Today's News

  • WC baseball wins opener, loses to Boyle

    Boyle County
    Last Saturday evening, the Washington County Commanders (1-1) lost 9-0 to a Boyle County Rebel (1-1) team that lost no seniors from last year’s 18-14 squad.

    The Commanders started senior Adam Smith on the mound, who pitched four innings and gave up six runs.

    Junior Jacob Howard pitched the next three innings and allowed three runs.

    Head coach Derek Schuler cited the defense behind his pitchers as the main factor in allowing so many runs.

  • WC tennis team starts season

    When head coach Scotty Burns took over WC’s tennis program at the beginning of the school year, he didn’t know quite what to expect.

    But after seeing his team hang tough with two of the better teams in the region (Marion Co. and Taylor Co.) this past week, he knows that big things could be in store.

  • Commanderettes score 38 runs in first two games

    In only two games this season, the Washington County Commanderette softball team (2-0) has already scored 38 runs, a feat that last year’s squad didn’t reach until its fifth contest.

    Twenty-four of those runs were scored in Saturday’s 24-11 win against the Paris Lady Hounds (0-2), but for head coach Paul Coulter, the key to the victory was his team’s speed and their ability to draw walks.

  • News briefs 3/12

    Volunteers Needed
    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena Russell at 859-336-3232.

    Cradle School

  • Sew this & that: March tips

    By Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    For our show and tell this month, we would like to share this photo of the plaid fabric we spoke of last month. The plaid ended up as a shirt and  turned out better than expected. We had one happy hubby and one extremely relieved wifey!

  • Upcoming blood drive date in Willisburg

    Blood donors are everyday heroes who help save lives. During March, Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross recognizes these lifesavers, thanks them for their generosity and encourages others to join their ranks.

    Courtney Krisher will be forever grateful for the donors who helped save her brother, Lucas. The siblings, who are both members of the U.S. military, had given blood together just a few months before Lucas was in a motorcycle accident. He was rushed to the hospital with extensive internal bleeding and received four pints of blood.

  • Environmental health professionals week

    Kate Peake
    Washington County Environmental Services

    What is an environmentalist?

  • County touches on delayed trash pick-up, mailbox damage

    In this past Monday’s special-called meeting of Washington County Fiscal Court, one of the main topics of discussion dealt with the lack of trash pick-ups last week during the inclement weather.

    District 4 Magistrate Morris Sweazy, who told Washington County Solid Saste/Recycling Coordinator Brad Langford that several of his constituents had voiced concern that their trash had not been taken away by Rumpke during last week’s ice storm, initiated the conversation.

  • Studies across the pond

    Sometimes a great opportunity leads to other, even greater opportunities.

    That’s certainly the case for Washington County High School junior Rachel Cook, who has her sights set on a unique chance this summer.

    Cook is a dual-enrolled student at WCHS and Western Kentucky University’s Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, which allows 60 juniors in Kentucky to expedite their education and embrace new experiences each year.

  • Springfield man charged with DUI, wanton endangerment

    A Springfield man was charged with two counts of wanton endangerment, as well as driving under the influence following an accident on Hwy. 55 around 5 p.m. on Feb. 20.

    James R. Newton, 71, was charged with wantonly endangering his passenger, John Noel, 72, and another driver, Coy W. Pendleton, 53, of Lebanon.