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Today's News

  • Comedy Caravan coming to WCHS

    A program that has been helping raise money for schools in Nelson County for years will be making its way to Washington County this year.

    On Saturday, April 16, Comedy Caravan’s “FUNdrai$ing with Laughter” Program will be at Washington County High School as part of an effort to raise funds for Project Graduation.

  • Commanders get first district win

    The Washington County Commanders (5-2, 1-0) split their two games last week, defeating the Bardstown Tigers (4-5, 0-1) by a score of 8-4 on Friday night and losing 13-3 to the Taylor County Cardinals (4-1) last Wednesday.

    Bardstown

  • WC trounces Bardstown, loses to Spencer

    The Washington County Commanderettes (3-2, 1-0) scored 29 runs in only two games last week but came away with a 1-1 split in games against the Bardstown Tigers (0-4, 0-3) and the Spencer County Bears (5-3).

    Spencer County

    In WC’s 14-8 loss to Spencer County on Friday, neither team could find a firm grasp at the plate toward the beginning of the game. 

  • Calhoun found guilty

    A Nelson County man accused of killing a Boyle County woman while driving under the influence of alcohol on U.S. 150 in Washington County last year has had his day in court. 

    Hoyt J. Calhoun, 51, of Boston, went on trial for murder in the death of Rhonda Yates last week in Washington County Circuit Court. He was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content above .08, and being a first-degree persistent felony offender. 

  • Renovations at old high school postponed
  • Grand jury indicts eight

    A Washington County grand jury recently indicted eight on a variety of charges.

    Samuel Hugh Daniel Murphy, 33, was indicted on a number of charges.

  • Toddler dies in Easter tragedy

    An Easter celebration turned tragic in Washington County when a vehicle struck and killed an 18-month-old toddler Sunday afternoon.

    Christopher Alexander Garian, 18-month-old son of D’Anna Seabridge and Christopher Garian of Bardstown, was struck when a family member was backing out of the driveway at 209 Covington Avenue in Springfield.

    Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith said Monday that the incident occurred about 3:49 p.m.

  • WC tennis hitting stride as season heats up

    The Washington County Commander tennis team played three matches last week, facing off against Hart County on Thursday, Nelson County on Wednesday and Fort Knox on Tuesday.

    Against Hart County, the Commanders picked up six match wins. Chase Drury won  in straight sets (6-0, 6-0) in boys’ singles play, while Anna Weir (8-4) and Jennifer Guajardo (8-6) took the victories in their respective eight-game pro sets in girls’ singles play.

  • Commanderettes score two big wins

    It didn’t take long for the Washington County Commanderettes (2-1) to get their offense going in 2016, opening their season on Saturday with an 11-1 win over Wayne County. WC lost its second game by a score of 2-0 against Pulaski County, but it reignited its offense on Monday, defeating Danville 18-0.

     

    Danville

    The Commanderettes found their groove in the first inning in their game against the Danville Admirals (3-6), and they didn’t let up.

  • Hodge inducted into national horse trainer hall of fame

    Larry Hodge is a man who has accomplished a lot while being a horse trainer for the last 45 years. Hodge, who has worked at Kalarama Farm for 40 years, was recently inducted into the United Professional Horsemen’s Association’s Tom Moore Hall of Fame. 

    That’s the horse trainer’s equivalent to the NFL Hall of Fame, and Hodge said it’s a great feeling to “be recognized by your peers.”