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Today's News

  • Book chronicles local native's time in Vietnam

    It’s a long, long way from the farmlands of Washington County to the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam, but for one county native, serving his country gave him the chance to see the world. His experiences in Asia have been chronicled in his recently released book Lasting Visions: With the 7th Marines in Vietnam, 1970, published by Merriam Press.

  • WC girls’ golf wins over Spencer Co.

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County girls’ golf team beat the team from Spencer County on Sept. 1, with Amanda Cox and her younger sister Emily both shooting a nine-hole round of 45 and medaling.

    Rounding out the scoring for WC was Emily Cecconi, who shot a 48, and Callie Harmon, who shot a 50.

    The girls also beat PRP on Aug. 19. Emily Cox medaled with the best score of 48. They also finished second in the three-way match between first place Campbellsville and third place Taylor Co.

  • Patriot soccer teams open with wins

    SCC Sports Information

    Soccer seasons have officially begun for the St. Catharine College Patriots. Last Thursday, both the men and the women chalked up their first wins of the season.

    Men

    SCC opened the men's soccer season with a 4-3 win Thursday over Ohio Christian in Circleville, Ohio. Tim Wolz, in his first game as head coach of the Patriots, saw his team twice come back from one-goal deficits to beat the Blazers (0-1).

  • WC boys’ golf team beats Nelson, finishes second in play against Campbellsville and Taylor Co.

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    On Thursday, the Washington County boys’ golf team beat Nelson County 175-193 at Lincoln Homestead State Park. Co-medalist Travis Smith led the Commanders with a nine-hole score of 40. Chris Spalding shot a 42, while Blake Smith shot 45 and both Thomas Pettus and Stephen Cecconi shot 48.

    “The boys are working on their swings,” said WC boys golf coach Bobby Bartholomai. “A lot of it is in their heads. It’s a mental game.”

  • School board passes tax increase

    A proposed tax increase was approved Wednesday night by the Washington County School Board. The new rate was approved by a vote of 4-1.

    With the new tax rate, property owners will pay 54.8 cents per $100 of assessed property value, which is up from last year’s rate of 52.9 cents per $100 of assessed value. The increase will mean an additional $19 per year on $100,000 worth of property.

  • State Rep. Harmon seeks lieutenant governor's seat

    He’s not new in the political circle, but State Rep. Mike Harmon (R-Junction City) is now looking to a higher office. After serving Washington and Boyle counties, Harmon is now looking to serve the entire state in the role of lieutenant governor.

    Harmon recently announced his candidacy, where he will run with Phil Moffett, a Republican candidate seeking the governor’s office.

  • Commanders tame Wolverines, 49-14

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The off week the Commanders had after the first game of the season didn’t seem to slow their momentum as they jumped on Western Hills early on Friday and never looked back. WC cruised to an impressive 49-14 victory to improve its record to 2-0. Although there was plenty of offense from WC, it was the Commander defense that played a key role in securing the win.

  • Quail Unlimited Kids' Day is Sunday, Sept. 12

    Quail Unlimited “Kids Day” will be held Sunday, Sept. 12 at St. Rose School, Highway 152, from 1-5 p.m. Archery, games, inflatables, Corn Hole Tournament (kids and adults) and lots of fun. For more information contact: Jerry Mattingly (859) 481-3316, Joey Maupin (859) 805-0849 or Kenny Gribbins (859) 805-1767.

  • Social news and events

    ENGAGEMENTS

    Hutchins-Hamilton

    Kayla Nicole Hutchins and Bradley Douglas Hamilton

    Evelyn Hutchins and Gregory Hutchins of Bardstown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kayla Nicole Hutchins, to Bradley Douglas Hamilton, son of Debbie Hamilton and Douglas Hamilton of Loretto.

    The wedding will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 at Holy Trinity Church in Fredericktown. The reception will follow at the Parish Center in Fredericktown.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Become a Master Gardener

    The Washington, Nelson, and Marion County Extension Offices are offering the Master Gardener Program again this year.  If you have an interest in learning in depth about horticulture and are dedicated to completing the program please contact me at (859) 336-7741.

    The Master Gardener Program is a volunteer based program that is for people that want to become more knowledgeable about gardening and have a volunteer mentality.

    The program offers classes in botany, soils, fruits and vegetables, organic gardening, entomology, and a myriad of other gardening topics.