Today's News

  • School board elects to keep tax rate the same

    Editor's Note: Washington County PVA Fran Carrico pointed out to The Sun this morning that a number of Washington County citizens have Harrodsburg addresses. The Sun wishes to clarify this information, as two people quoted in the article are listed as having Harrodsburg addresses. The Sun will print this clarification in next week's edition.

    Washington County dodged a tax increase when the Washington County Board of Education voted 3-2 to keep its tax at the compensating rate of 58.9 cents on $100 of real and personal property last week.

  • WC prepares for Trimble

    Coming off a bye week, Washington County head football coach Eric Sagrecy’s main focus for his team was to get healthy before playing the Trimble County Raiders (0-6) this Friday night.

    The Commanders (2-3) had lost three of their starters — juniors Garrett Floyd and Anterius Edelen and senior Morrison Smith — during their previous game against the Casey County Rebels (3-2). In addition, they lost a starting defensive end, senior Chaz Curtsinger, in the walkthrough prior to that game.

  • WC golf competes at Heartland Conference

    The Washington County Commanders golf team participated in the annual Heartland Conference tournament last week and finished with solid scores across the board.

    As a team, the WC boys finished with a total score of 363, good enough for a third-place finish and trailing only Taylor County and Campbellsville, which had team scores of 307 and 348, respectively. The score helped the Commanders finish ahead of Marion County (366), Adair County (382) and Green County (385).

  • Volleyball returns from All "A" State

    For the second straight year, the Washington County Commanderettes (7-11, 2-4) found themselves playing in the All “A” State Classic, which was held at the Mid-America Sports Complex in Louisville this past weekend.

    Play in the All “A” State tournament consists of a three-match pool play, where the top teams — based on the teams’ records from the pool play — move on to a winner’s bracket and the bottom two teams play in the consolation bracket.

  • Commanderettes hit rough patch

    With a chance to improve its district record, the Washington County Commanderettes (6-5, 2-2) were unable to come away with a road victory against the Bardstown Tigers (6-6, 1-3) last Thursday night, losing in straight sets.

    Each set turned out to be a battle, though, as WC didn’t lose a single game by more than five points. WC dropped the first set 25-23, and Bardstown extended each win total from that point on, winning the second set 25-22 and the elimination game 25-20.

  • Cox competes in All "A" State

    Washington County golfer Emily Cox has made a habit of competing at the All “A” State Classic, having qualified for the event each of the past six years.

    Cox used that experience to help secure another strong finish in this year’s tournament last Saturday at Woodson Bend Resort in Pulaski County, carding an 88 overall and tying for 23rd place out of 88 competitors.

  • Commander golf team drops two matches last week

    The Washington County Commanders golf team fell just short in its two matches last week.

    On Thursday, the Commanders played a home match at Lincoln Homestead Park against Marion County, falling by a score of 167-178.

    WC was led by Evan Mattingly, who shot a 41, good for the second-highest total of the event and only trailing a match-leading 37 by Marion County’s Noah Dye.

    Marion County’s next three leaders — Houstan Raikes, Bryce Spalding and Ethan Spalding — carded scores of 42, 44 and 44, respectively.

  • Commanderettes improve to 6-3

    The Washington County Commanderettes (6-3, 2-1) picked up their second district win of the season last week when they defeated the Nelson County Cardinals (7-3, 0-1) three games to two.

    The Commanderettes took the opening set by a score of 25-19, accounting for the largest margin in the tightly contested match.

    Nelson County responded by taking the next two sets 27-25 and 25-21.

  • GSP meets Begley's high expectations

    When Mary Beth Begley’s cousin, Will, returned from his Governor’s Scholars Program experience in 2012, she was intrigued every time she listened to him talking about his experiences.

    She knew it was something that she wanted to try and do when it came her time to apply as a high school junior.

    Even though she said she had always been studious in school, she took it even more seriously and also began to explore outside opportunities to strengthen her résumé.

    And she wanted to get to work on it right away.

  • WC falls to Campbellsville

    The Washington County Commanders (0-2) were bitten again by the turnover bug, and for the second week in a row, it cost them a chance at keeping up with their opponent.

    Going into the game against the Campbellsville Eagles (2-0), widely considered a top-5 Class A team in the state, WC head coach Eric Sagrecy knew his team would be facing a difficult task, but overcoming five turnovers proved to be an impossible one.

    And the trouble started early for the Commanders, who fumbled 44 seconds into the game, on only their second play from scrimmage.