Today's News

  • Road sign thefts cost county

    Don’t forget to be extra cautious as you drive – it’s that time of year when someone’s been stealing road and traffic signs in Washington County.

    “It seems to be kind of cyclical,” Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said. “We’ll go for a couple of months and there’ll only be a few stolen, there’s always some missing, and then we’ll have a big rash of them and then it will quiet down and then we’ll have a large number again.”

  • Haydon a top-ranked cornhole player in ACO

    Philip Haydon doesn’t remember exactly when he started playing cornhole — “It was probably seven or eight years ago, when everyone started playing,” he said — but he does remember that he didn’t have a problem “putting the bag in the hole” from the very start.

    Haydon became hooked immediately, playing every night soon after he tried it for the first time.

  • NLCS MVP has ties to Washington County

     Daniel Murphy’s postgame press conference, which followed his New York Mets clinching a trip to the World Series and him being named the NLCS Most Valuable Player, had just wrapped up.

    And after several failed attempts by a multitude of reporters to get Murphy to compliment himself rather than his team, it was SportsCenter host’s Scott Van Pelt’s turn.

  • WC's young squad looks ahead to next season

    A season full of transitions for the Washington County Commanderettes (15-17) ended last week with a loss to the Nelson County Cardinals (13-19) in the first round of the 19th District Tournament.

    Coming into this year, the Commanderettes lost five players to graduation from last season’s 21-10 team and had no seniors.

  • WC has no answer for CAL, loses 56-8

    In what would be their second consecutive game against a team in the conversation as Class 2A’s top football team, the Washington County Commanders (4-5, 1-2) were unable to keep up with the vaunted offense of the Christian Academy-Louisville Centurions (7-2, 3-0) on Friday night, losing by a score of 56-8.

    The Centurions showed why they are considered a top Class 2A team from the very start, jumping out to a 21-0 lead early on in the game.

  • WC falls to two-time defending state champions

     The Washington County Commanders (4-4, 1-1) couldn’t dethrone the two-time defending Class 2A state champions on Friday night, losing to the DeSales Colts (6-2, 1-1) by a score of 48-0.

    WC’s defense started the game off with a strong performance, holding the Colts to a field goal on the opening drive of the game.

  • State park sees some upgrades

    Lincoln Park Homestead State Park has been quite busy lately, but with more happenings going on than just tourism and golf.

    That’s because the park has been getting some much-needed upkeep.

    “It’s been giving us problems for several years,” Bobby Bartholomai, park manager, said. “And we’re finally able to address them this past year.”

  • Co-op contract not signed by school board

    The Washington County Board of Education met two times this month, once in a special session last week, where it had some topics of interest, which were discussed.

    In the special-called meeting, the board met with attorney Bob Chenoweth to discuss the contract presented to the board about having students from Washington County High School and Washington County Commander Academy take employment with Adecco for co-op experiences.

    But because of the details in the contract, the schools will no be getting a co-op experience with Adecco, which is a staffing agency.

  • SCC women’s soccer wins high-scoring affair

    It’s not very often that there are 10 goals scored in one women’s soccer match, but that’s how many were scored on Saturday afternoon when the Patriot women’s soccer team (5-7) defeated Oakland City (Ind.) 7-3.

    It was a career day for freshman, Bethany Massey. The Oldham County, Ky. native netted the first hat-trick of her career to lead the Patriots in the win. Four other Patriots also found their name in the scoring column to finish off the 7-3 victory.

  • Patriots shut out Oakland City

    After suffering a tough loss to perennial power Lindsey Wilson College earlier in the week, the St. Catharine College men’s soccer team got back on track with a shutout victory over Oakland City (Ind.) on Saturday afternoon.

    The Patriots (6-6) were led by Marvin Wesselburg (Essen, Germany), who posted a pair of goals and an assist in the 3-0 win. Bradley Wilson (Doncaster, England) scored the other goal for the Patriots to cap off the scoring. Wilson also added an assist to his stat line. Joe Jessop (Lincoln, England) added an assist for the Patriots as well.