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Today's News

  • WC track competes at Heartland Conference; prepare for regional meet at LaRue

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County track team competed in the Heartland Conference Meet at Taylor County High School on May 4.

    In girls' competition, Moriah Hourigan placed fifth in the girls' 100-meter dash with a time of 14.26 seconds. She also came in fourth in the girls' 400-meter dash with a time of 1 minute and 15 seconds flat. Also in the 400, Madisen Phillips placed fifth, finishing at 1:16.14.

    In the girls' 800-meter run, Phillips finished eighth, running a 3:16, while Katie Cambron ran a 3:55 for 11th place.

  • Coleman not guilty of felony murder; Jury finds her guilty of facilitating crimes

    A Davidson County, Tenn., jury Thursday declared Washington County native Vanessa Coleman not guilty in one death, but guilty of being a facilitator in another that resulted from a series of crimes involving a Knox County, Tenn., couple.

    Coleman, a 2006 Washington County High School graduate, was arrested Jan. 31, 2007, and faced numerous charges in relation to the deaths of Channon Christian, 21, and Chris Newsom, 23, in Knoxville.

  • Bartley is top vote-getter in sheriff's race; all local incumbents win

    Washington Countians like their politics, and apparently, they liked them just they way they were before Tuesday’s primary election. When the votes were totaled, no changes took place in the local political ranks.

    In what was no doubt the most discussed race in the county for the primary election, Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley held off challengers Alan Corbett and Brad Langford by a total of 1,404 votes to Corbett’s 900 and Langford’s 466.

  • WC girls face Bethlehem in district first round

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Momentum is everything in sports, especially when you’re heading into post-season play. After reeling off three straight wins, the Washington County Commanderettes have dropped their last four games, including a 13-7 loss to Danville last Tuesday and a 6-5 home loss to E-Town on Thursday.

    Danville

    The WC girls got the early lead against the Lady Admirals, scoring twice in the top of the second to jump out to a 2-0 lead. The Commanderettes added another pair in the fourth to take a 4-0 advantage.

  • Week two of WC Little League

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    11-12-Year-Olds

    The deuces are wild in 11-12-year-old Little League play at Idle Hour Park. After two full weeks of action, all four teams have 2-2 records.

    Last Monday, the White Sox evened their record to 2-2 with a win over the Cubs. Starting pitcher Michael Chastain got the win for the White Sox, while Cubs starter Trae Coulter took the loss despite having three hits on the day.

    Chastian and Alex Townes each had a hit for the White Sox.

  • Sign up now for conservation program

    Washington County landowners still have time to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office, but the deadline for getting signed up for the second CSP ranking period is quickly approaching. According to NRCS District Conservationist Herb Davis, now is the time for landowners and producers who have considered applying for CSP to get signed up and submit documentation. USDA has announced the national cutoff date for CSP is June 11, which requires landowners submit applications quickly.

  • Article provides insight on organic food

    Years ago, in talking with know-it-all do-gooders, I learned to answer them with sentiments similar to Dr. Les Anderson.  In a perfect world, if we raise all organic food, the number one question is “who is going to die.”   Here is an article from Dr. Anderson I thought would be of interest to you all.

    Who Decides Who Dies?

  • Social news and events

    ENGAGEMENTS

    Hornback-Wheatley

    Katie Hornback and Paul Wheatley

    Kelly and Dean Hornback of Hodgenville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katie, to Paul Wheatley, son of Katie and Mike Wheatley of Springfield.

    Hornback is a 2006 graduate of LaRue County.

    Wheatley is a 1993 graduate of Washington County High School. He is employed at American Fuji Seal in Bardstown.

    The wedding will be held at 7:30 p.m. May 29, 2010 at St. Vincent DePaul Church in New Hope.

  • Talk Meet results announced

    The Washington County 4-H County-wide Talk Meet was held on Monday, May 10 at St.

  • SCC holds 78th commencement

    When St. Catharine College moved from a junior college to a four-year institution in 2004, President William D. Huston said the school would soon be recognized as a destination college, rather than a transitional one. That designation became very evident Saturday at the 78th commencement ceremony held in Lourdes Hall.

    For the first time in St. Catharine history the number of bachelor’s degrees granted were more than the associate degrees awarded. A total of 54 graduates received bachelor’s degrees, while 50 were granted associate degrees.