Today's News

  • County hears road concern

    Washington County Fiscal Court met during its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, and heard from some very concerned citizens who live in the Beechwood Subdivision off of Hwy. 555. 

    Their request? One hundred percent funding to pave the Beechwood Subdivision and for the county to take over all of the maintenance of the road.

  • A Day in the Life ... of a veterinarian

    8 a.m. — open for business.

    The rising sun blazed through the glass doors, illuminating the room a burnt orange. The air was filled with a sharp, pungent smell.

    On the examination table, a wheezing patient breathed almost uncontrollably, though no one seemed to notice.

    The doctor examined her carefully, ignoring the breathing of what sounded like a clogged carpet shampooer.

    She took out her stethoscope and listened to her heartbeat. All was normal.

    After a shot, she was cleared to go.

  • Harvest Festival returns Saturday

    The Mackville Harvest Homecoming Festival will be held this Saturday, and there’s no shortage of food, fun, festivities or prizes.

    According to Amanda Preston, the 5k coordinator and assistant vendor coordinator, there will be more than 30 vendors at the event.

  • 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.