Today's News

  • WCMS in hoops action

    The Washington County Middle School eighth grade basketball team traveled to Marion County to face the Knights of St. Charles last week.
    WCMS turned a 12-9 lead into a halftime rout with an 18-1 run to go into the locker room 30-10.

  • Simply made for the game

    She was built for basketball.

    Washington County senior forward Jadiesha Durham is no stranger to the game of basketball. In fact, she’s been playing it since the sixth grade.  The 18-year-old girl started her career as a Comanderette when she was in the seventh grade and said she began playing at the varsity level when was a freshman.

    Durham said she got her start through by working hard, practicing, and never giving up.

    “And showing that I want to play,” Durham said.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: The Overcomer

    After a promising sophomore season, Davon Moore was looking forward to having an even stronger junior campaign. Everything seemed to be heading in that direction, too, until the injury bug struck and derailed those plans. Moore broke his wrist the week before Washington County’s first game of the season. Head coach Eric Sagrecy initially speculated that the injury would cost him three-to-four weeks of playing time; it ended up sidelining him for the entire year after a surgery was needed to repair his wrist.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Striving for Excellence

    John Overby
    Sun Sports Writer

    From the moment Austin Riggs discovered football, he was in awe at the physical nature that the game entailed. Unlike basketball and baseball, he says, football is a sport that you can impose your will on the other team through sheer physicality and “it not be a problem.”

    “You can hit somebody and not have to worry about it,” Riggs said.

    For him, that is perhaps the most rewarding part about playing football.

  • Reeling in the big one

    Nick Schrager
    Sun Sports Writer

    Brothers Nathan and Lynn Cochran could be considered hometown heroes.
    That’s because the two took the win in the amateur division of the 2014 Crappie Classic National Championship at Cumberland Lake in Somerset.

    According to Nathan, the pair won a slew of prizes including a new boat, motor, anchor, depth finder and battery charger. He said it felt good to win the event.
    “It’s a great feeling,” Nathan said.

  • WC girls gearing up

    Nick Schrager
    Sun Sports Writer

    Through sounds of sneakers running on the court and the echo of a ball dribbling, the Washington County Commanderettes are coming off a 6-19 season and are gearing up for action.

  • ‘It’s not going to be easy’

    Nick Schrager
    Sun Sports Writer

    In with a flash, the Washington County Commanders boys’ basketball team are tooling up to take on the district this season.

    Commanders head coach Bernard Smalley, who coached the Comanderettes for the last seven years, said the team, who is coming off a rough 3-22 season, will have to believe in themselves this year if they want to succeed.

    He said his four seniors will be leading the team this year.

  • News briefs 11/26


    Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.

    Volunteers Needed

    Consider volunteering out at Lincoln Homestead State Park in 2015. If interested, please contact Bobby Bartholomai at the pro shop. (859) 336-7461

    Leaf Pick-up

  • Library receives grant

    Construction on the new Washington County Public Library will begin early in 2015 with the approval of a $1.8 million state grant awarded to the Board of Trustees.

    Washington County Public Library was one of ten libraries awarded grants by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives in what is the largest funding for library construction in Kentucky history.

  • Bus driver arrested for DUI

    Kentucky State Police report an arrest of a bus driver in Washington County for allegedly operating a motor  vehicle under the influence with more than 40 students on board.

    Holly M. Brown, 46, of Louisville, was arrested on Sunday after Post 15 of the Kentucky State Police receieved a call from an off duty Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy at 1:26 p.m.

    The deputy informed KSP that he had followed a charter bus that was traveling on the Bluegrass Parkway to EZ Stop on KY 555. He said he suspected that the driver was under the influence.