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Today's News

  • WC girls win two, drop three

    Jeff Moreland

    Publisher

     

    Lena Bramblett and her Washington County Commanderettes must feel like they have been riding a roller coaster into the 2016-17 basketball season. The team has seen its share of ups and downs after winning two games last week, then most recently dropping three straight.

    Garrard County came to town last Tuesday, Dec. 6, and handed the ladies a 64-28 loss in their home opener. The Lady Lions jumped out to a quick 16-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

  • WC boys off to hot start

    Baby, it’s cold outside, but things are heating up for the Washington County Commanders.

    The boys’ basketball team has started the season with a 4-1 record, which is the best start the team has had since the 2004-05 campaign.

    Did head coach Bernard Smalley see that as a possibility coming into the season?

  • Children learn to speak with their hands at NWES

    When the hour hand strikes 4 p.m., children line up single-file into Jane Kephart’s classroom to learn a language that no one technically speaks.

    At least not with their voice.

    Kephart, a kindergarten and first-grade teacher at North Washington Elementary School, is teaching an after-school program that focuses on American Sign Language, which allows the deaf to communicate with others.    

    She said she began studying sign language when she was studying to become a teacher.

  • Doublewide destroyed by fire

    A doublewide trailer located off KY 555 was destroyed by fire last week. 

    According to Willisburg Fire Chief Jessie Carney, the fire broke out in the early morning hours on Dec. 7.

    “By the time we got there, it was pretty well destroyed,” Carney said.  

    He said the trailer, which was owned by Albert Peters, was located at 11718 KY 555, in Willisburg. No injuries were reported.  

  • Raikes wins Teacher of the Year award

    Washington County Schools

     

  • St. Dominic Closet lends hands to others

    A group of Washington County residents are donating their time to provide a service for those in need. 

    Donna Kelly, who has managed St. Dominic Closet on North Doctor Street since about 2000, said the store actually began on the back porch of the rectory at St. Dominic Church when Father Joe Haydon was leading the church.

    “And then when Father (Leon) Spalding came … he bought this building and moved it here,” Kelly said, “and it’s been here ever since. In fact, he was shocked at how much money we bring in over here.”

  • Commanderettes notch first wins of season

    The Washington County Commanderettes (2-2) tasted victory for the first time this season when they took out the Henry County Ladycats (0-4) 47-37 over the on Dec. 3 and the Burgin Lady Bulldogs (0-3) 53-20 on Monday night. The victories came after the Commanderettes were beat 64-25 by the Taylor County Lady Cardinals (3-0) in a rough rouser on Dec. 2.

    According to Commanderette Head Coach Lena Bramblett, the win was a big morale booster for the young team. 

  • Commanders defeat Burgin, fall to Adair County

    The Washington County Commanders took their second win of the season Monday night when they defeated the Burgin Bulldogs (0-4) 88-54. The win came after they fell to the Adair County Indians 92-70 in their second official game of the season on Dec. 3. The Indians (3-0) had come off two fresh wins where they defeated the Green County Dragons (0-2) in a decisive 94-75 win and the Cumberland County Panthers (1-2) 59-53.

    According to Commander Head Coach Bernard Smalley, the Commanders didn’t come out ready to play.

  • Ruth Cocanougher named financial officer at MCPS

    Stevie Lowery

    Landmark News Service

     

    Focus on one piece of the puzzle at a time.

    That’s how Ruth Cocanougher, the new financial officer for Marion County Public Schools, does her job.

  • Burn ban lifted in county

    Nick Schrager

    Editor

     

    The burn ban in Washington County has been lifted. 

    During last week’s fiscal court meeting, Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said the ban was lifted on Nov. 29 after showers swept through the area last week. 

    Settles also said construction at the new road department building is still ahead of schedule, and the court has found a new truck for dead farm animal removal.  

    “We found one in Tennessee,” Settles said.