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Today's News

  • Commander Days paying off

    The effort to get Washington County Schools included in the trial run of the state’s snow day program appears to have paid off, with the  school year on schedule to end during the third week of May.

    Despite missing 11 days to this point, Washington County Superintendent Robin Cochran said the use of five “Commander Days” and one banked day (teacher work day changed to an instructional day) puts the district on pace for a May 22 release date.

  • Passing on the importance of ‘added value’

    Washington County boasts no shortage of individuals who constantly work to improve agriculture in Kentucky. It’s an area in which this community has been known for years for having a positive influence.

    Perhaps no one has had a more positive impact on people than this year’s Ag Achievement award winner Norma Jean Campbell.

  • Snow returns for round two

    In the wake of the area’s second massive snow storm in just over two weeks, county and city crews were busy cleaning up the community and getting roads in drivable condition at the end of last week, and it was as daunting of a task as you’d probably think.

    County road crew employees were given last Wednesday off in anticipation of winter weather, but more than 14 inches of snow and 40 straight hours of snow removal from the early hours of Thursday morning through Saturday is likely not what the group had in mind.

  • Shelton is a sharp shooter

    With a fast pace and intensity, Washington County Commanders senior guard Justin Shelton ended his season as the second-leading scorer on the team.

    Shelton, 18, has been playing basketball for as long as he can remember. And while victory may drive some, for Shelton, it’s the intensity of the game.

    “I like how its up-tempo,” Shelton said. “There’s no delays in the game. In baseball, there’s a break in between each pitch, but basketball, it just keeps going.”

  • Graves is top notch

    After making a short but valiant run in the district tournament, the Washington County Commanders’ season has come to a close. With the team graduating four seniors, they will be missing a lot of talent.

    One of those talented players is senior forward Zac Graves, who averaged 9.5 points per game and scored 267 points while playing in every game this season.

  • WC baseball team is ready!

    Coming off an 11-22 season, the Washington County Commanders are just one day away from going on the attack, and according to their head coach, Adam Blair, the team is ready for action.

    “I think we’ve grown a lot since last year,” Blair said. “We were quite young in some areas, but I think some of those guys have matured a lot and have gotten stronger, bigger, and more knowledgeable about the game.“

  • News briefs for 3/4

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    2015 Relay For Life March Team Registration Challenge

  • PHOTOS: Making Mountain Music
  • Upcoming WAGS events

    The Washington County Autism Group of Support (WAGS) has a lot of things in the works as they prepare for upcoming events. In April, for autism awareness month, they will be hosting a Zumbathon to raise awareness and money for the various ASD related projects they work on. The Zumathon will take place on April 25 from 9-11 a.m. at Cornerstone Christian Church.

  • Sew This & That gets set for spring

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    Well, who would have thought it is March already? There is too much going on with too little time for calmer and relaxing moments. But we have found a pause or two for some interesting sewing updates from our experiences and classes. Recently, some young ladies mastered the techniques in zipper applications.