Today's News

  • WC Relay golf scramble is May 21

    Winter is long gone and golfers in the region are ready to hit the fairways and greens. There is no better way to get back into the swing of things than taking part in the 3rd Annual Washington County Relay for Life Golf Scramble on May 21 at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course.

  • Primary elections set for Tuesday, May 17

    Washington County residents will have a chance to weigh in on state government office primaries on May 17.

    Races of note include the one for governor and lieutenant governor,  commissioner of agriculture and auditor of public accounts.
    The Democratic primary for the governor and lieutenant governor positions include Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (Lexington) and former mayor of Louisville Jerry Abramson (Louisville). Current Lt. Governor Daniel Mongiardo wasn’t chosen for re-election by Beshear.

  • County budget includes pay raises

    Pay raises are on the way for Washington County employees.

    That announcement was made as the 2011-12 county budget was given its first reading at Monday’s fiscal court meeting.
    According to the May 2 minutes of the court’s annual budget workshop, the budget includes a 4-percent raise for employees, as well as a 1.498-percent cost-of-living raise for elected officials.
    The grand total for all the funds comes in at $5,629,692.

  • SCC to hold camp in Bardstown

    The St. Catharine College baseball team will hold its annual baseball camp at Dean Watts Park in Bardstown on June 14 and 16.

    The camp will be from 9 am to noon each day. It is for players age six years and older.
    The camp will be conducted by St. Catharine head assistant coach Terry Davis along with other Patriot assistants, Bryan Allan and Travis Adams, and members of the 2011 Patriot team.
    The camp will emphasize hitting fielding and throwing.

  • Sports briefs

    June 13-15
    Baseball camp

  • Tigers late rally ends Bats Pats season

    Things were going very well for the St. Catharine College baseball team as they entered the ninth inning of their elimination game of the Mid-South Conference tournament Thursday at Campbellsville University.

    Things then went awry as the host Tigers scored seven unearned runs to pull out an unlikely 10-8 win against Luther Bramblett’s Bat Pats.

  • Spauldings leave their mark on Bethlehem swim program

    The following story recently ran in The Kentucky Standard in Bardstown.
    Kate, Hannah, Mary Beth and their mother, Fran Spaulding, are all  part of the Bethlehem High School swim team.

    Moving on won’t be easy for Kate Spaulding.
    One of the building blocks of Bethlehem swimming with numerous school records to her credit, Spaulding has played a big part in the Banshees becoming a family affair of a program, making up the core of the squad with her younger sisters, Hannah and Mary Beth, and mom/coach Fran.

  • Tennis teams compete in Midland tournament

    The Washington County High School tennis teams competed in the Midland Conference tournament last week at Nelson County.

    On the boys’ side, Steven Royalty lost his number one singles match 6-4, 6-0. Tyler Beam fell 6-2, 6-0 in second singles play.
    Doubles partners Jordan Simpson and Chris Carrico won their first match of the season in a 7-6, 0-6, 10-8 thriller in the first round. They bowed out in the second round, falling 6-2, 6-0.
    In girls’ action, Jessica Brady fell 6-0, 6-0 in first singles action.

  • Commanderettes split action

    Washington County vs. Taylor County
    17-2 Taylor County
    When: Saturday, May 7
    Where: Idle Hour Park

    Game highlights:
    The Commanderettes (9-8) ran into a buzz saw on Saturday when Taylor County (7-13) came to town.
    Washington County started off the game with a bang when Olivia Thompson drove in the only two runs with a two run home run on an 0-2 pitch.
    The Commanderettes skipper noted the play of Thompson of late.

  • Commanders fall short of All A state

    The Commanders fell one run short of a trip to Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, losing a 1-0 grinder to Christian Academy of Louisville (CAL) on May 4 at CAL.

    They split the next two games 1-1 to improve to 15-8 on the season.
    Washington County vs. Lincoln County
    9-4 Washington County
    When: Saturday, May 7
    Where: Idle Hour Park
    Game highlights: The Commanders came out hot, smashing three runs in the bottom of the first inning.