Today's News

  • Abell owns WCHS passing yards record

    While Washington County senior Trae Abell broke the all-time school record for career passing yards on Friday, it’s likely he’s too busy critiquing his performance to care.

  • Twice is nice

    As some of you know, there was a football game on Friday night. You may have heard of the teams.
    Washington County and Marion County continued the gridiron rivalry, treating fans to a thriller for the second season in a row.

    Last season, Washington County won in dramatic fashion on a field goal by Seth Mattingly late in the third quarter.
    This season, the Commanders raced out to a big halftime lead by executing superbly on offense.

  • Commanders travel to CAL for district battle on Friday

    The Commanders begin the most important stretch of the season on Friday when they travel to Christian Academy of Louisville (CAL).

    Washington County (3-1) comes to CAL (1-3) on the Centurions homecoming night, which is sure to draw a crowd.
    “They’re going to be excited,” Commanders head coach Eric Sagrecy said. “So we’re going to have to go in there and match their enthusiasm if we want a chance to win.”

  • Golfers play in HAC tourney

    The Washington County High School boys’ and girls’ golf teams participated in the Heartland Conference tournament on Tuesday of last week at Campbellsville Country Club.

    The Commanders placed fourth out of six teams with a team score of 387.
    Thomas Pettus shot a 91, while Blake Smith shot a 94. Chase Spalding and Stephen Cecconi shot 101’s.
    Adair County won the team title with a 318. It took a one-hole, five-man playoff with Taylor County, which also had a 318, to settle the score.

  • Commanders knock off Knights

    Three points separated Washington County and Marion County on the gridiron again this year. Washington County beat the Knights 26-23.

    The border rivalry flame is roaring after the past two seasons. Less than a touchdown’s difference stands between the teams.
    An interception by Jacob Settles with under a minute to play squashed a last-minute effort by the Knights to make a 19-point comeback in the second half.
    Another defensive play by the Commanders would prevent the Knights from tying it halfway through the final quarter.

  • ENGAGEMENT - Graves-Miles

    Becky and Gary Graves of Bardstown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Graves, to Brock Miles, son of Brenda and Andy Miles of St. Francis.

    Jessica Graves is employed at Spring View Clinic in Springfield.
    Brock Miles is employed at Heaven Hill in Bardstown.
    The wedding will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 23, 2011 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in St. Francis. The reception will follow at the Loretto Parish Center in Loretto.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Wheatley-McQueen

    John and Julie Wheatley Wagner of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Jo Wheatley, to Kristopher McQueen, son of Melody and Charles Long. She is the daughter of the late Marion Wheatley. He is the son of the late Larry McQueen.

    Wheatley is a 2000 graduate of Washington County High School. She is employed at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
    McQueen is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and is employed at Booz Allen Hamilton in Baltimore.

  • BIRTH: Downs - It’s a girl!

    Cassie and Eric Downs of Loretto announce the birth of their daughter on Aug. 3, 2011 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Ava Ann weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by Caleb, age 3.
    Maternal grandparents are Frankie and Donna Hutchins of Lebanon.
    Paternal grandparents are Curtis and Irene Downs of Loretto.

  • Invisible Children to present at SCC

    In observance of International Day of Peace, St. Catharine College Peace & Justice Committee, Campus Ministry and Dominican Young Adults(Kentucky Chapter) will be hosting a presentation by the San Diego, Calif., based organization Invisible Children.

    Invisible Children is a media-based, youth-driven, non-profit organization working to end the longest running conflict in Africa where rebel forces use children as soldiers.

  • Commanderettes lose one at home to LaRue

    The Washington County High School girls’ soccer program fell to Larue County 7-0 last Wednesday at home, but head coach Seamus Marrinan is hopeful looking towards the future.

    The Commanderettes (0-4) and the Lady Hawks (5-5-1) eked it  out in cold, wet conditions.
    “I feel I have to take most of the responsibility for the loss,” Marrinan said. “Some of the decisions I made were looking at the future and not at winning the game.”