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Today's News

  • County switches insurance plans for employees

    No one likes to see their insurance deductibles go up, but the Washington County Fiscal Court voted 5-0 Monday to switch the county’s insurance coverage for its employees to a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) managed by Peel and Holland Insurance through KACo. The vote was unanimous, with magistrate Greg Simms absent from the meeting.

  • Mets take the lead in softball action

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Mets are in first place in 9-12-year-old Little League softball at Idle Hour Park.

    Last Monday, the Mets beat the Braves 11-6 with Katy Webb picking up another win, while Anne Tayler Redmon took the loss.

    In the late game, the Orioles beat the Reds, 15-3. Haylee Graves earned the win, while Hayley Smith suffered the loss.

    On Tuesday, the Braves edged the Reds, 12-11. Redmon got the win for the Braves, while Reds pitcher Elizabeth Medley took the loss.

  • Blight, mites, and spots, oh my!

    Summer has begun according to the weather, but not the calendar.  Personally, I love the heat and humidity, but I know many of you don’t. But hey, that’s why we have four seasons.  There are several problems in the garden right now and if you read my article last week you know the big one is on tomatoes.

  • Jake's Day event canceled

    The Jake's Day event scheduled for Saturday, June 12 at River of Life Church has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

  • Little League softball starts season

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The 9-12-year-old Little League fast-pitch softball season got under way at Idle Hour Park last week. After the first week of play, the Mets are on top at 3-0, followed by the Braves (2-1), Orioles (1-2) and Reds (0-3).

    Haylee Graves got the win as the Orioles beat the Reds 3-1 last Monday. Elizabeth Medley took the loss for the Reds.

    In the late game, the Mets blanked the Braves 5-0 behind the pitching of Katy Webb. Ann Taylor Redmon got the loss for the Braves.

  • Follow these ATV safety tips

    School is finally out for summer, and that means kids everywhere are free to spend their time playing outside.  For some, that may mean taking a ride on an ATV.  While we want to encourage children to be active during the summer, we want to make sure that they stay safe.

  • SCC Basketball Camp

    St. Catharine College women’s head basketball coach Lena Bramblett will host a basketball camp for boys and girls ages 8-18 at Lourdes Hall on June 14th and 15th. The camp is from 8:30 a.m. until noon each day.

    For more information or to register, contact Coach Bramblett at (859) 336-5082.

  • Local Relay for Life kicks off Friday night

    This Friday, the campus of St. Catharine College will shake, rattle and roll as the Washington County Relay for Life takes place. The theme this year is “Music of the Night” and each campsite will celebrate their favorite song or music style.

    The festivities kick off at 7 p.m. with the opening ceremony, followed by the survivors ceremony and lap. A silent auction will take place from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The luminaria ceremony, honoring those who have fought cancer or have lost their fight, will be held at 10 p.m.

  • Commander Youth Baseball Camp

    The Washington County baseball team will host a summer baseball camp June 14-16. Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day.

    Any child entering first grade through eighth grade may attend. The only thing campers need to bring is a glove.

    Each camper will receive three days of instruction plus a WC Baseball Camp t-shirt.

    All proceeds will benefit the Washington County High School baseball program.

    For cost and more information, contact head coach Derek Schuler at (502) 639-2617.

  • Commanders fall to E-Town in regional semis

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The 2010 season came to an end for the Washington County Commanders with a 7-3 loss to Elizabethtown in the 5th Region semifinals at Central Hardin High School last week. The Commanders finished with an 18-18 record.

    The Panthers jumped out in front early, scoring three times in the top of the first.

    Washington County cut the lead to 3-1 in the bottom half of the first inning on an RBI single by Tyler Coulter. The Commanders tied the game at 3-3 in the second on sophomore Trae Abell’s sacrifice fly and an error.