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Today's News

  • Commanders set for Marion on Friday


    Last season, Washington County left John J. Boswell Stadium as a 3-0 winner over Marion County in a defensive thriller.

    This season, the Commanders (2-1) hope to add another win in their long-time rivalry with Marion County (2-2).
    Commanders head coach Eric Sagrecy expects another close one this season.
    “I think we’re two evenly matched teams,” he said. “I don’t think one is a whole lot better than the other, so I think it will be a good football game.”

  • WCHS golfers compete at All “A” state tournament


    After a foggy start, members of the Washington County High School boys’ and girls’ golf teams enjoyed a perfect day at Silos Country Club in Paducah.

    In girls’ action, Amanda Cox shot an 88 to finish tied for 29th out of 92 golfers from small schools across the state.
    Emily Cox, Amanda’s sister, finished with a 94, good enough to finish 45th out of 92 golfers.
    Cassidy Scantland of Green County won the girls’ individual title with a 68.
    Green County won the girls’ team title with a 306.

  • Kalarama members inducted into horse show Hall of Fame


    Kalarama Farm and Kalarama Stud are always well-represented at the Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show, but this year was a little more special.

    Joan Hamilton, owner and in charge of the breeding division at Kalarama, and Larry Hodge, trainer at Kalarama, were inducted into the hall of fame.
    Hamilton found out about the honor while driving through South Africa. She received a phone call from one of the state fair board of directors.
    She said she was shocked by the honor.

  • News briefs


    ONGOING EVENTS
    WCHS SBDM nominations
    The WCHS SBDM Council will be taking nominations for a SBDM Parent Representative. Please contact Joey Spalding at 481-1585 or Paul Terrell at 336-5475 if you are interested. Nominations will be accepted until 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011.

    Wednesday, Sept. 14
    Water and Sewer Commission

  • Chiropractor’s challenge helps support shelter


    Dr. Dennis Short, a Lebanon chiropractor, knew that he wanted to donate a portion of his money to a non-profit organization in town.

    He just didn’t know where.
    “I wanted to give local because I can see the benefits of it,” he said. “So I started asking around. I wanted to do something. But what is it?”
    Short’s answer came from Jane Higdon of Lebanon, who suggested The Caring Place to him.
    Higdon learned about The Caring Place through an article published in December.

  • Bourbon Chase still looking for volunteers


    The Bourbon Chase, a 200-mile relay race across Kentucky, will be passing through town again on October 7-8.

  • Property taxes go up slightly


    The Washington County Fiscal Court voted to slightly increase real estate and personal property taxes on Monday during its regular scheduled meeting.

    The prior rate was 7.5 percent per $100 assessed value on all taxable property. The increase to 7.6 percent compensates for a decrease in real estate and personal property valuation in the county.

  • At long last, a local man finds his mother


    Billy Matherly waited 54 years to make the phone call.

    Still, the long search for the name of the person on the other end of the line seemed easy compared to figuring out what to say if she answered.
    So, when he heard Nell Dixon Mahoney’s voice, he paused, wondering if his hope was too delicate to test.
    “I said, ‘If everything’s correct, then this is Robert William Dixon. That was the name that you gave me.’”

  • Local preacher left mark


    On Sept. 4, Ernie Perham lost his life to a massive heart attack.

    Perham and his wife, Linda, were the parents to one biological child and 11 adopted children.
    Of the 11 adopted children, 10 were moderate to severely disabled.
    According to Linda, the Perham’s weren’t always so adamant about having a large family.
    “We wanted to live the American dream,” she said.
    That dream included wealth and travel. In order to achieve those goals, Perham said they purposefully limited the size of their family.

  • Mackville man dies in fatal accident

    Harold Lewis, Jr., 27, of Mackville, died this morning in fatal accident on KY 433, 2.6 miles north of Mackville, according to a press release from the Kentucky State Police.

    According to the release, Lewis was operating a 1997 Dodge Neon and was traveling north when he apparently swerved to miss a cow in the northbound lane and struck a second cow that was on the road in the southbound lane.

    The vehicle left the roadway, traveled through a fence and came to rest in a creek bed where the vehicle burned.