Today's News

  • PHOTO: A recognition of art
  • School board holds special session

    Members of Washington County School Board took advantage of an opportunity to meet and discuss two points of business at The Galt House in Louisville earlier this month in a special session.

  • KSP warns of one-call scam

    Kentucky State Police warned last week that cell phone users should be aware of a new scam called “The one-ring scam,” which has been reported frequently to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in Kentucky and in other states.

    A number of people have reported receiving phone calls that were a “ring-and-run,” where the culprit leaves a missed call in the hopes of getting the target to return the call.

  • CKCT to put grant to use

    The Central Kentucky Community Theatre received plenty of praise and a bit of financial assistance at the Arts Day in Kentucky event held in Frankfort two weeks ago.

    The theater was presented a check for $4,495 by Sen. Tom Buford and Rep. Kim King as part of a Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) grant from the Kentucky Arts Council in 2013. The grant received by CKCT was among $1.8 million distributed to 102 non-profit arts organizations across Kentucky for the 2014 fiscal year.

  • County discusses progress

    SWEDA Executive Director Daniel Carney was present to give the organization’s annual report to the Washington County fiscal court during Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting.

    Carney mentioned that one of their main objectives this past year was retaining the factories that are currently in Washington County and encouraging them to expand, areas that have already seen some promising results.

    “There are a lot of good things going on right now with hiring within the current (companies) that we already have,” Carney said.

  • 4-H News

    The weather has certainly been a factor for many events and activities in the community and school being cancelled or postponed to another date this winter.

    The policy with 4-H is that if school is cancelled, then the 4-H event for that day is cancelled. There are some exceptions if it concerns a district, state or livestock event.

    Often notification is sent out through our office one call system. We ask our 4-H families to be aware of this system and to listen to the messages fully to receive the complete details.  

  • 10 keys to starting seeds at home

    Have you been looking through the ton of seed catalogs that have been popping up in your mailbox since late fall?    

    Do you look through them and make notes about varieties you want and admire the new exotic looking plants?  

    Do you think, oh, I can just buy one or two of those this spring at the garden center?  

    Think back to last spring: Were you disappointed when you went to buy those new and different varieties and the garden center had the same old petunias, geraniums, zinnias and whatever else you can think of?

  • Byas, Lewis sign with C’ville

    WC football seniors Sean Lewis (linebacker) and Ty’Lyn Byas (running back) signed their letters of intent last week to play college football for the Campbellsville Tigers next season.

    The duo was part of a 37-player recruiting class (high school seniors) that signed with the team last Wednesday.

    According to a press release, Tiger Head Coach Perry Thomas called the class “awesome” and noted his staff’s success in signing several Kentucky prospects.

  • Commanderettes can’t end 17-game losing streak to Marion

    Marion County

    The last time a WC Commanderette (3-15, 1-6) team was able to celebrate a victory over bitter rival Marion County (11-11) was Jan. 3, 2006.

    And after last Saturday night’s 54-28 loss, WC will have to wait until at least next season to put a stop to their current 17-game skid.

    One issue that Head Coach Bernard Smalley, who has yet to beat the Lady Knights during his tenure as head coach, saw with his team was their lack of enthusiasm to play their border rival.

  • WCMS 7th grade falls in championship, finishes 22-3

    NCAA Tourney Game One: St. Joe (Red)

    The WCMS seventh-graders turned a slow start in to a rout by halftime as WCMS led the visiting team 41-13 at the half.

    WCMS continued to dominate as they went on to a 57-33 victory.

    Cameron Willis led the scoring attack with 20 points while dishing out five assists. Devin

    Hurst chipped in with 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds while Jbias Dawson contributed nine points in the win.

    NCAA Tourney Semifinals: Bardstown