Today's News

  • BIRTH: Jones: It's a girl!

    Jonathan and Mariana Jones of Davenport, Fla., announce the birth of their daughter on Jan. 7, 2011, at Florida Hospital Celebration Health in Celebration, Fla.
    Juliette weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Roberto Fraile of Winter Haven, Fla.
    Paternal grandparents are Shannon and Mike Epperson of Louisville, and the late David C. Jones.
    Paternal great-grandparents are Morris and Pauline Sweazy of Springfield.

  • Community to celebrate life, legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tonight


    The annual Washington County celebration of the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of our nation’s greatest leaders for peace and justice, will take place at the River of Life Community Church from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight. The guest preacher will be Rev. Chester A. Palmer, pastor of Lexington’s Bethany Missionary Baptist Church. All are invited and welcome to attend.

  • Growing in all directions


    When Mike Doig became the athletics director at St. Catharine in 2008, one might say the entire program was still in its infancy.

  • Lady Pats win two of three

    The St. Catharine College women’s basketball team continued its near .500 play last week with two wins in three games, all at home.

    The 2-1 week gave Lena Bramblett’s squad an 8-10 overall mark. With a split of the two conference games last week the Patriots stand 3-3 in the Mid-South Conference, which puts them in fifth place in the 10-team league.

  • Patriots take over first place in the Mid-South

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    In less than three years as a member of the NAIA, J.T. Burton’s St. Catharine College Patriots have garnered national attention.

    That exposure has increased even more this year with wins over some nationally ranked NAIA opponents and an exhibition victory over Bellarmine University, who at the time was ranked first in NCAA D-II.

  • WCHS baseball team to host chili supper

    The Washington County High School baseball team will be hosting a chili supper on Feb. 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the WCHS cafeteria.

    Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children.
    The price of admission includes chili, peanut butter sandwiches, tea and desserts.
    Tickets can be purchased from baseball players or at the door the night of the chili supper.
    Three baskets will be auctioned off, including a University of Kentucky basket, a Washington County basket and a car care basket.

  • Abell named softball coach

    A name long associated with baseball in Washington County will soon try  coaching softball.

    Leonard Abell, who played for the Commanders from 1989 to 1993 and for St. Catharine briefly, was named the Commanderettes head coach on Friday by WCHS Principal Paul Terrell.
    Abell will take the job on an interim basis for one year.
    “I think he’ll do a really great job,” Terrell said.

  • 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.