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Today's News

  • Governor Republican primary a four-man race

    Franklin Clark and John Overby
    Landmark News Service

    This is the final installment in the series centering on this month’s primary elections, with Election Day falling on May 19. This article focuses on the Republican gubernatorial race, featuring Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner and Will T. Scott.

  • Roution reflects on Oaks

    Washington County was represented on the track at Churchill Downs this past weekend, but not in the way you might expect.

    Annie Roution was selected to take part in the Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade after finishing in the top 10 of the online voting competition for the event, and she said she came away from the experience enlightened.

  • Saturday 5K to help fund resource group

    The mission of the Family Resource Youth Service Center (FRYSC) is to provide resources to parents and students to remove non-cognitive barriers.

    Accomplishing that goal has been less challenging in the past with funding more adequately distributed. However, with state funding based on free and reduced lunch numbers — and those numbers steadily increasing in recent years — the same amount of funding has been forced to be stretched even further. In the schools served by FRYSC alone (WCES, WCMS and WCHS) free and reduced lunch now exceeds 60 percent of students.

  • PHOTOS: St. D's got talent
  • WC track team competes

    Coming out of the Heartland Conference, Washington County High School’s track team hit the road once against to compete in the Adair County All-Comers meet on April 28.
    The team once again took top sports in the meet, earning first place in 4X200 meter relay while Qualyn Yocum took first in the boys 800 meter run. Several other student-athletes took high spots in individual competitions.

  • John Werner honored

    Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) senior Alex Bautista is the 2015 Mid-South Conference Baseball Player of Year and St. Catharine (Ky.) senior John Werner is the MSC Pitcher of the Year, conference officials announced Tuesday at the annual awards banquet at the National Corvette Museum.
    Cumberlands’ (Ky.) William Roger was selected as the MSC Baseball Freshman of the Year while St. Catharine’s Luther Bramblett is the conference’s coach of the year. Cumberland (Tenn.) senior Tyler Alford is the MSC Baseball Champions of Character recipient.

  • SCC baseball and softball finish runner-up

    It’s been a wild week for the St. Catharine College baseball and softball teams. This past week they were in action the Mid-South Conference Tournaments at Bowling Green, Ky. Both the baseball and softball teams made a run at the title, but finished just one game short as they both finished runner-up.

  • Girls drop two, win one

    After suffering a rainout last Thursday, the Washington County Commanderettes (10-10) traveled to Tates Creek to play in the Creek on the Rise tournament over the weekend.

    The Commanderettes took two losses and a win in the tourney when they fell to the Paris Lady Hounds (12-15), the Shelby County Lady Rockets (14-12) and defeated the Grant County Lady Braves (5-17).

    Paris
    The Commanderettes got a rough start in their matchup against the Lady Hounds as they fell behind 9-0 in the bottom of the third.

  • Winning ways

    The Washington County Commanders (13-8) had a week filled with victory as they went three for three last week, defeating the Anderson County Bearcats (10-9), the Bardstown Tigers (5-13), and the Bethlehem Eagles (18-7).

    Anderson County
    The Commanders took their first win of the week over the Bearcats. Washington County would score first, picking up three runs in the first inning.

    After allowing the Bearcats two runs in the third, the Commanders would secure the win in the sixth with one run.

  • WCHS tennis team competes in regionals

    The weather couldn’t  have been any better as Washington County High School’s tennis team entered regional play in Elizabethtown last week.

    Emerging out of the first day of play was doubles pair Will Drury and Zach Sneed. They defeated Bethlehem’s Davis Downs and Mark Newcomb in two sets, 6-2, 6-1. The pair advanced to play against LaRue County’s Alex Best and Preston Howell Monday night after press time.