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Today's News

  • Repairs coming for county buildings

    At Friday's meeting of the Washington County Fiscal Court, the court addressed issues with some county buildings. Since last summer, the county PVA's office has experienced mold and odor problems. The county has tried several remedies, such as injecting bleach into the walls to stop the mold, but problems continue.

  • Local volunteers make helmet liners for soldiers

    Every day, in service to their country, brave American men and women put their lives on the line on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. While a war zone is one of the most tense and hostile places to be, a group of local women are hoping to make soldiers’ lives a little more comfortable by making hand-knitted and crocheted wool helmet liners for U.S. troops.

    “As anyone who has tried one on knows, those helmets are so uncomfortable,” said Kay Kennedy of the Washington County Homemakers Association.

  • Blue mold has receded

    Blue mold, despite showing up at the end of July, has receded to the background, most likely due to the extremely hot weather we’ve had for the past few weeks. Although this disease has ‘disappeared’ for now, continued scouting is recommended.

  • School board passes tax increase

    The Washington County School Board passed a proposed tax increase Monday evening that took the rate from 52.9 cents per $100 in assessed property value to 54.8 cents per $100 in assessed value.

    The vote was 4-1, with board members Pat Clements, Nora Hatton, Buffy Mann and Mike McCain voting in favor of the increase, while board chair Patsy Lester cast the lone vote against the increase.

  • Patriot volleyball nets first win for Stevenson

    SCC Sports Information

    It took four matches last weekend but Adam Stevenson was able to notch his first victory as head volleyball coach at St. Catharine College. In a tournament in Dearborn, Michigan, the Patriots dropped two matches Friday and their first one Saturday. But the long ride home became more pleasant when St. Catharine won the final match of the round-robin tournament.

  • Archery Xtreme at The River

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    More than 70 bow shooters turned out for the fourth week of Archery Xtreme competition at River of Life Community Church on Saturday. Shooters took aim at 3D targets that tested skill and accuracy.

    Archers visited 10 stations set up with various real-life taregts such as deer, bears and a moving alligator. Points are tabulated for each station along with combined totals for each shooter. The three highest scores over the five-week tournament will be added to determine the most Xtreme Archer.

  • District foes ahead for WC volleyball

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It was a tough week for the Washington County volleyball team as the squad went 1-4 since Aug. 24.

    Elizabethtown

    Last Tuesday, the Commanderettes visited E-Town, where they fell 2-0 (25-4, 25-11).

    Marion Co.

    On Thursday, it was time to visit Marion Co., where the Commanderettes lost to the Lady Knights, 2-0 (25-11, 25-13).

  • Commanders visit Western Hills Friday

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commander football team will have its first chance to wear the road jerseys this Friday as the Commanders travel to Frankfort to clash with the Wolverines from Western Hills High School.

    After a big season-opening 53-14 win at home against Shawnee, the Washington County Commanders spent their bye week tweaking things on the field.

    “We had a good open week,” said head coach Mark Perry. “We’ve been conditioning and working on getting better.

  • September is Agritourism Month

    September is Agritourism Month, one of the busiest times of the year for the 350 farm operators registered in the state’s agritourism program.

    “I invite Kentuckians of all ages to join me in celebrating Agritourism Month,” Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said. “Go on an agritourism adventure this fall at a farm destination near you.”

  • Walk for Life is Saturday, Sept. 11

    A sluggish U.S. economy means that more people are struggling day to day when it comes to living essentials such as food and clothing. That struggle can become even more challenging when a baby is on the way. To offer assistance, the House of Hope in Springfield will hold its annual Walk for Life at Idle Hour Park on Sept. 11 at 9 a.m.