Today's News

  • 4-H Sharpshooters gear up for state competition

    The saying “Practice makes perfect” has certainly been true for the Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters this summer.  The club has been successfully competing in several district-sponsored competitions, gearing up for the State 4-H Shooting Sports Competition that will be held Sept. 18-19. Results from the District 4 competitions and the Bullitt County contests are listed below.  

  • Commander baseball awards banquet

    The Washington County Commander baseball team held its awards banquet on June 27 at the home of Mike and Susan McCain. Head coach Derek Schuler handed out the following awards:

    Varsity Awards

    Defensive Award- Fergus McCain

    Offensive Award- Ben Simms

    Pitching Award- Joseph Hamilton

    Most Improved- Seth Mattingly

    Commander Award- Hunter Goatley

    JV Awards

    Defensive Award- Connor Riney

    Offensive Award- Taylor Wheatley

    Pitching Award- Trae Abell

    Freshman Awards

  • Wreck claims life of E-Town man

    A four-vehicle accident Friday morning on US 150 between Bardstown and Springfield has claimed the life of Victor Walters, 45, of Elizabethtown.

    Walters was killed when the 2001 Honda he was driving was hit by a tractor-trailer driven by Stephen Sizemore, 54, of Somerset. According to a report by Kentucky State Police, Sizemore had fallen asleep at the wheel of the 1999 Peterbilt semi truck.

  • Commanderettes receive softball awards

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes held their annual softball awards banquet on July 6.

    Receiving academic awards were senior Samantha Seger, junior Olivia Thompson, sophomore Daphne White and freshman Samantha Mudd.

    Varsity award winners

    Most RBIs - Kelly Hill

    Coaches Award - Samantha Seger

    Most Stolen Bases - Kelly Hill

    Most Improved - Zana Yocum

    MVP - Kelly Hill

    Commanderette Award - Samantha Seger

    Highest On-base Percentage - Kelly Hill

  • New faces on the Commander sideline

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County football Commanders have been shaping up for the 2010 season by bulking up on the field and making a few changes within the coaching staff.

    Gone from seasons past are assistant coaches Tim Messer and Jeff Doig. Messer has assumed more of an administrative role within the high school, while Doig moved out-of-state to take a new job.

  • Youth Awards Night

    An awards night for Washington County summer youth leagues will be held July 26 at Idle Hour Park starting at 6 p.m.

  • Social news and events



    Kayla Lynette Basham and James Alan Cooper

    Jr. and Nita Basham of Lawrenceburg and Alan and Vickie Cooper of Mackville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Kayla Lynette Basham and James Alan Cooper.

    A wedding is planned for 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at the Don Cooper Farm (next to Corinth Christian Church) at 1011 Corinth Road, Lawrenceburg.

    All friends and relatives are invited.


  • General Motors closes Hammer Chevrolet

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    The doors of Hammer Chevrolet have closed. The lights are off, the sign is gone, and the lot is empty.

    General Motors officially closed the Springfield dealership Tuesday, July 13, according to Eddie Franklin, a Columbia, Ky., based auto dealer who had been managing the local dealership for Hammer recently.

  • ECTC Springfield campus announces fall class schedule

    Registration for 2010 fall semester classes is under way at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Springfield Campus. ECTC will offer 19 courses at the Springfield Campus during the fall term, which begins Aug. 16. The schedule includes both day and evening classes and features three foundation courses, three general education courses and 13 technical program courses/labs.

  • Former Patriot part of Cliff Lee deal

    SCC Sports Information

    Former St. Catharine College right-hander Josh Lueke was traded to the Seattle Mariners from the Texas Rangers in the Cliff Lee deal last week.  Lueke was an NJCAA All-American pitcher for the Patriots in 2006 and signed with Northern Kentucky University following that year.  He was a 16th round pick of the Rangers in 2007.  Lueke had a career 1.01 ERA for SCC and won 14 games with 141 Ks in 134 innings in two seasons at St. Catharine (2005-2006).