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Today's News

  • Commanderettes beat Banshees, pick up win


    Washington County vs. Bethlehem
    Score: 47-36 Washington County
    When: Friday, Jan. 7
    Where: Bethlehem High School
    Key players: WCHS - Shay Yocum, Kenya Turner. BHS - Shawn Zellers

    Game highlights: The Commanderettes (4-6) used a strong second quarter to claim a lead they would hold for the rest of the game.
    Washington County used its distinct height advantage to out muscle the Banshees.

  • St. Catharine College offers community education classes

     

    The start of the new year signals a time of change, and many people make a resolution to attend college. Some may simply decide to learn more about a particular craft, hobby or concentrate on a specific area that interests them.

  • Census paints good picture of Washington County

    Newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that household incomes and home prices in Washington County have dramatically risen in the last decade since the survey was conducted.
    Despite a sluggish national economy. median household incomes for Washington County have skyrocketed from $33,136 in 2000 to about $42,995 in 2010, the report shows. That’s just above the state annual income average of $41,197.

  • Yocum joins the 500-point club


    A new member of the Washington County High School girls’ basketball 500-point club was initiated Tuesday, Jan. 4, during the first quarter of the Commanderettes’ game against Bardstown.

    Junior Shay Yocum reached the milestone early in the game and finished with 19 points in a 52-45 loss to the Lady Tigers.

  • County may exceed road salt budget

     

    Old Man Winter isn’t watching his salt intake this season.
    With several snowfalls already this year, the Washington County Road Department is taking a hit.
    County Road Supervisor Albert Wimsatt said the department has already spent nearly $14,000 on salt this season.

  • Rivalries old and new


    The Commanderettes take a break from district action this week to take on one unfamiliar opponent and one familiar rival.

    On Saturday, the Commanderettes travel to the Roby Dome in Lebanon to play in the Autism Awareness Classic.
    There, they will blow the dust off of an old rivalry with North Hardin (4-7). These foes both play in the Fifth Region but haven’t faced each other in at least 14 years.

  • After 61 years, Manton General Store closed for good Saturday

     

    Piece by piece, history was uncovered, auctioned off and packed out of Manton General Store on Saturday.
    That history, 61 years of it, is now spread out across the land like ashes of the dead. And like a death of a loved one, the loss of the store is heavy for those who knew it.

  • Commanders falter


    Washington County vs. Bethlehem
    Score: 69-51 Bethlehem
    When: Friday, Jan. 7
    Where: Bethlehem High School
    Key players: WCHS - Will Purdom, Trae Abell, Alex Marshall. BHS - Jalen Phillips, Jordan Cooper, Thomas Mudd

    Game highlights:
    The Commanders (3-10) dug an early hole that forced an uphill climb the rest of the way.

  • All “A” action


    After facing a murderer’s row of competition, the Commanders have one last tough opponent before the start of the Fifth Region All “A” Classic.

    Washington County is set to travel to Bardstown on Friday to face the Tigers (8-3).
    Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. at Bardstown High School.
    The last time around the Tigers used their length, speed and size to press the Commanders to a 95-59 defeat.
    This  time around, Commanders head coach Russell Burkhead looks to do better on the boards.

  • Dairy workshop is Jan. 20


    We want to make you aware of a dairy workshop to be held at the Nelson County Extension Office on Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  This is an SCC Reduction Workshop and the following topics will be covered:
    • Mastitis Treatment Options and Strategies
    • Using Records and Farm Diagnostics to Solve SCC Problems
    • Collection and Interpreting Cow and Bulk Tank Cultures
    • Control and Preven-tion of Environmental Mastitis
    • Milking Procedures and Contagious Mastitis
    • Mastitis Vaccines