Today's News

  • JV team falls in district

    Washington County won the first game of the junior varsity 19th District tournament, beating Bethlehem 2-1.

    Thomas Spalding got the win from the mound.
    The Commanders lost to Bardstown 4-1 in the championship game.
    Bardstown scored two runs in the second and the third.
    Washington County had a chance to score in the fourth and fifth, but couldn’t push any runners across.
    Will Begley took the loss from the mound.
    The junior varsity squad finished 7-5 on the year, claiming second in the district.

  • Little League continues

    Nine-and-10-year-old baseball
    Reds 14, Dodgers 0
    Oscar Saucedo tossed a no-hitter and had two hits in the Reds’ big win over the Dodgers. Justin Mitchell was the losing pitcher.

    Braves 9, Dodgers 7
    John Floyd took the win from the mound, while Noah Abell was the losing pitcher.

    Reds 11, Braves 7
    Tevin Hodges earned the win, as Justice Hood took the loss.

    Dodgers 4, Orioles 2

  • Commanderettes fall to Adair

    The 19th District tournament began on Monday night at Idle Hour Park.

    The Commanderettes were scheduled to play Bethlehem, but had to reschedule for Tuesday evening due to weather.
    Results from that contest were unknown at press time.
    The winner of the Washington County / Bethlehem game will play Nelson County (9-19) for the district championship on Wednesday night at Idle Hour Park.
    Nelson beat Bardstown 17-3 in the first round of district to keep its  hope of over 20 consecutive district titles alive.

  • WC reaches 20 wins

    The Commanders were scheduled to play Bethlehem on Tuesday night at Tom Bystrek Field in the first round of the 19th District tournament.
    The winner of that game advances to play Nelson County in the finals of the district tournament on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

    Washington County vs. North Bullitt
    15-3 Washington County
    When: Friday, May 20
    Where: Tom Bystrek Field

  • State track meet schedule

    The Class AA state track meet begins at 1 p.m. on May 26 at Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park at the University of Louisville.

    Events of interest for Washington County fans are as follows:

    1 p.m. - Boys’ high jump (Qwan Turner)
    2:45 p.m - Boys’ long jump (Qwan Turner)
    4:45 p.m. - Girls’ 4x200 meter relay (Shay Yocum, Alex Yantis, Moriah Hourigan, Gabbie Cheser)

  • Leaping to state

    The Washington County High School track team continued its string of success on Thursday night, sending five athletes to the state meet to participate in four events.

    The girls’ 4x100 meter relay team (Shay Yocum, Alex Yantis, Moriah Hourigan, Gabbie Cheser) nabbed second place in the regional event, which automatically qualified it for state.
    The girls’ 4x200 meter relay team (Yocum, Yantis, Hourigan, Cheser) qualified for the state meet as well, earning third place at region.

  • Suspected EHM outbreak reported

    We received this information from the Kentucky Horse Council Inc., and we thought we needed to share it with you all. The following information is from the Kentucky Office of the State Veterinarian, Robert Stout, DVM. 

  • Tips to grow sweet corn successfully

    Sweet corn is a favorite among home vegetable gardeners.  Improved hybrid cultivars are easy to grow.  They yield well, taste sweeter, and store longer than old time cultivars.  Sweet corn is best adapted to larger gardens since only one or two ears are produced per plant and several rows are recommended to ensure adequate pollination.  However, even small plantings can be successful if planted in blocks rather than rows.

  • BIRTH: Cox: It's a girl!

    Bo and Julie Cox of Versailles announce the birth of their daughter at 10:49 a.m. May 11, 2011 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
    Mallory Thomas Cox weighed 9 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Lynette Settles of Springfield, and the late Jeff Settles.
    Paternal grandparents are Tom and Gail Cox of Winter Park, Fla.
    Great-grandparents are Ethel Mae Russell of Springfield and Norma Settles of Mackville.

  • BIRTH: Wilson: It's a boy!

    Stacy and Bryan Wilson of Raywick announce the birth of their son at 1:43 a.m. on April 17, 2011 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    David Bryce Wilson weighed 9 pounds, 6.5 ounces and was 21.5 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Jane Mattingly of Lebanon, and the late Lloyd David Mattingly.
    Paternal grandparents are Barry and Judy Wilson of Campbellsville.