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Today's News

  • Hurley to attend SCC event

    St. Catharine College’s annual Circle of Friends event has been a great fundraising endeavor for the school in years past, and this year, the event also promises a barrel of laughs for those in attendance.

    Comedian Dr. Carl L. Hurley will be the keynote speaker for the Oct. 23 event, and the Kentucky native known as “America’s funniest professor” has an extensive background in education himself.

  • Moving toward move-in

    The Washington County School Board held a special called meeting recently to discuss progress of the new Washington County High School construction project. In attendance were representatives from Ross Tarrant Architects, Alliance Corporation and bonding officials from Travelers Insurance.

    Board members and representatives for M&J Construction — which is working as a consultant to Washington County Schools for the project — informed the guests of issues relating to quality of work and timeliness with the school’s construction.

  • Washington County kicks off beer series

    If you’ve ever wanted to have a taste of Washington County, now is your chance.

    Through the new Kentucky county series from West Sixth Brewing Company, every county in the Bluegrass state will be represented with its own beer, and the series begins by going back to where it all started: Washington County.

    As the first county created as part of the commonwealth of Kentucky, Washington County will also represent the lead in the beer series, a symbolic tip of the hat to the state’s history.

  • PHOTOS: Chasing the bourbon

    Top teams (unofficial results)

    1. Team Primal Sport Mud (Louisville) - 19:03:54

    2. Team Ultra Speakeasy (Louisville) - 20:29:00

    3. Team Runner’s Rye (Louisville) - 21:23:39

    4. Team Trooper’s Bar (Knoxville, Tenn.) - 21:39:03

    5. Team Crop Dusters (Bend, Ore.) 21:57:55

    6. Team ARC - Audubon Running Club (Louisville) - 22:15:05
    7. Team Altitude Adjusted (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) - 22:31:10

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: The Great Communicator

    In all aspects of Madison Bonzo’s life, communication has been key.

    Growing up in a small community like Washington County, she loved the fact that she could consistently walk down the street and stop to chat with someone she knows.

    “You know everyone and everyone knows you, so you develop a lot of friendships,” Bonzo said. “I really like getting to know people and talking to people.”

  • Patriots men's soccer picks up two key wins last week

    The Patriot men’s soccer team (8-4, 4-2) picked up two key wins last week against Mid-South Conference teams.

    On Saturday, Oct. 4 the Patriots picked up a 1-0 win against archrival Georgetown College (3-8, 1-4) when they got a goal five minutes into overtime.

    The Patriots had a chance to crack the scoreboard in the fifth minute when Marvin Wesselburg had his shot saved by the Tigers’ keeper.

    Patriot goalkeeper CJ Powell made a key save in the 16th minute to keep the game scoreless.

  • WC volleyball returns from Illinois trip

    Last week, the Washington County Commanderette volleyball team (19-9, 4-4) traveled to northern Illinois to face two schools that assistant coach Casey Mudd estimates have “around 3,000 students” each.

  • Home Stretch

    The Washington County Commander football team (2-4, 2-2) had a dominating performance last Friday night against the Shawnee Golden Eagles (4-4, 1-4). The Commanders rushed for 387 yards on 54 tries and containing a potentially explosive Shawnee passing attack on defense for a 43-18 win over a district opponent.

    According to WC head coach Eric Sagrecy, the tempo on offense was established early on by the offensive line, which was awarded player of the game honors after the big win.

  • Emily Cox competes at state

    Washington County sophomore golfer Emily Cox made a “dream come true” last week when she participated in her first-ever state tournament.

    Although she acknowledged that she made “a couple of bad swings on a few holes,” Cox was pleased with her performance overall.

    She posted an 89 in the first round and only missed the cut of the top 20 scores by five strokes.

    “It’s hard to come back from some of those bad swings, but the main thing was that I really, really had a lot of fun,” Cox said.

  • SCC men's soccer drops two close games

    The St. Catharine College Patriots men’s soccer team (6-4, 2-2 MSC) dropped two tough ones against two Mid-South Conference teams in the last week.

    On Saturday, Sept. 27 the Patriots traveled to Lebanon, Tenn. where they battled MSC foe Cumberland University (4-4, 2-1 MSC). The Bulldogs got on the board first when Josh Armstrong found Elliot Goodwin, who scored off a free kick to give the Bulldogs at 1-0 lead just six minutes into the game.