Today's News

  • 4-H'ers excel at the state fair

    Washington County youth that participated in this year’s Kentucky State Fair were very successful in both competitions and being showcased for their past year’s accomplishments.  Everyone who enters an exhibit looks forward to the opening day of the fair so they can check out the results and see what ribbon(s) they may have won.  Washington County 4-H’ers were no exception and this year Ann Thomas Fallis continued the tradition with winning class champion with her second year leaf collection and Grand Champion Forestry project overall.  All 4-H exhibits ente

  • Autumn season has begun; sign up for class

    It may not officially be fall until next week, but it sure is looking and feeling like it.  I have to admit I like the season change a bit, but the only thing I don’t like about fall is the fact that winter is next!  After traveling to Lexington this weekend I realized just how lucky we have been weather wise lately.  I received 3.5 inches of rain at my house on Friday and Saturday, which was definitely needed.  Areas just to our north got very little rainfall and many trees and shrubs are actually dieing from the Kentucky River area up into the Lexington area.&nbs

  • Dean enters guilty plea in murder-for-hire case

    A Washington County man has entered a guilty plea in connection with a 2009 murder-for-hire case.

    Ryan Dean, 21, of Mackville, pleaded guilty Wednesday, Sept. 8, to soliciting a murder for hire, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney David J. Hale of the Western District of Kentucky.

    Dean admitted that in June 2009, he sought to have a murder committed, and solicited an undercover Kentucky State Police deterctive to commit the murder. In exchange, Dean promised to pay the undercover officer by giving him 10 pounds of marijuana.

  • WC soccer battles LaRue Co.

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County girls’ soccer team took on LaRue County in a JV match on Wednesday. Although LaRue scored twice in the first half, WC held them scoreless in the second half, and head coach Seamus Marrinan said that is a big improvement for the young program.

  • EMT pleads not guilty to drug charges

    Christopher Hood, the suspended Washington County EMT, appeared in Franklin County Circuit Court Friday morning and pleaded not guilty to felony drug charges. His girlfriend, Katie Sewell, also entered a not guilty plea. The court will set a pre-trial conference and a date for a jury trial.

  • Patriot men lose twice in soccer

    SCC Sports Information

    Tim Wolz sees a lot of good things from his St. Catharine College mens' soccer team when it comes to defense and goalkeeping. But he is not pleased with his team’s offense which couldn’t muster a goal last week in losing a pair of 2-0 decisions to Trevecca Nazarene and Oakland City University.

  • Minority test scores on the rise at WCHS

    African-American students in Washington County made significant gains on the ACT Test given this spring to all 11th graders in the state. These students improved by two points on the national exam.

    Hispanic students scored one point higher on the test than last year. Even though there is much work to be done, this reduces the gap significantly and is encouraging to the administration and teachers at Washington County High School.

  • Commanders host Lincoln Co. tonight; 'Future Commanders' admitted free

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders look to improve to 4-0 tonight as they host the Lincoln County Patriots at Bennett R. Lewis Field at Washington County High School.

    Tonight is also Future Commander Night. Middle school and Blake Hoppes league players who wear their jersey will receive free admission to tonight's game.

    The Commanders are coming off a 47-0 rout of Taylor County last week, which helped propel them into the Top 5 scoring teams in Kentucky and into the Top 10 in scoring margins, according to the KHSAA .

  • Concern with corn crop causing producers to harvest early

    Producers who haven’t started harvesting in this area, and those farther east, need to scout for problems, so they’ll know which fields to harvest first, said Chad Lee, grain crops specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

    While far western Kentucky counties have experienced the most extreme heat and driest conditions this summer, the whole state has had above normal temperatures. Western Kentucky also has been abnormally dry, and other areas of the state have sections that are dry.

  • Commanderettes beat Bardstown, lose to Nelson Co. in district matches

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Commanderettes got their first taste of district competition last week with matches against Bardstown and Nelson County. WC was able to handle the Lady Tigers at home, but the Lady Cards edged WC in a couple of close sets to win 3-0 in a best of five series in Bardstown.