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Today's News

  • Commanders bow out to Bardstown


    Washington County vs. Bardstown
    Score: 74-52
    When: Wednesday, Feb. 23
    Where: Nelson County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Trae Abell, Will Purdom BHS - Treston Grundy, Jordan Brewer, Cody Edelen

    Game highlights:
    The Commanders dug an early hole against Bardstown (21-4), but fought hard  in the second quarter to try to extend their season.

  • Turner named to all-region team


    Towering at well over six-feet tall, Kenya Turner gains a lot of attention on the basketball court.

    With her recent accolades, she’s adding more reason for opponents to notice her.
    Turner, a Washington County High School sophomore, was recently named to the Fifth Region all-region team as voted on by the Fifth Region Coaches Association.
    Turner received 15 out of a possible 16 votes to earn a spot on the team.
    Elizabethtown senior Natalie Greenwell was named Fifth Region player of the year.

  • Commanderettes take on LaRue

    The Washington County girls’ basketball team (15-13) took on LaRue County (26-3) in the first round of the Fifth Region tournament on Tuesday at Marion County High School. Results were unknown at press time.

    LaRue County beat the Commanderettes during the regular season by 19 points at LaRue. The winner of the first-round game plays the winner of the Elizabethtown (27-3) and Taylor County (16-13) game on March 4 at 6:30 p.m.

  • NEXT UP: REGION


    Washington County vs. Nelson County
    Score: 68-49 Nelson County
    When: Friday, Feb. 25
    Where: Nelson County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Shay Yocum, Kayla Edelen, Kenya Turner NCHS - A.J. Lewis, Cierra Drake, Caitlyn Hagan

    Game highlights: The Commanderettes raced out to an 8-0 lead, leaving the Lady Cardinals dazed and confused with a matchup zone.

  • Start eating healthy today

    It’s not news to us since we have been bombarded with newspaper articles, television news reports and magazine articles about the childhood and nationwide obesity rates.  Many of us have made promises to ourselves and family members that come the “new” year we would make the changes necessary for our family to eat healthier.  Follow-through is often hard and excuses are easier to make. What can we do to get family members, especially children started on a healthier lifestyle?

  • New tag requirements in effect for some breeding cattle

    More than 150,000 breeding cattle 18 months and older pass through Kentucky’s stockyards each year. Because of the need for traceability where disease is concerned, all these cattle must be identified with the state veterinarian’s office.

  • It's time to start your own seedlings

    It is finally time to start seedlings such as broccoli and cabbage to be planted in the vegetable garden in late March, and in just a few weeks it will be time to start those tomato and pepper plants for late April and early May planting.

  • BIRTH: Bottoms: It's a girl!

    Jennifer Lanham and Carl Bottoms of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on Feb. 15, 2011, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    MaKenzie Carol Bottoms weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by MaKayla, age 11 and Ryan, age 6.
    Maternal grandparents are Larry and Debbie Lanham of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Dale Bottoms of Springfield, and the late Patricia Bottoms.

  • BIRTH: Trent: It's a girl!

    Amy Barnett and Austin Trent announce the birth of their daughter on Jan. 6, 2011, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.
    Autumn Lee Trent weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces.
    Grandparents are Janet and David Barnett, Linda Trent, David Skimmerhorn and Eddie and Kenda Bottoms.
    Great-grandparents are Beulah Barnett, Bud Gash, Dorse Stone, Maxine Trent and Mary Ann Bottoms.

  • BIRTH: Skimmerhorn: It's a boy!

    Kevin and Vicky Skimmerhorn of Springfield announce the birth of their son at 11:14 p.m. Feb. 01, 2011, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
    Brody Thomas Skimmerhorn weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Ronnie and Vivian Cambron of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are James Connie and Judy Skimmerhorn of Willisburg.