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Today's News

  • Bourbon Chase is Friday

    Springfield and Washington County drivers are to be warned that runners from the Bourbon Chase — an annual 200-mile journey that takes participants through bourbon distilleries across the Bluegrass — will be on the roads this Friday and Saturday.

    Residents of Booker Road should be especially cautious, as runners are expected to come through that road any time between 1 p.m. and midnight on Friday.

  • PHOTO: Sorghum’s triumphant return

    Sorghum Shuffle 5K Run/Walk results

    First place male

    Joe Pawlish - 17:18

    First place female

    Shelly Peterson - 23:00

    First place under 12

    Male: Clayton Hensley - 26:49
    Female: Belle Begley - 33:28

    First place 13-19

    Male: Tanner Yates - 25:57
    Female: Laurel Brahm - 24:16

    First place 20-29

    Male: Christopher Jewell - 20:52
    Female: Tesa Brooks - 26:32

  • Bring houseplants back indoors soon

    If you haven’t started taking your houseplants in, you should do it soon. Night temperatures in the 40s and 50s can damage tropical plants. There are a few things to consider before putting your plants back inside, though.

    Inspect your plants thoroughly for disease and insects. It would have been best to start a few weeks before you plan to bring them inside to have time to solve any problems that may exist.

    However, you don’t have that time luxury now.

  • 4-H news

    Fall is definitely here, and many Washington County residents will be enjoying the Sorghum Festival along with the Washington County Fair exhibits this weekend.

  • Weed control options for pastures following a dry summer

    Dry weather conditions in many parts of Kentucky this past summer may have resulted in grazed pastures with areas of thin vegetative cover and bare soil.

    Many of these areas already have evidence of weedy vegetation, such as common ragweed and other summer annuals.

    As these plants die back naturally, cool-season weeds will sprout:  chickweed, henbit and purple deadnettle will fill the voids.

    Other weeds such as buttercup and musk thistle will likely be more prevalent in the next spring.

  • End of Commander golf season inches closer

    The Washington County Commander golf team saw its last week of regular season play come to a close last week before the boys’ and girls’ regional tournaments were held on Monday and Tuesday. The most recent match saw the boys’ and girls’ teams squaring off against both Campbellsville and Taylor County at Lincoln Homestead.

    On the girls side, sophomore Emily Cox led WC with a score of 45, which was the third lowest total and only off the lead by three strokes. Freshman Madeline Townes contributed a 66, while freshman Faith Whitaker carded an 81.

  • WC volleyball defeats Thomas Nelson, falls to Bethlehem

    With only five games remaining in the Washington County Commanderette volleyball team’s (18-6, 4-3) season, head coach Anne Mudd has been impressed overall with what she’s seen out of her players this year.

    She was especially pleased with how her team played last week against district opponent Thomas Nelson (2-21, 0-7). The Commanderettes made quick work of the Generals, finishing them off in straight sets, 25-13, 25-16, 25-15.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Shake it off

    Whenever Katlyn Seger makes a bad pass or hits a ball out, she always makes it a point to move on to the next play because “five minutes from now, it’s not going to matter … you just have to focus on the next play.”

    It’s that ability to shrug off her mistakes that the Washington County Commanderette senior says is her biggest strength as a volleyball player.

  • WC football notches its first win of the season

    In the days leading up to the Washington County Commanders’ (1-4, 1-2) Friday night showdown with the Thomas Nelson Generals (3-3, 0-2) last week, WC head coach Eric

    Sagrecy had a message for his team: keep working hard.

    The Commanders were off to an 0-4 start but had also played four “awfully good” teams, some of the toughest competition in the state, in fact. But Sagrecy challenged his team to “keep their heads down, keep working and keep making strides as a football team.”

  • News briefs for 10/1

    Through Oct. 6

    Maker’s Mark Road Closed
    A new entrance road for the Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto is being made and in the process of upgrading the road it will be necessary to close Maker’s Mark Road from Burkes Spring Road to Hickory Camp Road for approximately two weeks beginning Sept. 22 to allow for widening of the existing bridge which is located adjacent to the Maker’s Mark Distillery.

    Oct. 3-5

    WC Fair