Today's News

  • 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.

  • From Stun to Kill

    To secure their second straight trip to the All “A” State Classic, the Washington County Commanderettes (5-2, 1-1) would have to first come back from the brink of elimination.

    The Commanderettes won last year’s 12th Region All “A” Classic in four straight sets, but WC found itself tested early on this year, falling behind two sets to none in its opening-round game against the Somerset Briar Jumpers (4-3).

    “They didn’t start off as strong as we would have liked,” WC head coach Casey Mudd said.

  • Renovations moving forward on old high school

    Immediately after voting on the tax rate, the Washington County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting. The main topic of concern during the evening’s meeting was the old high school renovation.

    Jean-Paul Grivas, vice president of Patrick D. Murphy Architects, gave a slideshow presentation to the board, which gave an overview of options and prices.

    The board elected to move forward to the next steps of the process where the company will begin tightening up the budget and start on some more field studies.

  • Willisburg man injured in wreck

    A motorcycle wreck Friday left one man severely injured when he was thrown from his motorcycle.

    No official report was available at press time, but according to his father, William “Bloop” Johnson, Russell William Johnson, 36, of Willisburg, was thrown from his motorcycle on Loretto Road and suffered a severe leg injury.

    Washington County EMS and the sheriff’s office responded to the accident and Johnson was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Accused murderer indicted

    A Washington County grand jury returned a murder charge against Hoyt J. Calhoun of Boston, Ky., recently, while indicting six others, including two on drug production and cultivation charges. 

    Calhoun, 51, of Icetown Road in Boston, was charged with one count of murder (class A felony), one count of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense (class B misdemeanor), and one count of being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.