Today's News

  • Commanderettes go 3-3 heading into final week

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Last Tuesday, Washington County pitcher Kelly Hill no-hit the Marion County Lady Knights. But some costly errors allowed the Lady Knights to win 5-4 at Idle Hour Park.

    The Commanderettes got off to a 3-0 start through the first two innings, but errors plagued WC in the third, allowing Marion County to plate four on a series of passed balls.

    WC tied it up in the fifth on a pair of hits, but Marion took a 5-4 lead in the top of the sixth and held on for the win.

  • Burkhead new WC boys' hoops coach

    If you regularly follow sports in Washington County, chances are you know Russell Burkhead. And chances are you’re going to see a lot more of him, as he has been named the new boys’ head basketball coach at Washington County High School. WCHS Principal Leon Smith made the announcement Friday afternoon in the school’s library.

    Burkhead, a 1982 graduate of WCHS, has served as JV and freshman basketball coach under former head coach Paul Bodenhamer, as well as coaching freshman Commander baseball and youth league football and baseball at Idle Hour Park.

  • Family members run to benefit autism

    More than 12,000 runners took part in the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon on April 24. Out of the thousands of runners taking part, two local residents laced up their shoes and hit the course for a good cause.

  • Commanders tame Tigers, beat Yellowjackets 12-2

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders are finding themselves in a tough spot. A 12-2 win over Bardstown in six innings last Tuesday improved their district record to 4-3, slightly ahead of 3-3 Nelson County.

    That sets up a first-round district tournament game against the Cardinals, who have beaten WC 14 out of their last 15 meetings. WC beat Nelson 10-2 on May 1.

    Commander pitcher Joseph Hamilton got the win and senior shortstop Joe Joe Simms went four-for-four.

  • Grand jury indicts five

    A Washington County grand jury returned indictments against five people last week.

    Ryan Lynn Dean, 20, of 3106 Harrodsburg Road, was charged with nine counts following an alleged attack on his wife.

  • Patriot softball wins national title

    SCC Sports Information

    Shay Mangan said she “just missed” the previous pitch that she fouled off on a count of 1-1. But she did not miss the 1-2 pitch that she sent in a long, towering arc over the left-center field fence of a high school field in Decatur, Illinois.

  • It's officially tomato time; visit local Farmers Market

    Tomatoes are relatively easy to grow when you give them what they need, including warmth, moisture, and fertilizer.  The first step in growing great tomatoes is variety and transplant selection.  When selecting tomatoes, if you aren’t partial to heirlooms or particular varieties, choose based on disease resistance.  The labels or seed packets will have letters on it such as VFFNT, honestly the more letters the better because it simply means that variety is resistant to more diseases.

  • Social news and events


    Jacobs: It's a boy!

    William Joseph Hunter Jacobs

    Casandra Danielle Jacobs and Aaron Thomas Violette of Willisburg announce the birth of their son on April 10, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    William Joseph Hunter Jacobs weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

    Thompson: It's a girl!

    Laken Skylar Thompson

    Trisha and David Thompson of Lebanon announce the birth of their daughter on April 16, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

  • Play ball!

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Little League play started last week at Idle Hour Park as the 9-10-year-olds hit the diamond last Monday. The Reds beat the Marlins 12-0 as Garrett Floyd got the win while Tanner Yates took the loss. Later that night, the Red Sox beat the Cubs 5-0. Michael Chastain got the win and Hamilton Young took the loss.

  • Eat up for Habitat

    If you're hungry for good food and looking to help a charitable cause, then grab your fork, spoon and wallet and head to “A Tasting Bash” on May 19.

    The event, which benefits Washington County Habitat for Humanity, will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Springfield Opera House.

    Last year's menu included pulled pork, meatballs, chicken salad, fresh fruit and a large selection of desserts. This year's menu promises to be even more appetizing.