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Today's News

  • Golfers play in HAC tourney


    The Washington County High School boys’ and girls’ golf teams participated in the Heartland Conference tournament on Tuesday of last week at Campbellsville Country Club.

    The Commanders placed fourth out of six teams with a team score of 387.
    Thomas Pettus shot a 91, while Blake Smith shot a 94. Chase Spalding and Stephen Cecconi shot 101’s.
    Adair County won the team title with a 318. It took a one-hole, five-man playoff with Taylor County, which also had a 318, to settle the score.

  • Commanders knock off Knights


    Three points separated Washington County and Marion County on the gridiron again this year. Washington County beat the Knights 26-23.

    The border rivalry flame is roaring after the past two seasons. Less than a touchdown’s difference stands between the teams.
    An interception by Jacob Settles with under a minute to play squashed a last-minute effort by the Knights to make a 19-point comeback in the second half.
    Another defensive play by the Commanders would prevent the Knights from tying it halfway through the final quarter.

  • ENGAGEMENT - Graves-Miles


    Becky and Gary Graves of Bardstown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Graves, to Brock Miles, son of Brenda and Andy Miles of St. Francis.

    Jessica Graves is employed at Spring View Clinic in Springfield.
    Brock Miles is employed at Heaven Hill in Bardstown.
    The wedding will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 23, 2011 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in St. Francis. The reception will follow at the Loretto Parish Center in Loretto.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Wheatley-McQueen


    John and Julie Wheatley Wagner of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Jo Wheatley, to Kristopher McQueen, son of Melody and Charles Long. She is the daughter of the late Marion Wheatley. He is the son of the late Larry McQueen.

    Wheatley is a 2000 graduate of Washington County High School. She is employed at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
    McQueen is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and is employed at Booz Allen Hamilton in Baltimore.

  • BIRTH: Downs - It’s a girl!


    Cassie and Eric Downs of Loretto announce the birth of their daughter on Aug. 3, 2011 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Ava Ann weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by Caleb, age 3.
    Maternal grandparents are Frankie and Donna Hutchins of Lebanon.
    Paternal grandparents are Curtis and Irene Downs of Loretto.

  • Invisible Children to present at SCC


    In observance of International Day of Peace, St. Catharine College Peace & Justice Committee, Campus Ministry and Dominican Young Adults(Kentucky Chapter) will be hosting a presentation by the San Diego, Calif., based organization Invisible Children.

    Invisible Children is a media-based, youth-driven, non-profit organization working to end the longest running conflict in Africa where rebel forces use children as soldiers.

  • Commanderettes lose one at home to LaRue


    The Washington County High School girls’ soccer program fell to Larue County 7-0 last Wednesday at home, but head coach Seamus Marrinan is hopeful looking towards the future.

    The Commanderettes (0-4) and the Lady Hawks (5-5-1) eked it  out in cold, wet conditions.
    “I feel I have to take most of the responsibility for the loss,” Marrinan said. “Some of the decisions I made were looking at the future and not at winning the game.”

  • Volleyball Patriots fall in conference opener


    Adam Stevenson’s volleyball team dropped the opening match game of the Mid-South Conference when they fell 3-0 Wednesday at Georgetown.

    The Patriots took a 10-1 slate into the contest while the Tigers, ranked 22nd nationally in the pre-season, had a 1-6 ledger entering the conference opener.
    But the Tigers took control from the outset as they sprinted to 4-0 leads in each of the first two sets. They turned set one into a 25-15 win, and won the second set 25-14.

  • Third-ranked Lindsey Wilson tops SCC women 6-0


    The Lindsey Wilson College women’s soccer team entered Saturday’s game against St. Catharine with a lofty NAIA ranking of third in the nation.

    The Blue Raiders played like a nationally prominent team as they beat Paul Patton’s Patriots 6-0.
    Lindsey Wilson (3-0-1) scored three times in each half in the game played at Marion County High School. The loss, in the conference opener for both teams, left the Patriots with a record of 1-2.

  • Knights blank Patriot men’s soccer team 5-0


    The Marion University Knights hosted St. Catharine in soccer Saturday, putting a 4-0 record on the line, also pitching a season shutout.

    The Indianapolis school stayed perfect in both areas as they posted a 5-0 win over Tim Wolz’ team.
    The Knights scored 29 minutes into the game, but that was the only goal they could muster in the first half as the score was 1-0 at the break.
    But just four minutes into the second period, Marian scored as Jeff Seelig slid a shot just inside the right post from 30-yards out.