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Today's News

  • Commanders face a tough stretch


    The Commanders will have to do some heavy lifting over the next week if they want to grab a win or two.

    Washington County (3-8) has a bevy of big games coming up, one with the region’s only undefeated team.
    The Commanders start off with Bethlehem on Friday. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. to begin the boy / girl doubleheader.
    The  Eagles (4-3) will try to grind it out against the Commanders with new coach Artie Braden’s system.

  • Lady Pats go cold in Fla.

    The St. Catharine College women got a break from the snow and cold last week as they traveled to Ave Maria University in Naples, Fla., for two games. But while Lena Bramblett’s Patriots enjoyed the warmer climate, they didn’t enjoy the outcome of their games.

    On Wednesday, they took on the host Ave Maria University Gyrenes and fell 71-62. On Thursday, they lost a 60-57 decision to Kentucky’s Brescia University.

  • Patriots beat Bellarmine

    Although the game will not even show up at the end of the season when one looks at wins and losses, St. Catharine’s 79-74 victory over Bellarmine last Wednesday will reverberate for quite some time for the Patriots’ program.

    While it was a regular season game for Scotty Davenport’s Knights (8-1), ranked number one in NCAA D-II, it is an exhibition game on the schedule for J.T. Burton’s team. But that didn’t take away from the luster of the huge win.

  • WC girls back in district action


    The Commanderettes will make Nelson County their temporary residence this week and next as they travel there twice in five days for district action.

    The first stop is at Bethlehem High School on Friday.
    Tip-off for the second game of the boy / girl doubleheader is set for 8 p.m.
    The Banshees (0-8) have struggled to start the season, but the Commanderettes won’t overlook them.

  • WC has its own BIG Three


    It’s not easy being tall.
    Well, at least according to the tallest members of the Washington County High School girls’ basketball team.

    Senior Kayla Edelen, sophomore Kenya Turner and freshman Jennifer Keene all tower above opponents.
    Combined, they are over 18 feet tall.
    Separately, they all measure 6-1 or better.
    “Probably, we are the biggest team in the state, I would say,” Commanderettes head coach Bernard Smalley said.
    Edelen said being tall causes “people to get on you more.”

  • BIRTH: Dye: It's a boy!

    Billy Scott and Christy Lynn Dye of 129 Cooper Drive, Lebanon, announce the birth of a 6-pound, 9-ounce son, William Joshua Scott Dye, born Dec. 24, 2010, at Spring View Hospital, Lebanon.
    Maternal grandparents are Anthony and Tina Cocanougher of Lebanon.
    Paternal grandparents are Jeffery and Kathy Dye of Lebanon.
    Great-grandparents are Sammy and Mary Riley of Springfield and Francis and Ernest Fisher of Lebanon.
    William Joshua has a brother, Wesley Stephen Scott Dye, and a sister, Paris Kay Dye.

  • BIRTH: Hutchins: It's a boy!

    Heather Hutchins of Springfield and Robbie Warner of Harrodsburg announce the birth of their son on Dec. 23, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Jessie Blake Hutchins weighed 6 pounds and was 19.25 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Pam and Tim Hutchins of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Edie and Bobby Warner of Harrodsburg.
    Great-grandparents are Larry and Betty Hutchins of Springfield, Carl Burgen of Springfield, and the late Ann Burgen, and the late Diane Hutchins.

  • BIRTH: Edelen: It's a boy!

    Bryan and Rhonda Edelen of Manton announce the birth of their son on Nov. 29, 2010 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.
    Evan Thomas Edelen weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches in length.
    He was welcomed home by a brother, Owen Edelen, age 3.
    Maternal grandparents are Louis and Buttons Bryan of New Haven.
    Paternal grandparents are Rickey and Vanessa Edelen of Manton.

  • BIRTH: Mattingly: It's a girl!

    Mindy and Brandon Mattingly of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on Nov. 2, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Lillian Elaine weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Nick and Donna Smith of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Chris and Sandy Mattingly of Springfield.

  • Plan now for upcoming 4-H programs

    With the passing of the Winter Solstice, each day becomes a little longer.  Although it is still quite a few days until spring, 4-H members interested in livestock projects must be planning now for their participation.