Today's News

  • 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.

  • Reflecting on the agricultural economy

    U.S. agriculture rebounded quickly from the effects of the commodity market ‘crash’ in 2008 and the serious global recession in 2009. USDA is projecting U.S. net farm income to be up 24 percent this year. Most of the increase in farm income is coming from improved market conditions for beef cattle, dairy, poultry, and recent surges in corn and soybean prices. The balance sheet for ag is strong, despite the weak macro economy.  

  • Commanders battle Bardstown

    Washington County will face one of the hottest teams in the region on Tuesday when they host district rival Bardstown.

    “This region is wide open,” Commanders head coach Russell Burkhead said. “A lot of people are talking Bardstown to have a shot to win it.”
    The Tigers (4-2) are a hot team but will come into hostile confines as Washington County High School will host a homecoming crowd that night.
    Bardstown is under the direction of new head coach James “Boo” Brewer.

  • WC boys pick up win at LWC, fall to Adair

    Washington County vs. Adair County
    Score: 51-30 Adair County
    When: Wednesday, Dec. 22
    Where: Adair County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Will Purdom, Trae Abell. ACHS - Matt Fudge, Trey Grider, Jon Hansel

  • Patriots to tangle with NCAA elite; women in Florida

    While they are only exhibition games on the St. Catharine schedule, J.T. Burton’s Patriots will have two contests this week that will go a long way to indicate where the team stands as the season’s second half gets under way.

    Today at 4:30 p.m. (EST) Burton’s bunch will play the Bellarmine Knights, a team currently ranked No. 1 in NCAA D-II. Then Thursday the Patriots will play Southern Indiana University that is ranked No. 15 among NCAA D-II schools.

  • New coaches eager to get started

    New program, new facilities, and, now, new coaches add to the excitement that is surrounding the Patriot athletic program.

    Already on board for the last few months has been swimming coach Mike Carey and, starting in the spring semester, will be Blake Jones, coach of track and cross country for both the  Patriot men and women.

  • Commanderettes hope to extend win streak

    With a week off and a two-game win streak, the Commanderettes are poised for improvement in the new year.

    Washington County kicks off 2011 with a home bout against Burgin (5-3) on Monday at 7:30 p.m.
    These two teams tangled in the preseason with Washington County prevailing 39-30.
    Burgin appears to have improved and could poise a problem for the Commanderettes.
    “They’re playing really well. They’ve gotten a lot better,” Commanderettes head coach Bernard Smalley said.