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Today's News

  • Ladies take two tough district losses

    A tough season continued down that path for the Washington County Commanderettes last week as they hosted a pair of district opponents.

    Nelson County visited the Commanderettes last Tuesday, handing the ladies a 69-23 loss.

    Madison Snellen led Washington County with eight points, followed by Lucky Burton with five and Kailey Thompson with four.

    Friday night brought the Bethlehem Banshees to visit. Although the Commanderettes got a better offensive output, the result was a 59-41 loss.

  • Drama in district play

    If you attended the Washington County Commanders’ two district games last week against Nelson County and Bethlehem, it’s understandable that your fingernails might be chewed down a bit. Coach Bernard Smalley and his boys played a pair of nailbiters, coming out on the short end in both.

    Tuesday night, Nelson County visited the WCHS gym, and the game was nip and tuck from the opening tip.

    The teams played to a 14-14 tie after the first period, with all of Washington County’s points coming from senior guard DT Yocum.

  • Court approves sale of SCC parcels

    Staff Report

     

    The U.S. District Court has given approval to sell two parcels of property near the St. Catharine College’s main campus.  Property at 3161 Bardstown Road, which consists of a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is to be sold for $114,000 and a 2-bedroom 2-bathroom home at 2670 Bardstown road is to be sold for $115,000 according to the Court Order dated Dec. 16. 

  • Robinson to be in "Concert with the Stars"

    A Washington County native will be hitting the big stage this January to perform in the third annual “Concert with the Stars.” 

    According to Lyndy Franklin Smith, the artistic director of the Lexington Theatre Company, Aaron Robinson will join four other college students on the big stage to perform with Broadway stars. 

    “Our mission is to combine today’s Broadway stars with tomorrow’s Broadway hopefuls to create fabulous professional theatre for Central Kentucky,” Franklin Smith said. 

  • Recycling center to move

    After more than 30 minutes of discussion, the Washington County Fiscal Court voted to move the county’s recycling center from its current location to the old road department building on Walnut Street. 

    The 4-1 roll call vote to move the center comes after the county spent several months looking into ways to save money while still providing a recycling program.  

  • WC girls win two, drop three

    Jeff Moreland

    Publisher

     

    Lena Bramblett and her Washington County Commanderettes must feel like they have been riding a roller coaster into the 2016-17 basketball season. The team has seen its share of ups and downs after winning two games last week, then most recently dropping three straight.

    Garrard County came to town last Tuesday, Dec. 6, and handed the ladies a 64-28 loss in their home opener. The Lady Lions jumped out to a quick 16-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

  • WC boys off to hot start

    Baby, it’s cold outside, but things are heating up for the Washington County Commanders.

    The boys’ basketball team has started the season with a 4-1 record, which is the best start the team has had since the 2004-05 campaign.

    Did head coach Bernard Smalley see that as a possibility coming into the season?

  • Children learn to speak with their hands at NWES

    When the hour hand strikes 4 p.m., children line up single-file into Jane Kephart’s classroom to learn a language that no one technically speaks.

    At least not with their voice.

    Kephart, a kindergarten and first-grade teacher at North Washington Elementary School, is teaching an after-school program that focuses on American Sign Language, which allows the deaf to communicate with others.    

    She said she began studying sign language when she was studying to become a teacher.

  • Doublewide destroyed by fire

    A doublewide trailer located off KY 555 was destroyed by fire last week. 

    According to Willisburg Fire Chief Jessie Carney, the fire broke out in the early morning hours on Dec. 7.

    “By the time we got there, it was pretty well destroyed,” Carney said.  

    He said the trailer, which was owned by Albert Peters, was located at 11718 KY 555, in Willisburg. No injuries were reported.  

  • Raikes wins Teacher of the Year award

    Washington County Schools