Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Junior Mister 2015

    The 2015 Washington County Junior Mister competition was held on Saturday, and 10 seniors took the stage in search of the title.
    Debbie McIntosh was the emcee of the event, which saw the young men show off their dancing, fitness and, most importantly, comedic skills.
    Wade Moore ruled the night, taking first place overall and in the talent category.
    Junior Mister, which is an homage to the Distinguished Young Woman competition (formerly Junior Miss), has become a staple school event each spring and continued to bring plenty of laughs this past weekend.

  • Basketball awards

    The Washington County Commander basketball team recently hosted its annual awards banquet. Awards winners are listed below in order for the freshmen, junior varsity and varsity teams.

  • Commanderettes take two wins last week

    Last week, the Washington County Commanderettes picked up a pair of wins to even their record at 6-6. On April 13, the girls hosted the Burgin Lady Bulldogs, cruising to a 15-0 win in three innings.

    The Lady Bulldogs were no contest for the Commanderettes as Washington County scored four runs in the first inning and 11 in the second. Every batter scored for the Commanderettes.

    Senior first baseman Mary Beth Lawson had three putouts against the Lady Bulldogs, as did sophomore shortstop Emilee Boblitt.

  • Commanders compete for cause

    With stellar weather in the forecast, the Washington County Commanders took two wins and a loss while competing for a great cause — breast cancer awareness.

    Over the weekend, the Commanders, who dawned pink and blue, played in Marion County for the second annual Saving Second Base tournament.

  • News briefs for 4/15


    2015 Relay for Life March Team Registration Challenge

  • Five Democrats look to replace outgoing treasurer

    Kentucky Democrats will have plenty of options when they go to the polls May 19 to select their nominees.

    Treasurer Todd Hollenbach is in the final year of his second term in office, so he is ineligible for re-election.

    Neville Blakemore of Louisville, Jim Glenn of Owensboro, Daniel B. Grossberg of Louisville, Richard Henderson of Mt. Sterling and Rick Nelson of Middlesboro are seeking to succeed Hollenbach.

  • Serano Farms accepted for roadside market

    Serano Alpacas & Yarns of Washington County is one of the 98 certified farm markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2015 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Certified Roadside Farm Market Program.

    In joining the KFB Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, Serano Alpacas & Yarns has committed to offering quality products and service to its customers. Its acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that Serano Alpacas & Yarns meets the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.

  • Library to host author Eddie Price

    Take a journey back to 1801 and find out what drew 25,000 people, including Kentucky’s Governor, to Cane Ridge, Kentucky.  Mark your calendars for a special event on Thursday, April 16 at 5:30 pm.

    Eddie Price, author of Widder’s Landing: Life and Love on the Kentucky Frontier, is coming to the Washington County Public Library, 210 E. Main Street.

  • Becoming a downtown treasure

    “Tell your friends!”

    Zoie Covert and Beverly Bonzo regularly make that plea to customers leaving their mission store, and folks seem to be taking heed to that advice.

    Heavenly Treasures opened just over a year ago with the help of Springfield Presbyterian Church and in that time business has been growing and so have the opportunities for Covert and Bonzo to give back to the community.

  • Coulter book could soon be film

    A crazy story may be getting even crazier, as a local man’s book could be making its way to Hollywood.

    Ronnie Coulter authored a romance novel in 2009 entitled “A Quest for Love,” and the group that helped publish the book is now looking into gauging interest in turning it into a film.

    Coulter published his work through the AuthorHouse website, and told The Sun at the time that he had other novels in the works. In March of last year, however, Coulter passed away unexpectedly.