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Today's News

  • ‘Teacher Who Made a Difference’

    Tim Messer has been with Washington County Schools since 2000. The amount of time he has spent providing a positive influence on students’ lives goes beyond these past 15 years, as his recent recognition as a “Teacher Who Made a Difference” shows.

    Messer was nominated for the award by former student Brandy Mason, who had Messer during his six-year tenure in McCreary County, where he is originally from.

  • Trailer wins best in state

     

    Ernie Akins is a young man with a mind for the creative.

    Be it his lifelong love of music or stepping into unfamiliar territory, Akins is sure to inject his creativity and his knack for entertaining into any project.

    That was the case when a movie trailer Akins completed for a class project earned first place at the state level of the KyAED Art Exhibit competition (digital media category) recently.

    “I didn’t know how to react,” Akins said. “It was such an awesome experience.”

  • School board hears book appeal

    The challenged book, “Girl, Interrupted,” was once again a central topic for Washington County School Board members at last week’s regular meeting.

  • PHOTOS: Springfield Green Festival
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  • Fishing team casts off

    Washington County High School’s bass fishing teams recently went to the KHSAA Region 2 Tournament at Lake Cumberland. One of the school’s teams, Trevor Sagrecy and Michael Shelton, along with their volunteer boater, Jeremy Bowen, was among the 14 teams out of the 96 boats that qualified for the state tournament. The tournament will be hosted on Kentucky Lake on May 15-16.

  • Tennis team eyes regionals

    Washington County High School’s tennis team had two meets last week against Bardstown and Nelson County.

    Cool weather and lip-chapping winds punctuated their games against Nelson, and the team could not muster the win, falling 2-5.

    On April 23, Washington County took a victory over Bardstown, winning 4-2.

    From here, they will go on to play in regional tournament action, which will be hosted at Freeman Lakes in Elizabethtown this Friday. Times were not available as of press time.

  • SCC baseballand softball complete sweeps

    The St. Catharine baseball and softball teams ended their regular season on a hot streak. Both teams will enter their respective conference tournaments riding a five game winning-streak.

  • Heartland Conference

    The Washington County track team traveled to Lindsey Wilson College’s Blue Raider Stadium on April 21 to compete in one of the biggest events of the year, the Heartland Conference Meet.

    Competition was tough, but Washington County took top spots in the meet, winning first in the 4x200 meter relay and second in the 4x100 meter relay. Senior runner Anthony Osbourne took first place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.00 and the school placed athletes in the top five in four other events.

  • Commanders drop two games over week

    In their second matchup of the season, the Washington County Commanders played hardball against the Danville Admirals (10-9) last week. Unfortunately for the Commanders, they wouldn’t have a repeat in the outcome, as the Admirals sunk the Commanders, 2-0. It would be Washington County’s second loss of the week. The Commanders also fell to the Bethlehem Eagles (15-6) 5-4 on Wednesday.