Today's News

  • Commanders blank Cards, 47-0

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County football is off to it’s best start in 13 years thanks to a 47-0 shutout win over the Taylor County Cardinals Friday night by the Commanders to improve their record to 3-0.

    “The kids have done their homework,” said WC head coach Mark Perry. “They told me before the game, ‘Coach, it’s been 13 years since we’ve been 3-0 and we’re going 3-0 tonight.’ That’s their mind set, and this team is hungry to win.”

  • County road work nearly completed

    Most of the repair work on FEMA-approved road slide projects has been completed, according to Washington County Road Supervisor Albert Wimsatt. That is music to the ears of many students and parents who were inconvenienced by the re-routing of two school bus routes along Hardesty Road. The work was completed by King Crete Drilling, owned by Gary King of Beattyville, Ky.

  • New life for an old field

    The old youth football field behind the Washington County Board of Education building has sat dormant for decades, but thanks to a local businessman and permission from the school board, some new life is being given to the old field.

  • 4-H'ers excel at the state fair

    Washington County youth that participated in this year’s Kentucky State Fair were very successful in both competitions and being showcased for their past year’s accomplishments.  Everyone who enters an exhibit looks forward to the opening day of the fair so they can check out the results and see what ribbon(s) they may have won.  Washington County 4-H’ers were no exception and this year Ann Thomas Fallis continued the tradition with winning class champion with her second year leaf collection and Grand Champion Forestry project overall.  All 4-H exhibits ente

  • Autumn season has begun; sign up for class

    It may not officially be fall until next week, but it sure is looking and feeling like it.  I have to admit I like the season change a bit, but the only thing I don’t like about fall is the fact that winter is next!  After traveling to Lexington this weekend I realized just how lucky we have been weather wise lately.  I received 3.5 inches of rain at my house on Friday and Saturday, which was definitely needed.  Areas just to our north got very little rainfall and many trees and shrubs are actually dieing from the Kentucky River area up into the Lexington area.&nbs

  • Dean enters guilty plea in murder-for-hire case

    A Washington County man has entered a guilty plea in connection with a 2009 murder-for-hire case.

    Ryan Dean, 21, of Mackville, pleaded guilty Wednesday, Sept. 8, to soliciting a murder for hire, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney David J. Hale of the Western District of Kentucky.

    Dean admitted that in June 2009, he sought to have a murder committed, and solicited an undercover Kentucky State Police deterctive to commit the murder. In exchange, Dean promised to pay the undercover officer by giving him 10 pounds of marijuana.

  • WC soccer battles LaRue Co.

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County girls’ soccer team took on LaRue County in a JV match on Wednesday. Although LaRue scored twice in the first half, WC held them scoreless in the second half, and head coach Seamus Marrinan said that is a big improvement for the young program.

  • EMT pleads not guilty to drug charges

    Christopher Hood, the suspended Washington County EMT, appeared in Franklin County Circuit Court Friday morning and pleaded not guilty to felony drug charges. His girlfriend, Katie Sewell, also entered a not guilty plea. The court will set a pre-trial conference and a date for a jury trial.

  • Patriot men lose twice in soccer

    SCC Sports Information

    Tim Wolz sees a lot of good things from his St. Catharine College mens' soccer team when it comes to defense and goalkeeping. But he is not pleased with his team’s offense which couldn’t muster a goal last week in losing a pair of 2-0 decisions to Trevecca Nazarene and Oakland City University.

  • Minority test scores on the rise at WCHS

    African-American students in Washington County made significant gains on the ACT Test given this spring to all 11th graders in the state. These students improved by two points on the national exam.

    Hispanic students scored one point higher on the test than last year. Even though there is much work to be done, this reduces the gap significantly and is encouraging to the administration and teachers at Washington County High School.