Today's News

  • No rest for the champs

    The Washington County girls’ basketball team won’t get a chance to rest as they prepare for the All “A” Classic state tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 2.

    The Commanderettes will have to first face Bethlehem, Fort Knox and Bardstown before they depart for Richmond.
    Bethlehem (1-11) comes to town on Thursday for a girl / boy doubleheader that tips off at 6 p.m.
    The last time these teams faced off, the Commanderettes came home with a 47-36 victory.

  • Several named to All “A” all-tournament teams

    Washington County was well represented when the boys’ and girls’ Fifth Region All “A” Classic all-tournament teams were announced on Saturday at Caverna High School.

    Representing the boys’ basketball team, senior Jared Kelty was named to the all-tournament team.
    Kelty averaged 13.5 points in two games, leading his team in scoring for both of those games.
    Junior Trae Abell was named as part of the academic all-tournament team.
    Abell averaged 6.5 points per game in two games.

  • Commanders gear up for another classic with Fort Knox

    If Mother Nature cooperates, the Commanders and Bethlehem will make up a previously canceled game this week.

    The district rival matchup is set for Thursday, as part of a girl / boy doubleheader.
    Tip off for the boys’ game is 7:30 p.m. at Washington County.
    Bethlehem (6-5) got the best of the Commanders last time, winning 69-51 at Bethlehem.
    Last time, Bethlehem got hot from outside, hitting seven threes against the Commanders.

  • ALL “A” BABY!

    Washington County vs. Bardstown
    Score: 48-45 Washington County
    When: Saturday, Jan. 22
    Where: Caverna High School
    Key players: WCHS - Shay Yocum, Kayla Edelen, Kenya Turner BHS - Cierra Allen, Abbie Parrish

    Game highlights: District rivals Bardstown and Washington County didn’t disappoint Saturday, giving fans another classic to remember.

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  • Sign up for Wheelbarrow series

    It is time to start thinking spring!  Yes, I know it seems like winter will never be over with all of the snow and cold weather that has been here for what seems like months.  The new Gardeners’ Wheelbarrow Series class line up for 2011 was sent out a couple weeks ago via my newsletter and also on the Washington County Horticulture Facebook page, speaking of which if you have a Facebook account look us up and hit like, you will automatically get all of the horticulture information for our area!

  • Sign up for 4-H Teen Summit

    Youth in grades 6-8 can build their leadership, citizenship and communications skills while having fun and making new friends during the Kentucky 4-H Summit at the Kentucky Leadership Center in Jabez. They are invited to participate as delegates in the conference that runs from March 3-5. Interested youths and their parents are encouraged to reserve their spot early because registration is limited. Washington County’s deadline is Feb. 4.

  • Washington County public schools will let out at 1 p.m. today

    Superintendent Robin Cochran said Washington County public schools will release at 1 p.m. this afternoon due to impending weather conditions.

  • Anna Pettus competes in state junior miss contest


    Anna Pettus, Washington County’s 2011 Junior Miss, and daughter of John and Barbara Pettus of Springfield, competed in the Kentucky Junior Miss contest over the weekend in Lexington.
    While there, Pettus stayed with a host family who served as her family away from Springfield.

  • An extra set of eyes for school bus drivers


    They may not have eyes in the backs of their heads, but Washington County school bus drivers are getting the next best thing.
    The school district is in the process of installing cameras in each of its 21 buses, and drivers will have some assistance when it comes to monitoring the students for whom they are responsible.