Today's News

  • 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.


    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).

    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.

  • Moore, three others indicted in circuit court

    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

    Bobby Moore, 44, of Willisburg, was indicted on four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of third-degree criminal mischief.

  • News briefs 5/7

    Idle Hour Park
    The shelters at Idle Hour Park will not be available during June 27-July 19, due to the Little League state tournament.

    Drive-Thru Prayer

  • Helping Haiti: Students lend a hand

    Carrie Pride
    Landmark News Service

    In conjunction with the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral a Bethlehem junior theology class went on a mission trip to Haiti on a service project.

    “The object of this mission trip was to immerse our children in the culture of a third-world country,” said Bethlehem High School theology teacher, Ellen Williamson.

    The eight students and three adult chaperones stayed at the rectory in Port Au Prince, Haiti.