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Today's News

  • Results from WC's 4-H youth fair

    The Washington County 4-H members competed in the 4-H Youth Fair on April 25 and 26. The class champions will now advance to the KY State Fair in August.  Results are listed in this week’s news.

  • Forage recovery from the winter of 2013/14

    We all know that it was a long cold winter in Kentucky and pastures and hay fields were slow to get started. Some of the slow start was caused by winter injury, but mostly we have just had a late spring. Below are some observations from our UK variety tests.

    Annual ryegrass is the cool-season grass that had the most winterkill.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Leading the Way

    Stewart Young knew that his role would be changing this season. He knew he would be the lone senior on Washington County’s tennis team this year, and that meant he would be thrust into a leadership role, ready or not.

    “Being the only senior, I just tried to set a better example for everybody else,” Young said. “I did that by showing respect, showing them how to play the game.”

    And, according to his head coach, Scotty Burns, those lessons were effective from the start.

  • WC No. 5 seed in district tourney

    The Washington County Commander baseball team (10-21) is in the midst of a tough stretch as the regular season winds down, losing six of its last seven games.

    The Commanderettes haven’t been able to find any more success in district play, either, going 1-7 on the year and falling into the last seed in next week’s district tournament.

    Burgin

    The Commanders’ lone win in their last seven games came late last week in a lopsided 15-4 victory over the Burgin Bulldogs (0-21) in five innings of work.

  • Tennis season ends at regionals

    Two losses in the second round of the regional tournament marked the end of the season for the Washington County tennis team.

    On the girls’ doubles side, juniors Erika Weir and Gabby Sims were pitted against the No. 3-seeded team in the tournament and “had them on the ropes,” as head coach Scotty Burns put it, leading 5-3 in the first set.

    The duo, which won the conference tournament a week prior to competing in regionals, soon gave up four straight games and dropped the first set.

  • WC Commanderettes score 44 runs in three games

    The Washington County Commanderette softball team (10-14, 4-3) took three out of its four games over the past week and is only two games away from the end of the season (although there is the possibility of adding one more game).

    Burgin
    WC blanked the Burgin Lady Bulldogs (6-13) in five innings of work to cap off its recent hot streak.

    The 14-0 victory was the team’s third straight win, which is currently the longest win streak of the season.

  • PHOTOS: North Washington Derby parade
  • PHOTOS: Finian's Rainbow on the way
  • WCHS greenhouse open for business
  • Burg Park dedicated

    A dedication and blessing of the new playground equipment at the Fredericktown park was held on Friday with several local officials in attendance.

    Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said there were many people who contributed to making the upgrades happen, and that the end result is something the entire community can enjoy.