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Today's News

  • Bevin carries county

    The gubernatorial election — among several other elected statewide positions — was held last week, and if Washington County’s vote totals were any indication, locals are glad to see Republican Matt Bevin take his turn in office.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Trevor Sagrecy

     For as long as he can remember, football has been a part of Trevor Sagrecy’s life. In some of his first baby pictures, he is wearing a football jersey, and as soon as he was old enough to understand what was going on, he began watching Cincinnati Bengals games with his family and — just like them — pledged his allegiance to the team.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Morrison Smith

    Morrison Smith suffered his first major football injury his junior year. 

    It was his first scrimmage playing varsity, and a player hit him in the side of his knee. The diagnosis was an ACL tear, and it would end his season. 

    It wouldn’t be his last injury.

    As Smith puts it, that’s just the risk he took by never giving up on a play and going full speed all the time.

  • WC loses 43-9 in Class 2A playoffs

    In each of the past four seasons, the Washington County Commanders saw their season end in Glasgow, and on Friday night, history repeated itself once again, as the Scotties took a 43-9 victory to move on to the second round of the Class 2A Playoffs.

    But unlike in years past, the Commanders (5-6, 1-2) held their ground and even had a chance to pull out the win for a majority of the contest.

  • Yankeys persevere during adoption process

     Their love is like a freight train – once it gets started, there are only a handful of forces that can stop it.

    Kim and Kyle Yankey have three biological children, and as of September, they added a fourth member to their family.

    His name is Kemuel, he’s 3 years old and he’s adopted.

    “We just always had the passion,” Kim said. 

  • WIRED

     It begins with number calling. Jamie McFall, a first-grade teacher at Washington County Elementary School, calls out children’s numbers. In groups of twos and threes, kids come up to receive an iPad. Each unit is wrapped in a blue protective case. The children act like it’s no big deal as they quietly return to their seats with the serious piece of equipment in their hands.

  • Road sign thefts cost county

     Don’t forget to be extra cautious as you drive – it’s that time of year when someone’s been stealing road and traffic signs in Washington County. 

  • Patriot wrestlers to honor veterans

    It was 87 years ago that a cease fire was called, ending World War I between the Allies and Germany. Originally called Armistice Day, the day is now celebrated as Veterans Day (Nov. 11) to honor all of those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

    This year, the St. Catharine College wrestling team will do its part to recognizethese military heroes at the first home meet of the 2015-2016 season.

  • Senior spotlight: Dwayne Yocum

    Dwayne Yocum is a worker.

    According to his head coach, Eric Sagrecy, Yocum is the type of football player “who never complains, never whines and never gets injured.”

    He just comes to practice each day — Sagrecy also noted he is literally there at practice every day — and works as hard as he can to become a better player for the Washington County Commanders.

  • WCMS seventh-graders win NIT Championship

    If you had told Janey Doty before this season that her Washington County Middle School seventh-grade girls’ basketball team would be champions by the end of the year, she probably would not have believed you.

    So when they won the NIT championship last week, she knew it was a testament to how hard her team had worked all season.

    It wasn’t that Doty didn’t believe her team was talented at the start of the year; it was just that they were “all out of sync.”