Today's News

  • Commanderettes struggle at Adair Co.

    Washington County @ Adair County
    Score: 16-1 Adair County
    When: Thursday, May 10
    Where: Adair County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Olivia Goatley ACHS - Elisabeth Smith
    Game highlights: The Commanderette softball team played just one game last week, and it was their most lopsided defeat of the season, as they returned from Adair County with a 16-1 loss.

  • WC baseball has busy week


    Washington County vs. Collins
    Score: 9-4 Collins
    When: Saturday, May 12
    Where: Franklin County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Connor Riney, Jacob Settles CHS - Nate Clifton
    Game highlights: Washington County baseball had a tough trip at a tournament in Franklin County over the weekend, dropping all three of their games, including a 9-4 loss to Collins on Saturday. The Commanders played seven games in six days, but head coach Derek Schuler said his team’s problems had more to do with swinging the bat than being fatigued.

  • Curtsinger qualifies for state


    Washington County track competed in the Class 2A Region 2 meet at Central Hardin last Thursday, and senior Kyle Curtsinger earned his second trip to the state meet in three years.

  • Bloat continues to cause problems


    Watch Seeding Depth on Soybeans :

    Here is an article from Chad Lee, University of Kentucky College of Ag, and it is very good information.

  • Hummingbirds return with summer approaching


    One of the most loved creatures to exist in a garden has returned for another fun-filled summer of entertainment for us. I am talking about the hummingbird! I literally don’t know anyone that doesn’t get a little excited to see a hummingbird, especially a gardener. In this article I am going to let you know how to attract and how to feed hummingbirds, but first, a little trivia.

  • BIRTH - Hartley: It’s a girl!


    Tina Hartley and Randy Hartley Jr. of Loretto announce the birth of their daughter on April 16, 2012 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Chloe Marie Hartley weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21 inches in length.

    Maternal grandparents are Thomas Heistand of Lebanon, and the late Evelyn Heistand.

    Paternal grandparents are Randy and Mary Hartley of Loretto.

  • BIRTH - Ballard: It’s a girl!


    Amanda Ballard and Walter Ballard of Lebanon announce the birth of their daughter on March 30, 2012 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Lilly Anna Ballard weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches in length. 

    She was welcomed home by a sister, Sophie, age 1.

    Maternal grandparents are David “Hud” and Jean Mattingly of Lebanon.

    Paternal grandparents are Steve and Linda Ballard of Lebanon.

    Great-grandparents are Lucille Osbourne of Springfield and Wallace Ballard of Lebanon.

  • Engagement: Hunt - Dixon


    Kathy and Kevin Buckler of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Olivia Hunt, to Matthew Dixon, son of Wanda and Gary Dixon of Salvisa.

    Hunt is a 2006 graduate of Washington County High School.

    Dixon is a 2006 graduate of Mercer County High School.

    The wedding will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The reception will follow at Lions Community Center in Harrodsburg.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • PHOTO: Bible reading marathon comes to a close
  • Good ‘Day’ for local Boy Scouts


    The Marion and Washington county chapters of the Boy Scouts of America got a boost last week from a Hall of Fame jockey. Pat Day was the guest speaker at the Friends of Scouting benefit dinner April 24 at Centre Square.

    Day won more than 8,800 races in his career. He is the all-time leading rider at Churchill Downs and Keeneland. He’s won all three races of the Triple Crown races and 12 Breeder’s Cup races. He’s also a four-time winner of the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey.