    The Washington County boys and girls golfers traveled to Bardstown Country Club (playing the Maywood Course) to face off against Bethlehem in their opening match of the 2013-2014 season.

    WC fared well on the girls’ side, with sophomore Emily Cox carding a 40 in the contest and freshman Faith Whitaker following behind with a 66, three strokes ahead of Bethlehem’s lone female competitor.

    Led by senior Luke Mattingly and sophomore Jim Cecconi, who both scored 45 apiece, the WC boys’ team posted an overall team score of 187.

  • SCC men's soccer lends helping hand

    When chef Charlie Shunnarah sent out a plea for help on Facebook, St. Catharine College men’s soccer head coach Tim Wolz had an idea: His team could help by asking fans to bring some canned goods to the games.

    Shunnarah is the executive chef and general manager of St. Vincent de Paul of Louisville and a former St. Xavier High School classmate of Wolz.

  • Commanderettes have strong senior presence

    Washington County volleyball head coach Anne Mudd and her Commanderettes will be taking this season one game at a time, something she stresses to her team at the start of each season.

    “We have our hopes, have our dreams., and the girls want to have a successful season, of course, but whatever the outcome of the present game, we just have to work to do better the next game,” Mudd said. “That’s how we’ll reach our goals as a team.”

    But that doesn’t mean the team doesn’t have confidence in its abilities.

  • Dudley Hilton resigns from UPIKE

    After three seasons, University of Pikeville head football coach and Washington County native Dudley Hilton has resigned for personal and health matters, UPIKE President James Hurley announced on Saturday, according to a press release on the team’s website.

  • Police searching for escaped Marion County inmate

    Kentucky State Police have reported that they are searching for 28-year-old Darrell W. Arrwood after he walked away from his work detail on Wednesday afternoon.

    Arrwood, a state prisoner being held at Marion County Detention Center on burglary charges, was working with the Springfield Recycling Center at the time.

    Arrwood is listed as a 5-9, 140-pound white male with green eyes and brown hair. When he was last seen, he was wearing a brown shirt with brown pants.