Today's News

  • FEMA repairing lives, rebuilding homes

    Tom and Mary Ann Tingle have been married for 13 years. They have lived in their home on Midway Lane off Bloomfield Road since they married, and Tom has owned the property since 1982. When heavy rains and flooding took place the first weekend of May, it was nothing new to the Tingles. They had seen flooding before, and although they had suffered damage in the past, they had recovered and been able to return to their home.

  • Commander baseball season wrap-up

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Although the Commanders played .500 ball for the 2010 season, finishing at 18-18. They increased their win total from the 2009 campaign when they finished 14-12.

    This year, the Commanders won a district tournament game against Bardstown and they beat LaRue County in the first round of regional play.

  • Relay for Life: Local woman's fight with cancer

    One minute, your life can be normal and full of simple pleasures. The next minute, your world can spiral into a whirlwind of emotions. That is the chaos that cancer can create, and no one knows the ups and downs of battling the dreaded disease more than Janice Brady.

  • WCHS sophomore earns art scholarship at University of Iowa

    Washington County High School sophomore Benji Gaona was recently awarded a scholarship to attend the National Scholars Institute, a one-week residential summer academic program at the Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development on the campus of the University of Iowa. From July 4-9, he will take part in the Visual Arts Studio single advanced level course.

  • Major League Baseball Tryouts at St. Catharine

    Representatives from the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau will be holding a professional baseball tryout on the campus of St. Catharine College at Edelen-Haydon Field.

    The workout will be Thursday June 10 at 9 a.m. It will be a pro-style workout with a timed 60, fungo to judge arm strength and athleticism, and pitchers will throw.

    High school players, along with junior and senior college players, are welcome to try out.

  • Meet our new neighbors;Amish community growing locally

    If you’ve driven in the northern end of Washington County recently, you may have seen the signs that indicate you have some new neighbors. If not, keep your eyes open. The signs are bright yellow, and feature the image of a horse and buggy.

    The signs are to alert motorists of some of the county’s newest residents on the roadways. They come to Kentucky from Holmes County, Ohio, and are establishing a new Amish community in the Willisburg area.

  • 9-10-year-olds in three-way tie; 11-12 Cubs and Red Sox on top

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It just simply doesn’t get any closer than this. After 10 games each in 9-10-year-old Little League play, the Dodgers, Braves and Marlins are all in a first place tie with identical 5-5 records.

    Last Monday, the Marlins beat the Dodgers 5-3. Devin Hurst got the win on the hill and had three hits in the win. Luke Abell took the loss for the Dodgers, who scattered just three hits in the game.

  • County's fifth-graders learn about safety

    Fifth-grade students from across Washington County spent a day in the sun at Willisburg Park learning about safety last Tuesday during the 2nd annual Safety Day.

  • 139 graduate in WCHS Class of 2010

    A lifetime of hard work and dedication wrapped up another chapter in the lives of the members of Washington County High School’s Class of 2010 Friday night. At the school’s annual graduation ceremony, 139 seniors received diplomas and were recognized for their numerous accomplishments.

    Washington County High School counselor Lolita Blanton said this group has been a pleasure to work with, and she sees good things in the future for the class.

  • Commanderettes fall to Marion to end season

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Although they came up one run short in the 19th District championship game, falling 3-2 to Nelson County, the Washington County Commanderettes earned a spot in the 5th Region Tournament by doubling up the Bethlehem Banshees 10-5 in the first round of the district tournament.