Today's News

  • The time to sow grass is now

    Many of you have been asking, and now it is finally time to start renovating or reseeding your lawns.

    Many people in Kentucky want a bluegrass lawn, however, the best turf grass for us is actually fescue. You can plant the turf-type fescues if you want a small bladed grass, or if you are like me and want the toughest lawn possible, the straight Kentucky 31 fescue is just fine.

    I am weird, I guess, but I like the wide blades.

  • WC tennis splits with Nelson County, loses to Thomas Nelson

    The Washington County Commander tennis team travelled to play the Thomas Nelson Generals last week, falling 8-2.

    Both WC winners occurred in boys’ singles action, with freshman Chase Drury taking his match 8-4 and  sophomore Noah Harmon winning 8-3.

    The team’s next contest occurred three days later when WC travelled to take on the Nelson County Cardinals, a match that the two squads split 4-4.

    Senior Stewart Young won his singles match 6-2, 7-5 while Drury picked up another singles victory with a score of 6-2, 6-1.

  • COLUMN: A historic recurrence

    This class of freshmen was touted as possibly the greatest in history.

    There was talk of immediate dominance, which seemed natural for a squad led by a point guard that was, height-wise, in the same mold as Penny Hardaway and Magic Johnson and a power forward that was a double-double machine and considered the gem of the class.

  • Commanderettes drop first two in Florida

    North Hardin
    Washington County Commanderette softball team (3-5, 0-1) had been slumping before this week’s trip to play in the Florida Beach Bash, dropping four of their last five games.

    While they are 0-2 thus far in Florida, they did show “some real improvement” in their 2-1 loss against the North Hardin Lady Trojans (2-5), according to WC head coach Paul Coulter.

  • WC ends 3-game skid

    For 4 1/3 innings on Monday, the Washington County Commander baseball team (3-7, 0-1) was in complete control. They led 3-0 and looked on their way to taking down the Glasgow Scotties (7-3) in their second matchup of the Florida Beach Bash.

    WC head coach Derek Schuler knew that the Scotties, known for their aggressive approach at the plate, would be able to score sooner or later, but even he didn’t foresee a 13-run outburst in the closing innings.

  • Reach for the Stars

    A million to one.

    That’s how much of a longshot head coach JT Burton thought his team was at the start of the year.

    His St. Catharine mens’ basketball team was chosen in the preseason to finish seventh by his Mid-South Conference peers, which Burton thought was a fair assessment considering his team would be playing the 10th toughest schedule in the nation.

    But he soon discovered that measuring his squad by ordinary standards was a fool’s errand.

  • News briefs 3/26

    Volunteers Needed
    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena Russell at 859-336-3232.

    Tom Duncan Reed Scholarship
    The Tom Duncan Reed “Service Above Self” Scholarship has been established to encourage and promote high ethical standards, leadership and involvement in community service, and to recognize Washington County students who have exemplified “service above self” in their community.

  • Wiley named KHEAA counselor for Washington County

    FRANKFORT — Toni Wiley has been named the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) outreach counselor for Washington County.

    Wiley was previously the KHEAA outreach counselor in the southern part of the state.

    “I’ve loved serving the 13 southern counties but am looking forward to helping students closer to home,” Wiley said. “I want to help our students get the most KEES money they can and become more prepared for life after high school.”

  • Washington County Relay for Life is ‘fit for the fight’

    The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Washington County Committee is kicking off this year’s “Relay Season” with some new and exciting changes that correspond with the 2014 American Cancer Society’s mission to  “Finish the Fight”.

  • Dominican sisters pass corporate stance on gun legislation

    The Dominican Sisters of Peace (a congregation of Catholic Sisters) has approved a corporate stance calling for responsible gun-control legislation and improved mental-health care resources.

    The corporate stance states: