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Today's News

  • Golf team finishes with region tourney

    The Washington County High School girls’ golf team finished out the season at Heritage Hills Golf Course with the region tournament.

    The Commanderettes wouldn’t send anyone to state after the tournament, as they missed the qualifying cut.
    Amanda Cox finished the day with a 92, while sister Emily fired a 96. Callie Harmon, in her final tournament as a Commanderette, shot a 103.
    Harmon is the only senior graduating from the squad, as Amanda Cox, Olivia Cox, Emily Cox and Kennedy Cochran return next season.

  • Can’t get past Taylor County

    Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    The Commanderette soccer team fell to 0-7 for the season on Thursday night with a 7-0 loss to Taylor County. Washington County’s offensive struggles continued, but coach Seamus Marrinan was pleased with the improvement he saw from his team.
    “Overall we played better,” he said via e-mail. “We had a 25-minute period in the second half where we kept them from scoring, and we were able to catch Taylor County in six offsides calls.”

  • WC football comes up short

    Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    The Commanders dropped their second straight game on Friday night against DeSales to go to 3-3 on the season. The Colts pulled out the 20-14 victory despite being outgained in yardage by the Commanders 336 to 257.
    DeSales took the ball first and chewed up over nine minutes of clock on their way to a 1-yard touchdown run by Sam Buckler. Washington County’s offense responded by marching 80 yards and finishing the drive with a one-yard touchdown run of its own by Morgan Churchill to tie the game.

  • WC extends winning streak to six

    Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    The Commanderette volleyball team continued its hot streak last week with wins over rival Marion County and district foe Bardstown. The district win was their first of the season, and junior Maegen Satterly said the current six-game winning streak has given the team confidence heading in the district tournament.
    “It’s really important because it gives us momentum,” she said. “It shows us we have the ability to beat these other teams.”

  • Secretary of State candidates believe in their backgrounds


    Bill Johnson is running for Kentucky Secretary of State because he is concerned about the future of the Commonwealth. Alison Lundergan Grimes is running because Kentuckians are hurting and she thinks they need and deserve strong leaders.

    Grimes, the Democratic candidate, and Johnson, the Republican candidate, will square off on Election Day, Nov. 8.
    Grimes, 32, is a business attorney, and she thinks her background is important to understand state and federal election laws as well as business laws in Kentucky.

  • High school exterior drawings unveiled


    Two drawings of the new high school building were shown on Thursday at a special-called school board meeting, but the board members opted to send them back for some changes.

    Drawings and a presentation were shown of two versions of the building, which featured architecture that presented a progressive look.
    Four schemes were originally presented at the SWEDA retention breakfast in September, but after review and comments from the pubic, the drawings were narrowed down to two.

  • Lassiter named GM / advertising manager of The Sun; Osbourne named editor


    Judy “Shorty” Lassiter has been named GM/advertising manager of The Springfield Sun in Springfield. Lassiter assumed her new leadership duties at the weekly on Oct. 1.

    In this newly restructured role at the business unit, Lassiter will be responsible for both advertising sales and operational oversight of the weekly newspaper and Twin County Advantage that serves the Washington County market.
    She will directly coach and lead the newspaper staff in the day-to-day newspaper operation.

  • P.O. rent can be lowered


    In an attempt to save the post office in Mackville, the landlords of the building want the United States Postal Service to know that the rent can be negotiated to a lower fee in order to help keep the service in the community.

    The Masons own the building that the post office is in, and according to member Bobby Lee Russell, they are willing to negotiate to keep the business in town.

  • Much of Chesser’s disappearance a mystery


    Randall Chesser, a 7-year-old autistic boy who was found last week after being missing for 45 hours, now refers to the episode as the time he “went hunting.”

    For the 500 or more volunteers and emergency workers who scoured hills, creeks and fields, it was a hunting trip they won’t soon forget. Fortunately, the story had a happy ending.
    After spending a couple days at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville to be treated for dehydration, Randall returned home Thursday.

  • Educators optimistic about No Child Left Behind scores


    The Washington County school district didn’t necessarily make the grade with its recent No Child Left Behind results, but neither did the majority of the state.

    Less than 13 percent of school districts in Kentucky met all of their No Child Left Behind (NCLB) adequate yearly progress goals, according to the NCLB 2011 adequate yearly progress (AYP) report. Only 42 percent of schools in the state met all of their goals.